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The bison that live in the middle of the Great Salt Lake

The bison that live in the middle of the Great Salt Lake

David Whitley August 30, 2015 Comments Off on The bison that live in the middle of the Great Salt Lake

David Whitley visits Antelope Island in Utah, a somewhat unlikely wildlife refuge.   There’s a magnificent starkness to Utah’s Great Salt Lake. A thin coating of water covers patches of it, but the salt

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Australia’s Northern Rivers: Where nature is in charge

Australia’s Northern Rivers: Where nature is in charge

David Whitley August 17, 2015 Comments Off on Australia’s Northern Rivers: Where nature is in charge

The Northern Rivers region of New South Wales is all about cliffs, forests and a light human touch, as David Whitley discovers. It’s not so much this leap, but the ones to come. Standing

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The real life story of Smokey Bear

The real life story of Smokey Bear

David Whitley July 30, 2015 Comments Off on The real life story of Smokey Bear

In south-eastern New Mexico, David Whitley discovers how one orphaned bear cub saved millions of lives and became a much-loved American icon.   Find any more than two trees clumped together in the United

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Community tourism with a twist at La Cueva del Tigre.

Community tourism with a twist at La Cueva del Tigre.

David Whitley July 7, 2015 Comments Off on Community tourism with a twist at La Cueva del Tigre.

David Whitley gets a surprise when visiting a cave in Guatemala.   Community tourism sounds so fluffy and harmless. We’d go on a boat, visit the Q’eqchi Mayans that live amongst the mangroves and

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How Albuquerque grew to love Breaking Bad

How Albuquerque grew to love Breaking Bad

David Whitley June 30, 2015 Comments Off on How Albuquerque grew to love Breaking Bad

David Whitley visits the home city of Breaking Bad, and discovers that an unlikely tourism industry has sprung up around it.   There’s a giddiness in the air not usually associated with waiting at

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Uncool Brooklyn: The Coney Island freakshow

Uncool Brooklyn: The Coney Island freakshow

David Whitley June 27, 2015 Comments Off on Uncool Brooklyn: The Coney Island freakshow

David Whitley visits New York’s Coney Island – the ultimate throwback theme park.   We’re not in Williamsburg any more. Any moustaches spotted in Coney Island are likely to have been there for life,

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The surprising microbreweries of Utah

The surprising microbreweries of Utah

David Whitley May 30, 2015 Comments Off on The surprising microbreweries of Utah

In a state not exactly associated with drinking, David Whitley finds a microbrewing scene kicking off in Salt Lake City and Moab.   The booze stock up in Las Vegas was deemed a necessity

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Maximón: Guatemala’s not very saintly saint

Maximón: Guatemala’s not very saintly saint

David Whitley May 7, 2015 Comments Off on Maximón: Guatemala’s not very saintly saint

In Santiago de Atitlán, Guatemala, David Whitley comes face to face with a saint that most definitely doesn’t meet with the Catholic Church’s approval.   I’m led down a scrappy alleyway in Santiago de

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Addressing Gettysburg: Lincoln’s words of wisdom

Addressing Gettysburg: Lincoln’s words of wisdom

David Whitley April 27, 2015 Comments Off on Addressing Gettysburg: Lincoln’s words of wisdom

At the site of the worst battle of the American Civil War, David Whitley learns the power that just a few words can have.   Funny things, words. Sometimes so many can be used

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Eyam, Derbyshire: The village that sacrificed itself

Eyam, Derbyshire: The village that sacrificed itself

David Whitley April 17, 2015 Comments Off on Eyam, Derbyshire: The village that sacrificed itself

Britain’s most infamous ‘plague village’ has a harrowing tale of exceptional self-sacrifice to tell.   In the graveyard outside the Eyam Parish Church is the chunky, box-like tomb of Catherine Mompesson. For her husband,

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