Travel Expert and Radio Talk Show Host Stephanie Abrams
Traveling Feet - July 05, 2008 - Shownotes & Audio Archive

"It's all about America's Birthday with travel trivia, Norman Rockwell Museum, the American connection to Ireland, a visit to James Madison's home, and a stop in Biarritz, France to hear about how July 4th was celebrated!"

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Hour 1

Topics Include:

Learn how the US rail transportation system imposed the time zones in America to run the train schedule, how Longfellow's Wayside Inn got its name and other travel trivia with the author of a new book on the subject!

Tap into the American Chronicles Show's tour of America with Norman Rockwell's traveling exhibition.

Visit the US Marines' Memorial and memorabilia of their stay at the Beech Hill County House in Derry, Northern Ireland.


Guests Include:

Nadine Godwin, editor-at-large for Travel Weekly and author of, “Travia”.

Martin Mahoney, Registrar and Manager of Collections, Norman Rockwell Museum.

Patsy O'Kane, Owner, Beech Hill Country House, Derry, Northern Ireland.

Hour 2

Topics Include:

James Madison's home, Montpelier.

US history, the US Army, the first American University, the introduction of surfing to France, all at Hotel du Palais in Biarritz, France.

Guests Include:

Michael Quinn, CEO, Montpelier Foundation.

Jean Louis Lembacher, General Manager, Hotel du Palais, Biarritz, France.

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