Great Discoveries self-guided audio tour of the Pitti Palace provides today’s tourist with the most enjoyable and informative way to visit the most majestic of the Renaissance palaces. Lavishly decorated and fully furnished, it remains one of the most extraordinary residences in the world. From the 16th century on, the Pitti Palace has been home to all of the ruling families of Florence, Tuscany, and Italy; including the Medici’s, Lorraine’s, Bourbon's, Bonaparte’s, and the Savoy’s. Today its countless rambling rooms house several museums, the most important of which is the Palatine Gallery, whose beautiful salons are filled from floor to ceiling with paintings from the private collections of the Medici and Savoy’s. It is one of the largest and most important museums in the world containing works of Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Botticelli, Lippi, Tintoretto, Peter Paul Rubins, and others. Our carefully researched tour guides you through the Palatine Galleries and the Royal Apartments pointing out and describing the most significant artworks by some of the most hallowed names in Italian and European art. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour, visit www.tourcaster.com.
Travel Tails - Traveling with your pets & pet friendly hotels - Pets & Animals on Pet Life Radio (PetLifeRadio.com)Join Now to Follow
Pet Travel Podcasts and Pet Friendly Hotels These pet travel podcasts are about pet travel and pet friendly hotels. Planning and preparation are necessary when traveling with family pets. Consider whether your pet is comfortable when traveling. Some animals, like some people, function better in familiar surroundings. A car-sick animal can make a trip miserable for everyone. Some ill or physically impaired dogs and cats cannot withstand the rigors of travel. If this is the case, discuss options such as using a reliable pet-sitter or a clean, well-managed boarding facility with your veterinarian.
By Susan Sims & Nicholas Sveslosky
On The Road with Mac and Molly - Pets & Animals on Pet Life Radio (PetLifeRadio.com)Join Now to Follow
Thirty years ago – in the second year of our marriage -- my husband Gene and I (with our toddler Brooke in tow) took – what turned out to be – a glorious two month motor trip across Canada and Alaska – starting in Quebec and winding up in British Columbia. I still smile as I think of Gene shaving in our motor home’s rear view mirror on a cool morning by a pristine lake in Yukon Territory. I still cherish the extraordinary kindness of a farmer in Saskatchewan who rescued us from a ditch when our vehicle slid down an embankment. I still fill up with awe as I recall the staggering beauty of the Canadian Rockies. I still feel the excitement of the chuck wagon races at the Calgary Stampede, still ooh at the kick of the kitsch in Dawson’s Creek, still savor the aroma of Montreal’s culinary delights, still cherish my familial connections to Nova Scotia, still marvel at the enduring culture and artistry of the Tlingit, still delight in the metropolitan flair of Ottawa, Canada’s capitol city. Two years prior to this journey, Gene and I made our way -- in a Chevy Blazer -- across the United States stopping to applaud the precise timing of Old Faithful at Yellowstone, to laugh at the delightful antics of the black-tailed prairie dogs near Devil’s Tower in Wyoming, to estimate the miles to the next grain silo on the Great Plains, to marvel at all the wares (a jackalope?) on offer at Wall Drug . . . another wonderful adventure! Now we’ve auctioned our home and most the contents and are making the final preparations to hit the road again but -- this time – in a truck with a 38-foot fifth wheel trailer and with Mac and Molly, our sibling pair of four-year-old Old English Sheepdogs, along for the ride. With no specific itinerary, we'll travel about the United States and Canada reporting from the well-traveled thoroughfares and lightly-traveled lanes on the joys and challenges of sharing the open road with two-hundred-plus-pounds of dog. We’ll give you a heads up on what's dog-friendly along the way and we'll seek out the usual and the unusual, the celebrated and the hidden. We’ll report on fascinating places and events, intriguing trends, creative artists, unusual hobbyists, hard workers, odd jobbers, cutting-edge technology and old-time pleasures. Listeners may expect the light-hearted and the serious, entertainment, information, insights, passion, a fresh eye . . . all depending on the subject matter for each particular show. So come along as we head off . . . On the Road with Mac and Molly!
By Donna Hailson
Dis After Dark - The Disney Podcast all about Walt Disney World, WDW, DLPR, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris & Universal Orlando Resort including Islands Of Adventure & City Walk, oh & Halloween Horror NightsJoin Now to Follow
This is the home of Disafterdark, a fortnightly podcast dedicated to everything disney with a little bit of the other Orlando theme parks thrown in for good measure (after all, the average brit is not going to travel 6000 miles and not visit Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Sea World or any of the others) Both Paul and Nick have been listening to podcasts for a few years and after taking part in a competition to win a co-presenting slot on what is probably the pinnacle of British Disney podcasts, Disneybrit (needless to say, they didnt win.) They got together and decided to release a Disney and Orlando focussed podcast of their own. With a bit of head scratching, (after all what is the point of competing with the multitude of disney podcasts out there) and after a small amount of beer, they decided to go for disafterdark as you hear it now. We have some recurring sections to the show, We have a look at some news, and some upcoming things and we discuss it in a chidlishly adult way. We have a DUMBASS QUESTION OF THE DAY, where we trawl the internet, forums, newsgroups, facebook etc and find those repetitive and quite frankly stupid questions that seem to be asked over and over again Nick has an occasional rant about whatever has taken his fancy this week in a section called ‘Soapdish’s Soapbox’ If you would like to drop us a line, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org , you can also find us on facebook.com/disafterdark or on twitter @disafterdark Here on our website you will find an amalgamated news feed from several of the top disney news sources including other disney podcasts, you can find our forums and chat section. We also hope to bring you live audio and/or video podcasts at some point in the future.
By The Disafterdark Disney Podcast team
A Super Smiley Adventure with Megan Blake - Pets & Animals on Pet Life Radio (PetLifeRadio.com)Join Now to Follow
Welcome to A Super Smiley Adventure! In living with dogs, cats and horses, one thing I’ve learned is that if we are open to it, animals will lead us on amazing adventures. Whether it’s Super Smiley, my giant mutt, hiking and camping across New England and inspiring an entire Flash Mob Dance Campaign; Tout Suite The Travel Kitty traveling with me to Pet Friendly Resorts; or Starfire, our beautiful Arabian, leading me on inner journeys of self-discovery; my life with animals is always an adventure. Add the “happy chemicals” pets bring and a smiling dog, and voila, our show appeared. On our podcast, we explore travel destinations, inner journeys and any path of pet adventure we can find. Pets lower our blood pressure, lower our heart rates and increase our happy chemicals. We are their leaders, but if we can open to see where they lead us, we will begin our own Super Smiley Adventures. :)
By Megan Blake