Award-winning travel writer, novelist and translator C.M. Mayo's podcasts on books, Baja California, Mexican history, Mexican literature, interviews with other writers, creative writing, and Marfa, Texas. For more about C.M. Mayo's books and writing workshops, please visit www.cmmayo.com
By C.M. Mayo
Nestled on the spot where the Charles River flows into the Massachusetts Bay, Boston is a city of contradictions. One popular image of Boston is the home of tough, hard-working Irish-Americans, a no-nonsense town that takes pride in its heritage and its harsh winters. The other side of Boston is pure upper-crust: Harvard University, the Kennedys and old money. It's exactly this mix of wealth and work, of the contemporary and the historical, that makes up the unique flavor of Boston. Whether browsing the trendy shops on Newbury Street or following the birth of the nation along the Freedom Trail, your discoveries in this one-of-a-kind city will have you agreeing with the author who once called Boston "the hub of the solar system", and this guide can help you get around the city like a local.
This lovely area uniquely located on the elbow of the Cape is well known for its picturesque lighthouse and Coast Guard Station, beautiful beaches, plentiful shopping and variety of restaurants. But you will discover a lot more about this town dating from the 1600s as you visit historic spots and other points of interest including the busy, commercial Chatham Fish Pier and The Historical Society's Atwood House. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour visit www.tourcaster.com
Visiting the Eiffel Tower is an obvious destination while in Paris and the length of this tour depends on whether you decide to enter the Eiffel Tower, or just tour the exterior. The surrounding area is just as significant, with four major museums and the Trocadero gardens and fountains. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the entire tour, visit www.Tourcaster.com
Japan Podshow is a brand new podcast bringing you weird and wonderful stories from the land of the rising tide of foreigners. We're looking to expose the real life of foreigners in Japan, showcasing all the success stories, and the not-so-successful-but-amusing stories, in addition to bringing you the latest news from the streets of Tokyo and beyond.
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New York is divided into five boroughs, or districts: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, each of which are made up of their own distinct quarters. No matter what you're looking to experience, from art to architecture, shopping to sightseeing, chances are you'll find it here. Looking for some international flavor? Try some of the ethnic neighborhoods such as Chinatown or Little Italy. If you're looking for that artsy feel, you'll want to venture through Soho, Tribeca or the East and West Villages. The sheer enormity of the city may seem daunting at first, but don't feel intimidated! Listen to this audio city guide to help you get around the Big Apple in no time.
At the end of the nineteenth century, Montmartre became the center of artistic and bohemian life in Paris. This hill-top community is situated in the 18th arrondissement, on the Right Bank, and is best known for the Sacré Coeur Church at it's summit. Many famous artists such as Dali and Picasso frequented this community, making it one of the principal artistic centers of Paris. The Montmartre is also home to the famous Moulin Rouge, giving the area that extra seductive flare. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the entire tour, visit www.Tourcaster.com
The plantation homes of Southern Louisiana are widely considered to be the finest remaining group in the South. The Plantations of the River Road Self-Guided Audio Tour introduces you to 14 of them, along both sides of the Mississippi River within a short drive of New Orleans. Just before the Civil War, the River Road was home to more than seventy percent of the millionaires in the United States. Of the 1,200 plantations then, fewer than two percent remain today. The tour winds through a series of parishes (counties to those outside Louisiana) between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Many still bear some resemblance to the original communities settled by Creole, German, and Acadian immigrants. It sheds light on the background of the region – including the history of slavery – and introduces you first-hand to the distinctive food, architecture, industry and culture of these memorable locations. This authentic tour is meticulously researched and presented by a a seventh-generation New Orleanian. This is track one of a multi-track tour, to download the complete tour visit www.tourcaster.com.
OzLeisure Traveller is a show aimed at Australians (and for that matter, all nationalities) looking to travel around the world. As most people know, the very best source of information to visitors to any part of the world are tourist boards, and in this series, we will be talking to tourist boards from as many countries as possible, asking them to talk about the events and attractions in their area. There is no limit to the number of things to see and do in all countires, and we hope to bring you the very best of what is on offer.