Program 324a: Journeying with "The People's Guide to Mexico"; Dutch Treats and Eurovision Fever

Release Date: 04-26-2014

Description

Enjoy Mexico and the Netherlands like you're one of the family: The authors of "The People's Guide to Mexico" share tips for making your next trip south of the border extra-fun and culturally rewarding. Then we'll look into family-friendly cultural treats in the Netherlands, including Europe's guilty TV pleasure, the annual Eurovision Song Contest.

Guests

  • Carl Franz and Lorena Havens, co-authors of The Peoples Guide to Mexico (Avalon Travel)
  • Netherlands-based journalist Jonathan Groubert, co-host of the What's Up Amsterdam podcast

Related Links

  • Carl Franz and Lorena Havens have authored "The People's Guide to Mexico" since 1972. It's now out in its 14th edition. 
  • Wikipedia provides detailed information and photos about the baroque city of Zacatecas, which Lorena says is one of her favorites in Mexico, as well as Topolobampo on the Sea of Cortez, and Guadalajara, where caller Matt and his family vacationed. 
  • The Moon Travel Guides to Mexico include a number of online destination updates.
  • Jonathan Groubert describes his What's Up Amsterdam podcast as a "fast-paced and fun roundup of all the weird and wonderful things happening in the Dutch capital every week."  It's also available at iTunes.  
  • There is a web archive of Jonathan Groubert's former international news program from Radio Netherlands Worldwide, called The State We’re In
  • Wikitravel has a short article on the traditional village of Marken, north of Amsterdam.    
  • Jonathan recommends visiting the Kröller-Müller Museum in National Park The Hoge Veluwe. There are three entrances to the Park; at Otterlo, Hoenderloo, and at Schaarsbergen.  Rick adds the Netherlands Open Air folk museum at Arnhem is another worthwhile attraction nearby.
  • The exhibits at the Netherlands' NEMO Science Museum include interactive activities for children.