Program 423: Backdoor Balkans; World War I Travel Sites; Kraków

Release Date: 11-07-2015


As Europe observes the centennial of the "Great War," learn about the WWI sites you can visit to better understand American doughboys' role on the battlefields. We'll also share tips for visiting Kraków, the cultural and spiritual capital of Poland. And we'll get insider advice for enjoying WWI sites in some less-visited corners of the Balkan Peninsula.


  • Amir Telebećirović, journalist and tour guide based in Sarajevo
  • Ben Curtis, author of "A Traveler's History of Croatia" (Interlink Books) and "The Habsburgs: The History of a Dynasty" (Bloomsbury)
  • Mark D. Van Ells, author of "America and WWI:  A Traveler's Guide" (Interlink)
  • Cameron Hewitt, researcher and co-author of the Rick Steves guides to eastern central Europe
  • Beata McCommas, tour guide to Poland

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Program Extras

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