Program 494: Liechtenstein Day; Gelato; The English Moors

Release Date: 08-12-2017


Hear about what it's like to celebrate National Day in Liechtenstein, one of the world's smallest — and wealthiest — countries. (Hint: Free beer at the palace!) Then learn the secret to gelato's distinctive smooth texture, and get tips for picking the best gelato shop in any Italian town. And tour guides from Britain tell us why a hike in the wild and windy English moors can be a delightfully uncrowded way to escape into nature.


  • Dave Seminara, author of "Bed, Breakfast & Drunken Threats" (Jean-Albert Dadas Press)
  • Alfio di Mauro, tour guide based in Sicily
  • Anna Piperato, tour guide based in Tuscany
  • Roy Nicholls, tour guide based in Dorset, England
  • Tom Hooper, tour guide based in London

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Haiku Awards

Koh Samet white sand
frothy spring sea invites us
cautious toes take plunge
— Mary E. Croy, Reedsburg, Wisconsin 


Summer sun glows on
Spires across the water
Stockholm 10 at "night"
— Holly Vendewah, Boston 


"Pelicans catch the
Fish — little terns just sit there
And catch the tidbits"
— Neil Ruddy, Carlisle, Iowa 


Seagulls gliding by
A great day at the ocean
There go my crackers
— Varun Lakshman Wescott, Woodinville, Washington

Program Extras

More with Dave Seminara - Travel writer Dave Seminara tells Rick about meeting the Prince on Liechtenstein's National Day, and he explains how difficult it is to become a citizen of Liechtenstein. (runs 3:07)