Program 505: Gili Islands; All-Season Australia; Open Phones: Memorable Travels
Release Date: 11-18-2017
Travel writer Dave Seminara explains why Indonesia's motor-free Gili Islands are a good alternative to the crowded tourist scene on nearby Bali, then a tour guide from Australia shares all-season recommendations for getting away from it all Down Under. And listeners share their most memorable travel adventures.
- Travel writer Dave Seminara, author of "Bed, Breakfast & Drunken Threats" (Jean-Albert Dadas Press)
- Tour guide David Willett from New South Wales, Australia
- Dave Seminara distills some of his most memorable travel encounters in his book "Bed, Breakfast & Drunken Threats: Dispatches from the Margins of Europe." Dave wrote about visiting the Gili Islands for the New York Times.
- David Willett can be reached about his custom guiding on Linked In.
- David recommends visitors to northeast Australia visit the natural beauty of the Atherton Tableland, and to visit Uluru (not in the summertime) in central Australia to learn about aboriginal spirituality and culture.
- King's Day in the Netherlands is celebrated on King Willem-Alexander's birthday, April 27.
- Caller Chris, the "Scone Lady," blogs about her travels walking around England, and the warm scones she's enjoyed at tea time at sconetherapy.blogspot.com. She says her favorite tearoom in England is the Digey Foodroom in St. Ives, Cornwall.
- Caller Doug, in this week's "extra" file, participated in the 2017 Transcontinental Race across Europe.
More about the 2017 Transcontinental Race - Listener Doug phones Rick from Puglia, Italy, after participating in the 2017 Transcontinental bike race across Europe. (runs 5:11)