Program 534: Crete; Alaska's Tip of the Iceberg; Darwin Comes to Town
Release Date: 08-11-2018
Hear how Crete offers travelers a uniquely fascinating Greek island experience. Then travel writer Mark Adams describes his 3,000-mile voyage along the coasts of Alaska in the path of the Harriman Expedition of 1899. And a Dutch biologist explains how urban evolution around the world is happening faster than we used to think.
- Anastasia Gaitanou, Greek tour guide and historian
- David Willett, tour guide and expert on ancient Greece
- Mark Adams, author of "Tip of the Iceberg" (Dutton)
- Biologist Menno Schilthuizen, author of "Darwin Comes to Town" (Picador)
- The impressive Minoan Palace of Knossos is about a half hour's drive from the Crete capital city Heraklion.
- Rick writes about visiting the Samaria Gorge on Crete.
- David Willett can be reached about his custom guiding on Linked In.
- Anastasia Gaitanou is a member of the World Federation of Tourist Guides Association.
- Mark Adams writes about his 3,000 mile journey on the Alaska State Ferry system, to retrace the route of the 1899 Harriman Expedition, in his book "Tip of the Iceberg."
- Mark Adams discusses the challenges of hiking to Machu Picchu on Travel with Rick Steves program #480, and his search for evidence of the legendary lost city of Atlantis on program #501.
- Biologist Menno Schilthuizen is the author of "Darwin Comes to Town."
- Menno also leads eco-tourist expeditions, in which "citizen scientists" discover and name new wildlife species in the jungles of Borneo.
More with Menno Schilthuizen - Menno Schilthuizen, an evolutionary biology professor from Leiden University in the Netherlands, and author of "Darwin Comes to Town," tells Rick what he looks and listens for when visiting a city. He also observes how species and plants from all over the world have adapted to the urbanized environment in the Netherlands, and discusses the impacts of invasive species. (runs 6:29)