Program 560: Enjoying National Parks; France 2019; Puzzle of Polynesia
Release Date: 04-13-2019
As National Parks Week approaches, a guidebook author joins us to share ideas for exploring America’s 59 national parks. Then tour guides to France help listeners plan their summer voyages, with advice for marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, and enjoying a "babymoon" in Paris. Plus, the author of "Sea People" tells the fascinating story of how Polynesians came to populate the most far-flung islands on earth.
- Becky Lomax, author of "USA National Parks" (Moon)
- Patrick Vidal, French tour guide
- Graeme Sutherland, tour guide to France
- Christina Thompson, author of "Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia" (Harper Collins)
- Becky Lomax has compiled detailed information about all 59 of the U.S. National Parks in the Moon guidebook "USA National Parks."
- The Cycle to the Sun bicycle race on Haleakala, on Maui, is held in late June.
- Normandy tourism lists events connected to the D-Day anniversary in 2019.
- The Caen Memorial Museum is hosting special exhibits about Rockwell and Roosevelt, and the Cold War.
- Gite.com is one of the sites that specializes in renting gite accommodations across France.
- BonjourParis.com lists the winning bakery for the best baguette in Paris competition. A new winner of the prix de la baguette will be declared on April 17.
- Christina Thompson is the author of "Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia." Christina is also editor at the Harvard Review Online.
- Publisher's Weekly review of "Sea People":
- Information about the Polynesian Voyaging Society and its landmark sail around the world on the Hokulea.