Program 620: Frankfurt; Ghostways; Where I Really Want to Go
Release Date: 11-14-2020
We look beyond the dazzling skyscrapers of Frankfurt to find the city's street-level charms, with the help of a friendly pair of German tour guides. Author Robert Macfarlane tells us about two of England's most mysterious landscapes, in Dorset and Suffolk, which he finds himself drawn to. And Rick checks with more listeners on how they're coping with this year's canceled travel plans.
- German tour guides Barbara Schikofsky and Caroline Marburger
- Robert Macfarlane, author of "Underland" (W. W. Norton), co-author of "Ghostways" (Norton)
- The Rick Steves online guide to Frankfurt.
- Barbara Schikofsky offers tours in Saarbrücken, near Luxemburg, and around the Loraine region of France.
- Caroline Marburger provides private tours through the Berlin Guides Association.
- Robert Macfarlane co-authored "Ghostways," and published "Underland" in 2019 to critical acclaim; it is now available in paperback. Robert teaches in the English department at Emmanuel College at Cambridge University, and posts frequently to his Twitter account.
- The Atlas Obscura guide includes the Holloways of Dorset among the world's more unusual places. Orford Ness is now a nature reserve run by the National Trust.
- Caller Pat in Wisconsin says he uses Harvest Hosts to find RV camping sites at farms and wineries.
- The specialized Cascadia Art Museum in Rick's hometown Edmonds has recently re-opened to the public.