Program 673: Visiting Antarctica; Journeys of Trees; Italy's Northern Lakes
Release Date: 04-23-2022
Travel writer Julian Sancton tells us how a trip to Antarctica helped him see that continent through the eyes of the early polar explorers. Then science reporter Zach St. George explains how some North American tree species are migrating to survive a warming climate. And two Italy-based tour guides take us to the resort lakes of northern Italy, where outdoor sports and celebrities compete with the scenery for visitors' attention.
- Julian Sancton, author of "Madhouse at the End of the Earth" (Random House)
- Journalist Zach St. George, author of "The Journeys of Trees" (W. W. Norton)
- Tour guide Patricia Fannon, based at Lake Garda, Italy
- Tour guide Donald White, based at Varenna (Lake Como), Italy
- Julian Sancton writes about the journey of the RV Belgica into the Antarctic winter in his book, "Madhouse at the End of the Earth."
- Julian Sancton talks about his trip to Antarctica with fellow Penguin author Maggie Shipstead.
- Julian talks with Rick about the voyage of the RV Belgica on Travel with Rick Steves program
- #656 from November, 2021.
- Zach St. George is the author of "The Journeys of Trees."
- Zach writes for Yale Environment 360 on the impact climate change is having on plant life around the world.
- Rick writes about the romance of Italy's Lake District.
- Donald White talks about why he moved to Varenna, on Lake Como.
- Patricia Fannon Avolio offers private tours in the area around Lake Garda and the Dolomites.