Program 719: Rocky Mountaineer; Gulf Islands BC; Global Perspective; Piecing Together America

Release Date: 07-01-2023


Hear about making family memories in western Canada along the historic Rocky Mountaineer train line. Explore the Gulf Islands in the Salish Sea. Learn more about confronting culture clashes in overseas travels. And discover the best local crafts in each of the 50 states.


  • Rick Antonson, author of "Train Beyond the Mountains: Journeys on the Rocky Mountaineer" (Greystone)
  • Chandler O'Leary, author of "On Island Time: A Traveler's Atlas" (Sasquatch Books)
  • Dr. Anu Taranath, author of "Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World" (AK Press)
  • Daniel Seddiqui, author of "Piecing Together America" (self-published)

Additional Info

Haiku Awards

"Reunions" Haiku Awards

Tired train greeting time
Anxious wives hug new, old friends
Home to sandwich cake

First stop, the sweet shop
On to three-hundred-year home
As if yesterday

Friends looking seasoned
Brothers for thirty-six years
Talk flows like water
— Terry Toland, Vancouver, Washington


Crows call in the wind
Brown earth smudges the grey cloud sea
Fine mist sprays to sky
— Barbara Schrefer, Clearwater, Florida


Blue sky, golden fields.
Flag unfurling at sunrise.
Free. Invincible.
— Natalia Warren, Orlando, Florida