travel http://nhpr.org en 4.22.14: Drug Tourism, History Of Ice Cubes, Heartbleed & The Americans http://nhpr.org/post/42214-drug-tourism-history-ice-cubes-heartbleed-americans <p> <em>Ahhh. </em>We finally have a week <em>full </em>of warmer temps. What better way to spend your afternoon work break walk than with Word of Mouth? Pop in your earbuds and turn it up; today's show heats up, cools down, and explores real-life risks of the internet and a scandal relived through television.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:19:42 +0000 Word of Mouth 47184 at http://nhpr.org 4.22.14: Drug Tourism, History Of Ice Cubes, Heartbleed & The Americans 2.18.14: Bobsleds, Where The Locals Go, Grammar Girl & Competitive Yoga http://nhpr.org/post/21814-bobsleds-where-locals-go-grammar-girl-competitive-yoga <p>Today on Word of Mouth, we're taking a break from winter weather to travel the world with bobsleds, The Beatles, local attractions from around the globe, and yoga. We begin with a New Hampshire native who had a hand in the design of the bronze medal winning US Olympic bobsled. Then, we visit the four lads from Liverpool for their fiftieth anniversary of arriving in the US. After that, destination <em>anywhere </em>to hear about the best local places in more than 300 places around the world. Finally: competitive yoga on the seacoast. Yes, it's a real thing. Grab your carry-on, and don't forget your headphones. Word of Mouth is taking you on a trip!</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>to listen to individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:48:20 +0000 Word of Mouth 43732 at http://nhpr.org 2.18.14: Bobsleds, Where The Locals Go, Grammar Girl & Competitive Yoga The World's First Skiers...Ever http://nhpr.org/post/worlds-first-skiersever-0 <p>As the first snows fall, weekend warriors from all over New England will pack up the car, strap the skis to the roof and hit the slopes for a fairly expensive getaway. But in some places, skiing is a strategy for staying alive. <strong>Mark Jenkins, </strong>a contributing writer for National Geographic<a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/first-skiers/bendiksen-photography"> traveled to the northern most fringe of western China where skiing was invented many millennia ago</a>. He spoke with the people who carry on the earliest skiing traditions, using the same resources and methods as their ancestors. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:32:20 +0000 Virginia Prescott 40018 at http://nhpr.org The World's First Skiers...Ever N.H. Girl On The Other Side Of The World: Tae Kwon Do Surprise http://nhpr.org/post/nh-girl-other-side-world-tae-kwon-do-surprise <p><em>NHPR News Intern Abby Kessler has moved on to a new adventure, teaching English in South Korea. We've asked Abby to send us dispatches from her trip, and we'll be posting them as a series of blogs in the upcoming months. </em></p><p>As I was biking to meet two friends at a cafe on Saturday, I heard music blaring adjacent to the bike path. Much to my surprise, it was not a concert I'd stumbled upon, but a&nbsp;tae kwon do performance.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:22:07 +0000 Abby Kessler 34935 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Girl On The Other Side Of The World: Tae Kwon Do Surprise N.H. Girl On The Other Side Of The World: Three Planes, One Layover, One Destination http://nhpr.org/post/nh-girl-other-side-world-three-planes-one-layover-one-destination <p><em>NHPR News Intern Abby Kessler has moved on to a new adventure, teaching English in South Korea. We've asked Abby to send us dispatches from her trip, and we'll be posting them as a series of blogs in the upcoming months. </em></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 14:03:21 +0000 Abby Kessler 34264 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Girl On The Other Side Of The World: Three Planes, One Layover, One Destination Airline Industry Changes Hit Manchester, Small Airports Hard http://nhpr.org/post/airline-industry-changes-hit-manchester-small-airports-hard <p>A recent <a href="http://web.mit.edu/" target="_blank">MIT</a> report <a href="http://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/78844/Trends%20and%20Market%20Forces%20Small%20Community.pdf" target="_blank">shows many small airports</a> are struggling as more passengers book flights out of big cities.&nbsp;</p><p>And the findings are stark. Out of 74 small hub airports, only six added flights over five years.&nbsp; The vast majority, like <a href="http://www.flymanchester.com/" target="_blank">Manchester-Boston Regional Airport</a>, saw declines.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 21:21:47 +0000 Amanda Loder 28454 at http://nhpr.org Airline Industry Changes Hit Manchester, Small Airports Hard How A Particle Physicist Became A Drug Smuggler http://nhpr.org/post/how-particle-physicist-became-drug-smuggler <P>In a story riddled with cliché, world renowned&nbsp;particle&nbsp;physicist, Paul Frampton, was arrested in&nbsp;a Buenos Aires Airport last year for checking a bag stuffed with&nbsp;a half&nbsp;million dollars full of cocaine. Like a CSI plot gone off the rails,&nbsp;his explanation defied common sense:&nbsp;his online girlfriend/Czech bikini model forgot it at the airport and asked him to bring to her. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:31:12 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23603 at http://nhpr.org How A Particle Physicist Became A Drug Smuggler Top 5 Quirky Travel Destinations http://nhpr.org/post/top-5-quirky-travel-destinations <p>Spring is just around the corner and for many people that means one thing: vacation.</p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:01:43 +0000 Logan Shannon 23462 at http://nhpr.org Top 5 Quirky Travel Destinations Snowstorm Not Expected To Affect Mancester Airport Departures http://nhpr.org/post/snowstorm-not-expected-affect-mancester-airport-departures <p>With much of the state under yet another heavy snow warning tomorrow, road conditions could quickly get dicey.&nbsp; But if predictions hold, travelers at the <a href="http://www.flymanchester.com/" target="_blank">Manchester-Boston Regional Airport</a> shouldn’t have much trouble flying out.&nbsp;</p><p>Airport Assistant Director Tom Malafronte&nbsp; says the Manchester airport hasn’t shut down because of snow for 23 years.&nbsp; And for this forecasted wintery mix, he says most flights should go out.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:38:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 22684 at http://nhpr.org Snowstorm Not Expected To Affect Mancester Airport Departures The Edge of America http://nhpr.org/post/edge-america <p>A new show from the Travel Channel explores America’s recreational fringe. “<a href="http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/edge-of-america" target="_blank">The Edge of America</a>” is an experiential survey of some of the bizarre, dangerous, and hilarious things people do to have fun all over the country.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:31:23 +0000 Virginia Prescott 20337 at http://nhpr.org The Edge of America Why We Roam http://nhpr.org/post/why-we-roam <p>The success of the human race in spreading across the globe, and striking out even <a href="http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/01/10/wanted-mars-colonists-whod-do-really-well-on-reality-tv-shows/">into the blackness of space</a>, owes itself in no small part to our desire, ambition, and need to push the frontiers of human exploration.&nbsp; Not everybody has the will or means to become an astronaut, a sailor, or deep sea diver—but for those that do, a chronic sense of restlessness may live inside their genetic code.&nbsp; <strong>David Dobbs </strong>is an author and freelance science writer who wrote about the <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/01/restless-genes/dobbs-text">biological roots of that roaming urge</a>.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:09:01 +0000 Brady Carlson 19910 at http://nhpr.org Why We Roam Are you really my friend?? http://nhpr.org/post/are-you-really-my-friend <p>A Photographer decides to go to the homes of all her Facebook friends and see if she likes them, and to take their photo.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 14:13:02 +0000 Virginia Prescott 8925 at http://nhpr.org Are you really my friend?? Cockpit Confidential http://nhpr.org/post/cockpit-confidential <p>The real pilot behind Salon's "Ask the Pilot" column answers some of our burning questions about air travel.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 15:43:30 +0000 Brady Carlson 2267 at http://nhpr.org Cockpit Confidential 11/26/11 PART 4 http://nhpr.org/post/112611-part-4 <p>Former war journalist turned humorist P.J. O'Rourke talks about travel writing, and living in the family war zone. His latest book is Holidays in Heck.</p> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 583 at http://nhpr.org 11/26/11 PART 4 P.J. O'Rourke Goes to Heck and Back http://nhpr.org/post/pj-orourke-goes-heck-and-back <p>Former war journalist turned humorist P.J. O'Rourke talks about travel writing, and living in the family war zone.</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 18:20:17 +0000 Virginia Prescott 577 at http://nhpr.org P.J. O'Rourke Goes to Heck and Back