Big Blend Radio: Parks & Travel

Parks & Public Lands, Historic Sites, Nature & Outdoor Recreation, Road Trip Travel

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  • Traveling Musician and Composer Ben Cosgrove - Bearings Album

    Traveling musician and composer Ben Cosgrove returns to Big Blend Radio's 1st Friday "Toast to The Arts & Parks" Show with the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) to talk about his recent travels, artist residency experiences, and beautiful new album "Bearings."Cosgrove’s new album "Bearings" represents the latest chapter in a career that to date has included solo performances in 49 states (all but Delaware), as well as artist residencies and collaborations with Acadia, Isle Royale, Glacier, and Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Parks (NPAF), White Mountain National Forest, the Schmidt Ocean Institute, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Chulengo Expeditions, the New England National Scenic Trail, and NASA. To write the new record, Cosgrove relied on a novel and improvisation-focused compositional style that aimed to reflect the real experience of learning topographical space through movement. Keep up with Ben at Check out Ben's previous Big Blend Radio podcast while he was the NPAF artist-in-residence in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park: Learn more about the National Parks Arts Foundation's unique artist residency programs in parks across the country at 

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  • Debbie Stone - Fall Adventures in Grand Teton National Park

    On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Global Adventures" show with travel writer Debbie Stone, we hear about her fall adventures in Grand Teton National Park, as well as her lodging experiences at Snow King Resort and Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Teton Village. Read Debbie's Grand Teton story here: writer Debbie Stone appears on Big Blend Radio every 4th Tuesday. Follow the podcast here:
  • Holiday Shopping, Events & Activities in California's Sequoia Country

    This episode of Big Blend Radio's 1st Thursday "Travel Tulare County" Show focuses on Holiday Shopping, Events & Activities in California's Sequoia Country.WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: Featured Guests from the Sequoia Tourism Council include:- Donnette Silva-Carter - Tulare Chamber of Commerce - Kristy Martin - Porterville Chamber of Commerce - - Savannah Boiano - Sequoia Parks Conservancy - Located in Central California, Tulare County is home to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest, and charming art and agricultural communities including Visalia, Tulare, Exeter, Dinuba, Porterville, Three Rivers, Lindsay, and Woodlake. Plan your visit: 
  • Experience History and Culinary Delights in Gettysburg

    On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Global Adventures" show with travel writer Debbie Stone, we hear about her experiences in Gettysburg, a place well known for its Civil War history. With its battlefield sites, museums, historical homes and landmarks, what many don’t realize about this charming Pennsylvania town, is that it’s also a hot spot for foodies. Read Debbie's stories on Gettysburg:- Immerse Yourself in History: - A Dynamic Food Scene: Travel writer Debbie Stone appears on Big Blend Radio every 4th Tuesday. Follow the podcast here: 
  • Travel Writer Jamie Edwards - Adventures in Africa

    From tracking Silverback Gorillas in Uganda to sipping tea up in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, this episode of Big Blend Radio's Vacation Station "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA features travel writer and photographer Jamie Edwards. WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE:  Jamie Edwards is an avid traveler, photographer, and award-winning travel writer. She launched, her adventure/luxury travel website, after 25 years of living and traveling around the globe. Jamie’s goal is simple, to inspire travel. Check out her stories about her Adventures in Africa:* Uganda Silverbacks: * Uganda Beyond the Silverbacks: * Botswana: * South Africa: * Morocco Atlas Mountains: * Marrakech: Learn more about the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA), here: 
  • Travel Advisor Cheryl Ogle - Cruising Alaska in 2024

    It's all about planning an Alaskan Cruise in 2024 on this episode of Big Blend Radio's Vacation Station "Hey Wanna Go" Travel Show with travel advisor Cheryl Ogle. WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: Alaska has a beauty all its own. It is rugged, unspoiled. Along with visiting various port cities, some of the main highlights of an Alaskan include seeing the blue glaciers, watching wildlife, hiking around totem poles and salmon swimming upstream, watching a fun lumberjack show and so much more! It's the perfect multigenerational vacation. Read more about it on Cheryl's blog: On Big Blend Radio every third Wednesday, Cheryl is a world traveler, accredited travel advisor, and owner of Hey Wanna Go that specializes in travel to Europe and the UK, as well as river and ocean cruises. More: 
  • Fall Adventures in Southwest New Mexico

    This episode of Big Blend Radio’s 2nd Thursday “New Mexico Bed & Breakfast Association” Show features Becky O'Connor, co-owner of Casitas del Gila Guesthouses, which is nestled in the beautiful high-desert of Southwestern New Mexico. From hiking, bird and wildlife watching to scenic drives, festivals, art galleries, restaurants, and museums, hear about the fall events and activities you can experience in southwest New Mexico.WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: A Stress-Free Zone, Casitas de Gila is located on a 265-acre nature preserve overlooking the Gila Wilderness. Five sparkling guesthouses complete with kitchen and fireplace. Wildlife, dark skies, wifi, hot tub, vistas, silence await you near Silver City. More: Stay New Mexico True and Visit: