Mary Walker Clark

'Mary Clark: Traveler' Host

Mary Walker Clark is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston Law School.  She practiced law in Paris, Texas for 29 years before retiring to pursue her lifelong passion for traveling.  Besides writing a travel column for the Paris News, Mary maintains her travel blog, MaryClarkTraveler.com, and spends hours planning the next trip.  Her interest in public speaking led her to radio with its magical ability to promote storytelling without all of the visuals. Through her experiences and words, Mary takes you with her to Vietnam, New Zealand, Guatemala, Tunisia, and many other countries as well destinations in Northeast Texas and the United States. 

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Mary Clark Traveler
6:00 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Visiting Cuba is like going back in time

Taxi drivers waiting outside Hotel Nacional in Havana, Cuba
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

Although times and regimes have changed, the iconic 1950's cars synonymous with Communist Cuba are still prominent.

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Mary Clark Traveler
6:00 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Snowy caps atop an active volcano at Mt. Rainier

The view of Mount Rainier is revealed though the clouds
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

People come from near and far to catch a glimpse of the tri-peaks of Washington State's Mount Rainier, a towering formation of rock and ice.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Tugboats race it out each year in Olympia

A tugboat readies for the race in Olympia.
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

When you think of racing, tugboats might be the last thing to come to mind. But each year in Olympia, Washington, the tugs fill the start line at the Annual Harbor Day Festival.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Denison boasts art, history and culture

Denison proudly proclaims it's status as the birthplace of Dwight D. Einenhower
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

From their vibrant, artful downtown area, to nearby Eisenhower State Park, Denison serves as an ideal weekend destination.

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Mary Clark Traveler
5:14 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Many faces of international airlines

After traveling the globe on various different international airlines, Mary has noticed some distinct differences between the providers.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Film Festival goes to new heights in Chile

Film Festival attendees view photos displayed in the venue at Puerta Natales, Chile
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

Since 1946, film festivals have been held all over the world -  from Cannes to Venice to Toronto to Sundance. Mary Clark's cousin took his Mountain Film Festival on the road to where viewers are most likely to be.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Punta Arenas- Next rest stop: 900 miles

Waterfront view at Punta Arenas.
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

At the southern most point of The Americas lies the city of Punta Arenas, the capital city of Chile's southern most region. A meer 900 miles North of Antarctica, it is by most accounts at the edge of the earth.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue July 8, 2014

History and family fun in central Louisiana

A White Bengal Tiger watches visitors pass by at the Alexandria Zoo
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

When seeking a nearby destination with activities for the kids and the adults, look no further than Alexandria, Louisiana.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Making the best of a 'hostel' environment

How much personal space are you accustomed to? Hostel stays get you elbow to elbow with your bunkmates at Refugio Las Torres in Chile.
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Far from the glitz and tourist traps, lies a more intimate, up-close and personal means of accommodation - hostels.  Mary Clark and her family roughed it during a trip to Chile, staying in tiny rooms with bunk beds, and sharing space with strangers.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Arts alive and well in Edom and Ben Wheeler

Artists show off their creations at the Ben Wheeler "Far Out Art Fest" held in June.
http://benwheelertx.com/

Nestled between Canton and Tyler are a pair of small East Texas towns in which culture and the arts are thriving. Edom and Ben Wheeler make up for their small populations with big time charm and culture.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Penguins-a-poppin' on Magellan Island

Penguin partners protect their precious payload.
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

Scores of penguins choose Magellan Island on the Magellan Straits of South America for their summer getaway, despite the crowded conditions and human onlookers.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue March 25, 2014

An unlikely place for an enlightened Hindu master

Acharya Shree Yogeesh greets visitors at The Siddhayatan Hindu-Jain Tirth & Spiritual Retreat
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

One expects to find livestock, sprawling country vistas, and quaint little towns in Northeast Texas, but not a Hindu refuge! Mary found just that at Siddhayatan Tirth & Spiritual Retreat in Windom.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue March 18, 2014

'Crystal Bridges' lead to art greats

View from outside the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
http://crystalbridges.org

Alice Walton, daughter of Wal Mart magnate Sam Walton, noticed a distinct lack of art and culture around her family's hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.  She decided to change that by founding a world-class art museum in The Natural State.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Berlin museum opens the Iron Curtain of yesteryear

Inside the DDR interactive museum in Berlin, Germany
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Propaganda by Communist regimes in Europe once succeeded in hiding details about places like East Germany from the prying eyes of world, but museum visitors can see all the details at a museum in Berlin.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Ft. Worth is worth the second visit

Mural painted at Ft. Worth's renovated Sundance Square.
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It has been 10 years since Mary Clark and her family had visited neighboring Ft. Worth, and they were pleasantly surprised at the changes they found upon returning.

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