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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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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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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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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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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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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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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During a recent trip, Mary discovered that an old way of life is still thriving along the Mediterranean Sea.

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Mary tours Italian restaurants in the region, and finds the unexpected common thread of ethnic Albanian owners at many eateries.

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Mary made a stop in the largest Israeli city of Nazareth during a recent trip, and found an unexpected place to have a meal.

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At 52 years old, the Space Needle landmark still looks great for its age, and still thrills visitors on a  daily basis.

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There are some 147 national cemeteries in the United States, providing a final resting place for U.S. military personnel, veterans and their spouses.

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Following the end of Communist rule, the "Velvet Divorce" of 1989 split Czechoslovakia into two separate countries: Slovakia and The Czech Republic. Mary Clark made a last minute decision to visit the city of Bratislava during a European tour.

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Mary Clark  visits nearby Rockwall, and discovers an ideal spot for a weekend getaway,  right in our own backyard.

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It took some 60 years for World War 2 memorials to appear in the German city of Berlin, but Mary Clark found these newly unveiled monuments to be a moving tribute to lives lost.

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Having visited Ecuador years ago with her Brother, Mary Clark and her family were excited to make a return trip to the South American Republic.  Nothing could prepare them, however,  for the stress inducing tiny mountain roads, and large, indigenous arachnids around their lodging.

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