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
9:00 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Israeli kibbutz cooperatives continue to thrive

Communal bicycles at a kibbutz in Israel.
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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 Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Albanian entrepreneurs serve up local Italian food

Sign above an Oklahoma Italian Restaurant, owned by ethic Albanians
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

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 Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Let’s lunch in Nazareth

Interior of The Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

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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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Space Needle still surprises in Seattle

Seattle vista, seen from atop the iconic Space Needle tower.
Mary Clark Traveler Blog (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

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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Mary Clark Traveler
4:38 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

National cemeteries memorialize the fallen

Rows of graves line the North Africa American Cemetery in Tunis, Tunisia
Mary Clark Traveler (thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

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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Mary Clark Traveler
6:15 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Tourists find a lot to love about Slovakia

This red Mini-train carries tourists to the sights in Slovakia.
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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 Traveler
6:13 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Check out Rockwall before you cross the bridge to Dallas

Rockwall Harbor, as seen from the Rockwall Hilton.
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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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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Berlin memorials tackle Germany's difficult past

Shadows cast along the Memorial to Murdered Jews in Berlin.
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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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Mary Clark Traveler
6:52 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Excursion in Ecuador

Rain falls in the jungles of Ecuador.
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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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Mary Clark Traveler
5:03 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Revisiting the New Mexico family cabin, 20 years later

Snow tipped mountain vista in Cowles, New Mexico
Mary Clark (http://thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

Fond childhood memories of a remote cabin, lead to newly forged unforgettable moments during Mary's return to a log cabin in Cowles, New Mexico.

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Mary Clark Traveler
12:59 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Vienna hotel revisited

Entrance to the Pertschy Palais Hotel, behind a passing horse-driven carriage.
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Vacations can leave long-lasting memories, and Mary distinctly recalls the hotel in which she and her family stayed during a trip to Vienna 40 years ago.

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Mary Clark Traveler
1:04 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Boston local shows Mary the sights

Swan boats float along the lake at the Boston Public Garden
Mary Clark (thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

When visiting new cities, it always helps to have a local guide to show you around.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Prague and Vienna audiences adore classical concerts

Box seats inside the Prague State Opera House in The Czech Republic
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Mary had a chance to witness performances of the Don Quixote opera, and Franz Schubert's Mass In G Major during a trip to Europe.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Oklahoma Pow Wow brings cultures together

Feathers worn by a dancer at the Red Earth Festival
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Tribes from across the nation gather annually to share their heritage with the world at the Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival in Oklahoma.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Germany, Then and Now

Tourists pose for pictures with pseudo "soldiers" at Checkpoint Charlie
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Mary revisits Germany after 40 years since her first voyage, and finds a country still rebuilding and healing.

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