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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.