Mary Clark, Traveler

Tuesday Mornings at 7:20, during Morning Edition

Writing a travel column for the Paris News has brought together my life experiences and my life outlook. After 29 years of practicing law, I was ready for this change and it's been fun. I didn't want to manufacture the usual travel column with a few hotels, restaurants, and sites thrown in (although I'm told that's what most people want). What I wanted was to personalize cultures with stories. These encounters are not limited to foreign countries. The United States is richly diverse and reflective of the world and is a great source for the column. And, interestingly, I consider Paris, Texas itself a microcosm of the world and some stories will reflect that.

My essays are now being read on my new show and podcast, Mary Clark, Traveler, on 88.9 KETR, public radio for Northeast Texas.

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3:10 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Sampling the delicacies in Hong Kong

Instructor demonstrates the proper ways to make the dishes during the food class
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Mary couldn't pass up the opportunity the sample the native cuisine during a visit to Hong Kong, and still found time to attend a cooking course.

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12:59 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Downtown McKinney offers wide array of attractions

Signposts help guide visitors to the attractions in downtown McKinney
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A plane ticket and passport are not necessarily required to discover great vacation spots, as Mary found on a recent visit to McKinney.

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12:48 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Jordan's treasures continue to reveal themselves

Al Khazneh, or "The Treasury," popularized in the film "Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade."
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The ancient city of Petra, established as early as 312 BC and discovered in 1812, is regarded as one of the world's must see wonders. 

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2:11 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Neoclassical architechture defines Washington's capitol

A view of the Washington capitol across Capitol Lake
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A visit to Olympia, the capital of Washington state, reveals a legislative building fit for the Greek gods.

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1:35 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Falling in love with Iguazu Falls

Stunning view of Iguazu Falls from a distance
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Named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2011, Iguazu Falls is a popular attraction for tourists and locals alike.

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1:05 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Guatemala is so nice, you might visit twice

The Guatemalan countryside rolls as far as the eye can see
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A lot can change in 30 years, as Mary discovered on her return trip to the Central American country of Guatemala, but the enchanting beauty remains.

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12:27 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

A beautiful time to be had in Bonham

Bust of Sam Rayburn, Displayed at Bonham's Sam Rayburn Library
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You needn't book a flight to faraway lands for an enlightening adventure. Mary stays local and finds a treasure trove of interesting history during her visit to Bonham, in Fannin County.

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9:00 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Following the road from Cairo to Alexandria

Egypt's famed Pyramids tower in the distance
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Mary leaves the beaten Egyptian tourist traps behind, and finds an amazing mix of ancient ruins and new development.

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8:53 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

St. Louis shines as an ideal vacation destination

Looking up at the iconic St. Louis Gateway Arch
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We all know the city of St. Louis, but Mary delves into some lesser-known history and sights after her trip to "The Rome Of The West."

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9:00 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Italy retains charm through the years

A restored Gothic Cathedral in Milan, Italy.
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When Mary first visited Italy some 20 years ago, she was struck by the rustic charm of the architecture.

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