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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Mary Clark Traveler
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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Mary Clark Traveler
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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Mary Clark, Traveler
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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Mary Clark Traveler
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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Shrove Tuesday
9:00 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Mardi Gras, off the Bourbon Street path

New Orleans is perhaps the number one destination for Mardi Gras revelers, but what about Fat Tuesday celebrations in other parts of Louisiana? Mary parties with the locals in Shreveport for Carnival Season.

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Mary Clark Traveler
9:00 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Cranespotting in Rockport

Mary visits the Texas Gulf Coast for an unforgettable Whooping Crane watching journey.

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Mary Clark Traveler
1:10 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Mary Clark, Cappuccino Conniseur

Coffee Marquee spotted during Mary's travels
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Coffee shops at every other corner of America have done much to expand appreciation of caffeinated delicacies, but purists say there are right and wrong ways to make "True Cappuccino."

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Little Town Of Bethlehem
9:00 am
Tue December 25, 2012

Dark Streets Shineth in Modern Day Bethlehem

The town of Bethlehem is known to many from accounts in traditional Christmas songs, but what is the city like today? Mark Clark visited and found out.

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Mayan Calendar
12:00 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

What Do We Really Know About The Mayan Calendar?

Plenty of attention has recently been turned to an ancient Mayan Calendar, that some interpret as heralding "the end of the world."

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Remembering O'Keefe
10:00 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Mary Visits The Home Of Georgia O'Keefe

Georgia O'Keefe was renowned for her paintings, and she left behind an amazing legacy after her death in 1986. Mary takes a tour of O'Keefe's dwelling in New Mexico.

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