travel http://kuow.org en In Tasmania, A Food Bounty As Spectacular As The Scenery http://kuow.org/post/tasmania-food-bounty-spectacular-scenery Have you seen the devil?<p>When you've been to Tasmania — or Tassie, as the Aussies call it — that's what everyone wants to know.<p>Sure, the <a href="http://www.tassiedevil.com.au/tasdevil.nsf/About-Tasmanian-devils/611F4851DA7D24A6CA2578E1002032AF">Tasmanian devil</a>, a squat, foul-smelling animal with a ferocious screech, has helped put the 26,000-square-mile<strong> </strong>island (roughly the size of West Virginia ) on the map.<p>But there's a lot more to Tassie than its infamous marsupial. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:57:29 +0000 editor 33102 at http://kuow.org In Tasmania, A Food Bounty As Spectacular As The Scenery Musicians, Take Note: Your Instrument May Be Contraband http://kuow.org/post/musicians-take-note-your-instrument-may-be-contraband New Obama administration rules aimed at protecting African elephants are causing widespread anxiety in the music world. From country to classical, working musicians say the policy will make them think twice about touring abroad.<p>The proposed regulations would place a near-total ban on anything made with ivory moving in and out of the U.S.<p>Says Craig Hoover, who heads up the Wildlife Trade and Conservation Branch of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: "The reason for that is ... Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Adam Ragusea 32067 at http://kuow.org Musicians, Take Note: Your Instrument May Be Contraband Winter Storm Shuts Northeast; South Still Reeling http://kuow.org/post/ice-and-snow-move-northeast-and-new-england <em>(We're adding details to this post as the day continues.)</em><p>The forecasters said it would be "<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/12/275811245/crippling-paralyzing-southern-storm-will-be-wicked" target="_blank">crippling</a>," "<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/11/275254157/mind-boggling-historic-ice-storm-headed-for-deep-south" target="_blank">mind-boggling</a>" and historic.<p>Well, this time around we can't complain about them getting it wrong.<p>Just as expected and feared, a dangerous winter storm has now spread snow, sleet, ice, freezing rain Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 28711 at http://kuow.org Winter Storm Shuts Northeast; South Still Reeling Wicked Winter Storm Leaves Deadly Trail Behind As It Moves Out http://kuow.org/post/wicked-winter-storm-leaves-deadly-trail-behind-it-moves-out The blast of winter weather that dumped 2 feet of snow in some parts of the Northeast and New England was being blamed for at least 13 deaths as of Friday afternoon.<p>And while the storm, as we said earlier, was heading off into the Canadian Maritimes and out to sea, it was continuing to cause massive disruptions for travelers. As of 5:20 p.m. ET, <a href="http://flightaware.com/live/cancelled/today#stats" target="_blank">according to FlightAware.com</a>, 2,706 flights within, into or out of the U.S. had been canceled Friday. That was on top of Thursday's 2,373 cancellations. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:50:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 26461 at http://kuow.org Wicked Winter Storm Leaves Deadly Trail Behind As It Moves Out Back To Vietnam: One Veteran's Story http://kuow.org/post/back-vietnam-one-veterans-story <p>Ross Reynolds sits down with Richard Brummett, a Vietnam War veteran who is one of thousands of vets who have made pilgrimages back to the country where they fought. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 23:42:10 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Christine Streich 26285 at http://kuow.org Back To Vietnam: One Veteran's Story Take A Balloon Trip To Space http://kuow.org/post/take-balloon-trip-space <p>How much would you pay to float above the earth for a few hours? A company called World View Experience is hoping the answer is $75,000. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:19:39 +0000 Steve Scher 22547 at http://kuow.org Take A Balloon Trip To Space This is RadioActive Flight 9-26 with service to Chennai, Brussels, and Barbados. http://kuow.org/post/radioactive-flight-9-26-service-chennai-brussels-and-barbados <p>This month RadioActive hosts Sarah Rosenthal and Ann Kane take you on a trip around the world.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:35:58 +0000 RadioActive Youth Media & Ann Kane & Sarah Rosenthal & Kamna Shastri & Rachel Lam 20652 at http://kuow.org This is RadioActive Flight 9-26 with service to Chennai, Brussels, and Barbados. Flying With Fido http://kuow.org/post/flying-fido <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>During the summer travel season it can be hard to leave pets at home. But instead of having Fido miss out on a fun vacation, many animal lovers choose to bring their pets on the trip. How can you make sure your furry companion is safe and happy on the way to your destination? Ross Reynolds gets travel tips for pet owners from Dr. Karen Hoffman, a veterinarian at Maple Leaf Pet Corner. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:52:35 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 16718 at http://kuow.org Flying With Fido Summer Grilling Tips, And Travel For The Long Weekend http://kuow.org/post/summer-grilling-tips-and-travel-long-weekend <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><strong>Summer Grilling And BBQ Tips</strong><br>There's nothing like firing up the grill for summertime outdoor cooking. Rachel Yang, chef at Revel and Joule, and Kenyetta Carter, head chef at the Kingfish Café, bring us tips and tricks for grilled food that is an alternative to the norm.</p><p><strong>Summer Travel For The Long Weekend</strong><br>From the Salmon River to the Columbia, there are many travel adventures to be had this summer. Travel writer Crai Brower suggests summer activities and destinations around the Northwest. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 15768 at http://kuow.org Summer Grilling Tips, And Travel For The Long Weekend The Truth About Air Travel, And Jamie And Karen Moyer http://kuow.org/post/truth-about-air-travel-and-jamie-and-karen-moyer <p><strong>Indefinite Stay For Guantanamo Detainees</strong><br>David Marshall is a Seattle Attorney who has been representing Ahmed Ajam since 2007. Ajam has been a prisoner of Guantanamo for&nbsp;11 years. According to Marshall, Ajam, a Syrian who was in the wrong place at the wrong time in Pakistan, was cleared for release by military authorities but remains in Guantanamo because Congress restricts the transfer of detainees.Marshall explains the state his client is living in and the complications of representing clients held at Guantanamo Bay prison.</p><p><strong>Uncomfortable Truths About Modern Air Travel</strong><br>“Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight.”&nbsp; It’s getting harder and harder to do that, isn’t it?&nbsp; Seating is getting tighter. Bags are up to you.&nbsp;Costs are going up.&nbsp;Aviation expert Mark Gerchick explains what’s really going on behind the scenes in his book "Full Upright and Locked Position: Not-So-Comfortable Truths about Air Travel Today."</p><p><strong>A Conversation With Jamie And Karen Moyer</strong><br>For Seattle Mariners fans, the last decade has been a huge disappointment. In fact, the last time&nbsp;the team&nbsp;made the playoffs was in 2001. That season, the M’s won 116 regular season games – which tied the all-time record.</p><p>A huge part of their success that season was starting pitcher Jamie Moyer. The soft-tossing left hander won 20 games. He left the Mariners in 2006, but kept on playing. He won a World Series with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008. And last year, Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher in major league baseball to earn a win at the age of 49. In addition to a long and prosperous baseball career, Moyer and his wife Karen have dedicated their lives to charity. They stopped by to chat about The Moyer Foundation, Jamie’s baseball career and why they still love Seattle.<br> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 14563 at http://kuow.org The Truth About Air Travel, And Jamie And Karen Moyer Elizabeth Becker Talks Big-Business Of Travel And Tourism http://kuow.org/post/elizabeth-becker-talks-big-business-travel-and-tourism <p>Tourism is fast becoming the world’s largest global business, producing $6.5 trillion of the world’s economy. Elizabeth Becker is the author of "Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism."&nbsp;In it&nbsp;she looks at how this business impacts countries, the environment and culture. Ross Reynolds chats with Elizabeth Becker.</p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 19:03:41 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 13139 at http://kuow.org Elizabeth Becker Talks Big-Business Of Travel And Tourism State Department to North Korea: Free Kenneth Bae http://kuow.org/post/state-department-north-korea-free-kenneth-bae <p></p><p>The State Department is asking that North Korea free Kenneth Bae, a man from Lynnwood, Wash. who was sentenced to 15 years hard labor Wednesday. North Korea had accused Bae of plotting to overthrow its government.</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 23:32:46 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 12423 at http://kuow.org State Department to North Korea: Free Kenneth Bae Roast Penguin? Jason Anthony On Antarctic Cuisine http://kuow.org/post/roast-penguin-jason-anthony-antarctic-cuisine <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What is there to eat in Antarctica? Not much, though you could try penguin. In 1897, stranded Captain Georges </span>Lecointe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said penguin tasted like “beef, odiferous cod fish and a canvas-backed duck, roasted together in a pot with blood and cod-liver oil for sauce.” Desperate and trapped Antarctic explorers have eaten all kinds of awful things. Author Jason Anthony explains the culinary lengths people will go to in order to survive.</span></p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday with Steve Scher 11328 at http://kuow.org Roast Penguin? Jason Anthony On Antarctic Cuisine TSA Relaxation On Sharp Objects Gets Criticism From Airline Workers http://kuow.org/post/tsa-relaxation-sharp-objects-gets-criticism-airline-workers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">TSA Administrator John </span>Pistole<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has announced a change to the </span><a href="http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/prohibited-items" style="line-height: 1.5;">Prohibited Items List</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Starting April 25 of this year, passengers can now include in their carry-on luggage some previously banned items such as small knives and bats. Pilot and air marshal unions have come out against the relaxation of the TSA's ban on sharp objects. Ross Reynolds talks with airline workers and frequent fliers about their thoughts on the TSA announcement.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:57:18 +0000 Producer 9455 at http://kuow.org TSA Relaxation On Sharp Objects Gets Criticism From Airline Workers A Supposedly Fun Vacation You Will Never Take Again http://kuow.org/post/supposedly-fun-vacation-you-will-never-take-again <p></p><p>The Carnival cruise ship passengers are home after a five days at sea without power or working toilets. &nbsp;Some vacation! Ross Reynolds hears from listeners about their worst travel experiences. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:50:41 +0000 producer 8332 at http://kuow.org