• Manassas National Battlefield Park: Civil War History and Preservation

    12 GIU 2024 · Tour of Manassas National Battlefield Park with on location experts and Darley Newman. Park Ranger Liz Hokanson and David Duncan from the American Battlefield Trust guide you through this site of two major Civil War battles in 1861 and 1862. Learn about the significance of these battles, the preservation efforts of the park and the value of this open space located just outside of Washington, D.C. in Prince William County, Northern Virginia. The podcast episode also highlights archaeological discoveries and the ongoing efforts of the American Battlefield Trust to safeguard these crucial destinations rich in American history. Darley also shares tips and insights for visiting this national park site. Learn more about Manassas National Battlefield Park, how to visit and preservation plans and challenges at http://battlefields.org. Stay tuned for more podcasts on battlefields and historic sites you can visit in the next “Travels with Darley” episodes.
    15 min. 42 sec.
  • Brussels: Chocolate, Jazz, and History with Local Experts

    5 GIU 2024 · Explore Brussels, Belgium’s capital, renowned for its exquisite chocolate, vibrant jazz scene, and historic architecture. Guided by a local expert and a top chocolatier, delve into the bustling Grand Place, savor an addictive chocolate workshop, and enjoy the city's rich cultural tapestry. Whether you're wandering through charming streets or tasting gourmet treats, the magic of Brussels through the eyes of those who know it best come alive as Darley joins locals, including Sasha Seggai and Laurent Gerbaud, for a tour. 
    8 min. 45 sec.
  • Discovering Dinant, Belgium's Musical & Adventure Gem

    29 MAG 2024 · Kayak to a castle, visit the birthplace of the inventor of the saxophone and use everyday objects to make musical instuments in a fairytale like setting in Dinant, Belgium. This city is a hidden travel gem located in the Ardennes, an area of lush forests and rolling hills. Host Darley Newman takes you on location from the iconic 13th-century Gothic cathedral and the imposing citadel perched high on a cliff to the birthplace of Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone. Experience the whimsical House of Pataphony and embark on a thrilling kayaking trip down the Lesse River, culminating in a dramatic view of the Gothic Revival Walzin Castle. This podcast episode in Europe offers practical travel tips and advice mixed with a behind the scenes look at how the Emmy Award-winning PBS team films adventure segments, something that’s not always easy from a canoe amid rough waters and hailstorms.   Whether you're a lover of history, music, or outdoor activities, Dinant promises to share dreamy European vibes and fantastical fun that flies under the radar. Well worth the visit! Don't forget to follow Darley on social media for real-time updates and more travel adventures @darleynewman on all platforms and @travelswithdarley on Facebook and subscribe to this podcast!
    11 min. 48 sec.
  • Breaking Barriers: Exploring Adapted Athletics in Tuscaloosa and Rama Jama’s

    22 MAG 2024 · Breakfast and learn at an iconic college town restaurant, Rama Jama’s, with Dr. Margaret Stran who helped pioneer the Adapted Athletics program at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where sports and accessibility converge. Dr. Stran shares its inspiring genesis and growth as Darley Newman tries the National Champ Biscuit breakfast. Next, step inside the largest and biggest facility dedicated to adapted athletes in the world, the Stran-Hardin Arena, to be a fly on the wall for the University of Alabama’s Women’s Wheelchair Basketball practice. Hear about the dedication of these athletes, including intricacies of the sport. Explore the thoughtfully designed locker rooms to understand how accessibility extends beyond the court, with every detail meticulously planned to accommodate athletes of all abilities, symbolizing a commitment to inclusivity beyond the court.
    16 min. 18 sec.
  • City Cafe & Nicks in the Sticks: Women-Owned Taste of Tuscaloosa

    15 MAG 2024 · Visit iconic women-owned Tuscaloosa establishments for flaming cocktails and classic meat and three: City Cafe and Nicks in the Sticks. From home-style meals at City Cafe with Geanie Brown to legendary cocktails at Nicks in the Sticks with Carla Moltz, discover the light-your-drink-on-fire flavors and stories that define Tuscaloosa, Alabama's dining scene. Tune in for a taste of Southern hospitality and local charm with Darley Newman exploring the culinary gems loved by University of Alabama students and locals alike.
    10 min.
  • Legendary BBQ: Dreamland BBQ & Thomas Rib Shack in Tuscaloosa

    8 MAG 2024 · Discover the fiery flavors of Tuscaloosa as Darley visits two beloved BBQ spots run by inspiring women. From Betsy McAtee's iconic Dreamland BBQ with its famous ribs to Sharon Thomas' cherished Thomas Rib Shack, indulge in generations of Southern tradition and taste. Join us for a sizzling tour through Tuscaloosa's BBQ legacy, where every bite is a celebration of community and culinary mastery.
    14 min. 27 sec.
  • Exploring Ottawa: History & Hidden Gems Along the Illinois River

    1 MAG 2024 · Uncover the rich history of Ottawa, Illinois, nestled along the banks of the Illinois River, by cycling, canoeing, and visiting small businesses. From American Indian heritage to the Irish immigrants who shaped its canal history, journey through this Midwestern gem close to Chicago, exploring its historic sites, charming neighborhoods, and vibrant local culture. Canoe the Illinois River and cycle along the I&M Canal and hear about the area’s history from Ana Koval of the Canal Corridor Association. Marvel at murals depicting American history and stroll Washington Square, the site of the first Lincoln-Douglas debates on August 21, 1858.
    13 min. 44 sec.
  • Streator Street Art & Sparkling Wine in Starved Rock Country, Illinois

    24 APR 2024 · Amid the Prairie State, street art, sparling wine and starved rock? Venture beyond popular Starved Rock State Park to discover the Illinois wine industry at August Hill Winery in Utica. Entrepreneur and vintner Mark Wenzel shares the secrets behind Illinois sparkling wine and its unique character shaped by the region's soil and climate. Delve into the vibrant street art scene in Streator, where over 40 pieces of public art adorn the cityscape thanks to the efforts of the Walldogs. Mayor Tara Bedei gives insight into Streator's transformation and the community's unwavering spirit. From sipping sparkling wine to marveling at larger-than-life murals, this episode highlights the passion of locals who are shaping the cultural landscape of their communities, inviting travelers to experience the heart and soul of LaSalle County.
    13 min. 33 sec.
  • Luxury Camping and Craft Cocktails: Camp Aramoni & Star Union Spirits in Illinois

    17 APR 2024 · How many times have had happy hour, bellied up to an Airstream travel trailer and surrounded by wildflowers? Or gone camping in a tent with high security? Explore luxury camping or “glamping” in Illinois by touring Camp Aramoni with entrepreneur Jennifer Bias. Located in LaSalle County close to popular Starved Rock State Park, travelers venture here to unwind in safari style tents, complete with s’mores and local spirits made from Illinois corn and popular for weddings. Learn about Camp Aramoni's transformation from a 19th-century brickyard to a haven for relaxation and adventure. Inside the camp’s luxe barn, meet Bob Windy of Star Union Spirits to taste a signature brandy old fashioned and learn about how he helped transform an old factory into the first licensed distillery in Peru in over 100 years.
    16 min. 47 sec.
  • Exploring Starved Rock State Park: Natural Wonders in Illinois

    10 APR 2024 · Illinois may be called the Prairie State, but in this Travels with Darley podcast episode, you’ll discover parts of the state where rock canyons, waterfalls and rivers remind us of the diversity of the terrain in Illinois. Less than an hour and a half southwest of Chicago, join Darley Newman to explore Starved Rock Country with Kathy Casstevens, who has frequented the park since childhood. Uncover the cultural and geological history of this park, where canyons are named after French explorers and frozen waterfalls in the winter serve as a playground for ice climbers. Get practical tips on where to stay, eat and other attractions in LaSalle County, as you take an immersive hike through Starved Rock State Park.  Learn more about the "Travels with Darley" series on PBS and streaming and visit darley-newman.com for more on how to listen to other content and watch the Emmy Award-nominated series.
    8 min. 48 sec.

An immersive travel journey from a local’s perspective to discover a destination’s history, culture and hidden gems for food, drinks, and places to visit. Join Emmy-award nominated PBS travel host...

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An immersive travel journey from a local’s perspective to discover a destination’s history, culture and hidden gems for food, drinks, and places to visit. Join Emmy-award nominated PBS travel host Darley Newman for the "Travels with Darley" podcast. Learn travel hacks, top restaurants for food and drinks, and must-visit attractions, all in the company of Darley and her local guides. Tune in every Wednesday for incredible adventures in the USA and international locations like Quebec, the Caribbean and Europe!

Visit Darley-Newman.com for more exclusive content, and for real-time travel tips, connect with @darleynewman on all social media platforms and @travelswithdarley on Facebook. Let 'Travels with Darley' redefine your travel experience – one podcast episode at a time.
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