Tuesday, January 30, 2018

We discover Kalaupapa, the last Leper Colony in the USA, plus other unusual Travel Destinations

Yunche Wilson of TripHop.com joins the podcast to discuss some unusal but worthwhile destinations. (Forest Bathing in Japan? Yes!)
   Plus Hawkeye shares the one of his favorite spots, that few would ever consider visiting. 

Find Out More About Kalaupapa - 
The Last Leper Colony in the United States

   Located on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai, Kalaupapa was established as a Leper Colony by the the Hawaiian King Kamehameha V in 1866.
   The colony was on a isolated piece of land only accessible by boat or by a rugged trail down the cliffs pictured above. If you were diagnosed with leprosy, you would be sent to this isolated rugged facility to live the rest of your life. 
   Leprosy, or Hansen's Disease as it is known now, has been curable for decades. In 1969, the people of Kalaupapa were free to leave, as leprosy is no longer a threat. However, the people of this remote peninsula  had made their home and a community on this isolated piece of paradise and few chose to leave.

   It was been over 40 years since any new patient have been brought to Kalaupapa, but there are still a few surviving residents of the colony.  Today,  visitors are welcomed, if they care to hike the rugged trail to their small isolated town. Less than 15 surviving residents of Kalaupapa remain.  The US Government is converting  the colony into a National Park, and will become one when the last resident of Kalaupapa passes. 

The quaint homes in the village of Kalaupapa

A paradise that few people wanted to leave

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Podcast Episode 44 - Travel Writer Tim Neville discusses his travels to ski resorts in both South and North Korea

Travel Writer Tim Neville has written for the New York Times, Outside Magazine and SKI Magazine to name a few.
   We discuss his recent travels to South Korea and his preview of the Winter Olympics. Plus we talk about skiing in North Korea, Kosovo and other unusal winter stops.

Tim Neville's Article of the Skiing Scene in 

Read About Tim's Exploits Skiing in North Korea - Courtesy of SKI Magazine

The Jackson Hole of Europe?  Read Tim Neville's article on Skiing in Kosovo

Read More Abut Tim's Travels:  TimNeville.net

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Episode 43 - Skiing in Utah

Paul Marshall from Ski Utah discusses the amazing variety of ski resorts that Utah has to offer and why it's the Greatest Snow on Earth (really it is!)

Utah's Ski Resorts -

Ski City USA - Salt Lake City

Park City