Travel Hour host Matthew Stevenson speaks with guide and historian Bulent Yilmaz Korkmaz of Crowded House Tours in Turkey, about the 1915 Battle of Gallipoli, fought for the control of the narrow straits of the Dardanelles—not far from ancient Troy.
Travel Hour host Matthew Stevenson visits Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and goes around with Taib and Damir, two guides with Funky Sarajevo, a locally-operated tour company, which is part of the renaissance of the city that was earlier synonymous with war and suffering.
Travel Hour host Matthew Stevenson visits the home in Edinburgh, Scotland, where the writer Robert Louis Stevenson grew up and where he lived well into his twenties. Matthew speaks with the current owner of the house, John Macfie, and explains to listeners how they can stay overnight in the home.
Travel Hour host Matthew Stevenson visits the Chester A. Arthur Cottage (it belonged to the president's father, before he emigrated to North America) and speaks with Ms. May Kirkpatrick about the Arthur family's roots in Ulster.
Travel Hour host Matthew Stevenson speaks with Damian Sadie, general manager of Rovos Rail, the private luxury railways located in Pretoria, South Africa, and with railroad excursions—of the highest standards—across southern Africa.
Travel Hour host Matthew Stevenson speaks with his son, Charles Stevenson, a biology student at UCL in London, about his travels around Indochina and Vietnam.
Novelist, historian, and investigative journalist Jim Hougan talks with host Matthew Stevenson about traveling in and around Havana, Cuba, now that American sanctions and restrictions have eased.
Patrick Strauch, executive director of the Maine Forest Products Council, takes host Matthew Stevenson and Travel Hour listeners on an extended tour of the woods in northern Maine, up Mount Katahdin, and down the Allagash River.
Tuscan winemaker Alessandra Casini Bindi Sergardi speaks with host Matthew Stevenson about the art of making Chianti Classico and some other wines from her family's estate in the heart of Italy.
Host Matthew Stevenson interviews Chattanooga historian Ralph Brown about the Civil War battles in 1863 at Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, and Missionary Ridge.
Host Matthew Stevenson visits the Dieppe Raid Museum on the coast of France and hears about the disaster that awaited Canadian and Allied soldiers when they attacked German fortifications there in summer 1942.
A casualty of the wars in Iraq includes the recent Islamic State attacks the classical ruins at Hatra, Iraq, near the city of Mosul. Scholar and writer Fatema Fsoudavar Farmanfarmaeeian speaks with host Matthew Stevenson about the threats and greatness of the classical cultural sites around western Asia.
Host Matthew Stevenson visits the presidential home in Ohio of Rutherford B. Hayes, who was a decorated Civil War veteran and noted lawyer, before he was elected president in 1876.
Host Matthew Stevenson visits the 1918 U.S. Marine Corps battlefield at Belleau Wood, France, near to the River Marne and Chateau Thierry, and the scenes of desperate fighting that helped establish the modern reputation of the USMC.
Calcutta director of Indian Mother and Child, Dr. Sujit Brahmochary remembers his early days working as a physician for Mother Teresa, winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace. Host Matthew Stevenson.