Travel with APM's Performance Today host Fred Child on an eight-day classical music immersion experience in London. Gain access to the BBC studios, enjoy world-class performances in Royal Albert Hall, King's College, Cambridge, St. Martin in the Fields, and the Barbican, and much more. See the entire trip itinerary here!
Join Gary Eichten as he leads this custom MPR tour of Washington D.C. Guests will stay at the distinguished Renaissance Hotel in Penn Square within walking distance of the world-famous cherry blossoms trees, which will be in bloom. Guests will explore historic sites such as Mount Vernon and the Vietnam Memorial as well as the state-of-the art Newseum. Gary will interview significant broadcast correspondents at National Public Radio headquarters Studio One, where MPR President and CEO Jon McTaggart will also be in attendance. Guests will enjoy a private reception at the U.S. Capitol with members of the Minnesota delegation. Travelers will also attend a special pre-trip dinner at MPR Headquarters to meet fellow travelers and discuss the book and film "All the President's Men", widely regarded as the most compelling blend of journalism and Washington intrigue, resulting in the most famous political scandal in American history. Each guest will receive a commemorative Minnesota Public Radio cotton raglan baseball jersey with "Eichten" on the back.
This is a dream trip for public radio enthusiasts who want to experience rich, meaningful and transformational travel…and have a heckuva good time.
Master storyteller Kevin Kling leads travelers on an adventure through the Greece. Stories of gods and goddesses will be told, shared and explored in historic landmarks including ancient Greek theaters and archeological sites. Guests will gain unique perspective into the legends which comprise this nation's mythology. Travelers will participate in ad hoc storytelling workshops as they cruise to the sun-kissed islands of Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Crete and Santorini. They will attend dinner at MPR Headquarters prior to the trip to meet fellow travelers, MPR staff and discuss Homer's "The Odyssey" audio book narrated by the Ian McKellan. This book will take on a whole new meaning when guests explore Mycenae, a city closely linked to the Homeric epics. While on the trip, guests will engage with Kevin and a young Travel Scholar who will be fresh off a local stage presentation of "The Moth", the acclaimed live-stage storytelling competition and national public radio program. Together, Kevin and this young scholar will inspire guests with their passion for storytelling and help guests develop their own stories and the courage to share them. The trips wraps up at MPR headquarters where our curious and courageous travelers will gather one more time with Kevin to share the new stories of their rich experience.