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!
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.
Perfect for insatiable readers: Travel with MPR's Kerri Miller on an eight-day journey to explore the Parisian life of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Experience meals, guided literary conversation and insight at the sites where Fitz and the Lost Generation frequented. See the entire trip itinerary here!
Gary's been workin' his rolodex and has invited some of his favorite Midday guests currently living in the D.C. area to join our group at meals at no extra cost to our group. Enjoy conversations with Cokie Roberts, veteran NPR journalist and commentator; Norm Ornstein, Political Scientist and Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, author and frequent contributor The Washington Post and co-writer of McCain-Feingold Act of 2002; Barbara Bodine, former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, who currently directs the Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative & lectures at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs; Michael Hurley, former CIA officer and Edina native, Hurley was senior counsel and director of the Counterterrorism Policy Review of the National Commission on the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2011 and Vin Weber, former U.S. Congressman from Minnesota, currently managing partner of the Washington D.C. branch of lobbying firm Clark & Weinstock. And Senator Amy Klobuchar and members of the MN Delegation will welcome you with a special reception just for our group at the U.S. Capitol.