Month: July 2016

Travel Canada: Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journeys

Travel Canada: Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journeys

(This story was originally published in 2012 and has been updated to reflect changes in classes of service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.)

Now that our “Travel Canada” series has completed its tour of British Columbia, it’s time to head to the Canadian Rockies and the gateway cities of Calgary and Edmonton which lie just to the east.

Rocky Mountaineer in the Canadian Rockies. Location is at Morant's Curve near Lake Louise, Alberta.While you can drive or fly from B.C. to Alberta, think about taking the 21st century version of a 19th century mode of transportation: The train.

Two rail companies can carry you east: The Rocky Mountaineer, an excursion train that runs between British Columbia and Alberta, and Via Rail Canada, which offers coast-to-coast rail service.

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Internet Radio Show: “Cuba, Libre?” and Travel to Cuba Highlighted

Internet Radio Show: “Cuba, Libre?” and Travel to Cuba Highlighted

Cuba is one of the hot, trendy travel destinations for Americans and in his feature-length documentary film, Cuba, Libre?, Tales Told From The Road publisher, Dick Jordan, traces the history of travel to that so-near-yet-so-far-for-so-long Caribbean island from the early decades of the 20th century to the present day.

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On Sunday, July 17, 2016, Jordan and fellow travel writers Monica Mary Conrady, Lee Daley, and M.J. Pramik, who appear in Jordan’s Cuba documentary, discuss the film, and travels to Cuba and other places, yesterday with Melinda Adams, host of the two-hour long “Lilycat on Stuff” show on San Francisco’s FCC Free Radio.

You can listen to the podcast of the show on the Tales Told From The Road SoundCloud Channel.

(Thanks to Linda Watanbe McFerrin of Left Coast Writers for arranging the appearance of Dick Jordan and his colleagues on the “Lilycat on Stuff” show. Left Coast Writers members, who pen books, articles and stories covering a wide-range of literary genres, are guests on that FCC Free Radio show on one Sunday each month.)

Dick Jordan “Spotlighted” by MarinTV

Dick Jordan “Spotlighted” by MarinTV

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Public access television station MarinTV, operated by the Community Media Center of Marin in San Rafael, California, has placed Tales Told From The Road publisher, Dick Jordan, in the “Producer Spotlight” on its Website.

Jordan joined the non-profit Media Center in 2012. Including his 2016 feature-length documentary, Cuba, Libre?, and its trailer, he has produced twenty-one shows for the station since 2013. Many of those shows have aired on other public access television stations across the U.S.

The documentary aired on MarinTV in January, 2016, has had three public screenings in the San Francisco Bay Area, and four more are being scheduled during August through January, 2017.

Cuba, Libre? traces the history of travel to Cuba by Americans from the early decades of the 20th century to the present day.

It was shown at the Visual Radio Television Network Film Festival in Oakland, California on April 30, 2016 and is under consideration at several other U.S. film festivals that will take place later this year.