Category Archives: Travels Abroad

TRR: Episode 74, “Under a Wine Glass”



Success, found, lost and searched for, is the theme of our story this week.

“Under a Wine Glass” (1919) by Ellen La Motte

The Reader

TRT: 24:49

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com.


TRR: Episode 72, “A Bundle of Letters From Over the Sea”



The lost art of letter writing is the subject of this week’s show, as we share a letter about the first leg of a tour of Europe.

In the letter, the author describes a transatlantic crossing aboard the RMS Etruria, a real vessel.

“A Bundle of Letters From Over the Sea” (1890) by Louise B. Robinson

The Reader

TRT: 20:01

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com.


TRR: Episode 27, “The Emerald Isle”



In this episode, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we take a short journey to the Emerald Isle herself, Ireland.

“The Wearing of the Green” by Anonymous
“The Harp” (1840) by Anonymous, from “The Irish Penny Journal”
“Rain Song” and “Irish Idyl” from “Sprays of Shamrock” (1914) by Clinton Scollard
“The Leprechawn” and “The Banshee” from “Irish Wonders” (1888) by D.R. McAnally, Jr.
“The Faires’ Dancing Place” by William Carleton
“The New Life in Ireland” from “Just Irish” (1911) by Charles Battell Loomis
“The Green Little Shamrock of Ireland” by Andrew Curry

The Reader

TRT: 28:19

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com and Archive.org. “Though the Last Glimpse of Erin” performed by Michael J. O’Donnell.


TRR: Episode 26, “The Great White North”



Our neighbor to the North, Canada, is the subject of this week’s show. Specifically, immigration to that proud and native land. Starting in the early 19th Century, a great wave of immigrants made their way to the Dominion to start a new life in a land of promise and opportunity lacking in Britain and Europe. Many guidebooks were available for the new prospective citizen of Canada, from which we share a small selection.

“Pictures of Canadian Life” (1886) by J. Ewing Richie
“The Great Dominion” from “Peeps at Many Lands: Canada” (1909) by J.T Bealby
“Canada and the British Immigrant” (1914) by Emily P. Weaver
“Fifty Below Zero” from “Peeps at Many Lands: Canada” (1909) by J.T Bealby
“O, Canada” (1908) By Robert Stanley Weir

The Reader

TRT: 26:47

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com, Archive.org, and Librivox.org. “O, Canada” performed by Christiane Levesque.


TRR: Episode 20, “Blue Hawaii”



As we dig out from the remnants of the blizzard of ’16, Snowzilla, perhaps it would be a good time to visit a tropical paradise. In this episode, we take to the warmer, inviting climes of Hawaii…

“A Smile of Fortune” an excerpt from “‘Twixt Land & Sea” by Joseph Conrad

“The Bright Land” from “The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands & the Philippines” (1916) by Isabel Anderson

“The Lovers,” an excerpt from “Ballads” (1895) by Robert Louis Stevenson

An excerpt from “Our Little Hawaiian Cousin” (1902) by Mary Hazelton Wade

“Love-Life in a Lanai” from “South-Sea Idyls” (1873) by Charles Warren Stoddard

“Aloha Oe (Farewell to Thee)” by Queen Liliukalani

The Reader

TRT: 42:07

The musical accompaniment for the show is provided through the kind generosity of Incompetech.com and Archive.org.