Travel

The Texas Public Radio travel program is designed to provide an opportunity for TPR listeners to visit the people and places they hear about everyday.  Since December 2007, more than 150 individuals have participated in 15 tours to diverse countries such as China, Peru, Russia, Italy, Germany, Egypt, Thailand, Costa Rica and Cuba. Texas Public Radio partners primarily with Collette Vacations on these tours.  A family owned and operated travel company, Collette Vacations has been leading tours since 1918.  They focus on the history, culture, architecture, environment, and people of each destination, and they are considered one of the best tour operators in the United States and Canada.

'Hearsing Around' On A Cross-Country Trip

Apr 29, 2016
Courtesy Judy Peterson

“My mom loved to travel, but she couldn’t afford to go as often as she liked.”

Judy Peterson recalls her mother’s insatiable desire to travel, put into perspective by her “more practical” aunt Helen.

“Mom kept telling Helen over and over, that she really wanted to travel, she had bad cabin fever, and Helen was more practical, she said ‘Mary, the girls need clothes, you need to buy them clothes.’ And mom said ‘They’ll outgrow the clothes, but they won’t outgrow the trip.’”

Virginia Alvino / Texas Public Radio News

Frontier Airlines will begin service in San Antonio this year. The announcement was made Tuesday.

Frontier will provide direct flights from San Antonio to Philadelphia, a route not currently offered. It will also add more direct flights to Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Denver, where the company is based.

Last year City Council approved a program to provide financial incentives for airlines to begin serving San Antonio. City Councilman Joe Krier says this announcement shows the program is working, and is an important development for tourists and businesses alike.

Summer is more than half over. What can you do to get the most out of it in Texas?

American Airlines recently unveiled its 787-8 Dreamliner. It carries 226 passengers, 198 of them in coach — and industry insiders have said if you’re not in first class, the airplane is uncomfortable for long trips. But the silver lining could be that when you get to the airport, you might almost mistake it for a shopping mall.

San Antonio On NYT’s Places To Visit In 2015

Jan 9, 2015

San Antonio has made it to a very exclusive list — NYT Travel’s “52 Places To Go In 2015.” In a list headlined by Milan (Italy), Cuba, Philadelphia, Yellowstone National Park, and the Elqui Valley in Chile, the Alamo City comes in at No. 36, one of 12 U.S. destinations to make the cut. The others are Orlando, Lower Manhattan, Steamboat Springs in Colorado, Cleveland, New Orleans, Bend (OR), The Catskills, Miami Beach, Tulsa, and the Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico. The expanded River Walk and the area’s colonial missions, the Briscoe Western Art Museum, the Tobin Center For The Performing Arts, and the upcoming opening of the Hotel Emma, housed in a former 19th century brewery, all get a mention.

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