Author James Rollins, Kenya, America's Whiskey Trail and Founders' Homes

Rye Old Fashion.  Photo (c) Krista via Creative Commons
Rye Old Fashion. Photo (c) Krista via Creative Commons

Giraffe on a lunch break. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick

 

Explore Kenya, America's History from the Whiskey Trail and Founding Fathers, meet bestselling author James Rollins and learn about Sri Lanka and Belize on today's World Footprints show.

Kenya is called the "Heart of Africa" and is considered to be the cradle of civilization.  With history that rich and a diverse community of tribes and natural resources, Jacinta Zioka from Kenya Tourism, says that everyone should visit her country at least once in their lifetime.  We sat down with Jacinta to learn why Kenya is so special and how over 42 different tribes are able to effectively coexhist.

For action-adventure author James Rollins, his travels, adventures and interests play a critical role in the development of his thrillers.  In his new book, The Bone Labyrinth, James used his training as a veternarian to explore the question of human development and intelligence.  He takes us to mankind's next leap and presents the question of our fate as a species.

Accordingly to Saturday Evening Post contributor, Todd Pitock, we can learn a lot about American history through understanding the progresssion of whiskey.  Todd takes us along America's multi-state Whiskey Trail and gives us a history lesson between sips.

American history can also be understood through the perspective of our Founders homes, accordingly to author Myron Magnet.  In his book, "The Founders at Home:  The Building of America" Myron says that the architectural styles of our Founders reflects their social consciousness and their ideals for America's future at the time.

We walked along the floor of the New York Times Travel Show (#NYTTravelShow) and spoke to representatives from Sri Lanka and Belize.

 

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Belize Tourism

Sri Lanka Tourism

 

 

Author James Rollins, Kenya, America's Whiskey Trail and Founders' Homes by WorldFootprints

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 8:00pm

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