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Hayley Arceneaux

Outer space probably isn’t in your travel plans this summer. But it could be soon. Last year, Hayley Arceneaux was a SpaceX crew member in the first all-civilian mission to orbit earth. Her upcoming book, Wild Ride: A Memoir of IV Drips and Rocket Ships, chronicles her unlikely journey from childhood cancer to space explorer. With Good Reason producer, Matt Darroch, has the story.

10 mins


Mara Scanlon (University of Mary Washington)

Mara Scanlon took her class of self-proclaimed “Whitmaniacs” to the Walt Whitman house in Camden, New Jersey. She says her students were awestruck by being in the intimate spaces where Whitman lived and breathed… including his bathroom.

17 mins

Sea, Sun and Stitches

Reya Farber (William & Mary)

Looking for a travel destination with bustling cities and breathtaking natural landscapes where you can also get affordable plastic surgery? Look no further than Thailand. Reya Farber says Thailand has become the global hub of medical tourism, or as some people call it: sea, sun, and stitches.

11 mins

See It For Yourself

Courtney Watson (Radford University)

From the Mississippi Delta to the dark sandy beaches of Iceland, Courtney Watson has racked up the frequent flier miles as a literary tourist. She takes us on tour of the literary South – sharing her experiences at the historical homes of Ernest Hemingway, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, and William Faulkner.

13 mins

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