24 episodes

The Discovery Map Travel Podcast takes you on a journey each week to a unique destination through the eyes of someone who is an expert on that area. Join us as we dissect each locale and get down to what each place is really about and exactly why we would want to experience it. You never know what you might find out, you might just be inspired to add a destination to your bucket list that you have never considered before.

Discovery Map Travel Podcast Mark Ciociola

    • Places & Travel
    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

The Discovery Map Travel Podcast takes you on a journey each week to a unique destination through the eyes of someone who is an expert on that area. Join us as we dissect each locale and get down to what each place is really about and exactly why we would want to experience it. You never know what you might find out, you might just be inspired to add a destination to your bucket list that you have never considered before.

    Ep. 24: Russia - Part 2

    Ep. 24: Russia - Part 2

    This is part two of our conversation with Francis Tapon about Russia. We not only talk about visiting Russia, but we also talk about its culture, its politics, its relationship with the west and so much more. Francis is the author of The Hidden Europe - What Eastern Europeans Can Teach Us, Hike Your Own Hike and he is currently working on a book entitled The Unseen Africa due out in 2020.
    Francis Tapon’s Websites:
    http://francistapon.com
    http://TheHiddenEurope.com
    http://Africa54.com
    Links to things mentioned in the episode:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masha_and_the_Bear
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaliningrad
    http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/?lng=en
    https://www.rt.com
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazan
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yekaterinburg
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Siberian_Railway
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamchatka_Peninsula
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladivostok
    https://www.couchsurfing.com
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borscht
    https://www.bolshoi.ru/en/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Josef_Land
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svalbard

    • 36 min
    Ep. 23: Russia - Part 1

    Ep. 23: Russia - Part 1

    On this episode we are going to be talking with Francis Tapon about Russia. We not only talk about visiting Russia, but we also talk about its culture, its politics, its relationship with the west and so much more. Francis is the author of The Hidden Europe - What Eastern Europeans Can Teach Us, Hike Your Own Hike and he is currently working on a book entitled The Unseen Africa due out in 2020.
    Francis Tapon’s Websites:
    http://francistapon.com
    http://TheHiddenEurope.com
    http://Africa54.com
    Links to things mentioned in the episode:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masha_and_the_Bear
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaliningrad
    http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/?lng=en
    https://www.rt.com
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazan
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yekaterinburg
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Siberian_Railway
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamchatka_Peninsula
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladivostok
    https://www.couchsurfing.com
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borscht
    https://www.bolshoi.ru/en/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Josef_Land
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svalbard

    • 40 min
    Ep. 22: Carefree & Cave Creek, Arizona

    Ep. 22: Carefree & Cave Creek, Arizona

    On this episode, we travel to the old west of Carefree & Cave Creek, Arizona with our guests Diane Schure & Evelyn Johnson. 
    Links to this episode's sponsors:
    http://www.sanderson-ford.com
    http://haroldscorral.com
    Links to things mentioned in the episode:
    http://cavecreekmuseum.org
    http://haroldscorral.com
    http://www.bigearlsgreasyeats.com
    http://oreganos.com/locations/cave-creek/
    http://www.bryansbarbecue.com
    https://buffalochipsaloon.com
    http://cartwrightsmoderncuisine.com
    https://carefreepumpkingarden.com
    https://wildwestdayscavecreek.com
    http://www.sonoranartsleague.org/hidden_in_the_hills_studio_tou.php
    http://carefreetea.com
    http://cafebink.com
    Follow Mark:
    https://www.instagram.com/markmapstheworld/
    Follow Discovery Map:
    https://www.instagram.com/discovery_map/
    Upload your travel photos to Instagram and use the #DiscoveryMap

    • 49 min
    Ep. 21: Beaufort, South Carolina

    Ep. 21: Beaufort, South Carolina

    On this episode of the Discovery Map Travel Podcast we learn about the second oldest settlement in South Carolina, we talk about authentic vs. contrived tourist destinations and we learn what makes Grand Live Oaks so special…as we talk to Billy Keyserling, the mayor of Beaufort, SC.
    Links to things mentioned in the episode:
    Billy Keyserling’s site - http://mayorbilly.com
    http://www.cityofbeaufort.org
    http://www.beaufortsc.org
    http://spanishmosstrail.com
    https://www.bftwaterfestival.com
    http://www.downtownbeaufort.com/beaufort-shrimp-festival
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Sheldon_Church_Ruins
    http://breakwatersc.com
    https://www.facebook.com/TheOldBullTavern/
    http://www.saltusrivergrill.com
    http://redrooster.letseat.at
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Steamer-Oyster-and-Steakhouse/117325684951864
    Follow Mark:
    https://www.instagram.com/markmapstheworld/
    Follow Discovery Map:
    https://www.instagram.com/discovery_map/
    Upload your travel photos to Instagram and use the #DiscoveryMap
     

    • 47 min
    Ep. 20: Providence, Rhode Island

    Ep. 20: Providence, Rhode Island

    On this episode we talk with Elise Swearingen from GoProvidence.com. We talk to her about this capital city located in the smallest state in the USA. You can follow them here: 
    Twitter: @ProvidenceRI
    Instagram: @GoProvidence
    Links mentioned in the episode:
    http://www.pvdairport.com
    http://www.goprovidence.com
    http://www.july4thbristolri.com
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Baptist_Church_in_America
    http://whitehorsenewport.com
    http://risdmuseum.org
    http://www.alexandanicitycenter.com/ice-skating
    http://www.childrenmuseum.org
    http://www.rwpzoo.org
    http://federalhillprov.com
    http://waterfire.org
    http://bignazo.com
    http://www.frogandtoadstore.com
    http://homestyleri.com
    http://www.olneyvillenewyorksystem.com
    http://losandesri.com
    http://providencecoalfiredpizza.com
    https://www.scialobakery.com
     
    Follow Mark:
    https://www.instagram.com/markmapstheworld/
    Follow Discovery Map:
    https://www.instagram.com/discovery_map/
    Upload Your Travel Photos to Instagram using #DiscoveryMap for a chance to win $100!

    • 31 min
    Ep. 19: Crystal Coast, North Carolina

    Ep. 19: Crystal Coast, North Carolina

    On this episode we talk with Carol Lohr from the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority about this picturesque region along the North Carolina coast. 
    Crystal Coast Tourism Authority
    http://www.crystalcoastnc.org
    Episode Sponsors:
    http://ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com
    http://www.hungrytowntours.com
    Links mentioned in the episode:
    http://beaufortncevents.com
    http://beauforthistoricsite.org
    http://www.crystalcoastlady.com
    https://www.nps.gov/calo/index.htm
    http://www.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park
    http://www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores
    http://www.tryonpalace.org
    http://www.circa-81.com
    http://ncseafoodfestival.org
    http://www.newportpigcooking.com
    https://mumfest.com
    http://www.swansborofestivals.com
    http://www.thebigrock.com
    Follow Mark:
    https://www.instagram.com/markmapstheworld/
    Follow Discovery Map:
    https://www.instagram.com/discovery_map/
    Follow Discovery Map of the Crystal Coast:
    https://www.instagram.com/discoverymap_crystalcoast/
    Upload Your Travel Photos to Instagram using #DiscoveryMap for a chance to win!
     

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Francis Tapon ,

Informative travel podcast

Mark is a great host.
If you're looking for inspiration and a kick in the pants to get you to travel, this is it.

mabrouhaha ,

Discovery Map Podcast

informative!

VacDreams ,

Wonderful Destinations

These are very well done interviews. It's like listening to stories of far away places. Mark Ciociola's guests are extremely informed about their wonderful destinations and Mark asks a lot of helpful questions. My family and I have been to Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. Santa is exactly right; it's absolutely beautiful! And he supplied plenty of great information that we were not aware of at the time. The Block Island talk is filled with a lot of interesting information as well. On a clear day you can see Block Island from Montauk Point, N.Y. I've seen the island many times. Now after listening to everything Jessica tells us about it, clearly, it's time to go. Just listening to the sound and pace of Manchan Magan's voice, you are totally feeling Ireland. Fascinating! Great work Mark.

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