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Traveling off the tourist path. Talking about those places most tourists just don't know about because, well, nobody ever told them. Also travel tips and general information to make your trip a little easier, cheaper and more memorable.

The Traveling Fool Bob Bales

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Traveling off the tourist path. Talking about those places most tourists just don't know about because, well, nobody ever told them. Also travel tips and general information to make your trip a little easier, cheaper and more memorable.

    Ft Benton Montana, Old West Gunfights, A Mustachioed Madame and a Loyal Dog

    Ft Benton Montana, Old West Gunfights, A Mustachioed Madame and a Loyal Dog

    Ft Benton Montana is known as the birthplace of Montana. This beautiful town is a great place to visit and it has quite a History.

    Resources Mentioned in this episode:

    Historic Ft Benton

    The story of Shep

    The Grand Union Hotel

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    • 7 min
    Goliad Texas A Jewel on The Texas Independence Trail

    Goliad Texas A Jewel on The Texas Independence Trail

    A lot of people have heard about the Alamo in Texas where close to 200 defenders held off 4,000 Mexican troops for 13 days before falling. Few people outside of Texas have heard of Goliad, which played a huge part in Texas history.

    List of people and resources mentioned in the episode 

    The Alamo
    Mission Nuestra Señora del Espíritu Santo de Zúñiga
    Presidio La Bahia
    Fannin Battleground
    The Angel of Goliad
    Goliad Paddling Trail
    Goliad State Park
    Goliad Market Days
    Market House Museum
    South Wind Vineyard and Winery

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    • 9 min
    Uvalde Texas Home to Politicians, Outlaws and Actors

    Uvalde Texas Home to Politicians, Outlaws and Actors

    Uvalde Texas is a small country town that has quite a history. Uvalde is also home to Outlaws, Politicians, and Actors. 
    List of people and resources mentioned in the episode  
    Tom O’Folliard  
    King Fisher
    The Newton Gang
    Dolph Briscoe
    John Nance Garner
    Dale Evans
    Matthew McConaughey
    Garner House Museum
    Dolph Briscoe Art Collection 
    Aviation Museum at Garner Field
    Uvalde Grand Opera House
    Drive Tanks 
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    • 9 min
    The Traveling Fool Episode 6 / The Town Named After a Drunk

    The Traveling Fool Episode 6 / The Town Named After a Drunk

    In this episode, we will tell you about a town that was once one of the richest towns in America.

    • 6 min
    Episode 5 / Bantayan Island Philippines

    Episode 5 / Bantayan Island Philippines

    March 10, 2020
    Bob Bales
    10 Mar 2020: Episode 5 / Bantayan Island Philippines
    A short ferry ride off the coast of Cebu lies Bantayan Island with its beautiful beaches and laid back island life. Bantayan Island is a place where you can enjoy island life as it was meant to be without the crowds.
     
    ·      00:15 Show Intro
    ·      03:13 Island life
    ·      04:35 Sante Fe, Bantayan Island Philippines
    ·      06:02 Bantayan City
    ·      09:00 Virgin Beach, Bantayan Island
    ·      09:36 Mangrove Eco Park
    ·      11:13 Holy Week
            12:50 Fresh of the Boat
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    List of resources mentioned in the episode  
    Island Life
    St Peter and Paul Church Bantayan Island 
    Mangrove Eco Park
    Museum of West Bohemia
    Fresh of the boat
     
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    • 15 min
    The Traveling Fool Episode 4/ Palawan Military Museum

    The Traveling Fool Episode 4/ Palawan Military Museum

    3 March 2020: The Traveling Fool Episode 4/ Palawan Military Museum


    The island of Palawan in the Philippines is the site of the Palawan Military Museum, officially known as the Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum. In 1944 an incident occurred at the POW camp which would lead to a dramatic rescue that is still heralded as the most successful military rescue operation in us history.
     
    00:18 Show intro
    02:09 Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum
    05:59 POW Massacre at Camp 10A
    07:06 Iwahig Penal colony
    08:12 Raid at Cabanatuan
    List of resources mentioned in this episode
    Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Museum
    Massacre of POW's in Palawan
    Iwahig Penal Colony
    Raid at Cabanatuan


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    • 11 min

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