Historian Elizabeth Archibald Examines Travel Tips From Medieval Times
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. Labor Day being a big travel holiday, historian Elizabeth Archibald looked back at travel tips from Medieval times. In the Washington Post, she finds that, like today, Medieval travelers were offered tips on lodging, local phrases, food to carry like cured tongue and sights to see, mostly shrines. Then there's this travel warning by a pilgrim going by boat - book early, or you'll get a smelly seat. It's MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.