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Smart Travels Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa: Maui & Hawaiis Big Island / Oahu & Kauai
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    Two episodes plus bonus clips: Maui & Hawaii's Big Island: Pacific cultures converge on Hawaii. Rudy begins on Maui, where he braves the twisting road to Hana past waterfalls and tropical splendor. Fire-dancers light up the night sky, and we sway to slack-key guitar. Later, Rudy hops over to Hawaii's Big Island for ancient petroglyphs and a helicopter tour of the world's most active volcano. *Silver Telly Award--Travels and Tourism Oahu & Kauai: Sunning, swimming, and surfing at Waikiki Beach...

    Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Medieval Europe / Four Great Cities of Europe
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      Two episodes plus bonus clips: Medieval Europe: Moody ruins, tippy towers, cobbled streets, sparkling mosaics, monasteries, castles, and cathedrals are the stuff of tourist dreams. We revisit some favorites and a few new sights as we make sense out of a fascinating thousand years--from the fall of Rome to the dawn of the Renaissance. We sort it out with short itineraries in Ireland, Austria, Germany, and France. Four Great Cities of Europe: London, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. Big cities are...

      Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa:  Venice / Genoa and ItalianRiviera
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        Two episodes plus bonus clips: Surrender to the charms of magical Venice. Tour the famous sites - Piazza San Marco, the fairytale Basilica of San Marco and the Rialto Bridge. Escape the crowds in Dorsoduro and Cannaregio; take a dreamy gondola ride and visit a traditional Venetian mask shop. On Murano and Burano, discover hand blown glass, lace and the birthplace of Venice. * CINE Golden Eagle Award * Silver Telly Award-Documentary * Silver Telly Award-Music The Italian Riviera! Seek la dolce...

        Smart Travels Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa: Sydney Australia / Queensland Australia
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          Two episodes plus bonus clips: Australia's stunning metropolis, Sydney seduces with its glorious harbor, carefree attitude and sunny beaches. From the Opera House to the Harbor Bridge to Circular Quay, Rudy basks in the sights along the harbor. Then, it's pub hopping in the old Rocks quarter, admiring aboriginal art, and a watery adventure at the aquarium. Excursions take us surfing at Bondi beach and exploring the cliffs and rain forests of the Blue Mountains. Sun-washed beaches, chic...

          Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa:  Switzerland & the Alps / Christmas in Switzerland
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            Two episodes plus bonus clips: The Swiss Alps reverberate with cowbells, accordions, and laughter. We home base in the year-round playground of Interlaken, the town between two lakes. We sail across glacial Lake Brienz, famous for its beautiful wood carving. We head to spectacular Lauterbrunnen Valley for a heart-stopping gondola ride to alpine heights, and hike past flower-filled meadows and mountain chalets. Then it's off to vibrant Zurich for shopping, chocolate and tasty Swiss cuisine. Hot...

            Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa:  Stockholm & Sweden; Oslo & Norway
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              Two episodes plus bonus clips: Sweden is a natural-born beauty, with luxuriant landscapes and sleek style. We cruise Stockholm's archipelago, visit a designer hotel and sip cocktails in a lounge built completely of ice! We stroll Karl Milles sculpture garden, and admire the Vasa, a preserved 17th century warship. Then it's off to the woodsy Kingdom of Crystal where we peek in on glass artists and get rowdy at a traditional herring dinner. We pay tribute to a medieval castle once called the key...

              Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa:  Sicily / Milan & Lake Como
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                Two episodes plus bonus clips: Milan symbolizes 21st century Italy--a center for finance and fashion. We explore Italy's most extravagant Gothic cathedral,check out Leonardo's Last Supper and shop, shop, shop. The Milan Design Museum shows how, for locals, everyday life is art. We train north to Lake Como, ferry-hop lakeside villages, and explore elegant villas and historic Villa D'Este Hotel. A side trip to ancient Bergamo and a festival in the Valtellina complete our journey. Once the hub of...

                Smart Travels Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa: Shanghai / Hong Kong
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                  Two episodes plus bonus clips: China's new powerhouse, Shanghai dazzles with fantastic skyscrapers, non-stop shopping and delicious dining. From traditional Tai Chi in the parks and tea houses to market madness and tumbling acrobats, Rudy explores tradition and modernity in this burgeoning city. Excursions to the gardens of Suzhou and the canal town Zhouzhuang bring the ancient past alive. *CINE Golden Eagle Award We get a Pacific Rim rush when we visit energetic, ever-changing Hong Kong. On a...

                  Smart Travels Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa: San Francisco / Seattle / Vancouver & Victoria
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                    Three episodes plus bonus clips: San Francisco revels in art, diversity and food. Chinatown is a feast for the senses, the Asian Art Museum a must-see. We get savvy on sourdough and tour notorious Alcatraz Island. The Haight neighborhood harkens back to the summer of love, and North Beach serves hospitality and espresso. Crossing the Golden Gate, Rudy heads to Napa Valley wine country. Seattle combines city life with the great outdoors. Rudy explores downtown, samples micro brews and lattes,...

                    Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Salzburg & the Lakes District / Vienna & the Danube
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                      Two episodes plus bonus clips: In musical Salzburg, Rudy visits the grand Cathedral, takes a funicular to Europe's greatest medieval fort, and shops baroque streets from the time of Mozart. And he visits the home where young Amadeus composed his first masterpiece. At Salzburg's prince-archbishops palace, secret passions are revealed. And finally, Rudy relaxes in Sound of Music land, the Salzkammergut Lakes District. *Silver Telly Award--Travel and Tourism *CINE Golden Eagle Award...

                      Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Paris / Provence
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                        Two episodes plus bonus clips: Paris, city of style, art and pastries. Experience extraordinary art: the Impressionist at Musee D'Orsay and the sculpture garden at the Rodin. Hit the sites: Notre Dame, Pompidou Center, Eiffel Tower. Stroll through parks, markets and cafes. Explore neighborhoods: the Marais, lovely Place des Vosges, the Latin Quarter and artistic Montmartre. TIPS on riding the Metro, buying museum passes, and shopping for bread, cheese, ham and pastries. Sun, olive trees and...

                        Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Out of Rome / Croatias Dalmatian Coast
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                          Two episodes plus bonus clips: Out of Rome: We leave the eternal city behind by way of the famous Apian Way to explore the environs of Rome. First it's the majesty of Emperor Hadrian's villa and lakes of the Alban Hills. Next, it's south to the ancient seaport of Ostia, Rome's Pompeii. Along the way we sample olive oil, stop at the ancients' favorite beach and visit a medieval hilltop town. Our own five-star villa is a retreat fit for an emperor. Croatia's Dalmatian Coast: Europe's best kept...