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Smart Travels Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa: New Zealands South Island / New Zealands North Island
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    Two episodes plus bonus clips: The South Island of New Zealand weaves Kiwi culture with scenic splendor. The vineyards of Marlborough bring this country's wines to the world stage. At a local artists' colony, Rudy learns Maori bone carving. Breathtaking Queenstown draws adventurers from around the world. We brave white-water rapids on river boards and ride a hot air balloon for soaring views of Lord of the Rings country. With spectacular seismic activity, fascinating plant and animal life, and...

    Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Rome / Naples & Amalfi Coast
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      Two episodes plus bonus clips. We begin in ancient Rome: the Forum, Palatine Hill, Colosseum, and Baths of Caracalla. See modern Roman life on the streets, in cafes, pizzerias and gelaterias. Detour to Vatican City, then shop the Corso & relax at the Spanish Steps. City walks in the historic center and shady Trastevere. Naples is an ideal launching point for exploring ancient Pompeii and the devastation of Mount Vesuvius. Trek across an active volcano, then to stylish Sorrento, sample luscious...

      Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Italys Bologna & Emilia Romagna / Veneto & Dolomites
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        Two episodes plus bonus clips: Bologna & Emilia Romagna: Known for wheels of golden cheese, sweet prosciutto and divine vinegar, this slice of Northern Italy is a feast. We eat our way across the region, taking in glorious art and culture: cheese and mosaics in Parma, Balsamic vinegar and racecars in Modena, ham, pasta and university life in Bologna. An excursion to the mountainous Apennines, a trip to Ravenna's sixth-century mosaics and a beach resort at Rimini round out the adventure. *New...

        Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa:  London / English Countryside
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          Two episodes plus bonus clips: London came close to ruling the world. With a legacy that includes Shakespeare and the Beatles, London endlessly reinvents itself. Sip tea and savor traditional sights such as Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard. See where Charles Dickens penned Oliver Twist, and get a birds-eye view of contemporary London from the London Eye observation wheel. Check out the art at the newly opened Tate Modern Art Museum. The English Countryside outside of London...

          Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Irelands West Coast  / Dublin & Beyond
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            Two episodes plus bonus clips: We're blessed with a bit of Irish luck as we take on Ireland's ruggedly beautiful West Coast. We start in Galway shopping for Irish crystal and Celtic jewelry. Then it's a boat trip to the fabled Aran Islands where we reach breathless heights at a Stone Age fort and ferret out traditional hand-knit sweaters. Heading south, we pass through the eerie landscape of the Burren, sample Irish folk music, and binge on a medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle. In the forests...

            Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Germanys Romantic Road / Rhine & Mosel Rivers / Prague & Budapest
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              Three episodes plus bonus clips: Germany's Romantic Road: We start in Wurzburg at the Baroque Bishop's Palace and a wine festival. Next an auto museum in a Renaissance Castle. In Dinkelsbuhl we celebrate the day the children saved the town with music and historic re-enactments, then finish in Rothenburg, Germany's best-preserved medieval-walled city. Rhine & Mosel Rivers: After a visit to the ancient Roman city of Trier we head up the Mosel River to vineyards and medieval fortresses. Then...

              Smart Travels Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa: Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta / Mexico City & Ixtapa
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                Two episodes plus bonus clips: Guadalajara is alive with mariachi music, colonial architecture, and passionate artists. Rudy explores the rich history and culture of the most Mexican of cities. And he takes in the art scene from papier-mache pinatas to dramatic Orozco murals. A tequila factory tour reveals secrets of great margaritas. Then it's an easy hop to the coast where Puerto Vallarta's traditions thrive along side new resorts. Mexico City is modern, crowded, cosmopolitan, and steeped in...

                Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Florence / Italian Hilltowns
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                  Two episodes plus bonus clips: Rich in art, Florence brings the Renaissance to life. Visit the great museums: the Uffizi, Bargello, and Accademia, as well as the landmarks of the Renaissance, the Duomo, Baptistery and Giotto's Tower. Beat the crowds in peaceful Oltrarno. An excursion outside of town leads to a Medici villa, a sleepy Tuscan town and a museum with inventions by Leonardo da Vinci. Italian Hilltowns of Tuscany and Umbria: Castles, vineyards, walled cities and fierce medieval...

                  Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa: Four Great Cities II / Europe Just for Fun / A Music Lovers Europe
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                    Three episodes plus bonus clips: Four Great Ctieis II: A whirlwind tour of four cities that represent a bit of the old and bit of the new. Learn how to get the most out of one-day visits to Copenhagen, Berlin, Munich, and Rome. TIPS on maximizing travel memories from a 24-hour stay in a European big city. Europe Just for Fun: Many of today's travelers look for another dimension in travel. Rudy shares picks of fun and games. Whether it's hot-air-ballooning, mountain luge rides, golf, puppetry,...

                    Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: Frances Champagne Region / Normandy
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                      Two episodes plus bonus clips France's Champagne Region / Normandy The Champagne region of France bubbles over with fine wine, gourmet cuisine, picturesque towns and gothic spires. We base in Reims, home of the historic cathedral where French kings were crowned. We visit champagne producers large and small. In the medieval town of Troyes, we shop for fine chocolate and discover a collection of modern art. The city of Charleville delights with its golden architecture and tradition of puppetry....

                      Smart Travels Europe with Rudy Maxa: French Riviera / Burgundy & Loire
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                        Two episodes plus bonus clips: Along the French Riviera from Nice to St. Tropez, we drop in on the hot spots of the famous Cote d'Azur. Based in lively Nice, we visit the local beaches and superb museums featuring works by Matisse, Picasso, and Signac. A short hop leads to wealthy Monaco. Then it's on to glamorous Cannes and the beaches at Juan le Pins. In stylish St. Tropez, we visit the prettiest beaches and tour the colorful town. Inland, we make our own perfume in Grasse and explore a...

                        Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa: Europes Best II
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                          80-minute special with highlights form Smart Travels Season Two From ancient Athens to the sun-drenched French Riviera, to exotic, mystical Sicily, this special spotlights more of Europe's best historical sights, museums, monuments, cathedrals, villages, and meals. Join Rudy for quick tours of… • Athens • Greek Islands • French Riviera • Burgundy & Loire • Berlin • Munich • Salzburg • Vienna • Lake Como • Sicily