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RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Scotland’s Islands

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE: Scotland’s Islands

 

We’ll begin on the tranquil Isle of Iona, where Christianity first reached the shores of Scotland. Then we’ll visit another of the Inner Hebrides, road-tripping across the Isle of Skye, where we’ll explore Iron Age forts, peat fields, a venerable distillery, thatched crofter huts, and the dramatic Trotternish Peninsula. Finally, we’ll sail to Orkney — more Nordic than Celtic — with its stony remnants of a thriving Iron Age civilization and evocative reminders of the 20th-century wartime harbor at Scapa Flow.

 

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MOROCCO TO TIMBUKTU:
An Arabian Adventure, Part 1 of 2

Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure

 

Writer and explorer Alice Morrison attempts to follow the ancient “Salt Roads,” historically one of the world’s richest trading networks, which led from south of Tangier to the fabled sandstone city of Timbuktu. Riding the famous “Marrakech Express,” crossing the vast Sahara on camel back and trekking on foot through snowstorms, Morrison takes a centuries-old journey through unforgettable destinations. This one-of-a-kind travel series highlights North Africa’s ancient cultural heritage, from hidden libraries to the world’s oldest university in Fes, while also providing perspective on how modern political realities have affected the trade routes.

 

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MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Cozumel

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING

 

The final Movable Feast with Fine Cooking episode takes place on the beautiful shores of Cozumel, Mexico. Host Michelle Bernstein, along with chefs Santiago Kano and Jose Luis Hinostroza, join local fishermen in search of seasonal and sustainable fish. The feast is fish-focused as they haul in their catch and partake of the beautiful bounty from the oceans off the gorgeous Yucatán peninsula. Among the highlights are a citrus-less ceviche with cactus fruit and hibiscus, fried soft shell crab tacos, and pan-roasted local fish in a chamomile brown butter.

 

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RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Scotland’s Highlands

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE: Scotland’s Highlands

 

In Scotland, legends of Bonnie Prince Charlie swirl with pipers and kilts around crumbling castles. We remember Highland massacres in Glencoe, and try tossing a caber (log) at a Scottish clan gathering in Culloden. We play hide-and-seek with the Loch Ness Monster, tour a whisky distillery in Oban, and take a ferry to sacred Iona.

 

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MUSIC VOYAGER
Yellow Roads of Italy: ’All roads lead to Rome’ (Umbria and onwards to Rome)

MUSIC VOYAGER – Yellow Roads of Italy: ’All roads lead to Rome' (Umbria and onwards to Rome)

 

Host Paulino Duran leaves the beauty of Tuscany behind as he picks up his journey along the “Yellow Roads,” the back roads of Italy to open this episode with a private performance at Posta de Donini Hotel. Then he drives to the capital of Umbria, the city of Perugia, the ancient banking capital in the high-walled city. From Perugia he heads to a private lunch in the middle of the vineyards in Lungarotti and enjoys a conversation with friends around fantastic wines. Leaving the wines behind, he visits the quaint town of Orvieto, with its magnificent Duomo, and lunch with his new friends at Franco’s restaurant. From Orvieto he travels to Rome, where he spends time at the Duomo and The Trevi Fountain, along with a famous city expert. His journey ends at the Vatican with a private tour of the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and a dinner on the lawns of the Vatican.

 

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