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The Seasoned Traveler

English Gardens (#208)

George visits Grimsthorpe Castle Park & Gardens, a Baroque palace & Durham's Crook Hall & Gardens. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: THE SEASONED TRAVELER, hosted by award-winning journalist and veteran traveler George Bauer, presents useful travel tips for the over-50 explorer. Bauer visits a wide range of fascinating destinations, including the beautiful islands of Bermuda, the national parks and monuments of the American Southwest, the ancient ruins of Mexico, the cosmopolitan Canadian cities of Toronto and Vancouver and picturesque southern Germany. In each episode, Bauer covers the destinations' "best bets" - its notable food and drink, best-kept secret and most enjoyable activity - and provides viewers with information resources for each locale. Throughout the series, mature travelers also share their own experiences - from the pros and cons of buying an RV to the pleasures of a Rhine River cruise.

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  • Bermuda: February Is "Golden Rendezvous" Month (#101)

    Showcases the parishes, the islands' history, the best food and drink and the most fun thing to do. [26 minutes]

  • Rv-Right for You? (#102)

    A test drive in a 28-foot monster reveals the good and bad, the pros and cons of RV ownership. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #103

    From the Florida Panhandle through southern Alabama and on to the Mississippi coast, George Bauer visits some terrific beach towns that many people don't even know about. They're not only great vacation spots but could also be good places in which to retire. Stops include St. George Island, Seaside and Destin in Florida; Gulf Shores, Fairhope and Mobile in Alabama; and Ocean Springs, Biloxi and Pass Christian in Mississippi. [26 minutes]

  • Four Corners: Hiker's and Driver's Paradise (#104)

    Visit this historically rich area and hiking through the multitude of national parks and monuments. [26 minutes]

  • Copper Canyon/Women Traveling Alone (#105)

    Rides along on the Chihuahua al Pacifico railroad and explore this canyon south of the border. [26 minutes]

  • Ancient and Colonial Mexico (#106)

    Explore Oaxaca and move northward to San Cristobal, Palenque, Merida, Uxmal and Chichen Itza. [26 minutes]

  • Toronto (#107)

    Find out what makes this dynamic city so memorable and why it's Canada's most important city. [26 minutes]

  • The Canadian (#108)

    The grandest train ride in Canada travels through the breathtaking Rockies en route to the ocean. [26 minutes]

  • Vancouver Island, Away from It All (#109)

    Explore this picturesque city and travels from historic Gastown to the top of Grouse Mountain. [26 minutes]

  • Cruising Europe, Popular with Older Travelers (#110)

    Pass verdant hills, majestic castles, picturesque towns and lush vineyards on this river cruise. [26 minutes]

  • German Gems (#111)

    Visit Koblenz, Rudesheim, Mainz, Heidelberg, Wertheim, Wurzburg, Rothenburg and Bamberg. [26 minutes]

  • Liechtenstein and the Other Little Lands (#112)

    Explore the mountain highs and valley lows of this fairy-tale county along with Andorra and Monaco. [26 minutes]

  • Christmas Markets (#113)

    Visit markets in town squares inVienna and Salzburg in Austria and Passau, Regensburg and Nurnberg. [26 minutes]

  • Michigan Marvels (#201)

    Visit the Tulip Time Festival, lovely Mackinac Island, the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. [26 minutes]

  • New York State: from End to End (#202)

    Visit the eastern end of Long Island, the Finger Lakes district, the Adirondacks and Lake Placid. [26 minutes]

  • Quebec: C'est Magnifique (#203)

    Explore Montreal, whose attractions include the Vieux Montreal historical district and Mont Royal. [26 minutes]

  • Slovenia (#204)

    Visit two enchanting alpine resort areas and the amazing rock formations of the Postojna Caves. [26 minutes]

  • Croatia and Bosnia-Hercegovina (#205)

    Visit the Croatian Riviera, the windblown island of Krk, the Istrian peninsula & enthralling towns. [26 minutes]

  • The Gulf Coast: After The Storms (#206)

    George visits islands, resort towns and beaches in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. [26 minutes]

  • Heritage Tours/Golf's Best Courses (#207)

    George gets the opportunity to get to know the famous New York City neighborhood of Harlem. [26 minutes]

  • Scottish Castles (#209)

    Take a trip back in time, exploring Traquair on the River Tweed, Stirling Castle and Culzean Castle. [26 minutes]

  • A Tale of Two Cities (#210)

    While they have similarities, Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina are very different. [26 minutes]

  • Puerto Rico (#211)

    George explores the narrow streets, charming old buildings and Spanish fortifications of San Juan. [26 minutes]

  • Retiring to Panama (#212)

    Visit the bustling capital of Panama City, the Gamboa Rainforest & the beautiful Chiriqui Mountains. [26 minutes]

  • Peru (#213)

    Visit the city of Lima, the former capital of the Inca Empire and the lost city of Machu Picchu. [26 minutes]

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