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Smart Travels--Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa

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Ch. Title Description # Day Date Time Length RPT CC DVS AD MD
36.3 Maui and Hawaii's Big Island Host Rudy Maxa begins on Maui, where he braves the twisting road to Hana, with its cascading waterfalls and tropical splendor. Later, Rudy hops over to Hawaii's Big Island, for ancient petroglyphs and a helicopter tour of the world's most active volcano. Tips on snorkeling and golfing are also included. (1 of 13)
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501 TU 08/05/14 08:00am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Maui and Hawaii's Big Island Host Rudy Maxa begins on Maui, where he braves the twisting road to Hana, with its cascading waterfalls and tropical splendor. Later, Rudy hops over to Hawaii's Big Island, for ancient petroglyphs and a helicopter tour of the world's most active volcano. Tips on snorkeling and golfing are also included. (1 of 13)
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501 TU 08/05/14 02:00pm 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Oahu and Kauai Sunning, swimming, surfing, and boating at Waikiki Beach are just the start in Honolulu. Host Rudy Maxa explores Hawaii's Polynesian roots at the venerable Bishop Museum, remembers WWII history at Pearl Harbor, and pays homage to King Kamehameha. From Oahu, he heads north to Kauai, "The Garden Island," whose sheer beauty screams "tropical paradise." Rudy hikes the Waimea Canyon and kayaks past traditional Hawaiian villages. The Allerton Gardens show off rare tropical plants, and restored homes of planters recall days when sugar was king.
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502 TH 08/07/14 08:00am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Oahu and Kauai Sunning, swimming, surfing, and boating at Waikiki Beach are just the start in Honolulu. Host Rudy Maxa explores Hawaii's Polynesian roots at the venerable Bishop Museum, remembers WWII history at Pearl Harbor, and pays homage to King Kamehameha. From Oahu, he heads north to Kauai, "The Garden Island," whose sheer beauty screams "tropical paradise." Rudy hikes the Waimea Canyon and kayaks past traditional Hawaiian villages. The Allerton Gardens show off rare tropical plants, and restored homes of planters recall days when sugar was king.
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502 TH 08/07/14 02:00pm 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 San Francisco The port city of San Francisco, CA, revels in art, diversity, and food. Host Rudy Maxa gets savvy on sourdough and tours notorious Alcatraz Island. A stroll through the Haight neighborhood harkens back to the "Summer of Love," and the Italian cafes of North Beach serve up a dollop of hospitality with their espresso. Crossing the Golden Gate, Rudy heads to Napa Valley wine country for a relaxing mud bath and some off-beat garden art. Tips on vegetarian food and wine-tasting are included.
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503 TU 08/12/14 08:00am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 San Francisco The port city of San Francisco, CA, revels in art, diversity, and food. Host Rudy Maxa gets savvy on sourdough and tours notorious Alcatraz Island. A stroll through the Haight neighborhood harkens back to the "Summer of Love," and the Italian cafes of North Beach serve up a dollop of hospitality with their espresso. Crossing the Golden Gate, Rudy heads to Napa Valley wine country for a relaxing mud bath and some off-beat garden art. Tips on vegetarian food and wine-tasting are included.
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503 TU 08/12/14 02:00pm 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Seattle A hip, happening urban center surrounded by natural beauty, Seattle, WA, combines city life with the great outdoors. Host Rudy Maxa explores the vibrant downtown, samples microbrews and lattes, noses around Seattle's neighborhoods, and hops aboard a ferry. Excursions take him hiking at magnificent Mount Rainier, and boating through the San Juan Islands, in search of whales. Tips are included on great seafood and getting outfitted for the outdoors.
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504 TH 08/14/14 08:00am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Seattle A hip, happening urban center surrounded by natural beauty, Seattle, WA, combines city life with the great outdoors. Host Rudy Maxa explores the vibrant downtown, samples microbrews and lattes, noses around Seattle's neighborhoods, and hops aboard a ferry. Excursions take him hiking at magnificent Mount Rainier, and boating through the San Juan Islands, in search of whales. Tips are included on great seafood and getting outfitted for the outdoors.
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504 TH 08/14/14 02:00pm 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Vancouver & Victoria, British Columbia As Canada's door to the Pacific Rim, Vancouver is a vibrant mix of European heritage and Asian cultures. In this vital, young, and dynamic city, host Rudy Maxa explores the mix of cultures that inspires world-class cuisine, a spirited night life, and modern Asian shopping centers. Nature is ever-present, and Rudy visits a temperate rainforest and rides a gondola to the top of a mountain, just minutes from downtown.
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505 TU 08/19/14 08:00am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Vancouver & Victoria, British Columbia As Canada's door to the Pacific Rim, Vancouver is a vibrant mix of European heritage and Asian cultures. In this vital, young, and dynamic city, host Rudy Maxa explores the mix of cultures that inspires world-class cuisine, a spirited night life, and modern Asian shopping centers. Nature is ever-present, and Rudy visits a temperate rainforest and rides a gondola to the top of a mountain, just minutes from downtown.
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505 TU 08/19/14 02:00pm 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Shanghai China's new powerhouse, Shanghai, dazzles with fantastic skyscrapers, non-stop shopping, and delicious dining. From traditional Tai Chi in the parks and teahouses, to market madness, and tumbling acrobats, host Rudy Maxa explores tradition and modernity in this burgeoning city. Excursions to the gardens of Suzhou and the canal town Zhouzhuang bring the ancient past alive. Tips are included on getting around and eating well.
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506 TH 08/21/14 08:00am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Shanghai China's new powerhouse, Shanghai, dazzles with fantastic skyscrapers, non-stop shopping, and delicious dining. From traditional Tai Chi in the parks and teahouses, to market madness, and tumbling acrobats, host Rudy Maxa explores tradition and modernity in this burgeoning city. Excursions to the gardens of Suzhou and the canal town Zhouzhuang bring the ancient past alive. Tips are included on getting around and eating well.
WEB LINK
506 TH 08/21/14 02:00pm 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Hong Kong Host Rudy Maxa gets a Pacific Rim rush when he visits energetic, ever-changing Hong Kong. On a famous Star Ferry, Rudy savors one of the most majestic skylines on earth. Here, where ancient tradition cozies up to ultramodern, he takes in monasteries, Chinese herbs, and a city obsessed with shopping. The island of Lantau features one of the world's largest statues of Buddha. And, in the fishing village of Sai Kung, Rudy feasts on freshly-caught seafood. Tips are included on markets and feng shui.
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507 TU 08/26/14 08:00am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Hong Kong Host Rudy Maxa gets a Pacific Rim rush when he visits energetic, ever-changing Hong Kong. On a famous Star Ferry, Rudy savors one of the most majestic skylines on earth. Here, where ancient tradition cozies up to ultramodern, he takes in monasteries, Chinese herbs, and a city obsessed with shopping. The island of Lantau features one of the world's largest statues of Buddha. And, in the fishing village of Sai Kung, Rudy feasts on freshly-caught seafood. Tips are included on markets and feng shui.
WEB LINK
507 TU 08/26/14 02:00pm 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Sydney 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, host Rudy Maxa 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 him surfing at Bondi beach, and exploring the cliffs and rainforests of the Blue Mountains. Tips are included on eating well and best beaches.
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508 TH 08/28/14 08:00am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Sydney 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, host Rudy Maxa 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 him surfing at Bondi beach, and exploring the cliffs and rainforests of the Blue Mountains. Tips are included on eating well and best beaches.
WEB LINK
508 TH 08/28/14 02:00pm 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST