Equitrekking host Darley Newman travels to Alberta, Canada to experience Western adventure and stunning natural scenery. In Kananaskis, Darley treks amid the beautiful snow-capped Canadian Rockies with a longtime Alberta cowboy, conquering high altitudes and an August hailstorm. Next, Darley experiences the fast-paced Calgary Stampede with its equestrian competitions, Western art, rodeos and surprisingly diverse food offerings. North of Calgary, viewers ride along on a multi-day pack trip into Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest national park, passing glacial-fed lakes through rushing mountain streams and forested trails that open up to reveal dramatic, tall mountain peaks. Darley camps in the wilderness, discovering what it takes to live in the primitive backcountry, and sleep out under the stars. At Homeplace Ranch, a historic ranch in the foothills outside of Calgary, Darley meets local Mac MaKenny who shares the ranch’s intimate history during a ride through tall Aspen trees to an outdoor ranch BBQ.
Around The House with Matt and Shari
Mon, 11/18/2013 - 5:30pm
If it "colors our world," Matt and Shari are talking about it today. Shari discusses the basics of color theory to help you in selecting color for your home interior. Then, Matt and Shari discuss paint basics along with tips and tricks for painting. Last, they'll teach the basics of creating floral arrangements and add color to your home at the same time!
Rudy Maxa's World
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 11:00pm
The 2010 World Cup put South Africa on the map for travelers in a major way, and a South Africa safari is a wonderful way to visit the country. The opportunity to see lions, giraffes, elephants, and dozens of other animals close up in their natural habitat is a special experience. “Going on safari,” Rudy Maxa says, “always reminds me where I rank in the food chain. And it removes a traveler completely from his or her everyday world.” This brilliantly shot episode by award-winning wildlife photographer Joe Pontecorvo brings the excitement of the wild into the homes of viewers.
Sat, 11/16/2013 - 6:00pm
Pack your bags, we’re out the door! Ever wonder about those beautiful villages that don’t get the hype of the Paris and Romes of the world? Or those tiny towns nestled on the coastline or cradled in a valley that tourists just pass on by? Intrepid world travelers, Rudy Maxa, Darley Newman and David Yetman are taking you to the hidden gems that have everything plus a little small town charm.
Rick Steves' Europe Classics
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 4:00pm
We base ourselves in Chamonix, France's original alpine resort town. Mont Blanc is easy to conquer with a lift ticket. The Glacier Express loops us down to Appenzell in Switzerland's yodel-happy cow country.
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:00pm
Burt takes a lake steamer to the foot of Mount Pilatus and rides the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to the top of a 7,000 foot peak for some of the most impressive views of Switzerland. The he visits the Lion Monument that honors the Swiss Guards who died defending the King of France in 1792. Mark Twain described the monument as the saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world. He walks across the Chapel Bridge that was constructed in the first half of the 14th century as a part of the city's fortifications. Burt also tours the Old Town with its fountain squares and painted buildings and the Jesuit Church – the first large scale Baroque church in Switzerland which was constructed in 1666.
For Your Home
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 5:30pm
Buying a foreclosed home can be worthwhile, but dealing with what was neglected in the process can be daunting. FYH helps a family renovate their dated deck, porch and unkempt landscape. Vicki and her FYH crew replace a backyard deck, renovate a screened in porch and install new brick walkways in this episode of our two part series.
Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 12:00pm
Georgia Bonesteel kicks off her Country to Country Quilt Tour with a visit to Quilt Expo VII in Stratsbourg, France, and a meeting with Martine House. Then, Canuck quilter Carol Goddu shows off her unique applique quilts from Canada. Quilters’ Alphabet: A-B (Show Block: Eiffel Tower)
Journeys In Africa
Sun, 11/10/2013 - 9:30am
One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World - all other great wilderness areas are compared to this vast savannah. Wildlife numbers are awesome, but nothing like the numbers of the great migration We'll put you in the midst of the natural phenomenon where predator and prey are on the march for survival.