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.
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 6:00pm
This time of year, everyone has something to do and some place to go. This means that taking the time to make a healthy, home cooked meal for the family to enjoy can become very difficult. Learn how to create simple, healthful, flavorful meals and a unique bag to take it all with you. Sara Moulton, Laura Theodore and Mary Ann Esposito are the chefs who are up for the challenge! Not to be out done, our sewing mavens Martha Pullen and Nancy Zieman, make it easy to take them away with you. See them all on Take it to Go.
Smart Travels - Europe with Rudy Maxa
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 3:00pm
Friendly and feisty, Scotland makes us feel right at home. In Edinburgh, we climb the ramparts of this city’s famous castle, shop for kilts, visit mysterious Rosslyn chapel and thrill to a spooky ghost tour. Then we head to historic St. Andrew’s to practice our swing on the world’s most famous golf course. In the Scottish highlands, we try our hand at skeet shooting and falconry, and tour the Dewar’s whisky distillery. Then it’s off to historic Stirling to stroll the battlefields of Braveheart before setting sail on legendary Loch Lomand. Tips on golf and Scotch whisky.
Sewing with Nancy
Wed, 11/06/2013 - 12:00pm
Design smart and innovative bags by making easy changes to your pattern. Add a strap variation, work with a palette of fat quarters, use gathers and ruching accents for piping, plus more. You'll learn ways to make a bag with panache for a fraction of the cost of a designer bag.