“Travels with Darley” takes viewers around the world with Emmy-nominated host Darley Newman and locals as the guides to experience culture, cuisine, history and outdoor adventure. Already a popular web series through Verizon Digital on AOL and 2000 partner sites, the broadcast version debuted on PBS stations in early 2016, taking viewers through Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and the USA. The series reaches over 96% of the USA on PBS stations and recently completed its 41st half hour. Look out for season five starting your PBS station and Create TV and binge the series’ first 24 half hours on Amazon Prime.
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Season One Episodes
Guadeloupe Islands Caribbean Adventures
Darley joins local guides in the Guadeloupe Islands to discover this Caribbean island destination with unique French Creole influences. Viewers experience hiking a volcano, snorkeling the Jacques Cousteau Reserve, shopping in lively markets, and live music, UNESCO dance and art in the islands’ largest city.
Maryland’s Eastern Shore
Darley leads viewers on an epic family road trip along Maryland’s Eastern Shore, showcasing accessible adventures for multiple generations traveling together, including young children. Destinations include Assateague Island National Seashore to view wild horses, a rural farm that makes ice cream from cow to cone, Ocean City, Berlin, St Michaels and stunning beaches.
Belgium: Castles, Cities & Countryside
Explore some of the most beautiful cities, countryside and castles in Belgium, mixing music, nature, food and culture in Dinant, Namur, Mons, Bastogne, Waterloo and beyond. Meet one of Belgium’s top chefs, kayak to a castle, drink beer, indulge in rich chocolate and explore World War II history in Bastogne and more.
Belgium: Brussels & Beyond
Explore Brussels during the annual Jazz festival, taking in fashion, Belgian chocolate and art deco architecture by foot and bicycle. Venture through the Ardennes region, where beer tasting, a top place to eat fries and rail biking are on tap. Visit diverse breweries, bakeries and markets in Liege and medieval Durbuy.
Southern States Road Trip
Join Darley Newman on a classic road trip through Arkansas, South Carolina and Kentucky. Highlights of the Southern States adventure include caving in Kentucky, classic Corvettes in Bowling Green, biking in Greenville, farmers markets in Little Rock and more.
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Explore the unique culture, food and history of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, otherwise known as the UP, including lighthouses, local food and brew pubs and parks in Sault Ste Marie, Mackinac Island and St. Ignace.
Road Trip: Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina
Take a road trip to enjoy some of the top cities and adventures in a variety of locations, including zip lining and wine tasting in Virginia, fishing and biking along Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay and presidential history and historic neighborhoods in Columbia.
Guadeloupe Islands Caribbean Escape
From chocolate and coffee to forts and farms, island hop through the French Caribbean, discovering Guadeloupe’s diverse islands of Grand Terre, Les Saintes, Basse Terre and Marie Galante. Host Darley Newman takes viewers rum tasting, to top restaurants and scenic locations. Episode includes special behind the scenes and bloopers.
Season Two Episodes
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From Arkansas to Asia, watch a preview for season two of “Travels with Darley,” which takes viewers around the world with local people and host Darley Newman to experience inspiring, adventurous and quirky locations, delving into food, culture, history and outdoor adventures.
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England: Manchester, Liverpool & the Lake District
The best places to eat in Northern England, where The Beatles got inspired, hip neighborhoods and soccer history is revealed as “Travels with Darley” discovers the cities of Manchester and Liverpool and the charms of the Lake District. From great gingerbread in Wordsworth’s village to hipster neighborhoods in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, this episode combines top food, culture, countryside and cities.
Wales: Isle of Anglesey & The Coast
Join host Darley Newman to enjoy breathtaking coastal farms and beaches, heart pumping adventures on Europe’s fastest zipline and a visit to a haunted castle. On Anglesey Island, where Prince William and Duchess Kate once lived, walk the Wales Coast Path and visit a town with one of the world’s longest place names. Dive into local cuisine and Welsh products, making for a salty experience. Meet Gareth Wyn Jones, a sheep farmer who has become a celebrity from his social media and advocacy work, and learn about life on a Welsh farm in one of the most beautiful coastal locations on the planet.
Northern England and Wales
Visit stately castles and stunning landscapes in Northern England and Wales, including a famous film location from Harry Potter. Darley meets the real life Calendar Girls, featured in the 2003 blockbuster movie starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, to hear their inspiring story in an exclusive interview. She walks landscapes that inspired the Bronte Sisters to write famous works, including Wuthering Heights. Taking viewers to stunning and historic UNESCO World Heritage Sites, viewers get insiders tips on visiting Saltaire and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
Little Rock, Arkansas
Explore the best of Little Rock, the capital of the state of Arkansas. Darley joins locals to enjoy award-winning BBQ, artisanal ice cream and baked sweets in various neighborhoods foodies will love. She explores the River Trail by Segway, marveling at public art in the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden. For another active urban adventure, Darley joins a local guide to enjoy Little Rock by bicycle, riding through the SoMa neighborhood and by historic homes in the Quapaw District. Walking through history, viewers go inside the Clinton Presidential Center and Historic Arkansas Museum, before visiting the family-friendly and interactive Museum of Discovery. Good food and drinks are highlighted with a Michelin starred chef and at a local brewery and distillery.
Hong Kong Island Hopping
Hong Kong is a big city with lots of urban attractions, but with over 260 islands, Hong Kong is also a great destination for island hopping. We’re exploring the greener side of Hong Kong by hiking, biking, boating and taking in beach views with the locals. We’ll visit a doctor who specializes in traditional Chinese medicine, see what Hong Kong locals eat at bustling markets and make a trip to Lantau Island to visit the Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery and Tai O. We’ll also hike the Hong Kong Trail at Victoria Peak and the Dragon’s Back and learn about geology at the Hong Kong Global Geopark, a UNESCO site. You’ll be surprised by the eco-adventures we uncover in urban Hong Kong.
Season Three Episodes
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From driving one of the most famous highways in America to exploring unchartered natural places in Wyoming and Martinique, season three of Travels with Darley brings you the familiar and fascinating. Join charming local friends to explore Wyoming, Illinois, the French Caribbean and Hong Kong. Watch Travels with Darley on your local PBS TV station and on Create TV. See how you can plan your own adventures near or far with our trip itineraries, recipes you can make at home and other travel tips from locals and Darley.
Explore the French Caribbean on the island of Martinique, combining beautiful beaches with lush rainforests and quiet fishing villages with vibrant cultural sites. Host Darley Newman meets local guides to take a deeper dive into the top places to sun, sail, snorkel, eat, drink and enjoy eco-friendly nature and fascinating Creole culture.
Hong Kong Urban Adventures
Explore art galleries, hip neighborhoods and top nightlife in Hong Kong, as host Darley Newman meets local experts enjoy the best urban adventures in this bustling Asian city. From authentic cuisine on a foodies’ tour of Sham Shui Po to dim sum at the world’s cheapest Michelin-star restaurant, food, markets, culture and temples take center stage on this city tour.
Wyoming National Forests
From the Bridger Teton National Forest in iconic Jackson Hole to the Snowy Range Scenic Byway in the Medicine Bow National Forest, host Darley Newman and local guides go off the grid to reconnect and discover national forests and great towns for outdoor lovers in Wyoming. Experience mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, hiking and scenic drives to historic towns and modern brewpubs in the Cowboy State.
Illinois: Route 66 & Midewin
Travel to the top diners and historic sites along all-American Route 66, including modern nature escapes that may surprise you. This is an Illinois road trip you won’t forget, as host Darley Newman drives old Route 66 in a classic car to observe bison at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, step inside an old “vaudeville movie palace” in Joliet and explore the best of “the Mother Road.”
Illinois: Ottawa & Beyond
Hiking, biking, beer tasting and boating are just some of the adventures host Darley Newman explores with local guides not far from Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois. From a Himalayan salt cave to a Cajun chef amid the cornfields to the historic I&M Canal, this Illinois adventure is filled with interesting things to learn and experience.
Season Four Episodes
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The next season of Travels with Darley takes a deeper dive into West Virginia, France, Missouri, Tokyo and Martinique with jaw dropping locations, diverse cultures, age-old traditions and surprising foods that may inspire you to see the world in a whole new way. From World War I battlefields and Champagne in France to outdoor adventures in the French Caribbean, Japan and USA, including extreme adventure hotspots, watch Travels with Darley on your local PBS TV station and on Create TV. See how you can plan your own adventures near or far with our trip itineraries, recipes you can make at home and other travel tips from locals and Darley.
West Virginia Adventures
Experience the best of The Mountain State with locals as the guides, including top outdoor adventures and history. Take a scenic train ride in a rare steam locomotive and walk through history at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Go fly-fishing, downhill mountain biking and off-roading in the mountains. Enjoy extreme whitewater rafting during Gauley Season on “Travels with Darley: West Virginia Adventures.”
France’s Western Front Part I
Experience World War I history in an active way on a journey along the Western Front in Northeastern France. Local experts guide Darley by bicycle and foot through the cities of Verdun and Metz to sample famous foods like Quiche Lorraine and visit battlefields, American cemeteries and memorials, combining rich cuisine with history related to The Great War.
France’s Western Front Part II
Travel along the historic Western Front in France to explore the history of one of the most devastating wars on earth, World War I. Learn how The Great War affected communities in France in the past and present day, delving into remembrance sites and modern pleasures, including great Champagne and local cuisine. Visit Belleau Wood, the Chemin des Dames, Reims, Taittinger, Château de Blérancourt and beyond.
Missouri’s Route 66 & St. Louis
Darley explores St Louis and the birthplace of Route 66, mixing classic American history with modern diversions. Viewers travel along to dine on downhome BBQ with a spicy pitmaster, meet a James Beard Award-winning chef and explore city neighborhoods and breweries. Darley enlists local guides for an outdoor hike at Castlewood State Park, and a visit to City Museum, the St. Louis Art Museum and Forest Park.
Mixing the ultra-modern with Edo-period traditions, locals guide Darley to the best food, culture and adventures in Japan’s capital city of Tokyo. Explore top neighborhoods, markets, temples, and surprising areas of natural beauty, including a behind-the-scenes tour of a Tokyo saké brewery, sushi at the world’s largest fish market, a hike on a sacred mountain and more.
Martinique Caribbean Culture
Darley travels with locals to learn about Martinique’s unique culture and history, which includes famous figures like Empress Josephine and modern poets, artists and politicians. She travels through the capital city of Fort-de-France, to the Anse Cafard Slave Memorial, through urban markets and to an ancient Créole sugarcane plantation to learn about rhum agricole and enjoy a deeper dive into this French Caribbean Island.
Season Five Episodes
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From rich history and scenery in New Mexico to charming villages and art in New York’s Southern Finger Lakes to culture and cuisine along France’s Cote d’Azur, season five of Travels with Darley takes you through the USA and Europe to uncover fascinating finds. Explore offbeat art and adventure travel in Santa Fe. Go skiing in the French Alps and discover hidden gems in Cannes and Nice. Hike, mountain bike and raft along the Continental Divide Trail and Rio Chama in New Mexico in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System and Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Soar above New York’s Southern Finger Lakes and enjoy national forests in West Virginia and New York State… all with locals as your guides to uncover authentic travel adventures.
New York’s Southern Finger Lakes
Combine hands-on art with adrenaline pumping adventures throughout New York’s Southern Finger Lakes, soaring above Mark Twain Country, learning glass blowing in Corning, walking amid waterfalls in Watkins Glen State Park, and enjoying stand up paddle boarding in Hammondsport. Travelers join Darley and local experts to explore history, wine and culture in the Finger Lakes.
New Mexico’s Continental Divide Trail
Explore the Continental Divide Trail, one of our nation’s National Scenic Trails, by biking, hiking and rafting with local guides. Discover unique places to unplug, refuel and learn about history, culture and ecology. Diverse landscapes and stops throughout the state of New Mexico include Pie Town, Silver City, the Rio Chama, the Cosmic Campground, the Gila Cliff Dwellings, a mountain sacred to the Navajo people and a monastery in the high desert.
Santa Fe Arts & Culture
From scenery so enchanting that it’s drawn in filmmakers throughout history to farm fresh New Mexican cuisine and culture, explore Santa Fe with Emmy-nominated host Darley Newman and a cast of local friends. Discover history in Santa Fe’s Plaza, contemporary art at Meow Wolf, tailgating at the Santa Fe Opera and a Japanese style spa complete with artisanal sake, combining the classic and quirky in Santa Fe.
Finger Lakes & Monongahela Forests
Enjoy an East Coast nature escape in the Finger Lakes National Forest and Monongahela National Forest in New York and West Virginia. Visit to the “Queen’s Castle” to learn about the women’s suffrage movement and go horseback riding, hiking, sailing and wine tasting in the Finger Lakes. In West Virginia, drive the Highland Scenic Highway to visit an old growth forest teeming with life, before fly fishing at Seneca Rocks and more.
Explore the Cote d’Azur along the Mediterranean Coast of France, learning about Picasso in Old Antibes, taking a stroll along the famous promenade in Cannes, and visiting local markets in Nice. Tour a perfume factory in Grasse where you can craft your own scent, ski the French Alps and delve into one of history’s great mysteries on St Marguerite Island. Host Darley Newman showcases how to dive into the French Riviera like a local with its stunning beauty and diversity of history and flavors.
Santa Fe Adventures
Explore Santa Fe outdoor adventures and lesser known cultural attractions by hiking at Bandelier National Monument, visiting a James Beard Award-winning restaurant serving traditional New Mexican food, mountain biking in the Santa Fe National Forest, observing Chimayo weavers and making a stop along the old Camino Real. Meet traditional artists and locals who share living history and reveal special ties to New Mexico’s past to gain a deeper understanding of daily life and active adventure in Santa Fe.
Season Six Episodes
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See what’s coming in a new season of “Travels with Darley.” Head to Brittany, France, California’s Central Coast, North Dakota’s Badlands, Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas and beyond, including a special episode devoted to fabulous global foods.
California's Central Coast
Join Darley for a classic American road trip along Highway One and California’s Central Coast. Highlights include historic Hearst Castle and the beloved elephant seals in San Simeon, Channel Islands National Park, “California’s Little Denmark” in Solvang, hiking in the Los Padres National Forest, dune buggies on Pismo’s incredible sand dunes, and seafood and sustainability in Morro Bay.
Discover North Dakota’s Badlands. Darley bases herself in Watford City for mountain biking along the beautiful Maah Daah Hey Trail, Native American Culture at the Earth Lodge Village, hiking to surprising ice caves in the Little Missouri National Grassland, festivals and food in Watford City, and presidential history in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Explore history, culture, nature and great food and drinks in Virginia’s Piedmont. From the small town of Culpeper, Virginia, learn about Civil War history at Brandy Station Battlefield and the Graffiti House, visit James Madison’s Montpelier, try local wine and moonshine, hike along the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park and cycle country roads.
From fabulous crepes, galettes and cider to castles, markets and beaches, Darley leads viewers through Brittany, France with locals as the guides. Join Darley for stand up paddleboarding along the Pink Granite Coast, sailing around a medieval walled city, coastal hikes to lighthouses and Breton cuisine.
Alabama & Arkansas
Road trip through Alabama and Arkansas. Darley guides viewers through Birmingham, Mobile and Alabama’s Gulf Coast, enjoying Mardis Gras history, motorsports, beaches and gardens. In Northwest Arkansas, locals guide Darley on biking trails to explore art and Clinton history.
Darley’s Global Food Guide
Darley’s Global Food Guide
From Africa to Asia to Alabama, learn about the global food scene and get tips on what you must taste on your travels. Host and food lover Darley Newman explores some of the world’s best places to eat and drink, including the farm to table movement, barbeque, Bourbon and craft beer in the USA, coffee in Ethiopia, top Cantonese cuisine in Hong Kong and bizarre, but tasty delicacies in Europe.
Season Seven Episodes
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The most exciting season of “Travels with Darley” to date, Darley steps out of her comfort zone to share extreme adventures that everyday people can enjoy in the Middle East, Asia and the USA. Swim with sharks in Dubai… in the mall. Climb the world’s tallest artificial climbing wall in downtown Reno and step off the world’s highest commercial bungee in Macao. Season Seven of “Travels with Darley” explores Dubai, Tahoe, Reno, Hong Kong, Macao, New York’s Adirondacks, and Santa Fe.
Darley goes big in Dubai to uncover extreme and authentic experiences in this Middle Eastern destination. She’ll swim with sharks, spot wildlife on a desert safari, explore bustling souks and taste local food in historic neighborhoods. It’s the Dubai you haven’t seen.
Tahoe, Reno & Beyond
Ski with Olympian Jonny Moseley at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and learn about railroad history in the Tahoe National Forest in California. Climb the world’s highest artificial climbing wall in Reno, Nevada and enjoy a tour of the Reno’s many murals, before kayaking, hiking and exploring Elvis history around South Lake Tahoe in this episode filled with diversity.
Macao & Hong Kong
Visit two of the world’s most vibrant destinations that are truly a melting pot of cultures combining Cantonese cuisine and culture with Portuguese influences in Macao and Hong Kong. Darley bungee jumps from the Macao Tower, the world’s highest commercial bungee, hikes in Hong Kong, drives across the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge, tries traditional dim sum and more.
Go snow shoeing, cross country skiing, tubing and downhill skiing with Olympian Andrew Weibrecht around Lake Placid in this winter themed adventure episode in New York’s Adirondacks. Plus, a quirky adventure at the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour and local food and drinks.
Santa Fe Nature Escape
Explore wellness and nature in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Darley challenges herself in the Santa Fe Century bike race, taking on Heartbreak Hill in this over 30 year old annual cycling event. She meets locals to mountain bike Galisteo Basin Preserce, hike at Nambe Pueblo, learn about New Mexico history at Pecos National Historical Park and join the National Park Trust for Kids to Parks Day, see art by Chiricahua Apache sculptor Allan Houser and more, discovering why Santa Fe continues to be a draw for locals and visitors alike.