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Hunger for Sicily — Sept 16/17, 2017  Act One: Award-winning writer/food entrepreneur, Renee Restivo, reclaims her Sicilian roots.  Act Two:  Renee dishes on food traditions of Sicily and her cooking school. Act Three: Butterfield & Robinson's Chris Mark talks about the best of biking and walking in Sicily.

Hunger for Sicily — Sept 16/17, 2017  Act One: Award-winning writer/food entrepreneur, Renee Restivo, reclaims her Sicilian roots.  Act Two:  Renee dishes on food traditions of Sicily and her cooking school. Act Three: Butterfield & Robinson's Chris Mark talks about the best of biking and walking in Sicily.

Welcome to Cody, Wyoming — September 9/10, 2017  Act One:  Our own Liz Beatty explores beneath the wild west cliches to the heart of Cody.  Act Two:  The skinny on Cody Nite Rodeo and all the local highlights.  Act Three: The best of Yellowstone National Park.

Welcome to Cody, Wyoming — September 9/10, 2017  Act One:  Our own Liz Beatty explores beneath the wild west cliches to the heart of Cody.  Act Two:  The skinny on Cody Nite Rodeo and all the local highlights.  Act Three: The best of Yellowstone National Park.

Heartbeat of Havana — August 26/27, 2017  Act One:  Writer Allison Yates shares her glimpse of vibrant, resourceful Havana.  Act Two:  Lonely Planet's Cuba writer, Brendan Sainsbury, tells us why Cuba will always be his número uno.  Act Three:  Native Traveler goes on location to Mojito Cubano, a warmly authentic Cuban eatery in downtown Toronto.

Heartbeat of Havana — August 26/27, 2017  Act One:  Writer Allison Yates shares her glimpse of vibrant, resourceful Havana.  Act Two:  Lonely Planet's Cuba writer, Brendan Sainsbury, tells us why Cuba will always be his número uno.  Act Three:  Native Traveler goes on location to Mojito Cubano, a warmly authentic Cuban eatery in downtown Toronto.

Easy Rider — August 19/20, 2017  Act One:  Clutchoholic Geoff Foster details his road trip through the US with Native Traveler Senior Producer Cara.  Act Two:  Mike Ball, owner of Snow City Cycle Marine in Toronto, doles out some motorcycle trip wisdom. Renée Newman tells us why we need to Discover Kalamazoo for ourselves.  Act Three:  Heritage Guitar Inc. gives us a taste of Kalamazoo's musical history.

Easy Rider — August 19/20, 2017  Act One:  Clutchoholic Geoff Foster details his road trip through the US with Native Traveler Senior Producer Cara.  Act Two:  Mike Ball, owner of Snow City Cycle Marine in Toronto, doles out some motorcycle trip wisdom. Renée Newman tells us why we need to Discover Kalamazoo for ourselves.  Act Three:  Heritage Guitar Inc. gives us a taste of Kalamazoo's musical history.

Colombia's Renaissance — August 12/13, 2017  Act One:  Writer & photojournalist Jodi Cash takes us to the heart of Colombia's complex history.  Act Two:  Tara Davis of Expedition Colombia introduces us to the concept of "adventure with a purpose."  Act Three:  Puran Parsani gives the lowdown on Babbel, one of the most innovative language learning apps in the world.

Colombia's Renaissance — August 12/13, 2017  Act One:  Writer & photojournalist Jodi Cash takes us to the heart of Colombia's complex history.  Act Two:  Tara Davis of Expedition Colombia introduces us to the concept of "adventure with a purpose."  Act Three:  Puran Parsani gives the lowdown on Babbel, one of the most innovative language learning apps in the world.

The Sustainable Travel Movement — July 8/9, 2017  Act One:  Regular National Geographic contributor Erla Zwingle on the Venice of Venetians and why we need to save it.  Act Two:  Author & journalist Elizabeth Becker investigates the trillion-dollar travel and tourism industry hiding behind the glamour pages of travel magazines.  Act Three:  Kelly Galaski, Program Manager of the Planeterra Foundation, on the nonprofit's commitment to aiding communities in need through sustainable social enterprises based around the tourism value chain.

The Sustainable Travel Movement — July 8/9, 2017  Act One:  Regular National Geographic contributor Erla Zwingle on the Venice of Venetians and why we need to save it.  Act Two:  Author & journalist Elizabeth Becker investigates the trillion-dollar travel and tourism industry hiding behind the glamour pages of travel magazines.  Act Three:  Kelly Galaski, Program Manager of the Planeterra Foundation, on the nonprofit's commitment to aiding communities in need through sustainable social enterprises based around the tourism value chain.

The Most Bang for Your Travel Buck — July 1/2, 2017  Act One:  Housesitting in southern Spain with Jess Simpson of A Gypsy Gene.  Act Two:  Tips and insight from the king of budget travel, Nomadic Matt.  Act Three:  Dani of GlobetrotterGirls talks traveling the globe on a dime.

The Most Bang for Your Travel Buck — July 1/2, 2017  Act One:  Housesitting in southern Spain with Jess Simpson of A Gypsy Gene.  Act Two:  Tips and insight from the king of budget travel, Nomadic Matt.  Act Three:  Dani of GlobetrotterGirls talks traveling the globe on a dime.

Walking Cities — June 24/25, 2017  Act One:  Award-winning journalist & author Leslie Garrett on one of North America's least walked cities—L.A.  Act Two: Project Director Alia Scanlon talks about the free, locally-organized, and internationally popular Jane's Walks.  Act Three: Savour Toronto's co-founder Suzanne Urpecz recounts her moving personal experience with cancer and her passion for Toronto's vibrant food scene.

Walking Cities — June 24/25, 2017  Act One:  Award-winning journalist & author Leslie Garrett on one of North America's least walked cities—L.A.  Act Two: Project Director Alia Scanlon talks about the free, locally-organized, and internationally popular Jane's Walks.  Act Three: Savour Toronto's co-founder Suzanne Urpecz recounts her moving personal experience with cancer and her passion for Toronto's vibrant food scene.

Kilimanjaro's Wild Women — June 17/18, 2017  Act One:  Travel writer Ann Abel delivers a heartfelt piece on freedom, fear, and figuring things out atop Kilimanjaro.  Act Two:  Kensington Tours' Dervla Pinto delves into her own experience climbing Kilimanjaro at age 22 and her current work as a "Destination Expert."  Act Three:  Serial nomad Rozanne Pilbeam and Jennifer Haddow of Wild Women Expeditions talk girl power in the wilderness and offer practical tips on preparing for your own trip to the summit.

Kilimanjaro's Wild Women — June 17/18, 2017  Act One:  Travel writer Ann Abel delivers a heartfelt piece on freedom, fear, and figuring things out atop Kilimanjaro.  Act Two:  Kensington Tours' Dervla Pinto delves into her own experience climbing Kilimanjaro at age 22 and her current work as a "Destination Expert."  Act Three:  Serial nomad Rozanne Pilbeam and Jennifer Haddow of Wild Women Expeditions talk girl power in the wilderness and offer practical tips on preparing for your own trip to the summit.

Offbeat Arizona — June 10/11, 2017  Act One:  Writer Breena Kerr takes us to Southern Arizona's wild west afterworld in The Ghosts of Bisbee.  Act Two:  Award-winning author and journalist, Tom Miller, shares his cleverly amusing take on his beloved Southwest.  Act Three:  Edible Baja Arizona editor Megan Kimble reveals the wide-ranging, community-wide vision of food in Tuscon that helped the city earn a recent UNESCO World Food Heritage Designation.

Offbeat Arizona — June 10/11, 2017  Act One:  Writer Breena Kerr takes us to Southern Arizona's wild west afterworld in The Ghosts of Bisbee.  Act Two:  Award-winning author and journalist, Tom Miller, shares his cleverly amusing take on his beloved Southwest.  Act Three:  Edible Baja Arizona editor Megan Kimble reveals the wide-ranging, community-wide vision of food in Tuscon that helped the city earn a recent UNESCO World Food Heritage Designation.

Finding the Hygge in Denmark — May 27/28, 2017  Act One:  Liz Beatty recounts her family's travels along the wild, dune-studded coast of North Jutland.  Act Two:  How to make the most of your time in North Jutland with VisitNordjylland CEO Lars Enevold Pedersen.  Act Three:  Sommelier extraordinaire and partner at Restaurant Palægade Rasmus Amdi Larsen talks the best of Copenhagen cuisine.

Finding the Hygge in Denmark — May 27/28, 2017  Act One:  Liz Beatty recounts her family's travels along the wild, dune-studded coast of North Jutland.  Act Two:  How to make the most of your time in North Jutland with VisitNordjylland CEO Lars Enevold Pedersen.  Act Three:  Sommelier extraordinaire and partner at Restaurant Palægade Rasmus Amdi Larsen talks the best of Copenhagen cuisine.

South Africa, Saving the Rhinos — May 20/21, 2017  Act One:  Writer Drew Gough asks and helps us answer: can tourism save the rhino?  Act Two:  The Divine Destination Collection dishes on spiritual luxury in South Africa.  Act Three:  Libby Doyle of Quivertree Publications shares the bigger mission and flavours of The Great South African Cookbook.  

South Africa, Saving the Rhinos — May 20/21, 2017  Act One:  Writer Drew Gough asks and helps us answer: can tourism save the rhino?  Act Two:  The Divine Destination Collection dishes on spiritual luxury in South Africa.  Act Three:  Libby Doyle of Quivertree Publications shares the bigger mission and flavours of The Great South African Cookbook.  

Mallorca, Cycling's Inner Sanctum — May 13/14, 2017  Act One:  "Three Epic Rides" on the bucket list of every road rider.  Act Two:  Mallorca insider and cycling powerhouse Hamish Gordon shares his Mallorca.  Act Three:  Lonja 18 cooking school in Palma Mallorca helps us savour local flavours.  

Mallorca, Cycling's Inner Sanctum — May 13/14, 2017  Act One:  "Three Epic Rides" on the bucket list of every road rider.  Act Two:  Mallorca insider and cycling powerhouse Hamish Gordon shares his Mallorca.  Act Three:  Lonja 18 cooking school in Palma Mallorca helps us savour local flavours.  

The Bahamas' Hidden Treasure — May 6/7, 2017  Act One:  Chef and writer Philip Pearce on beauty and discovery on Exuma.  Act Two:  Canada's Bahamas Tourism Ambassador, Cameron Hepple, shares stories of the Bahamas' rich history and perennial appeal to tourists.  Act Three:  Native Traveler Producer Cara Ferguson and Philip Pearce talk about their incredible experience on Exuma.

The Bahamas' Hidden Treasure — May 6/7, 2017  Act One:  Chef and writer Philip Pearce on beauty and discovery on Exuma.  Act Two:  Canada's Bahamas Tourism Ambassador, Cameron Hepple, shares stories of the Bahamas' rich history and perennial appeal to tourists.  Act Three:  Native Traveler Producer Cara Ferguson and Philip Pearce talk about their incredible experience on Exuma.

Around the World — April 29/30, 2017  Act One:  Author Kim Dinan shares a window into the act of giving and receiving as a traveler.  Act Two:  Heather Greenwood Davis shares her 'round the world adventure with a young family.  Act Three:  World Street Food Congress founder KF Seetoh talks about saving the stories and flavours of these humble delicious heritage foods around the world.

Around the World — April 29/30, 2017  Act One:  Author Kim Dinan shares a window into the act of giving and receiving as a traveler.  Act Two:  Heather Greenwood Davis shares her 'round the world adventure with a young family.  Act Three:  World Street Food Congress founder KF Seetoh talks about saving the stories and flavours of these humble delicious heritage foods around the world.

Canoe Lake — April 22/23, 2017  Act One:  Our feature — Revisiting the making of a Canadian legend, Tom Thomson.  Act Two:  The Happy Camper gives us a paddling and camping primer.  Act Three:  Inside one of Ontario most cherished wilderness lodges.

Canoe Lake — April 22/23, 2017  Act One:  Our feature — Revisiting the making of a Canadian legend, Tom Thomson.  Act Two:  The Happy Camper gives us a paddling and camping primer.  Act Three:  Inside one of Ontario most cherished wilderness lodges.

Wild Silence — April 15/16, 2017  Act One:  Our feature — author/journalist, Leslie Garett, on why wild silence is diminishing and why we need to save it.  Act Two:  Award-winning author/journalist, Florence Williams, on the science proving a walk in nature is the best tonic.  Act Three:  The best of remote luxury with award-winning travel writer, Ann Abel.

Wild Silence — April 15/16, 2017  Act One:  Our feature — author/journalist, Leslie Garett, on why wild silence is diminishing and why we need to save it.  Act Two:  Award-winning author/journalist, Florence Williams, on the science proving a walk in nature is the best tonic.  Act Three:  The best of remote luxury with award-winning travel writer, Ann Abel.

Deep France — April 8/9, 2017  Act One:  Our feature — a window to the oldest surviving noble family in Deep France.  Act Two:  An insider POV from local Dordogne expert Jackie Stretton-Pow.  Act Three:  Fabulous food traditions of the Dordogne with Michelin-starred chef Stêphane Chambon of Le Pont de l’Ouysse.  

Deep France — April 8/9, 2017  Act One:  Our feature — a window to the oldest surviving noble family in Deep France.  Act Two:  An insider POV from local Dordogne expert Jackie Stretton-Pow.  Act Three:  Fabulous food traditions of the Dordogne with Michelin-starred chef Stêphane Chambon of Le Pont de l’Ouysse.  

Lindsay Goes to South Korea — April 1/2, 2017  Act One: In our feature "This Strange Soil", Segment Producer Lindsay McEwen shares experiences from her three years in Seoul. Act Two:  Randy Snape of Korea Tourism gives us myriad insider travel tips. Act Three:  Matt Rodbard, co-author of Koreatown: A Cookbook dishes on the best of Korean fare.

Lindsay Goes to South Korea — April 1/2, 2017  Act One: In our feature "This Strange Soil", Segment Producer Lindsay McEwen shares experiences from her three years in Seoul. Act Two:  Randy Snape of Korea Tourism gives us myriad insider travel tips. Act Three:  Matt Rodbard, co-author of Koreatown: A Cookbook dishes on the best of Korean fare.

Wanderlust 101 (1950 to 2017) — March 25/26, 2017  Act One:  "Don's Excellent Adventure"  in post WWII Europe and the timeless rituals of youthful wanderlust.  Act Two:  A recent graduate's reflections on two years in Kyrgyzstan.  Act Three:  Inside Rotary Youth Exchange — one of the oldest youth cultural exchanges in the world.

Wanderlust 101 (1950 to 2017) — March 25/26, 2017  Act One:  "Don's Excellent Adventure"  in post WWII Europe and the timeless rituals of youthful wanderlust.  Act Two:  A recent graduate's reflections on two years in Kyrgyzstan.  Act Three:  Inside Rotary Youth Exchange — one of the oldest youth cultural exchanges in the world.

Iceland Like a Local — March 18/19, 2017  Act One:  "The Real Game of Thrones"  feature on the 40 sagas of Iceland.  Act Two:  Trufflepig's Mike Poppe gives insider Iceland tips.  Act Three:  Reykjavik Food Walk gives us a taste of one of the hottest emerging foodie scenes.

Iceland Like a Local — March 18/19, 2017  Act One:  "The Real Game of Thrones"  feature on the 40 sagas of Iceland.  Act Two:  Trufflepig's Mike Poppe gives insider Iceland tips.  Act Three:  Reykjavik Food Walk gives us a taste of one of the hottest emerging foodie scenes.

Family Roots Travel — March 11/12, 2017  Act One:  "Our Ulster Roots" feature brings to life a three-generation road trip around Northern Ireland.  Act Two:  National Geographic Books editor emeritus Larry Porges shares stories of writers exploring family roots worldwide.  Act Three: Lead scientist of National Geographic's Geographic Project Miguel Vilar talks about tracking the migration of human DNA around the world, even back to Neanderthals.

Family Roots Travel — March 11/12, 2017  Act One:  "Our Ulster Roots" feature brings to life a three-generation road trip around Northern Ireland.  Act Two:  National Geographic Books editor emeritus Larry Porges shares stories of writers exploring family roots worldwide.  Act Three: Lead scientist of National Geographic's Geographic Project Miguel Vilar talks about tracking the migration of human DNA around the world, even back to Neanderthals.

Mexico Rediscovered — March 4/5, 2017  Act One:  "The Full Maya" feature looks beyond stereotypes to reveal the real Mexico and the joys of spiritual luxury.  Act Two:  Mexico denizen and award-winning blogger Susannah Rigg shares the little-known culture of Mexico's remote Lacandon Maya.  Act Three: Chef Mario Jiménez of the Los Dos cooking school takes us deep into the flavours of his beloved Yucatan.  

Mexico Rediscovered — March 4/5, 2017  Act One:  "The Full Maya" feature looks beyond stereotypes to reveal the real Mexico and the joys of spiritual luxury.  Act Two:  Mexico denizen and award-winning blogger Susannah Rigg shares the little-known culture of Mexico's remote Lacandon Maya.  Act Three: Chef Mario Jiménez of the Los Dos cooking school takes us deep into the flavours of his beloved Yucatan.  

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