Curious Traveler

Curious Traveler

Travel journalist and host Christine van Blokland explores the rich culture and untold stories of some of the most fascinating destinations on earth.

All Past Episodes

Curious London Shops

26:56 | #309 | TV-G

Royal Warrants, a special designation given to only the best shops and services, literally fit for a king (or queen, or prince, or princess), are explored.

Curious Yorkshire

27:17 | #303 | TV-G

Find out why country estates are named Castles and Abbeys and how The Shambles got its name.

Curious Quebec City

27:44 | #312 | TV-G

Discover how has this UNESCO World Heritage Site has retained its 'Frenchness' after all this time.

Curious Williamsburg

27:42 | #311 | TV-G

Learn why the English chose Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg, Virginia as early American settlements.

Curious Glasgow

27:22 | #310 | TV-G

Learn how the seaport town of Glasgow became a center for Scottish Enlightenment.

Curious Austrian Christmas Markets

27:25 | #308 | TV-G

Learn why a European Christmas Market is also called Weihnachtsmarkt or a Christkindlmarkt.

Curious Guanajuato City

27:41 | #307 | TV-G

Discover why there is a stone giant holding a flame, high in the hills overlooking the town.

Curious Edinburgh

27:43 | #306 | TV-G

Learn why the Scottish kings live in Edinburgh and the connection between Edinburgh and Harry Potter.

Curious San Miguelde de Allende

27:23 | #305 | TV-G

Discover how this UNESCO town in Mexico got such a curious name and much more interesting facts.

Curious Salzburg

27:43 | #304 | TV-G

Discover why is there a giant church complex, the DomQuartier, in this tiny Alpine town.

Curious Vienna

27:32 | #302 | TV-G

Learn who the Habsburgs were, Maria Theresa, Franz Joseph and Sisi, and how they shaped Vienna.

Curious Dublin

27:21 | #301 | TV-G

Discover how Dublin got its name, how the harp become a symbol of Ireland, and much more!

Curious French Villages

26:46 | #212 | TV-G

Roquetaillade Castle, a monolithic church in Saint-Emilion. and Bourg-en-Gironde are explored.

Curious Stockholm

26:46 | #211 | TV-G

What did Alfred Nobel invent that led him to create the Nobel Prize? What is Gamla Stan?

Curious Sorrento

26:46 | #210 | TV-G

Sorrento in Italy is explored. Why did the ancient Roman rich and famous choose to vacation here?

Curious Bordeaux

26:46 | #209 | TV-G

Learn who got hitched at Bordeaux Cathedral and why was it such an important moment in history.

Curious Oslo

26:46 | #208 | TV-G

The Oslo Opera House, Vikings, the Oslo National Theatre, and the troll legend are examined.

Curious Kotor

26:46 | #207 | TV-G

A beautiful, tiny blue-domed church floating in Kotorska Bay, the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, and more are explored.

Curious Venice

26:46 | #206 | TV-G

Why does the Doge's Palace have a Stairway of Giants, and what do those symbols mean?

Curious Loire Valley

26:46 | #205 | TV-G

Why is there a river running through Ch?teau de Chenonceau, and what do the ladies of the castle have to do with it?

Curious Vancouver

26:46 | #204 | TV-G

Christine examines the questions: Who was Gassy Jack and why was he so gassy? Why was Capilano Suspension Bridge built and what do all those totem poles mean?

Curious Copenhagen

26:46 | #203 | TV-G

Christine explores Kronborg Castle, Nyhavn, Christiansborg Palace, Amalienborg Palace, and Rosenborg Castle.

Curious Rome

26:46 | #202 | TV-G

The Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome are explored.

Curious Paris

26:46 | #201 | TV-G

Why does Paris look like Paris? Why were the Eiffel Tower and the Pont Alexandre III built for World Expos?

Curious About - Victoria, British Columbia

26:46 | #106 | TV-G

Who was "A.B.C. Architect" and why did he design such a grand Parliament Building in Victoria?

Curious About - Asheville, North Carolina

26:46 | #105 | TV-G

Discovery why the architects of the Statue of Liberty and Central Park put their stamp on Asheville, North Carolina.

Curious About - Montreal

26:46 | #104 | TV-G

Questions about Montreal, including why French is still the city's official language, are explored.

Curious About - Wales

26:46 | #103 | TV-G

Why does the man next-in-line for the British throne hold the title the "Prince of Wales"? This and more curious questions about Wales are answered.

Curious About - London

26:46 | #102 | TV-G

Interesting facts about St. Paul's Cathedral, the City of London, and Temple Church are revealed.

Curious About - New York City

26:46 | #101 | TV-G

The constellations in Grand Central, Rockefeller Center's Atlas statue and more are highlighted.

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