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
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.
27:17 | #303 | TV-G
Find out why country estates are named Castles and Abbeys and how The Shambles got its name.
27:44 | #312 | TV-G
Discover how has this UNESCO World Heritage Site has retained its 'Frenchness' after all this time.
27:42 | #311 | TV-G
Learn why the English chose Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg, Virginia as early American settlements.
27:22 | #310 | TV-G
Learn how the seaport town of Glasgow became a center for Scottish Enlightenment.
27:25 | #308 | TV-G
Learn why a European Christmas Market is also called Weihnachtsmarkt or a Christkindlmarkt.
27:41 | #307 | TV-G
Discover why there is a stone giant holding a flame, high in the hills overlooking the town.
27:43 | #306 | TV-G
Learn why the Scottish kings live in Edinburgh and the connection between Edinburgh and Harry Potter.
27:23 | #305 | TV-G
Discover how this UNESCO town in Mexico got such a curious name and much more interesting facts.
27:43 | #304 | TV-G
Discover why is there a giant church complex, the DomQuartier, in this tiny Alpine town.
27:32 | #302 | TV-G
Learn who the Habsburgs were, Maria Theresa, Franz Joseph and Sisi, and how they shaped Vienna.
27:21 | #301 | TV-G
Discover how Dublin got its name, how the harp become a symbol of Ireland, and much more!
26:46 | #212 | TV-G
Roquetaillade Castle, a monolithic church in Saint-Emilion. and Bourg-en-Gironde are explored.
26:46 | #211 | TV-G
What did Alfred Nobel invent that led him to create the Nobel Prize? What is Gamla Stan?
26:46 | #210 | TV-G
Sorrento in Italy is explored. Why did the ancient Roman rich and famous choose to vacation here?
26:46 | #209 | TV-G
Learn who got hitched at Bordeaux Cathedral and why was it such an important moment in history.
26:46 | #208 | TV-G
The Oslo Opera House, Vikings, the Oslo National Theatre, and the troll legend are examined.
26:46 | #207 | TV-G
A beautiful, tiny blue-domed church floating in Kotorska Bay, the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, and more are explored.
26:46 | #206 | TV-G
Why does the Doge's Palace have a Stairway of Giants, and what do those symbols mean?
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?
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?
26:46 | #203 | TV-G
Christine explores Kronborg Castle, Nyhavn, Christiansborg Palace, Amalienborg Palace, and Rosenborg Castle.
26:46 | #202 | TV-G
The Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome are explored.
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?
26:46 | #106 | TV-G
Who was "A.B.C. Architect" and why did he design such a grand Parliament Building in Victoria?
26:46 | #105 | TV-G
Discovery why the architects of the Statue of Liberty and Central Park put their stamp on Asheville, North Carolina.
26:46 | #104 | TV-G
Questions about Montreal, including why French is still the city's official language, are explored.
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.
26:46 | #102 | TV-G
Interesting facts about St. Paul's Cathedral, the City of London, and Temple Church are revealed.
26:46 | #101 | TV-G
The constellations in Grand Central, Rockefeller Center's Atlas statue and more are highlighted.