Premise: As a former Washington Post investigative reporter who turned to travel writing almost two decades ago, Rudy Maxa brings a journalist's eye to this travel series, which features Maxa combining the history, culture, people, music and cuisine of a place with beautiful photography. He also strives to make varied destinations in such countries as India, Turkey, Thailand, Japan and Russia accessible to the first-time visitor and provide advice aimed at helping travelers save on money and hassles.
S03, E01 (First Aired: Feb. 16, 2013)
Aerial photography highlights the blue lagoons and white sand beaches of tropical islands Tahiti and Bora Bora.
S03, E02 (First Aired: Feb. 23, 2013)
Underwater photography illustrates the vast marine life around French Polynesia's 130 islands.