Travels with Darley – Season 2
Emmy Award-nominated host, adventurer and travel expert, Darley Newman is known for getting viewers out of their comfort zone on active experiences globally. As the host, creator and producer of “Travels with Darley” and “Equitrekking” on PBS and international networks in over 85 nations, she takes viewers to remote and stunning locations to reveal fascinating global cultures, adventure, cuisine and hidden gems. Having led production teams in over 25 nations and 26 states, Darley's filmmaking adventures include traversing one of the world’s largest salt pans in Africa, free diving in South Korea and exploring the WWI 'red zone’ by mountain bike in northeast France. Her ability to make on camera guests feel at ease has allowed her to interview people of varying cultures and walks of life including HRH Princess Alia in Jordan, Olympian Jonny Moseley and inspiring entrepreneurs across the USA. Her series “Travels with Darley” provides viewers with both helpful travel tips and inspiration.
01: Martinique Adventures
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.
02: 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.
03: 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.
04: 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.”
05: 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.
06: 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.”
07: 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.
08: 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.
09: 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.
10: Tokyo, Japan
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.
11: 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.