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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Glaciers, volcanoes, hot springs—and Vikings—produced a rich tapestry of natural and human history in Iceland. Geologist Jim Zimbelman provides a personal guide to the island nation, as well as some great tips for visitors to this cool country that’s become a hot travel destination.

 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Russell Gammon, a professional guide and third-generation Zimbabwean, leads you to two of Africa’s most iconic safari destinations—the Okavango river delta in Botswana and the Serengeti plains—to explore the continent’s stunning natural beauty and the wildlife of the wilderness.

 

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Food historian Francine Segan leads a delightful virtual tour the “Green Heart of Italy,” with Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, and Orvieto among the stops on the itinerary. And get a distinctive taste of the region in a tasting of wine and truffle products. 

 

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Discover much more than 50 shades of green when travel writer Reid Bramblett shares tips on the country’s best and sets you on the road to discovering the magic—old and new—found only in Ireland.

 

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6:45 PM

For centuries, Istanbul has been a city where Europe and Asia meet, producing a fabled and fascinating mix of cultures, cuisines, and traditions. Travel writer Nigel Gilchrist opens its wonders.

 

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Since the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the cities of Dresden, Leipzig, Weimar, and East Berlin have emerged renewed, vigorous, and ready to make their mark once again on the world stage. Explore the history, culture, and sites of these cities in an illustrated seminar led by cultural and music historian Carol Reynolds.

 

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