An immersive travel journey from a local’s perspective to discover a destination’s history, culture and hidden gems for food, drinks, and places to visit. Join Emmy-award nominated PBS travel host Darley Newman for the "Travels with Darley" podcast. Learn travel hacks, top restaurants for food and drinks, and must-visit attractions, all in the company of Darley and her local guides. Tune in every Wednesday for incredible adventures in the USA and international locations like Quebec, the Caribbean and Europe!
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Tasting Liège: Secret Meatball Testers, Convent Beer, and Caramelized Waffles
From dining with a secret meatball tester to beer tasting in a convent turned brewery, join Darley Newman on a culinary adventure combining meatballs, beer and waffles in Liège, Belgium. Discover the city's hidden gems, including Boulets à la Liégeoise and peket at Amon Nanesse with Sébastien Laviolette of the Confrérie du Gay Boulet. Visit a bakery to learn about Liège’s distinctive to-go waffles, and taste craft beer at Brasserie C beside the iconic Montagne De Bueren, an extreme staircase. Walk through an arts center housed in a former swimming pool and the bustling La Batte market. With each bite and step, uncover the quirky tapestry of flavors and medieval history that make Liège a must-visit destination for foodies and lovers of craft beer.
Battlefields to Balconies: Exploring Waterloo's History and Brussels' Art Nouveau Architecture
Journey through time and space, exploring the historic battleground of Waterloo and the stunning Art Nouveau architecture of Brussels, Belgium. Delve into the intricacies of the Napoleonic Wars with a military historian, standing atop the iconic Lion’s Mound, where the fate of nations was decided. Discover the significance of preserving such sites and immersing oneself in the rich history they hold. Then, join Darley Newman and a local guide to pedal through the streets of Brussels on a captivating cycling tour to marvel at the architectural wonders of Art Nouveau. Learn how Brussels has become a haven for preserving and restoring these architectural gems, offering visitors a glimpse into a bygone era.
Echoes of Valor: Exploring WWII's Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes
Explore the Ardennes region of Belgium through the lens of WWII's Battle of the Bulge. From the landscapes of La Roche-en-Ardenne to the historic grounds of Bastogne, Darley Newman uncovers the pivotal roles these locales played in one of the war's most significant conflicts. Through conversations with local expert Martin Cugnon, listeners gain firsthand insights into the bravery of American soldiers, especially the 101st Airborne Division, who defended Bastogne against overwhelming odds. Visiting the Bastogne War Museum and nearby foxholes and woods portrayed in the Steven Spielberg's "Band of Brothers," Cugnon paints a vivid picture of wartime hardships and sacrifices, emphasizing the importance of remembering the past. Through engaging storytelling, Travels with Darley invites listeners on a journey where history comes alive, offering valuable lessons from the echoes of the past.
Belgium Hidden Gems: Best Meal of My Life & Cultural Mons
Combine city and countryside in Belgium starting with a gastronomic adventure at L'air du Temps, a Michelin-Starred restaurant, with Chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre. He crafts innovative dishes using ingredients from his gardens and shares his culinary philosophy blending Belgian and Korean influences. Next, Darley Newman takes you on a walking tour of the city of Mons with its rich history and architectural marvels alongside local guide Alice Abels. From rubbing the head of the iron monkey for good luck at City Hall to savoring a wide array of Belgian beers at a local beer hall, get immersed in the charm of this "European capital of culture" in this episode featuring Belgium's hidden gems.
Literary England: Explore the Yorkshire Dales, Bronte Parsonage and Meet The Calendar Girls
Visit iconic literary destinations and movie locations in Yorkshire in Northern England. Darley Newman takes you to the Bronte Parsonage, where the Bronte sisters wrote classic books like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre. Tour this home in the village of Haworth with Ann Dinsdale, who shares the sisters’ unconventional upbringing and groundbreaking achievements. Join Darley to walk amid the dramatic moors, made famous by Wuthering Heights. Next, Darley meets the real-life Calendar Girls in a pub in the Yorkshire Dales. Tricia Stewart and Angela Baker share the heartwarming story behind their iconic calendar used to raise money for leukemia research and later made into a hit movie starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. The journey continues with stops for England’s best fish and chips at Bizzie Lizzie’s in Skipton and an exploration of historic landmarks like Bolton Abbey.
Learn more about this part of England and other great destinations by seeking out the companion TV episodes to this podcast, part of the Emmy Award-nominated “Travels with Darley” series on PBS, Amazon Prime, Great Courses and your favorite streaming site or app.
Great Britain Hidden Gems: Castle Howard, a Harry Potter Train Station and Library Vacation in England and Wales
Journey through Great Britain to discover hidden gems like a Harry Potter filming location, a castle reminscent of Downtown Abbey and a unique vacation destination for book lovers. In North Yorkshire, England, Darley Newman shares an insider's tour of iconic Castle Howard with guide Jane Blunt, delving into its history and the visionary mind of architect John Vanbrugh. She takes you to Goathland Station, a Harry Potter filming location in the quaint village featured as Aidensfield in the British drama Heartbeat. How about a literary escape in Wales? At Gladstone’s Library, Peter Francis leads Darley on a tour of the stacks and to see the reading rooms and accomodations at the UK’s only prime-ministerial library... where you can also stay the night. Look for Darley's travel tips and videos on social media @darleynewman and @TravelswithDarley and her PBS and streaming series.
I love this series! Darley provides colorful insight into local culture, history and cuisine with a fun and lighthearted feel. The soothing narration and immersive sound relax and transport me onsite. I can’t wait to visit Santa Fe and ride the Sky Railway. Looking forward to more podcasts (TV shows)!
Great insight into the local cuisine. Makes me crave Fried Green Tomatoes and Lemon Meringue Pie! Also love the reframe to Bear Bryant. Will take in all of this on my next trip to Alabama.