"The SEASONED TRAVELER” airs on KCTS Public Broadcasting - is a unique weekly series especially for today's over-50 explorer. In the 13 half-hour episodes, award-winning journalist and veteran traveler George Bauer presents destinations and useful travel tips in the style that's informative, fast paced and fun."
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A quarter of America's population is age 50 or older. With more
discretionary income and more time at its disposal, the 50-plus
generation is a highly mobile one. Despite these facts, there has been
no travel series, on broadcast or cable television, that has been
geared to post-50 baby boomers-until now. The Seasoned Traveler
is a unique weekly series especially for today's over-50 explorer. In
the 13 half-hour episodes, award-winning broadcast journalist and
veteran traveler George Bauer presents destinations and useful travel
tips in a style that's informative, fast-paced and fun.
The series visits locations ranging from Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula to Germany's Rhine River to Vancouver and Victoria.The Seasoned Traveler airs on KCTS Television Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. beginning October 5. Beginning in October, the series is being distributed to public television stations nationwide, with KCTS serving as national presenting station."I've been a journalist who has always loved to travel," says George Bauer. "I have traveled all across America and to many nations abroad. Now I've started a new career, as a TV hobo of sorts. I'm anxious to share what I know and learn with viewers who love to travel as much as I do." The Seasoned Traveler goes beyond traveling just to Europe, visiting places in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as overseas. Bauer takes viewers to a wide range of fascinating places, including the beautiful islands of Bermuda, the national parks and monuments of the American Southwest, the ancient ruins of Mexico, the cosmopolitan Canadian cities of Toronto and Vancouver, picturesque southern Germany and the tiny fairy-tale country of Liechtenstein.
Bauer covers the destinations' "best bets"-best food and drink, best-kept secret and most fun thing to do-as well as letting viewers know where they can find more information on the locales visited. The ninth episode of The Seasoned Traveler (KCTS airdate to be announced) takes viewers to British Columbia. In Vancouver, Bauer travels from historic Gastown to the top of Grouse Mountain, a skiing and sightseeing attraction just 15 minutes from downtown. Then he boards the ferry for Vancouver Island, visiting the lovely capital city of Victoria and The Butchart Gardens-one of the most beautiful green spaces in North America.
In The Seasoned Traveler, Bauer doesn't just tell people about exciting trips and destinations-he also listens to them. Throughout the series, viewers meet mature travelers who share their own experiences-from the pros and cons of buying an RV to the pleasures of a cruise on the Rhine River.From hikes in America's historically rich Four Corners region to a trans-Canada train trip to shopping excursions in Europe's Christmas markets,
The Seasoned Traveler caters to both the active explorer and the traveler who prefers a more relaxed pace. Although produced specifically for the over-50 vacationer, the series will appeal to travelers of all ages. "The Seasoned Traveler is devoted to older viewers, but we welcome travelers of any age," says Bauer. "If you love to travel, we invite you to come along with us."Shooting is now under way for Season II of The Seasoned Traveler. Among the wide variety of destinations visited during the second season will be Michigan, including magnificent Mackinac Island; New York State, from end to end; the Canadian province of Quebec; the Balkan lands of Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia; Turkey and its ancient ruins; England's gardens and pastoral Cotswolds region; the castles of Scotland; Panama (one of today's fastest-growing retirement areas for Americans); and the spectacular ancient Peruvian site of Machu Picchu. The new season will include a look at the world's greatest golf courses, a Heritage Tour of Harlem and a special profile of Istanbul, with its unique blend of European and Asian influences.
Credits: The Seasoned Traveler is produced by Seasoned Traveler Productions, Ltd. Executive producer and host: George Bauer. Producer for Season I: Darian Billington. Photographer: Kevan Ward. Editor: Xavier Souder. The series is presented nationally by KCTS Television and is distributed by American Public Television (APT).
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