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It’s that time of the week and WYCC-TV in Chicago (Channel 20 over-the-air and on some cable TV systems) has its Wednesday night (July 29) lineup of travel programs.

8 p.m. (CDT) — “Rick Steves’ Europe” — This 2004 episode takes us to the Castile region of Spain with stops in Toledo and Salamanca. I have written before about the high quality of Steves’ programs, but I just feel his programs on Spain really brought that country to life and made me want to visit there one day. His programs can also be viewed on ricksteves.com.

8:30 p.m. — “Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscopre” — Tonight’s stop is Taiwan with a visit to Orchid Island, home of the Tao ethnic minority. Rosendo will try the native cuisine and explore traditional dwellings. There’s also a visit to Green Island to explore its volcanic landscape.

9 p.m. — “Globe Trekker” — The program is in central Japan tonight with stops in Kyoto and Osaka. While in Kyoto, we get to see the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine and the Toji Buddhist Temple.