Want to travel, but too busy right now? WYCC-TV in Chicago allows you to take a mini-vacation each Wednesday with its lineup of TV travel programs. The following is what’s on the itinerary tonight (Oct. 19).
7:30 p.m. — “Travels With Darley” — The Season 2 premiere deals with Northern England with stops in Manchester and Liverpool, The Beatles’ hometown. The story of The Beatles is told with stops at Albert Dock, Strawberry Field and Penny Lane. There’s also a visit to the National Football Museum and Cartmel, described as a foodies village.
8 p.m. — “Rick Steves’ Europe” — Rick gives a tour of Saxony in Germany with focus on two of the region’s great cities, Dresden and Leipzig. While in Dresden, we get to see opulent palaces and art treasures of the Westin dynasty. Leipzig was home to Johann Sebastian Bach for his final 27 years.
8:30 p.m. — “Travelscope” — This week Joseph Rosendo shows us St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. There’s swimming with endangered sea turtles and dancing to the drums of the Union Island Maroon Festival.
9 p.m. — “Globe Trekker” — This week is one of the show’s described “food hours” and it’s devoted to cheese. Highlights include cheese-making techniques in England, the Cheese Makers Market in Beaconsfield, a farm in the Cotswolds and the oldest cheese monger in London. The viewer also gets to see cheese being made in France, Italy, Switzerland and Spain.
UNTIL NEXT TIME. . .