Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa

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  • 2005
  • 5 Seasons

This travel series is hosted by Rudy Maxa, a travel expert with decades' of experience teaching travelers how to get the most out of their holidays. Each episode of the series covers a different country or region and focuses on the destinations and techniques that provide the most bang for the tourist buck. The series aired on PBS in the United States.

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Mexico City & Ixtapa
13. Mexico City & Ixtapa
May 23, 2003
Mexico City, the world's largest metropolis, is modern, crowded, cosmopolitan, and steeped in tradition. Rudy begins with Mexico's ancient roots just outside the city at pre-Aztec Teotihuac'án.
Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta
12. Guadalajara & Puerto Vallarta
May 22, 2003
Guadalajara is alive with the music of mariachis, flowers, colonial architecture, and passionate artists. Rudy explores the rich history and culture of "The Most Mexican of Cities."
New Zealand's North Island
11. New Zealand's North Island
May 21, 2003
With spectacular seismic activity, fascinating plant and animal life, and to-die-for natural beauty, New Zealand is a traveler's dream.
New Zealand's South Island
10. New Zealand's South Island
May 20, 2003
The South Island of New Zealand weaves Kiwi culture with scenic splendor. The vast vineyards of Marlborough helped bring this country's wines to the world stage.
Queensland, Australia
9. Queensland, Australia
May 19, 2003
Sun-washed beaches, chic beachside towns, cliffs and rainforests and one of the seven natural wonders of the world, The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland is the ultimate outdoor adventure.
Sydney
8. Sydney
May 18, 2003
Australia's stunning metropolis, Sydney seduces with its glorious harbor, carefree attitude and sunny beaches. From the Opera house to the Harbor Bridge to Circular Quay Rudy basks in the sights along the harbor.
Hong Kong
7. Hong Kong
May 17, 2003
We get a Pacific Rim rush when we visit energetic, ever-changing Hong Kong. On a famous Star Ferry, Rudy savors one of the most majestic skylines on earth.
Shanghai
6. Shanghai
May 16, 2003
China's new powerhouse, Shanghai dazzles with fantastic skyscrapers, non-stop shopping and delicious dining. From traditional Tai Chi in the parks and teahouses to market madness and tumbling acrobats, Rudy explores tradition and modernity in this burgeoning city.
Vancouver & Victoria, British Columbia
5. Vancouver & Victoria, British Columbia
May 15, 2003
As Canada's door to the Pacific Rim, Vancouver is a vibrant mix of European heritage and Asian cultures. In this vital, young and dynamic city Rudy explores the mix of cultures that inspires world-class cuisine, a spirited night life and modern Asian shopping centers.
Seattle
4. Seattle
May 14, 2003
A hip, happening urban center surrounded by natural beauty, Seattle combines city life with the great outdoors. Rudy explores the vibrant downtown, samples microbrews and lattes, noses around Seattle's neighborhoods and hops aboard a ferry.
San Francisco
3. San Francisco
May 13, 2003
The port city of San Francisco revels in art, diversity and food. Chinatown is a feast for the senses, and the city's new Asian Art Museum a must-see. We get savvy on sourdough and tour notorious Alcatraz Island.
Oahu & Kauai
2. Oahu & Kauai
May 12, 2003
Sunning, swimming, surfing and boating at Waikiki Beach are just the start in Honolulu. Rudy explores Hawaii's Polynesian roots at the venerable Bishop Museum, remembers WWII history at Pearl Harbor, and pays homage to King Kamehameha.
Maui & Hawaii's Big Island
1. Maui & Hawaii's Big Island
April 26, 2005
The cultures of the Pacific converge on the breathtaking islands of Hawaii. This trip Rudy begins on Maui, where he braves the twisting road to Hana with its cascading waterfalls and tropical splendor.
Description

This travel series is hosted by Rudy Maxa, a travel expert with decades' of experience teaching travelers how to get the most out of their holidays. Each episode of the series covers a different country or region and focuses on the destinations and techniques that provide the most bang for the tourist buck. The series aired on PBS in the United States.

Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (65 episodes). The series first aired on April 26, 2005.

Where to Watch Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa

Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa is available for streaming on the Questar website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa on demand at Amazon and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    April 26, 2005