Travels With Darley

Travels with Darley follows five-time Emmy-nominated TV host Darley Newman as experiences the history, culture, food, music, art and adventure in beautiful and awe-inspiring locations. Each episode introduces diverse cultures and traditions and what makes each location truly unique.

Local residents and guides open up to Darley about their favorite spots to reveal the authentic sights, sounds, tastes, aromas, and adventures that can only be experienced when you travel like a local, not a tourist.

The first season dives deep to explore each location, giving viewers the chance to experience the charms of Belgium, the Guadeloupe Islands, Arkansas, Kentucky, South Carolina, Maryland and Michigan. Darley’s adventures are as diverse as the destinations she experiences — from learning to make chocolate in Brussels to snorkeling in the Jacques Cousteau Reserve in the Guadeloupe Islands to sampling country cuisine in South Carolina and Kentucky.

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Guadeloupe Islands Caribbean Adventures

Episode #101H · Darley Newman joins local guides in the Guadeloupe Islands to discover this Caribbean island destination with unique French Creole influences. Viewers experience hiking a volcano, snorkeling the Jacques Cousteau Reserve, shopping in lively markets, and live music, UNESCO dance and art in the islands' largest city.

Maryland's Eastern Shore

Episode #102H · Darley Newman leads viewers on an epic family road trip along Maryland's Eastern Shore, showcasing accessible adventures for multiple generations traveling together, including young children. Destinations include Assateague Island National Seashore to view wild horses, a rural farm that makes ice cream from cow to cone, Ocean City, Berlin, St Michaels and stunning beaches.

Belgium: Brussels & Beyond

Episode #103H · Explore Brussels during the annual Jazz festival, taking in fashion, Belgian chocolate and art deco architecture by foot and bicycle. Venture through the Ardennes region, where beer tasting, a top place to eat fries and rail biking are on tap. Visit diverse breweries, bakeries and markets in Liege and medieval Durbuy.

Belgium: Castles, Cities & Countryside

Episode #104H · Explore some of the most beautiful cities, countryside and castles in Belgium, mixing music, nature, food and culture in Dinant, Namur, Mons, Bastogne, Waterloo and beyond. Meet one of Belgium's top chefs, kayak to a castle, drink beer, indulge in rich chocolate and explore World War II history at battlefields where "Band of Brothers" filmed in Bastogne and more.

Southern States Road Trip

Episode #105H · Join Darley Newman on a classic road trip through Arkansas, South Carolina and Kentucky. Highlights of the Southern States adventure include caving in Kentucky, classic Corvettes in Bowling Green, and more.

Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Episode #106H · Explore the unique culture, food and history of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, otherwise known as the UP, including lighthouses, local food and brew pubs and parks in Sault Ste Marie, Mackinac Island and St. Ignace.

Road Trip: Maryland, Virginia and Beyond

Episode #107H · Take a road trip to enjoy some of the top cities and adventures in a variety of locations, including zip lining and wine tasting in Virginia, fishing and biking on Maryland coastal islands and beyond.

Guadeloupe Islands Caribbean Escape

Episode #108H · From chocolate and coffee to forts and farms, island hop through the French Caribbean, discovering Guadeloupe's diverse islands of Grand Terre, Les Saintes, Basse Terre and Marie Galante. Host Darley Newman takes viewers rum tasting, to top restaurants and scenic locations. Episode includes special behind the scenes and bloopers.

England: Manchester, Liverpool & The Lake District

Episode #201H · Travel with Darley to the best places to eat in Northern England, where The Beatles got inspired and hip neighborhoods in Manchester and Liverpool. Join local guides to delve into the city where The Beatles grew up by visiting The Beatles Story at Albert Dock, Strawberry Field and Penny Lane in Liverpool. Soccer fans will enjoy an insider's tour of the National Football Museum, where a history of women footballers is revealed. Plus, the foodies village of Cartmel, where sticky toffee pudding and a Michelin star restaurant help showcase the charms of the Lake District.

Wales: Isle of Anglesey & The Coast

Episode #202H · Join host Darley Newman to enjoy breathtaking coastal farms and beaches, heart pumping adventures on Europe's fastest zipline and a visit to a haunted castle. On Anglesey Island, where Prince William and Duchess Kate once lived, walk the Wales Coast Path and visit a town with one of the world's longest place names. Dive into local cuisine and Welsh products, making for a salty experience. Meet Gareth Wyn Jones, a sheep farmer who has become a celebrity from his social media and advocacy work, and learn about life on a Welsh farm in one of the most beautiful coastal locations on the planet.

Northern England and Wales

Episode #203H · Visit stately castles and stunning landscapes in Northern England and Wales, including a famous film location from Harry Potter. Darley meets the real life Calendar Girls to hear their inspiring story and walks the landscapes that inspired the Bronte Sisters to write famous works, including Wuthering Heights. She also takes viewers to stunning and historic UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Saltaire and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

Little Rock, Arkansas

Episode #204H · Explore the best of Little Rock, the capital of the state of Arkansas. Darley joins locals to enjoy top BBQ, tasty, artisanal ice cream and baked sweets in various neighborhoods foodies will love. She explores the River Trail by Segway, marveling at public art in the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden. For another active urban adventure, Darley joins a local guide to enjoy Little Rock by bicycle, riding through the SoMa neighborhood and by historic homes in the Quapaw District. Walking through history, viewers go inside the Clinton Presidential Center and Historic Arkansas Museum, before the family-friendly Museum of Discovery. Good food and drink are highlighted with a Michelin star chef and at a local brewery and distillery.

Hong Kong Island Hopping

Episode #205H · Hong Kong is a big city with lots of urban attractions, but with over 260 islands, Hong Kong is also a great destination for island hopping. We're exploring the greener side of Hong Kong by hiking, biking, boating and taking in beach views with the locals. We'll visit a doctor who specializes in traditional Chinese medicine, see what Hong Kong locals eat at bustling markets and make a trip to Lantau Island to visit the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery. We'll also hike the Hong Kong Trail at Victoria Peak and the Dragon's Back and learn about geology at the Hong Kong Global Geopark, a UNESCO site.

Martinique Adventures

Episode #301H · Explore the French Caribbean on the island of Martinique, combining beautiful beaches with lush rainforests and quiet fishing villages with vibrant cultural sites. Host Darley Newman meets local guides to take a deeper dive into the top places to sun, sail, snorkel, eat, drink and enjoy eco-friendly nature and fascinating Creole culture.

Hong Kong Urban Adventures

Episode #302H · Explore art galleries, hip neighborhoods and top nightlife in Hong Kong, as host Darley Newman meets local experts enjoy the best urban adventures in this bustling Asian city. From authentic cuisine on a foodies' tour of Sham Shui Po to dim sum at the world's cheapest Michelin-star restaurant, food, markets, culture and temples take center state on this city tour.

Wyoming National Forests

Episode #303H · From the Bridger Teton National Forest in iconic Jackson Hole to the Snowy Range scenic byway in the Medicine Bow National Forest, host Darley Newman and local guides go off the grid to reconnect and discover national forests and great towns for outdoor lovers in Wyoming. From mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, hiking and scenic drives to historic towns and modern brewpubs, the Cowboy State does not disappoint.

Illinois: Route 66 & Midewin

Episode #304H · Travel to the top diners and historic sites along all-American Route 66, including modern nature escapes that may surprise you. This is an Illinois road trip you won't forget, as host Darley Newman drives old Route 66 in a classic car to meet bison at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and explore the best of "the Mother Road."

Illinois: Ottawa & Beyond

Episode #305H · Hiking, biking, beer tasting and boating are just some of the adventures host Darley Newman explores with local guides not far from Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois. From a Himalayan salt cave to a Cajun chef amid the cornfields to the historic I&M Canal, this Illinois adventure is filled with interesting things to learn and experience.

West Virginia Adventures

Episode #401 · Experience the best of the Mountain State with locals as the guides, including top outdoor adventures and history. Take a scenic train ride in a rare steam locomotive, walk through history at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, go fly-fishing and off-roading and enjoy extreme whitewater rafting during Gauley Season on "Travels with Darley: West Virginia Adventures."

France's Western Front Part I

Episode #402 · Experience World War I history in an active way on a journey along the Western Front in Northeastern France. Local experts guide Darley by bicycle and foot through the cities of Verdun and Metz to sample famous foods like Quiche Lorraine and visit battlefields, American cemeteries and memorials, combining rich cuisine with history related to The Great War.

France's Western Front Part II

Episode #403 · Travel along the historic Western Front in France to explore the history of one of the most devastating wars on earth, World War I. Learn how The Great War affected communities in France in the past and present day, delving into remembrance sites and modern pleasures, including great Champagne and local cuisine.

Missouri's Route 66 & St. Louis

Episode #404 · Darley explores St Louis and the birthplace of Route 66, mixing classic American history with modern diversions. Viewers travel along to dine on downhome BBQ with a spicy pitmaster, meet a James Beard Award-winning chef and explore city neighborhoods and breweries. Darley enlists local guides for an outdoor hike at Castlewood State Park, and a visit to City Museum, the St. Louis Art Museum and Forest Park.

Tokyo, Japan

Episode #405 · Mixing the ultra-modern with Edo-period traditions, locals guide Darley to the best food, culture and adventures in Japan's capital city of Tokyo. Explore top neighborhoods, markets, temples, and surprising areas of natural beauty, including a behind-the-scenes tour of a Tokyo sake brewery, sushi at the world's largest fish market, a hike at a sacred mountain and more.

Martinique Caribbean Culture

Episode #406 · Darley travels with locals to learn about Martinique's unique culture and history, which includes famous figures like Empress Josephine and modern poets, artists and politicians. She travels through the capital city of Fort-de-France, to the Anse Cafard Slave Memorial, through urban markets and to an ancient Creole sugarcane plantation to learn about rhum agricole and enjoy a deeper dive into this French Caribbean Island.

New York's Southern Finger Lakes

Episode #501 · Combine hands-on art with adrenaline pumping adventures throughout New York's Southern Finger Lakes, soaring above Mark Twain Country, learning glass blowing in Corning, walking amid waterfalls in Watkins Glen State Park, and enjoying stand up paddle boarding in Hammondsport. Travelers join Darley and local experts to explore history, wine and culture in the Finger Lakes.

New Mexico's Continental Divide Trail

Episode #502 · Explore the Continental Divide Trail, one of our nation's National Scenic Trails, by biking, hiking and rafting, discovering unique places to unplug, refuel and learn about history, culture and ecology. Diverse landscapes and stops throughout the state of New Mexico, including Pie Town, Silver City, the Rio Chama, the Cosmic Campground, the Gila Cliff Dwellings, a mountain sacred to the Navajo people and a monastery in the high desert.

Santa Fe Arts & Culture

Episode #503 · From scenery so enchanting that it's drawn in filmmakers throughout history to farm fresh New Mexican cuisine and culture, explore Santa Fe with Emmy-nominated host Darley Newman and a cast of local friends. Discover history in Santa Fe's Plaza, contemporary art at Meow Wolf, tailgating at the Santa Fe Opera and a Japanese style spa complete with artisanal sake, combining the classic and quirky in Santa Fe.

Finger Lakes & Monongahela Forests

Episode #504 · Enjoy an East Coast nature escape in the Finger Lakes National Forest and Monongahela National Forest in New York and West Virginia. From a visit to the "Queen's Castle" to learn about the women's suffrage movement to a walk through an old growth forest teeming with life, viewers explore travel destinations for outdoor adventures by horseback riding, fly fishing, sailing and hiking.

French Riviera

Episode #505 · Explore the French Riviera, learning about Picasso in Old Antibes, taking a stroll along Cannes famous promenade, visiting local markets in Nice, touring a perfume factory in Grasse and discovering a royal fort on St Marguerite Island. Host Darley Newman showcases how to dive into the French Riviera like a local with its stunning beauty and diversity of history and flavors.

Santa Fe Adventures

Episode #506 · Explore Santa Fe outdoor adventures and lesser known cultural attractions by hiking at Bandelier National Monument, visiting a James Beard Award-winning restaurant serving traditional New Mexican food, mountain biking in the Santa Fe National Forest, observing Chimayo weavers and making a stop along the old Camino Real. Meet traditional artists and locals who share living history and reveal special ties to New Mexico's past to gain a deeper understanding of daily life and active adventure in Santa Fe.