Go on Spring Break with Passport!
It’s that time of year! Time for (allegedly) warmer weather, days off work or school, and travel plans. Spring Break is always a source of great excitement and anticipation for a lot of people, especially those who are wanting to get away from it all.
But planning a getaway – and paying for it – can be tough sometimes. We’re here to help! We’ve scoured through our library of travel programs available with CET Passport or ThinkTV Passport to bring you the best of the US right from your own home. And, if you’re up for an adventure, there might some inspiration for your next trip!
Curious Traveler: Curious Williamsburg
Why did England choose Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg, Virginia as their earliest American settlements? Why did King William III and Queen Mary II establish a university here? What was life like for the colonists here? What crazy concoctions are to be found in a colonial apothecary? What does the amber ox have to do with American history?
Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope: Fredericksburg, Texas
Located midway between Austin and San Antonio in beautiful Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg offers visitors bed and breakfasts, dining establishments, historic attractions, varied activities and a deep-rooted German heritage. From tracing its Germanic roots and climbing Enchanted Rock to sipping some local brews and getting down with Texas Roots Music, Joseph enjoys a taste of Germany.
Weekends with Yankee: Walk On the Wild Side
Richard Wiese takes us on a tour of the Mystic Aquarium where he gets to be trainer for a day. Up in Grey, Maine, visit a sanctuary for injured and orphaned wildlife, the Maine Wildlife Park. In New Hampshire, Amy Traverso goes crabbing with a fisheries specialist. Amy cooks her catch into a mouthwatering seafood stew with Brendan Vesey, chef of Botanica Restaurant and Gin Bar in Portsmouth.
Roadfood: Barberton, OH
Booming economic growth and rapid industrialization in the early twentieth century drove immigration from Europe to Ohio, and that immigration brought the now hyper-regional dish of Barberton fried chicken to the area. In fact, derived from the recipe of Serbian immigrants who founded the still-operating Belgrade Gardens restaurant in the 1930s, Serbian fried chicken has become a regional staple.
Family Travel with Colleen Kelly: Cannery Row in Monterey, California
Cannery Row in Monterey, California is a family destination with plenty to do, from a vast culinary scene with sustainable seafood to stunning ocean views and a unique history. Colleen and her family demonstrate how to explore Monterey, enjoying the local seafood scene and learn about the area’s rich history. It’s a California vacation for all ages!