Curious Traveler

Curious Traveler

Entertainment journalist Christine van Blokland takes viewers to some of the most intriguing European and North American cities in the world. At each location, viewers get a taste of the art, architecture, museums, monuments, houses of worship and city parks unique to each area. Van Blokland's list of "Curious Questions" sets the tone for each episode, and emphasizes the host's curiosity and quest for knowledge. From London to New York, the series explores the rich culture and mysteries of some of the world's most fascinating destinations.

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UPCOMING EPISODES

Sun, 12/8 at 12:30 am America/Chicago on Austin PBS Create

Curious Austrian Christmas Markets

What European Christmas Markets have to do with the Holy Roman Empire; why are Christmas Markets mostly in Germany-speaking countries; history of the Advent wreath, Silent Night and the character named Krampus.

Wed, 12/11 at 12:30 am America/Chicago on Austin PBS Create

Curious Austrian Christmas Markets

What European Christmas Markets have to do with the Holy Roman Empire; why are Christmas Markets mostly in Germany-speaking countries; history of the Advent wreath, Silent Night and the character named Krampus.

Fri, 12/13 at 12:30 am America/Chicago on Austin PBS Create

Curious London Shops

Royal Warrants, a designation given to people or companies that have provided goods or services to the royals, including dressmakers and tiara makers.

Sun, 12/15 at 12:30 am America/Chicago on Austin PBS Create

Curious Glasgow

Who is buried under Glasgow Cathedral; Saint Mungo; why Glasgow City Chambers looks like a palace; how Glasgow became a center for Scottish Enlightenment; how the creativity of Charles Rennie Mackintosh left a permanent mark on the city.

Wed, 12/18 at 12:30 am America/Chicago on Austin PBS Create

Curious Glasgow

Who is buried under Glasgow Cathedral; Saint Mungo; why Glasgow City Chambers looks like a palace; how Glasgow became a center for Scottish Enlightenment; how the creativity of Charles Rennie Mackintosh left a permanent mark on the city.

Fri, 12/20 at 12:30 am America/Chicago on Austin PBS Create

Curious Williamsburg

Why the English chose Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg, Va., as early American settlements; why King William III and Queen Mary II established a university in Virginia; what life was like for colonists; colonial apothecary.

Sat, 12/21 at 6:30 am America/Chicago on Austin PBS Create

Curious Austrian Christmas Markets

What European Christmas Markets have to do with the Holy Roman Empire; why are Christmas Markets mostly in Germany-speaking countries; history of the Advent wreath, Silent Night and the character named Krampus.

Sat, 12/21 at 6:30 pm America/Chicago on Austin PBS Create

Curious Austrian Christmas Markets

What European Christmas Markets have to do with the Holy Roman Empire; why are Christmas Markets mostly in Germany-speaking countries; history of the Advent wreath, Silent Night and the character named Krampus.

Sun, 12/22 at 12:30 am America/Chicago on Austin PBS Create

Curious Quebec City

How Quebec City has retained its "Frenchness" for nearly 500 years; why the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac hotel looks like a French castle; Rue Saint-Jean, Place Royale and Petit Champlain.

Sun, 12/22 at 12:30 pm America/Chicago on Austin PBS Create

Curious Austrian Christmas Markets

What European Christmas Markets have to do with the Holy Roman Empire; why are Christmas Markets mostly in Germany-speaking countries; history of the Advent wreath, Silent Night and the character named Krampus.