Each journey takes the viewer beyond the usual commonplace clich’s of travel destinations. Instead, through geography, history, architecture, culture, celebrations, leisure activities and gastronomy, viewers are able to appreciate the art of living in each destination. With interviews, visits, lavish meals and celebrations, viewers become aware of the richly textured history of these great destinations.
Each DVD investigates the history and progress of a skill, a means of expression, or a practical discovery that has become an integral part of economic life in a world-famous region. In this way, each story paints a historical portrait and reveals a way of life. The Greatest Journeys on Earth brings viewers into the network of inns and castles in each destination. Gastronomy, leisure, and reminders of celebrities who marked the history of these sites allow viewers to relive, in the present, the magnificent times of the past. AUSTRIA Journeys Through the Salt Mines CALIFORNIA Journeys of the Adventurers CANADA Journeys through the Rockies ENGLAND The Journeys of Charles Dickens FRANCE Journeys of the Sun King GREECE Journeys to the Gods IRELAND, GREAT BRITAIN, AND BRITTANY Journeys of the Celtic Legends JAPAN Journeys on the Tokaido PERU Journeys to the Golden Cities QUEBEC The Journeys of the Trappers SOUTH AFRICA Journeys of the Freedom Songs SPAIN Journeys Through The Land of the Builders VENICE Journeys Through the Glass
“The Greatest Journeys On Earth is an impressive series of thirteen 48-minute, full-color, video documentaries which take the viewer to some of the most beautiful places on earth. Each journey takes the viewer well beyond the unusual clichés of ordinary travelogs. Instead, we are treated to a visual tour through the geography, history, architecture, culture, celebrations, leisure activities, and gastronomy of the people and places visited. …outstandingly produced and very highly recommended.” Bookwatch