New Season 11 Travels with Darley Debuts on PBS Stations

Route 66 in Illinois is part of Season 11 of Travels with Darley. Ride The Mother Road in a classic car and explore retro and new attractions.
Route 66 in Illinois is part of Season 11 of Travels with Darley. Ride The Mother Road in a classic car and explore retro and new attractions.

TRAVELS WITH DARLEY Season Eleven is Premiering on PBS stations Now and Starts on Streaming March 1st, including the Debut of “Revolutionary Road Trips” Sub-Series

Thirteen New Episodes Uncover Adventure, Food and History across the U.S. in addition to Exploring South Korea’s Culinary Traditions

Season 11 of TRAVELS WITH DARLEY debuts starting January 2024 on PBS stations and streaming on GoTraveler (available March 1st on Samsung, Apple TV, LG, Roku, Vizio, Sling, and much more). Viewers can expect to experience an enticing blend of culture, history, and gastronomy across a captivating array of destinations in the USA and to South Korea. Thirteen half-hour episodes include the launch of  TRAVELS WITH DARLEY: “Revolutionary Road Trips” in the lead up to the 2026 commemorations of America’s 250th.

TRAVELS WITH DARLEY invites viewers on a journey of discovery as Darley Newman explores the heart and soul of each place she visits. In Season 11, viewers can look forward to:

  • Alabama’s Farm-to-Table Delights: Entice your taste buds and uncover historical treasures as Darley takes you on a mouthwatering tour of Alabama’s vibrant farm-to-table scene with longtime restaurants, including where Hank Williams was inspired to write “Hey, Good Lookin’” and where Civil Rights leaders dined.
  • Cajun Festivities in Lafayette, Louisiana: Immerse yourself in the vibrant Cajun festivities of Lafayette, Louisiana at , as Darley brings the rich culture and cuisine of this region to life, from crawfishing to dancing.
  • North Dakota’s Golden Sunflower Fields: Join Darley Newman as she explores the sunflower fields of North Dakota, learning about sunflower farming, quirky roadside attractions, and the unique cultural and culinary experiences along the way, from Bismarck to New Salem.
  • Exploring Route 66 in Illinois: Hit the open road with Darley as she explores the timeless allure of Route 66 in Illinois, shining a spotlight on family-owned enterprises that prioritize preservation.
  • Northern Virginia’s Tapestry: Discover a fusion of OSS spy cabins and Turkish simit, along with American apple pies and historical outdoor adventures. Explore the rich cultural tapestry of Prince William County, home to Civil War history, a former CIA training ground turned national park, and a treasure trove of travel experiences and cuisine in Occoquan, Manassas National Battlefield Park, and more.
  • The kick-off of  “Revolutionary Road Trips” Across Three States: Journey deep into American heritage with the “Revolutionary Road Trip,” spanning South Carolina, New Jersey, and Saratoga, New York, uncovering the untold stories of our nation’s history.
  • South Korea’s Culinary Traditions: Explore with Darley Newman across the rich world of Korean cuisine, from traditional temple food to modern K-desserts, all while delving into the culture and philosophy behind these delectable dishes in Seoul and Busan. Darley films with a three-star Michelin chef and dives into cooking as a spiritual endeavor with Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan of “A Chef’s Table” on Netflix fame.

Season 11 Episode Rundown:

1101 Alabama for Foodies: Part I
1102 Alabama for Foodies: Part II
1103 Lafayette, Louisiana
1104 North Dakota Chasing Sunflowers
1105 Route 66 Illinois
1106 Northern Virginia
1107 South Carolina: Revolutionary Road Trip Part I
1108 South Carolina: Revolutionary Road Trip Part II
1109 New Jersey: Revolutionary Road Trip Part I
1110 New Jersey: Revolutionary Road Trip Part II
1111 New Jersey: Revolutionary Road Trip Part III
1112 Saratoga, New York
1113 Korea for Foodies

Travels with Darley Season 11 – 13 half hours

Season 11 Series Description

Embark on an exhilarating journey with Darley Newman in Season 11 of “Travels with Darley.” She takes you on a mouthwatering tour of Alabama’s farm-to-table delights and historical treasures, immerses you in the vibrant Cajun festivities of Lafayette, Louisiana, and guides you through the golden sunflower fields and whimsical attractions of North Dakota. Join her as she hits the open road in classic cars and motorcycles to uncover the timeless allure of Route 66 in Illinois. Explore the rich tapestry of Northern Virginia’s diverse cuisine and history, then journey deep into American heritage with the “Revolutionary Road Trip” spanning South Carolina, New Jersey, and Saratoga, New York. Don’t miss the chance to savor the delectable culinary traditions of Seoul and Busan in “Korea for Foodies.” Season 11 promises an enticing blend of culture, history, and gastronomy across a captivating array of destinations.

Season 11 Episodes
1101 Alabama for Foodies: Part I

Explore food, culture, and history as Darley embarks on a culinary journey through Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, and Marion in Alabama’s Blackbelt in “Travels with Darley: Alabama for Foodies Part I.” She meets James Beard award-winning chefs in Birmingham and discovers the favorite spots of Crimson Tide coaches, athletes, students, and fans on game days. Darley also visits the restaurant that inspired “Fried Green Tomatoes” and concludes her trip in Marion, where Civil Rights history, biscuit making, and organic farming converge.

1102 Alabama for Foodies: Part II

Explore food, culture and history with top farm-to-table chefs in Mobile, Montgomery, and Auburn on “Travels with Darley: Alabama for Foodies Part II.” Darley wanders through downtown Mobile to find culinary delights inspired by the city’s architecture and history, including a Cuban speakeasy bar hidden in a bank vault and hotel walls that can talk! She then travels north to Montgomery in search of the famous hot dog craved by U.S. Presidents, Alabama Governors and celebrities since 1917, and the meatless version of the Southern meat and three! She completes her foodie tour of Alabama at Auburn where the university, and local farmers and restauranteurs collaborate on innovative and sustainable projects to keep Alabama in the forefront of the food industry.

1103 Lafayette, Louisiana

Follow Darley to the heart of Cajun Country as she joins the festivities at the annual Festival International de Louisiane held in Lafayette, Louisiana. In addition to sharing the music, art, cuisine and culture of the nationalities represented at the festival, Darley takes viewers crawfishing, Cajun cooking, and Zydeco dancing. No trip with Darley is complete without visiting the best food and drink gems of Lafayette. Laissez les bons temps rouler—let the good times roll!

1104 North Dakota Chasing Sunflowers 

Chase sunflowers and happiness with Darley Newman in the brilliant fields of yellow sunflowers blanketing North Dakota. Darley learns about the farming of sunflowers, and their various uses and health benefits, as well as charting quirky roadside attractions like Salem Sue and Lewis & Clark history along the Missouri River. This episode highlights from Bismarck to New Salem with river cruises, art alleys, museums, cute and quirky cafes, breweries, and cuisine.

1105 Route 66 Illinois

Join Darley along Route 66 in Illinois on a road trip from Chicago to St. Louis to discover the “then and now” stories of attractions peppered along the route. From 1950s-style diners to American Indian sites to the old Joliet Prison, step back in time and take a modern spin along The Mother Road. Darley showcases the new attractions along the route, as well as renovations and additions made to existing classic attractions, giving both new and previous Route 66 travelers a reason to visit, and visit again.

1106 Northern Virginia

Combine OSS spy cabins and authentic Turkish simit with made-from-scratch American apple pies and history-filled outdoor recreation on “Travels with Darley: Northern Virginia.” Travel back in time and visit with a melting pot of cultures in Prince William County in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC. Learn about the history of the Civil War and visit a CIA training ground, both of which are now national parks. Experience travel gems and food found in the quaint town of Occoquan, Manassas National Battlefield Park, along the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, Prince William Forest Park, and the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

1107 South Carolina: Revolutionary Road Trip Part I

Join Darley on a Revolutionary Road Trip from Charleston to James Island and through Berkeley County in South Carolina, experiencing historic sites and untold stories related to the American Revolution. Explore history and culture at The Charleston Museum, Heyward Washington House, Middleton Place, Fort Johnson, McLeod Plantation, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Old Santee Canal Park, and Francis Marion’s gravesite, including restaurants with Gullah Geechee influences.

1108 South Carolina: Revolutionary Road Trip Part II

Visit historic locations in South Carolina on a Revolutionary Road Trip, starting from the coastal city of Charleston, the oldest and largest city in South Carolina, and ending in the state’s oldest inland city, Camden. Join Darley Newman to learn more about our nation’s founding and its future through the lens of history and travel to sites related to the American Revolution, as well as other historic gems you might want to seek out along this road trip route.

 

SPECIAL NJ REVOLUTIONARY ROAD TRIP EPISODES

Watch “Travels with Darley’s” new season on NJ PBS now on Sundays at 12:30pm and mark your calendar to watch the first of three “Revolutionary Road Trips” episodes premiering on NJ PBS in primetime!

  • On NJ PBS watch “Travels with Darley” weekdays at 3:30pm and new episodes Sundays at 12:30pm and watch “Travels with Darley: Revolutionary Road Trips”

    • “Travels with Darley: Revolutionary Road Trips Part I” Wednesday, March 6 at 8:30pm and Sunday, March 24 at 12:30pm (Princeton, Trenton, Washington Crossing)
    • “Travels with Darley: Revolutionary Road Trips Part II” Wednesday, March 13 at 8:30pm and Sunday, March 31 at 12:30pm (Morristown, Monmouth Battlefield)
    • “Travels with Darley: Revolutionary Road Trips Part III” Wednesday, March 20 at 8:30pm and Sunday, April 7th at 12:30pm (Middlesex and Somerset Counties

    You can watch NJ PBS locally on Verizon Fios,  channel 23 or 523; on Comcast, channel 23 or 800, on Spectrum on channel 23 or 723.  Visit njpbs.org/anywhereto find more information on watching elsewhere, including on your favorite apps.

1109 New Jersey: Revolutionary Road Trip Part I 

Join Darley on a Revolutionary Road Trip through New Jersey, known as The Crossroads of the American Revolution, including the key “Ten Crucial Day” battles of Trenton and Princeton. Go inside the State Archives and view original documents related to our nation’s founding. Learn about authentic period dress and untold stories of the American Revolution at Princeton University and beyond.

On NJ PBS on March 10, Sunday 12:30pm : Travels with Darley New Jersey: Revolutionary Road Trip Part I

1110 New Jersey: Revolutionary Road Trip Part II 

Take a Revolutionary Road Trip in New Jersey, exploring history, culture, food, and drinks related to our nation’s founding in New Jersey’s Crossroads of the American Revolution, where George Washington spent one-quarter of his time as commander-in-chief. Step back to Colonial Times with untold stories through interactive history with local experts. Hear about the longest one-day battle at Monmouth Battlefield and the coldest winter in Morristown. From Applejack to following in the footsteps of George Washington, join Darley Newman to learn more about the American Revolution at sites where history takes center stage.

1111 New Jersey: Revolutionary Road Trip Part III 

Make stops along the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Trail in Trenton, New Brunswick, Somerville, and Morristown, learning untold stories related to our French allies and the romance and battles of Alexander Hamilton. Visit the first National Historical Park, Morristown National Historical Park, where the Continental Army survived the coldest winter on record. Explore Perth Amboy’s Proprietary House, the only remaining royal governor’s mansion still standing, where Loyalist William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin, once lived. Darley also takes us to East Jersey Old Town to examine reconstructed and restored buildings and see historical interpreters bring the Village to life through their trades and crafts.

1112 Saratoga, New York

Explore history, culture, and food in Saratoga, New York, a major turning point of the American Revolution. Darley seeks out food and local beer with historical ties in downtown Saratoga Springs, known for its healing waters and horses. She takes viewers to Schuyler House, Saratoga Monument and Saratoga National Historical Park to share untold stories of the American Revolution and meet modern entrepreneurs keeping history alive.

1113 Korea for Foodies

Embark on a delectable journey through South Korea with foodie Darley Newman. Explore temple cuisine’s spiritual roots at a renowned temple featured on Netflix’s “Chef’s Table.” Dive into Seoul’s sizzling Korean BBQ scene and its vibrant coffee culture. Savor masterful dishes from a three-Michelin-star Chef. Then, discover the bustling seafood markets of Busan and meet a family with a 15-generation legacy of crafting traditional folk wine. This episode unveils the rich tapestry of Korean cuisine, leaving you with a profound appreciation for its diverse flavors.

TRAVELS WITH DARLEY Season 11 dives into diverse and vibrant cultures in geographically distinctive areas of the United States, making it a must-watch series for travel enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Mark your calendars for the release of this exciting new season starting in January 2024.

Watch a preview of Season 11 online here. In the lead up to the new PBS season, listeners can travel with Darley to Santa Fe, Quebec, Alabama, West Virginia and beyond with the new “Travels with Darley” podcast launching with iHeart Nov 1st, taking listeners on immerse travel adventures.