St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest city in the United States. Burt tours the town, looks into the history of Henry Flagler who built a railroad that turned Florida into The American Riviera. He also visits Flagler College and learns about their Coastal Environmental project. St. Augustine was the place where the Spanish Conquistador, Juan Ponce De Leon searched for the Fountain of Youth. Throughout the program, Burt continues that investigation, with considerable success.
Travels ... Traditions is a series of 13 half-hour programs in which award-winning journalist Burt Wolf travels to cities around the world, telling the stories of local traditions that have influenced us all. In many locations, he also shows how foreign traditions have influenced the city he is visiting. He reveals the relationship of marriage and food and the history of gaming. And, of course, he examines society and culture through eating.