This week on Weekends with Yankee, we're lost, and found. First stop: Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island, where we're in search of the glass orbs that one local artist makes and tucks away like hidden treasures for locals and visitors to discover. Next stop: Dummerston, Vermont, where we find an incredible orchard paradise filled with heirloom apples that can be traced back to the earliest days of American history. Finally, we wrap up with a visit to the spectacular Isabella Stewart Gardner... [see more] Museum in Boston, home to a priceless art collection amassed by one of Boston's most unorthodox and remarkable patrons.
WEEKENDS WITH YANKEE is a 13-part travel and lifestyle series named for the long-running publication enjoyed by readers across America for more than 80 years. With New England among the nation's top tourist destinations, the magazine-style program takes viewers on an insider's exploration of the cities, countryside locales and far-flung places in the quaint and scenic region. The series is hosted by Richard Wiese, (Born to Explore) , an Emmy Award-winning TV personality, author and explorer who has traveled to all seven continents, participated in two expeditions to Antarctica, and cross-country skied to the North Pole. Amy Traverso, a senior food editor at Yankee magazine who has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and the Food Network's Throwdown with Bobby Flay, joins Richard as co-host. She highlights recipes, local flavors and the sense of community that make up the regions' food and dining scene. WEEKENDS WITH YANKEE offers an "all-access" behind-the-scenes pass to the unique attractions that define the region, and the hidden New England that only locals know.