On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, cohost Richard Wiese catches a ride on the tall ship Lynx to get a taste of what sailing was like in the early 1800s. Then we soar into the clouds aboard a hot air balloon above scenic Quechee, Vermont. Next, cohost Amy Traverso heads into the middle of Maine to find one of the most talked-about restaurants in the country, the Lost Kitchen. Finally, it's on to Provincetown, Massachusetts, for a dune tour Richard will never forget.
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.