Taste for Adventure

Saturday 9:30 PM on Fine Living Premiered Sep 02, 2006 In Season




Episode Guide

    • Southland
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Chris Turner hikes across the rugged terrain of the Hump Ridge Track in Southland, an area of New Zealand often overlooked by tourists. The trail offers expansive views of the Pacific Ocean.

      Chris tries fly fishing for brown trout on the famous Mataura River. He assists a local chef with a meal of a grilled fillet served over seasonal greens.moreless
    • Norway's National Parks
      Norway's National Parks
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      Chris and Joanna visit the Borgefjell National Park on the border with Sweden. The park provides backpacking opportunities. The native Sami people also consider the area an ancestral homeland. To the south, the hosts visit Jostedalsbreen National Park, the location of Europe's largest mainland glacier.
    • The Florida Keys
      The Florida Keys
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Kara Tsuboi explores the reefs and mangrove islands of the Florida Keys, the southernmost point of the continental United States. She visits a massive Civil War fort on a remote island and samples fresh lobster benedict at one of Ernest Hemingway's favorite restaurants.
    • Taste for Adventure: Barbados
      Taste for Adventure: Barbados
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      In the special Taste for Adventure: Barbados, host Kara Tsuboi visits the former British colony of Barbados and its unique trails. Among them are the Heritage Trail and the rum distilleries and sugarcane windmills of the Rumrunners' Trail. In the jungles of the Nature's Trail, she views green monkeys and caves of stalagmites. She rides a zipline over a forested gully. On the Water's Trail, Kara explores shipwrecks, swims with exotic fish and surfs some of the best waves in the Caribbean. She tours the fabulous resorts on the island and samples authentic West Indies cuisine in this return of the series.moreless
    • Four Corners
      Four Corners
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      Kara Tsuboi visits Monument Valley on foot and by four-wheel-drive vehicle in the U.S. Southwest accompanied by a Navajo guide. She explores 800-year-old ruins in Mesa Verde National Park. Later, Kara dines on the traditional dish of local squash and beans but with some modern additions.
    • Collier County
      Collier County
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Kara continues her trip to Florida and heads to Everglades City. She visits wildlife refuges by kayak and fishing charter. She finishes the voyage with a taste of the local seafood and a homemade slice of Key Lime Pie, Florida's signature dessert.
    • Central Oregon
      Central Oregon
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Kara travels to the mountains and high deserts of Central Oregon. She rides by dogsled among the pine forests of Mount Bachelor in the Cascade Range. She also goes climbing at the nearby Smith Rocks before dining at a gourmet restaurant housed in a former blacksmith shop.
    • Durango
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      Kara Tsuboi ventures to Durango, a mountain town founded during Southwest Colorado's gold boom. She takes the narrow-gauge steam train north into the San Juan Mountain Range. The remote adventure resort offers helicopter picnics and zipline tours over the rapids of the Animas River far from any roads. Back in the historic downtown of Durango, she helps to make fresh mozzarella and enjoys a lamb dinner.moreless
    • Harrison Hot Springs
      Harrison Hot Springs
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Kara Tsuboi explores the forests and river valleys of Harrison Lake in British Columbia, just across the Canadian border. Among the attractions are a spa retreat, magnificent waterfalls and a boat trip with Native Americans. After a whitewater rafting trip, Kara samples a meal of caribou and wine reduction with local berries.moreless
    • Kohala Coast
      Kohala Coast
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Kara Tsuboi heads to the tropical paradise of the island of Hawaii ("The Big Island"). She hikes through the rainforests along the northwest coast in search of waterfalls on the slopes of an extinct volcano. Kara rides horseback through the grasslands of the leeward side of the mountain. The day ends with a Hawaiian cowboy feast on the beach where she samples "Big Island Cuisine."moreless
    • Hawaii's Big Island
      Hawaii's Big Island
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      The Big Island of Hawaii includes live volcanoes, rainforests and majestic mountains. Kara Tsuboi tours the sea cliffs and waterfalls of the Kohala Coast by helicopter. She hikes along Kilauea, Hawaii's most active volcano, and tours a Kona Coffee farm. The final meal of the day features produce from Hilo's farmer's market.moreless
    • Moab, Utah
      Moab, Utah
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Moab, Utah, is renowned among mountain bikers for its slickrock trails. Kara Tsuboi bikes from Durango, Colorado, to Moab over seven days through the Rocky Mountains and the Utah canyons and deserts. After a journey on dirt roads and overnight stays in huts, she eases up with a rafting trip on the San Juan River. The final meal includes seared lamb wraps.moreless
    • Northern New Hampshire
      Northern New Hampshire
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Kara Tsuboi visits the White Mountains of New Hampshire, some of the most rugged terrain in New England. She hikes through the forests, paddles in a canoe to watch bald eagle chicks in their nest, and fishes for trout. The dining includes a gourmet picnic lunch and a meal at a mountain resort that features local fiddlehead ferns.moreless
    • Lake Powell
      Lake Powell
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Lake Powell offers water-based recreation in the middle of the arid desert on the border of Arizona and Utah. Kara Tsuboi takes a wakeboarding lesson and rides a boat to the majestic Rainbow Bridge Monument. She rides on horseback through the Paria Canyon and dines on striped bass onboard a luxury houseboat.moreless
    • Ancient Hawaii
      Ancient Hawaii
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Kara Tsuboi explores the Polynesian culture of Hawaii whose ancient traditions have been kept alive to the present day. Kara snorkels the reefs off the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, and observes the craft of ancient outrigger canoe building. The meal at the end of the day features moi, a fish reserved only for royalty in Hawaii's past.moreless
    • Tomales Bay
      Tomales Bay
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Tomales Bay provides opportunities for kayaking and camping just an hour north of San Francisco. Host Chris Turner builds a wooden kayak based on Aleut designs. After a day of paddling on the water, he enjoys a meal of fresh, organic oysters and grilled skate in cream sauce.
    • Marlborough
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      The Marlborough region of New Zealand's South Island includes the vineyards of the Wairau Valley and its New World Sauvignon Blancs. Chris Turner also explores The Sounds, three sunken river valleys containing hiking trails, hidden coves, historic sites and luxury lodges.

      The tasty Marlborough meal includes local mussels and salmon.
    • Abel Tasman
      Abel Tasman
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Chris remains on New Zealand's South Island but ventures to the Nelson area on the northern tip. He hikes and kayaks along the famous Abel Tasman Coastal Track, taking advantage of the abundant sunshine. The area receives more sunshine than any other in New Zealand.

      Chris wrangles sheep while on a "farmstay" at a luxurious lodge. The lodge chef prepares a monkfish appetizer with Chris' help.moreless
    • Southern Alps
      Southern Alps
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      The Southern Alps span the length of South Island near New Zealand's coastline. Chris Turner tries out the local sport of heli-biking.

      Chris also paddles across a glacial lake at the base of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mount Cook. The evening meal includes lamb with potato roulade and farm-raised venison with local yams.moreless
    • King Pacific Lodge
      King Pacific Lodge
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      The King Pacific Lodge makes a journey every year through the waters of British Columbia's North Coast via tugboat. The final destination for the floating lodge is a remote, forested island accessible only by floatplane. Host Chris Turner hikes through the Canadian wilderness and kayaks on the local waters.

      The lodge's chef prepares a meal that includes seaweed, sea urchins and a gourmet salmon soup.moreless
    • Siskiyou County
      Siskiyou County
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Joanna Curlee joins Chris Turner on a trip to Siskiyou County, the sparsely populated area of Northern California on the Oregon border. The population density is about seven people per square mile. The journey includes a bike tour through the Scott River Valley and camping at a yurt overlook.

      Chris learns how to build a bamboo fly rod in a week in Dunsmuir, a town near Mount Shasta. The fly rods are perfect for catching wild rainbow trout in the Upper Sacramento River.moreless
    • Shasta County California
      Shasta County California
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      Chris Turner and Joanna Curlee venture on an overnight trail ride and observe wild horses in a protected volcanic area of Shasta County in Northern California. The Upper Sacramento River offers fishing for the native rainbow trout.

      A scenic dinner train offers riders the chance to dine on a gourmet four-course meal while taking in the splendors of Mount Shasta.moreless
    • Yosemite
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      Chris and Joanna return to the United States for a visit to Yosemite National Park, where the granite cliffs and astonishing waterfalls attract millions of visitors every year. The Ahwahnee Lodge offers fine dining in the Yosemite Valley, including organic lamb and seasonal vegetables.
    • The Island of Vega
      The Island of Vega
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      The hosts journey to the surprisingly temperate western coast of Norway in an area just south of the Arctic Circle that is warmed by the Atlantic Gulf stream. A local chef demonstrates his recipe for fresh Norwegian crab.
    • Nordfjord
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      Chris Turner and Joanna Curlee voyage to Norway's Nordfjord, one of the most spectacular of the country's fjords.
    • Sonoma County California
      Sonoma County California
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Sonoma County, which lies to the west of Napa Valley, offers the natural beauty of a California wine valley but with more open space. Hosts Chris Turner and Joanna Curlee tour the wine country in a vintage biplane.

      After returning to solid ground, they take a more leisurely tour, this time on bike. At the end of the day, they head to the Village Inn in the nearby Russian River Valley. On the menu is fresh Sonoma lamb shank, prepared osso bucco style.moreless
    • Winter in Lake Tahoe
      Winter in Lake Tahoe
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      New series host Kara Tsuboi tours Lake Tahoe, nestled among the Nevada mountains. She rides a snowmobile and ventures on cross-country skis. Afterward, she takes in a sunset cruise and a dinner of line-caught trout on a paddlewheel boat.