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Rudy Maxa, the most trusted name in travel, goes beyond the guidebooks to share his authoritative tips, trips and secret places. Now, Europe looks even better in spectacular Blu-ray. The worlds most popular destinations, hidden treasures and off-the-beaten path surprises pop off the screen in spectacular high definition, making these discs a must-own collectible for millions of travel buffs. The first three discs in this collection make up the first travel series photographed in high definition. Rudy, one of Americas foremost travel experts, is seen on more than 300 PBS stations every week, is the popular voice of The Savvy Traveler as heard on NPR, and is the contributing editor of National Geographics Traveler magazine. South Island – New Zealands South Island is a Mecca for extreme sports and outdoor adventures. But it is also a haven for laid-back wine country tours and rapturously beautiful scenery. Rudy Maxa visits Abel Tasman National Park, whose famous coastal trails offers hikes that can last from 3-5 days. Rudy visits a local artist colony and gets a crash course in Maori bone carving. Topping New Zealands list of popular destinations is Queenstown, the birthplace of bungee jumping! Rudy braves white-water rapids on river boards and straps himself in for the high altitude thrills of soaring over Shotover Canyon on the worlds highest giant swing. North Island – Rudy Maxa veers of the tourist track to find New Zealands best scenic beauty. Rudy explores the Bay of Islands magnificent coastline by kayak, and visits New Zealands most historic site, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where Maori chiefs signed a controversial treaty with Britain. Your itinerary also includes Hawkes Bays fruit and olive groves, Cape Kidnappers, home to a massive colony of gannet birds, Napier, a blast from the Art Deco past, a primeval kauri forest, an oyster farm, Cape Brett Lighthouse and area wineries. Extra Features: Maori Warrior Practice; Hot Air Balloon Ride; Mussel Cruise; and more!