Programs A to Z | In Pursuit of Passion

In Pursuit of Passion

Premieres Sunday February 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM

A new thrilling travel/biography series hosted by Tracy Rosensteel,  In Pursuit of Passion celebrates the indomitable spirit of adventure that lives in each of us – and highlights some of the world’s most astonishing trailblazers who followed their passion to fulfill their dreams.

“Full Throttle” Fullerton, CA, USA

Fasten your parachute and climb into an authentic WWII fighter plane and engage in air-to-air combat against a US Air Force pilot! Air Combat, USA invites you to experience a thrill of a lifetime as you live their motto, “Everything’s real but the bullets!”

“Regata Storica” Venice, Italy

Steeped in centuries of history and tradition, the Regata Storica is a gondolier’s dream come true: an annual race down Venice’s Grand Canal to claim victory in one of this city’s oldest and most important traditions – rowing.

“Blue Cup” Saronic Gulf, Greece

Set sail from Athens on the serene waters of Greece’s Saronic Gulf. Spend an entire week of racing with Vernicos Yacht’s Demi Vesirouli in her very own Blue Cup Regatta, celebrating the close of the sailing season with competitors from all over the world.

“Sy Afrika” Zambia, Africa

Swim to the edge of Victoria Falls, canoe with elephants and take a micro-light flight with founder and philanthropist of Abercrombie and Kent, Geoffrey Kent, as we learn of his beginnings and his ultimate choice to run his business and global philanthropic efforts in parallel.

“The Climb” Carrara, Italy

Join canyoning guides, Guido Frattini and Simone Checci as we locate the mouth of a raging waterfall atop marble mountains in Carrara. Tighten your ropes and plunge into the waters, following the falls to their bases miles down the mountain.\

“NYC Beat” NYC, NY

Meet sixteen year-old John Patrick, who travels to NYC in search of his favorite singer/songwriter, Will Duval, and further his own passion to play the drums. Keep the beat while we jam with the band and follow them on the road to play for New York City fans!

“White Turf” St. Moritz, Switzerland

Nestled in the Alpine valley of the Engadine, St. Moritz, Switzerland is home to the 100-year-old skijoring competition: a jockey-less horse race where riders are towed on skis behind the competing horses! Pulled in excess of 50 km/hour, our rider, Franco Morrow will compete during the first three Sundays of February on the frozen lake in St. Moritz. Will he be crowned the “King of the Engadine?”