DVD. Five Shows: 2? hours (+ bonus features), closed captioned, NTSC format, all region compatible. Here's where we'll take you... Prague and the Czech Republic -- Newly energized Prague, slinky with sumptuous Art Nouveau facades, is perpetually playing Mozart and Vivaldi. Eastern Europe's top destination has Europe's best beer, biggest castle, liveliest pedestrian bridge, and most evocative Jewish Quarter. From Prague, we side-trip to Kutna Hora, once a silver-mining boomtown, to descend into its medieval mine and ponder its eerie chapel, decorated centuries ago with 40,000 bones. Poland: Krakow, Auschwitz and Warsaw -- Poland is ready to be rediscovered as the old "east" transforms itself into the new heart of Europe. Krakow, with its bubbly Baroque and cobbled charm, is emerging as the exciting "next Prague." Nearby, a visit to Auschwitz teaches us a timeless, soul-searching lesson. Systematically destroyed during World War II, Warsaw is a lively, thriving capital once again. Budapest: The Best of Hungary -- Budapest, once Vienna's partner in ruling the Austro-Hungarian Empire, feels like the capital of Eastern Europe. It's actually two cities -- busy Pest and noble Buda -- straddling the Danube and laced together by mighty bridges. Capitalism has taken hold with gusto as shopping boulevards thrive and stone Lenins and cast iron Stalins litter a theme park at the edge of town. Today Gypsy orchestras feature smoking violins, venerable mineral baths are the rage, and 19th century coffeehouses enjoy a renaissance. For a taste of the countryside -- castles, cathedrals, and riverside villages -- we cruise the Danube bend. Slovenia and Croatia -- We discover that Dubrovnik is still the "jewel of the Adriatic" while nearby villages decorate their dreamy archipelago with small-town Venetian charm. Ljubljana is like Salzburg without tourists. The Julian Alps glisten with pristine lakes as Lipizzaner stallions are eager to strut their stuff. Surprising Bulgaria -- Bulgaria is a time warp of old and new -- from chic shops in the city to donkey cars in the country. We hike to a mountain monastery, meet two sculptors (dad does Stalin, son does nudes), and enjoy a traditional dinner feast at a local home. Bonus: Interview -- Milwaukee Public Television's Jim Peck interviews Rick about his travel career (1/2 hour). Bonus: Outtakes --On location, it's just another day at the office: Rick bangs his head, muffs his lines, and gets stuck in the mud, and left in the dark.