Wayfarer travel TV show: Series 02 Episode 16, the best of Austin, Texas

by James Wilkinson

In Episode 16 of Series 02 of Wayfarer, award-winning host James Gregory Wilkinson is in Austin, Texas and he looks at some of the best things to see and do in the capital of the Lone Star State.

Austin is well known across the world for it’s live music scene, it’s epic events and bars and restaurants. Here, you’ll find some of America’s culinary delights from seafood to barbecue, alongside amazing museums, shops, hotels and plenty of bars playing everything from country to rock and roll.

In Episode 16, Wilkinson heads to the LBJ Presidential Library to learn about the fascinating campaign trail and eventual Presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ); to the Bullock Texas State History Museum, to find out some fascinating stories of this state, including at a permanent exhibition that looks at than 16,000 years of Texas history; and to one of the city’s most fun restaurants, Ranch 616, helmed by legendary Austin chef Kevin Williamson where it is all about South Texas-style food and drinks.

To view the episode, click on the YouTube image below.

In Series 2 of Wayfarer, being broadcast online across the world throughout 2020, Wilkinson takes viewers across the globe to some of the best hotels, bars, restaurants, galleries and attractions that several of the world’s leading destinations have to offer.

The 24-episode line-up for Series 2 includes: Austin, Texas, USA; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia; Los Angeles, California, USA; New York City, USA; Shanghai and Beijing, China; and Singapore.

Each episode will be an essential guide to the city for business and leisure travellers and will be broadcast on wayfarer.travel and YouTube on a weekly basis.

ESSENTIALS: GETTING TO AUSTIN, TEXAS

The best way of getting to Austin in comfort and style.

A United Airlines Boeing 737-800 in Star Wars livery

UNITED AIRLINES POLARIS BUSINESS CLASS

United Airlines flies daily to Austin from across the globe, with many long-haul aircraft now featuring the airline’s new Polaris Business Class suite.

Each United Polaris Business Class suite-like pod (available on selected Boeing 777, 787 and 767 aircraft) features direct access to the aisle, a 180-degree flat-bed that measures 6’6” and 23 inches wide with infinite seat recline options and one-touch lumbar support, ample storage, multiple surfaces that enable passengers to dine while working, universal A/C power as well as 2-USB ports, a 16-inch high-definition entertainment screen, electronic privacy dividers for seats in the center of the cabin, mood lighting and an illuminated ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign.

Additionally, a new marble-topped bar unit offers customers in business class a place to grab a mid-flight drink or snack.

The airline says this new seat “represents the latest in the continued roll-out of United Polaris, the airline’s most significant product transformation in more than a decade, featuring a reimagined, sleep-enhancing experience for intercontinental travellers”.

United is fast becoming one of the world’s leading airlines for business and luxury travellers, thanks to the new Polaris suites, as well as new lounges and routes across the world.

In an exclusive interview, United Airlines’ Director of Premium Services, Alexander Dorow, talks to WAYFARER Host and Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson, about the new Polaris Lounges across the United States, the new onboard product in Business Class and Premium Plus and much more.

To view the exclusive interview, click on the image below.

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