Rick Steves' Europe
Before a trip to Europe, the best show that we, @Dominica and I, have found is Rick Steves' Europe which is available in its entirety on Hulu or on broadcast over the air television on your local PBS station. The shows are very well made, entertaining and cover a very broad European itinerary. Rick has been writing travel guides and taking people on tours of Europe for a very long time and his show is widely considered the best show on the subject. His recommendations are known to change tourism patterns there. If you are making plans or just dreaming of going to Europe, be sure to check out his show. His show is not particularly geared around taking children, however.