Rudy Maxa  is a consumer travel expert. He’s the host and executive producer of 85 half-hour travel shows on the world’s great destinations that are broadcast on public television in the U.S. with the titles Smart Travels: Europe with Rudy Maxa, Smart Travels: Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa, and—since 2008—Rudy Maxa’s World. His most recent 20 episodes of Rudy Maxa’s World are also broadcast overseas on Travel Channel International and have received numerous awards, including two regional Emmy awards.