Thursday, September 28, 2006

MOMS ON THE ROAD: AFRICA Premieres Tonight On Travel Channel

Eight Moms Venture From Their Everyday Lives In America To A Life-Changing Experience For MOMS ON THE ROAD: AFRICA

Travel Channel is sending eight moms away from the comfort of their homes in the United States on a life-changing journey in MOMS ON THE ROAD: AFRICA. Premiering tonight (Thursday), September 28 at 9:00 PM (ET/PT) and Thursdays thereafter at 10:00 PM (ET/PT), the women set out across four countries in southern Africa - from Cape Town to Victoria Falls - for six weeks.

Despite the commonality of motherhood, the wide range of ages, ethnicities and personalities spark both friendship and tension through their experiences abroad and their lives back home; including race, poverty, their relationships with their spouses and for one, her sexuality. The eight women who embarked on this journey include:

* Tammy Wellnizt, Chadron, NE, a rancher who must leave the safety of her Nebraska farm to welcome the challenge of this trip.

* Pat Gay, Los Angeles, CA, a retired psychologist who spent many years counseling AIDS patients and has a strong interest in learning more about the impact of the epidemic in Africa.

* Adrienne Brawley, Vienna, VA, a housewife longing for her own adventure.

* Mary Beth Leland, Richmond, CA, a special ed teacher and violence prevention coordinator who believes the trip is an opportunity for enlightenment that she can bring back to her community in the United States.

* Camisha Williams, Chicago, IL, a part-time student and cook will use this trip as a catalyst for a monumental life decision.

* Jackie Nova, Tarzana, CA, an actress who will experience a different culture for the first time.

* Amy Wimberger, Fort Collins, CO, a housewife and student who has embarked upon a courageous path of self-discovery. Amy O′Sullivan, South Haven, MI, a realtor ready to explore Africa and get away from the cold Michigan winter.

Traveling by overland truck, the women must learn how to cope with the complexities of modern Africa: from five-star luxury hotels to township hostels, nights under the stars among the wildlife to visiting AIDS orphanages and taking bush walks with the Masai. During this trip of self-discovery, each traveler takes the opportunity to re-evaluate her everyday life and return home with fresh perspectives on what really matters the most.