Friday, January 26, 2007

Travel Channel Announces 1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE

Inspired by Patricia Schultz’s best-selling travel book, the Travel Channel is launching a new series of the same name, 1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE. Premiering Thursday, March 29, at 9PM and 10 PM (ET/PT) and continuing every Thursday at 9 PM with premiere episodes through June, the show chronicles the journey of a young couple who put their lives on hold to travel the world utilizing Schultz’s book as their primary guide.

Selected from over 900 couples, Albin and Melanie Ulle, newlyweds from Colorado, were chosen to plan a fourteen-week, whirlwind journey to more than thirteen countries worldwide. Making the trip at a point in their lives when they can dedicate ample time and focus on this life-changing experience, they agreed to leave their jobs and day-to-day life to travel the world experiencing its vast beauty and diverse cultures.

Each hour-long episode of 1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE takes viewers to one of thirteen amazing locations including: Peru, Alaska, Vancouver, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, France, Italy, India, Nepal, Cambodia, Australia, and Hawaii. The series is shot completely in HD high-definition to capture the true beauty of these unique locations. Traveling to approximately 100 of the "1,000 Places", they visit well-known tourist sites like Machu Picchu, climb the Eiffel Tower, tour the Taj Mahal at sunset, view Venice from the canals, visit Robben Island in South Africa, and travel the Alaskan railroad.