After 20 years of hosting, producing & marketing Passport to Adventure, I have decided the time is right to hand over the reins, in hopes that new blood, fresh ideas, and increased capital, will allow the program to continue growing and reaching fans around the world.
I am happy to announce that Passport to Adventure has been purchased by NC2 Media, who also just purchased Lonely Planet, so we are keeping good company.
The folks at NC2 are good people with plans to further develop the worldwide audience for travel programming. I wish them great success, and look forward to Passport to Adventure gaining expanded exposure.
I hope to continue writing travel tips and tales for the Passport blog and website, so please stay ‘tuned in’ and in touch with me!
As NC2’s plans develop, I will keep you informed here on the blog, and hope to be able to tell you where you can watch the show on a regular basis.
If I get my wish, there will finally be a channel, both on the web and on TV, for American’s to watch real travel programs. I am hoping NC2 is the company that can make this happen.
Just think, maybe if Americans had the opportunity to watch the type of travel shows that can be seen everywhere else in the world, people would lose their fear of venturing beyond our borders? We would become a nation of travelers! Maybe we could get the number of passport holders in the U.S. up to over 50%! And then, maybe people would start demanding 4-6 weeks (for a start) of vacation time, like every other civilized country! Just think where all of this could lead! I’ve always thought Passport could play a small role in changing the world, or at least American culture, and I have not given up. I will continue to look for ways to be a part of that change – to promote “GAP years” – for college students, as a right of passage for 20-somethings, and for people my age, as a break from their careers, or as a retirement option. The latter is something David and I will be exploring!
More ‘Live small, Travel BIG’ adventures to come!!