Travels with Darley begins airing February 5, Corvette Museum featured on March 4th episode.
This spring, there’s a new show airing on PBS stations that will get you geared up and excited to plan your next adventure. Travels with Darley is a new series offering a wide appeal for travel enthusiasts, but not with the traditional travelogue. Viewers will be introduced to places, cultural attractions and adventures in a new, more personal way, including destinations throughout Kentucky.
Five-time Emmy nominated TV host Darley Newman travels with local residents and guides to inspiring, adventurous, and even quirky locations as they reveal the authenticity and appeal of their home area. These on-camera local counterparts are the true stars of each episode. Darley has a knack for getting locals to open up about their favorite spots and share their expertise – to reveal a richer and more authentic sense of place with all the sights, sounds, tastes, aromas, and adventures that can only be experienced when you travel like a local, and not a tourist.
The first season dives deep to explore each location, giving viewers the chance to experience the unique charms of Belgium, the Guadeloupe Islands, Arkansas, Kentucky, South Carolina, Maryland and Michigan. Darley’s adventures are as diverse as the destinations she experiences.
“In Kentucky, we combined adventure, history, the arts and food, rappelling into the mouth of Hidden River Cave, joining a painting party at Sims Art Studios and hearing a live bluegrass jam session at The Bookstore in Horse Cave. In Bowling Green, I had a memorable ride in my first Corvette, a 1965 Stingray, at Corvette Homecoming and enjoyed seeing more classic cars at the National Corvette Museum. It was fun to be able to hear from locals like Sasha Mandrapa at The Bistro, and Brie Golliher at Boyce General Store about what makes their area special and worth traveling to, to experience and get a true taste of Kentucky,” Darley said.
“After seeing great success for Travels with Darley in short-form online with the AOL On Network and beyond, we’re excited to bring full, half-hour episodes to television,” said executive producer Chip Ward. “Fans of Equitrekking will continue to enjoy the adventurous aspect of the series, while foodies and cultural travel lovers can now delve into these themes in each episode.”
Eight episodes debut on PBS stations starting this month across the country, primarily in prime and fringe primetime slots. In Kentucky, the series launches on KET2 on Fridays at 6pm starting February 5 with the “Southern States Road Trip” episode, which features Kentucky, debuting Friday, March 4 at 6pm.
Travels with Darley is produced by DCN Creative and includes the same crew that created and filmed Equitrekking, which also features Kentucky.