Weekend Explorer / WEEX
# of Episodes:
April 5 – May 24, 2016
Unlimited 3 years
(First Year Exclusive, additional years non-exclusive)
Join EMMY awarded host Jeffrey Lehmann in scenic destinations around the world in the award winning “Weekend Explorer” active travel series. Each informative and humorous episode searches out an area’s traditional landmarks and “best-‐kept secrets” including activities like kayaking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and much more!
Individual Program Descriptions:
401 Glacier Country, Montana
Travel spectacular Glacier Country in northwest Montana and go fly fishing in Missoula and mountain biking in the nearby Rattlesnake Wilderness Area, see American Buffalo and other wildlife at the NPS’ National Bison Range, sail in a historic racing sloop on Flathead Lake, and take a traditional red bus tour of spectacular Glacier National Park.
402 Tybee Island, Georgia
Visit the historic lighthouses for which the Tybee Island is known, go on a nature boat tour to see some of the rarest birds in Georgia, learn about the local marine life by visiting the local aquarium, take an exciting dolphin tour, learn about the pirates that once plied these waters, survive a tropical storm, and go for a morning kayak.
403 Taiwan’s West Coast
Explore Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, and some of it’s surrounding attractions including the natural hot springs of the coastal city of Yilan and the mountain town of Wulai. Then, head down the west coast to Tainan and Kaohsiung. This entire trip coincides with the colorful Chinese New Year’s Lantern Festival, including the spectacular Beehive Festival in Yanshuei and the Water and Fire Dance Show in Kaohsiung.
404 Taiwan’s East Coast
Head up the east coast stopping to go paragliding in Saijia, hike in the wilds near Taitung, explore scenic Green Island, and see spectacular Taroko Gorge. This trip to coincides with the colorful Chinese New Year’s Lantern Festival celebration and includes the fascinating Bombing of the Deity Han Dan Festival in Taitung and the closing night of the Lantern Festival in Taipei.
405 Laguna Beach, California
Discover this beautiful artist colony in Southern California and explore its many attractions from the unique Pageant of the Masters, a theatrical performance bringing works of art to life, to enjoying beach activities including kayaking, skim boarding, tide pooling, and swimming. Then, meet internationally renowned sealife artist Wyland before going on a wild dolphin tour.
406 Punta Mita, Mexico
Explore the spectacularly beautiful wild region north of Puerto Vallarta including watching the aerial acrobatics of awesome humpback whales, snorkeling with colorful tropical fish, surfing a local reef, ATVing into the jungle, and fishing in crystal clear blue waters.
407 Guangzhou, China
Discover the bustling cosmopolitan city of Guangzhou, China that has played a key role in China’s history. Relax in 5 Ram Park, cruise on the Pearl River, explore an ancient tomb, visit a beautiful temple, eat at world-class restaurants, wander unique shopping districts, pick out dinner at a huge fish market, and much more.
408 Guangdong Province, China
Explore the rarely traveled rural areas of the Guangdong Province; explore the history of the Diaolou house castles of the Kaiping World Heritage Site, visit the unique circular houses of the Hakka clan of Chinese, and visit the residence of Dr. Sun Yat Sen arguably China’s most influential modern leader.
Closed Captioned: 708
Producer: Jeffrey Lehmann
Nature of Producing Organization Barnstormer Productions
Kane County Tourism, Brewster County Tourism, US Virgin Islands Tourism, Travel Planners, Hotel Cinco
Broadcast History: None
Content Alert: N/A
Videos Available: Downloads are available at WeekendExplorer.com
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Local Underwriting Cleared: Yes
Cost/Conditions: Free upon notification of intent to carry.