Thursday, November 29, 2007

Coasting Along the Atlantic Returns!

Tonight, Georgia Traveler's season premiere episode repeats! We’re “Coasting Along the Atlantic”, exploring U.S. 17 from Savannah to Darien. The team gets great travel advice at the Visitors Information Center just outside Savannah and sets off. Phil finds fantastic food at the famous Lady and Sons while David discovers local legends and haunting fun on Savannah’s Ghosts and Gravestones tour. Keely tries a new outdoor activity on Tybee Island with the help of the High Tide Surf Shop and later joins Phil on a getaway to Sapelo Island. Our last stop: family fun at the Blessing of the Fleet Festival in Darien.

That's Thursday, November 29 at 7pm- only on GPB Television!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Community Day Pictures!

On Saturday, November 17 the Georgia Traveler crew and hosts were excited to be a part of Georgia Public Broadcasting's Community Day. If you were one of the folks who stopped by our Traveler Van to have your photo taken with one (or more) of our hosts, you can find your picture on our flickr site.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Two More Seasons!

The Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Tourism Foundation agreed yesterday to extend our production partnership for two more seasons! You can look forward to more Georgia Traveler shows in the years to come thanks to the commitment Georgia Public Broadcasting and the Georgia Department of Economic Development have made to this great program. We'll be planning our 3rd and 4th seasons now, so, if you have ideas about great places to go in Georgia, let us know. Be sure to include what type of place your destination might be... Food Find, Outdoor Activity, Family Fun, Local Legend or Getaway.

Behind the Scenes: Mid-Georgia Meander

The Georgia Traveler team had a great time working on our latest epsiode, Mid Georgia Meander. When we went to Plains, we had such fun working with Penny and Linda at the Visitors Center. Here's a picture of our hosts with those wonderful ladies. When you watch the show, you might notice the area in and around the visitors center looks smoky or foggy. That's because we visited on Thursday, May 31 when wildfires were burning in southeast Georgia near the Okefenokee Swamp. You can see the smoky effect in this production still to the right. In addition to David and a portion of Keely you can also see our Associate Producer Jennifer (Jenny) Houston Wood (she's in the green shirt running audio) and our photographer Charlene Fisk in the blue. Charlene, Keely, Phil and Jenny had been down in the swamp the day before this shoot working on our Outdoor Activity segment for our Corridor Z show, which is canoeing the Okefenokee! They related tales of the smoky swamp and were not terribly surprised that the smoke had carried as far northwest as Plains. During our visit, we also went into Plains for lunch and visited the town. We stopped into a shop for some delicious peanut butter ice cream at Plain Peanuts and had some fun putting our heads into the peanut cutout. Here are some goofy pics of Jenny, me, Charlene and Phil:

Premiere Episode: Mid-Georgia Meander

On this week’s episode of Georgia Traveler, we’re on a “Mid-Georgia Meander” exploring U.S. 280 from Plains to Vidalia. The team gets great travel advice at the Visitors Information Center in Plains and sets off for the country cooking at Mom’s Kitchen. Keely explores the local Americus legend Koinonia Farms while David experiences a great getaway to the Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge in McRae. Phil paddles part of the Altamaha Canoe Trail and joins David at the Vidalia Onion Festival in- you guessed it- Vidalia!
This episode premieres tonight at 9 PM and repeats next Thursday, November 22 at 7 PM.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Premiere Episode: Scenic Mountain Highways

On this week’s episode of Georgia Traveler, we’re exploring “Scenic Mountain Highways” U.S. 76 and 19, Georgia 180 and 75, the Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway. David gets away to the Smithgall Woods Conservation Area in Helen and Keely hikes a portion of the Appalachian Trail. Our tallest talent meets Georgia’s tallest point when Phil visits the legendary Brasstown Bald. Keely finds down home food at Mary Ann’s Country Kitchen in Young Harris and the trio has family fun at the Georgia Mountain Fair in Hiawassee.

This show airs: Fri 11/09/07 9 PM
Sat 11/10/07 7 PM
Fri 11/23/07 7 PM

Friday, November 2, 2007

Premiere Episode: Wiregrass HWY

On this week’s episode of Georgia Traveler, we’re exploring U.S. 84, the Wiregrass Highway from Valdosta to Bainbridge.

The team gets great travel advice at the Visitors Information Center in Valdosta and sets off in search of family fun at the Wild Adventures Theme Park. David discovers the local legend of the Carolina Bays and gets a taste of the farm life at the Sweet Grass Dairy in Thomasville. Keely explores the Plantation Parkway and Phil goes fishing at Lake Seminole with professional angler and Bainbridge native Pam Martin-Wells.

Georgia Traveler Episode 205- “Wiregrass Highway” broadcasts:
Friday, November 2 at 9 PM
Saturday, November 3 at 7 PM
Thursday, November 8 at 7 PM.