Passport to Adventure
DVD | Box Set
Passport to Adventure
Travel the world with 48 adventurous epidsodes, as seen on public television
50+ hours of breathtaking film from around the globe
25+ countries and territories featured, from Agentina to Italy to Thailand
Hosted by adventure gurus Julie Conever and Mark Jennings
Exclusive travel tips to hidden-gem destinations
150+ amazing adventures!
Pack your bags for 48 exotic vacations you'll never forget! Travel gurus Julie Conover and Mark Jennings of the long-running series Passport to Adventure, take viewers on more than 150 excursions, and introduce the people, food, history, hidden gems and extreme traditions of over 25 destinations around the globe. Hop aboard a catamaran, camel, elephant, airplane, horse, helicopter, kayak, canoe, sled, train, rickshaw, pedicab, paraglider, or grab a pair of skis and go off the beaten path for glaciers, volcanoes, waterfalls, coastline, countryside, deserts, jungles, palaces, peaks, sunsets, seaports and more!
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Top Customer Reviews
Do they go to exotic locals? Yes.
Visit historical sites? Yes...briefly.
Explore history? Yes...even less briefly.
Do they ride bikes? YES, all the time (and not showcasing the countries, simply show them riding on dirt paths).
Do they ski, kayak, canoe and take tourist boat tours? Yes, about 3 times per show.
Do they eat at restaurants? OMG YES...and they always have a "local" sit with them and explain what the food is...this is very uncomfortable for the viewer and the "local".
If I were to write the description of what this show is it would be as follows: Come watch Julie and Steve, a couple who look like brother and sister, but you naturally assume are married, but alas however are neither. Yes, come watch them ride horses, eat breakfast, waterski, eat brunch, go on a booze cruise, eat lunch, go kayaking, have a snack at "the cutest little corner deli", take a nap in their hotel room that was built in 1992, go biking on the beach, eat dinner, go swimming in the hotel pool, and settle in for a nice evening of cheese and wine...SERIOUSLY!
Now, this wouldn't be so bad once - however if you manage to make it through all 24 discs, you will have watched this scene play itself out 48 times.
So why 2 stars and not 1 star. Well, my wife and I after the first show were so annoyed with how predictable the 2 hosts were, we made a game out of it. For each show, we make a prediction. For example, on the "Norway" show, I predicted they would say the word "fjord" a dozen times. My wife took the over. She won. For the "Macau" show, she predicted they would say "In Macau they speak Portuguese" at least 4 times. I took the over. I won.
These horribly annoying people drag us along on their horribly boring ski-eat-swim-eat-athon and it is so awful it has become a guilty pleasure of ours. So if you can find it for say, half the $82 amazon price, I say give it a shot, but I wouldn't pay anywhere nears what amazon and other places are still asking for it.
most travel shows don't show you the tv hosts doing some high energy sports activities, such as skinning. riding bikes, etc. those two do it together.
and they go to places that most other shows don't go to. they show things that others don't show. it is quite unique and fun to watch. they sometimes just go to random people's home and have a chat, etc. which others don't normally do.
if they can add the closed captions, that would be even better.
This could have been an engaging series if significant footage had been committed to capturing the places they visited. Unfortunately horses, ski slopes, the sky, cows, and all of the other mundane items videotaped can be seen ANYWHERE. What a grand waste of videotape. Then, the entire series is presented with only two 30-minute episodes on each DVD (they could have fit six episodes or more on each DVD). Very disappointing; very disappointing indeed.