Getting Away Together is a new PBS TV series that highlights the popular and growing trend of sharing a vacation with friends and family. As a new series, the producers are looking for families or reunion groups willing to share their story on national television.
“Unlike other travel shows, Getting Away Together brings the concept of “togethering” to television” says their website. “It’s the first reality travel series to focus on this trend. Each episode features a new group of travelers as they unwind with meaningful travel experiences in fun locales, with vacation rentals as their home base.”
Imagine; you star in a TV travel show and film crews will document your experience playing, dining, doing all kinds of activities in a luxury vacation rental home at some undisclosed fabulous destination.The producers are quick to point out, Getting Away Together is no “tawdry reality TV show” and the show will run on family-friendly PBS member stations only.
So what are they looking for?
“A few groups of 4-10 people who want to get away together and whom America will want to watch! You should have lively personalities and a great story viewers will care about” they say.
Groups must be available for filming on the dates when the vacation rental home is open. You’ll need to provide your own transportation to get there and back, but all accommodations, dining and activities during the shoot will be provided by the producers. That’s a pretty good deal too, we checked and the same house used in the first episode rents for up to $3500 per week.
Sponsored by TripAdvisor and CSA Travel Protection, Getting Away Together debuts on PBS member stations nationwide in October 2011.