The new season of Emmy Award-nominated Travels with Darley is the anchor series for Ovation TV’s award-winning travel-entertainment digital channel, JOURNY in honor of Women’s History Month. JOURNY’s March programming lineup is themed “Wonder(ing) Women” with Host Darley Newman taking viewers to meet female changemakers and entrepreneurs along Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail, South Carolina’s Liberty Trail, New York’s Empire State Trail, and in Wisconsin’s Northwoods and Colorado Forests. Episodes are available beginning Tuesday, March 1.
JOURNY premieres a new travel series every month, supported by a curated lineup of diverse programming, talent, and destinations. For Women’s History Month, Travels with Darley’s new season brings diversity to the forefront by featuring social issues and history through an immersive, modern lens. Recognized in Forbes for her “PBS Travel Empire,” Newman has been called a contemporary explorer and has won numerous awards for inspiring women. For over a decade, she has led production teams in over 30 nations and 26 states and has been both behind and in front of the camera as producer, videographer, editor, director, writer, and TV host.
“Since I was a young girl, I’ve been inspired by women explorers of the past. This season I’m honored to bring viewers to meet trailblazing women whose stories highlight Civil Rights accomplishments and significant events in American history, as well as our diverse cultures and communities,” said Newman.
In the Travels with Darley Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail episodes, viewers meet Rosa Parks protégé Doris Crenshaw inside Parks’ former Montgomery apartment; JoAnne Bland shares her struggles as a child activist who participated in the Selma to Montgomery March; and Lula Hatcher, BBQ matriarch, recounts her restaurant brought the community together, as one of the few area establishments that was not segregated in the 1950s and 60s.
Along South Carolina’s new Liberty Trail, Newman follows in the footsteps of iconic historical figures by kayaking and hiking through Revolutionary War sites to make history relevant and exciting for today’s viewer. Along New York’s new 750-mile Empire State Trail, Newman cycles with Allison Joseph and members of Black Girls Do Bike in Albany to learn about the organization’s mission to encourage women, especially women of color, to get involved in cycling. And in Colorado and Wisconsin, Newman explores national forests, sustainable ranches, and small businesses with the help of women entrepreneurs and environmental champions.
Viewers will also enjoy a specially curated lineup of some of JOURNY’s favorite series for the “Wonder(ing) Women” theme. This Women’s History Month, JOURNY is lifting up some amazing female hosts with the following series, including previous episodes of Travels with Darley, as well as:
• Chicks on Boards: female rebels on surfboards claim freedom against all social odds – even if their passion, surfing, is a provocation of their culture. Surfing is an expression of freedom and infinity. But the seemingly endless freedom between the skies and the waves has clear borders on land. Surfing women are considered an insult across many cultures. Many of them surf secretly and risk a lot for their passion. The series features six outstanding and courageous female surfers.
• Lee Chan’s World Food Tour: Combining her passions of food and travel, Lee Chan (“My Kitchen Rules” and “Coxy’s Big Break”) eats her way around the globe. With her taste buds leading the way, Lee travels to every corner of the world cooking up local favorites, modern delicacies, and delicious desserts. From the markets of Asia to the wilds of Africa, Lee’s energetic zest for life will see her feasting on a menu of culture and cuisine. In the series, Lee Chan visits Vietnam, Egypt, France, South Korea, Germany, China, Canada, India, Malaysia, the United States, Australia, Singapore, and Cambodia.
• Awesome Adventures: Teenagers go on incredible journeys around the world in Awesome Adventures. Destinations include Hawaii, New Zealand, and Panama. Host Nicole Dabeau enlists local teens for activities such as climbing, volleyball, elephant trekking, glacier walking, and parasailing.
JOURNY is free to stream and is available on 300MM+ connected TVs via Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, XUMO, Vewd,Samsung TV Plus, Vizio WatchFree+, Plex, DistroTV, and Verizon Stream; as well as on millions of iOS and Android mobile devices.