Greetings to all our fans, followers and viewers!
Great Getaways has completed 10 years of shows spotlighting active
getaway adventures across the Midwest and Canada with an emphasis on
the outdoors. As your host, I have traveled to many destinations and talked
to the locals about their vacation and recreation opportunities. We
are committed to discover and bring you more Great Getaways. As we
kick off the new season we are announcing new shows and features.
Please enjoy our newsletter as we bring you best wishes for a happy
new year in 2014.
start time on WTVS in Detroit
Our Detroit PBS
affiliate, WTVS, which airs Great Getaways in Detroit and metro
areas and Canada,
has announced they will be airing our show one-half hour earlier.
Beginning January 15 Great Getaways will be shown at 11 a.m. on
Saturdays for your viewing pleasure. Join viewers in 13 states and
across Canada for our television travel series that spotlights a wide
variety of destinations and talks to the locals about vacation and
All New Segments!
Country, Boating Country, Camping Country, Viewer's Choice
Viewer's choice is
a new online feature. Following each new
show, we will let
the viewers choose their favorite getaway from the segments and tell
us why. They will be encouraged to post their vote and opinion
online. Some of the viewer's choices will be Cottage Country, Boating
Country, Camping Country ...all new segments for 2014.
How often people remark "I
remember when..." We will be sharing segments and photographs
from 10, 15 even 20 years ago. Watch for what the destination was
like "THEN" and what you can expect to find "NOW"
on your Great Getaway.
New Post Everyday
Every day we will
let you know what is happening at Great Getaways on our Facebook
page. Each blog and post is new, fresh and original, but we
do not mind you
sharing it with others. Every time you share our posts and make a
comment, we gain that many more viewers and likes. To reach our
audience, and to interact before and after our shows have aired, we
are posting daily on Twitter and Pinterest, and will be adding more
platforms as they become popular.
Live Streaming From Tip Up Town
It's hard to put into words how Tip Up Town USA at
Houghton Lake is the very description of winter fun and enjoyment for
the whole family. If a picture is worth a thousand words, our live
stream of the events is a Wikipedia. This year you can experience as
never before a winter parade, polar bear dip and amusement rides,
along with winter sports of ice fishing, snowmobile drag races and
softball on the ice. Watch for our live feeds the last two weeks of
January at Great Getaways Live adventures...the greatest getaways of
all. There will be a link on our homepage GreatGetaways.tv to our new
Great Getaways Live Streams will be available here: greatgetaways.tv/livestream.html
NEW SHOWS STARTING IN
In January we take
you on great getaways as we Tour the Thumb (January 2); The Great
Lakes Bay Waterway (January 9); Tawas (January 16) and explore the
Nautical Center of Michigan (January 23). Get ready to sightsee,
watch a little fishing, hiking, bird watching, and discover your own
personal passions and pleasures on Lake St. Clair in the comfort of
your own home. Be sure to follow the directions at the end of each
show for more information on how you can make these your own great
getaways. Dates below are satellite feed dates, please check your
local listings for times.
the Thumb" 1/2/14
We take a complete tour of the peninsula that we fondly call the
thumb of Michigan's mitt. Surrounded by water, this part of Michigan
is full of great outdoor activities. Our tour includes sightseeing,
historic stops, great food and fun in the water and on land. The
Thumb is loaded with campgrounds and we visit the best in a new
segment called Camping Country. Don't miss the opportunity to vote on
your favorite as we "Tour the Thumb."
Great Lakes Bay Waterway" 1/9/14
Our tour starts in
the middle of the state in Sanford, Michigan on Sanford Lake to do a
little fishing with champion fisherman Brian Darling. From here we
take a tour of the Shiawassee Nature preserve and then it's on to the
Tittabawassee River to kayak and we continue all the way to Saginaw
Bay to join in a sailboat race and fish with nationally acclaimed
fisherman Mark Martin. This is a water trail for the whole family.
Then we ask our viewers to vote for their favorite boating experience
on a new segment called Boating Country.
the Cities Double the Fun" 1/16/14
Two little towns so
closely connected that you can't tell where one ends and the other
starts. These two villages feature amazing beaches, night life and an
incredible state park with hiking trails, bird watching, a historic
lighthouse and a lot more. We take time to enjoy the street dancing
on Friday night in the beautiful downtown overlooking Lake Huron.
Don't miss our Tawas Tour.
Nautical Heart of the Great Lakes" 1/23/14
With over 430
square miles of fresh water and 160 miles of shoreline to explore you
are sure to discover your own personal passions and pleasures on Lake
St. Clair. You've no doubt heard the expression, "Life is Better
with a Boat." If that's true, then life just doesn't get any
better than boating-on Lake St. Clair. And the reason for this is
Lake St. Clair may just be one of the best boating lakes on the
planet. This area is full of little towns with great eateries, lots
of great fishing and tons of fun for the whole family. If you like
the water, you are going to love "The Nautical Heart of the