"Big Crazy Family Adventure" Follows the Kirkby Family on Their Incredible Journey to a Remote Region in the Himalaya

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19 June 2015
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Big Crazy Family Adventure
"Big Crazy Family Adventure" showart courtesy of Travel Channel
"Big Crazy Family Adventure"
Premieres Sunday, June 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
on Travel Channel
13,000 miles, 96 days,15 modes of transportation,12 time zones, 2 kids, 1 family - and not a single airplane
 
          The series follows the Kirkby family – Bruce, Christine and their two young children, Bodi (7) and Taj (3) – as they travel from their hometown in British Columbia to Ladakh, India… 13,000 miles… via surface travel: every mode EXCEPT airplane “to see that the world is all connected.”  The adventure is unique; and their mission to bond and learn about/from the world around them is inspiring.  Each episode travels alongside the family as they experience four Wonders of the World and make their way through expansive landscapes, challenging climates and unique communities in some of the most remote areas of the northern hemisphere.

          Trekking through the Himalaya (with a short stop at Mt. Everest’s base camp), sailing the Ganges River, crossing the North Pacific Ocean on a container ship, meditating with monks in a Tibetan monastery – these are not the typical activities you might expect during a family vacation with two young children. But the Kirkby family is on an extraordinary adventure halfway around the globe – and inviting everyone to come along.
 Big Crazy Family Adventure
Photo courtesy of Travel Channel
          Travel Channel’s mesmerizing and cinematic new series, “Big Crazy Family Adventure,” premiering Sunday, June 21 with back-to-back episodes at 9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, follows wilderness guide, writer and award-winning photographer Bruce Kirkby throughout this epic trip – from his home in Kimberley, British Columbia, to a remote monastery in the Himalaya – with his wife, Christine Pitkanen, and their two young boys: Bodi, 7 and Taj, 3. There’s just one catch: on their 13,000-mile adventure they won’t be taking ANY airplanes. To fully experience the life-changing and serendipitous moments that exploring the world provides, they’ll get to their final destination through surface travel only – canoe, container ship, ferry, high-speed train, river boat, tuk tuk, pony, their own eight feet and more. The series is comprised of nine, hour-long episodes.
 
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