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Worcester County inspires travel on new TV series Travels with Darley this Sunday

Scenic Worcester County will be featured on Travels with Darley on PBS stations nationwide Sunday, February 14, 2016, at 9 a.m. on MPT2 and Channel 268 on Comcast. 

During the 30-minute segment, TV Host Darley Newman will take a family road trip through Ocean City and Assateague Island, as well as historic Berlin, Chesapeake Bay Farms in Pocomoke City and St. Michaels. View the upcoming preview online at http://travelswithdarley.com/tv-show/pbs-tv-preview. 
“In Maryland, we enjoyed activities and places that multiple generations can enjoy together, including young children,” TV host Darley Newman said. “We did everything from glassblowing in Berlin with Jeffrey Auxer to visiting the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St Michaels to viewing wild horses on Assateague Island. The trip was particularly special for me, as my best friend Ellen Schmidt of Baby Meets City fame came along with her two daughters, Millie and Vivian, ages three and five. That we could all enjoy the vacation and filming together created memories we’ll always cherish.”
The Worcester County episode will broadcast five times per year during the next two years on 432 PBS stations to an audience of more than 46 million viewers. Full episodes will be available online through Hulu, iTunes, as well as the Worcester County Tourism (WCT) website and Facebook page at Beach and Beyond.

“The series includes eight episodes filmed around the globe, and Worcester County was chosen as one of those sights because of the relationship our tourism partners built with Budget Travel through the America’s Coolest Small Town contest,” WCT Director Lisa Challenger said. “It was thrilling to be able to spend four days showcasing our county to this incredible group of professionals who plan to share their favorite experience from their visit with a national audience.”
The episodes will also appear on international networks in more than 83 countries, as well as on hotel networks, restaurant chains and big box retail stores including Wal-Mart and Albertsons, where Travels with Darley is distributed. 

Special thanks go out to The Harrison Group for providing accommodations for the cast and crew of Travel’s with Darley. The show will air on public broadcast television on 400 plus PBS stations, with reruns to play over the next two years, thereby increasing exposure.
Travels with Darley airs weekly on Sundays at 9 a.m. DCN Creative is the production company behind the Emmy®-winning EQUITREKKING travel series Travels with Darley on public television. The series has a wide appeal for travel enthusiasts, but is definitely not the traditional travelogue. Viewers will be introduced to places, cultural attractions, and back-roads in a new, more personal way, including destinations throughout Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Five-time Emmy nominated TV host Darley Newman travels with local residents and guides to inspiring, adventurous, and yes – even quirky, locations as they reveal the authenticity and appeal of their home area. These on-camera local counterparts are the true stars of each episode. Darley has a knack for getting locals to open up about their favorite spots and share their expertise - to reveal a richer and more authentic sense of place with all the sights, sounds, tastes, aromas, and adventures that can only be experienced when you travel like a local, not a tourist. 

The first season dives deep to explore each location, giving viewers the chance to experience the unique charms of Belgium, the Guadeloupe Islands, Arkansas, Kentucky, South Carolina, Maryland and Michigan. Darley’s adventures are as diverse as the destinations she experiences. Maryland is featured in two episodes, including the “Maryland’s Eastern Shore” episode and “Road Trip: Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina.”
In addition to those adventures in the “Maryland’s Eastern Shore” episode, Darley and the group visit Dolle’s Candies along the Ocean City Boardwalk, ride the carousel at Trimper’s Amusement Park, visit Berlin and Burley Oak Brewery, take a ranger-led walk on Assateague Island, eat ice cream at Chesapeake Bay Farms and try crabs by the water at The Crab Claw in St. Michaels. Darley also makes the trip to Tilghman Island to meet Captain Wade Murphy, Jr., a third generation waterman, and see his historic skipjack the Rebecca T. Ruark.   
In the “Road Trip” episode, Darley bikes the Cross Island Trail in Queen Anne’s County, including a lunch stop at Bridges Restaurant on Kent Narrows. She then has an epic fishing trip with Maverick Charters.

“After seeing great success for TRAVELS WITH DARLEY in short-form online with the AOL On Network and beyond, we’re excited to bring full, half-hour episodes to television,” said executive producer Chip Ward. “Fans of EQUITREKKING will continue to enjoy the adventurous aspect of the series, while foodies and cultural travel lovers can now delve into these themes in each episode.”
Eight episodes debut across the country this winter on Public Television, primarily in prime and fringe primetime slots. The “Maryland’s Eastern Shore” episode broadcasts on Sunday, February 14, at 9 a.m. The “Road Trip” episode also featuring Maryland broadcasts on Sunday, March 27, at 9 a.m.