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Trip Testers

Trip Testers

  • Premiered: 
    February 6, 2017
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  • Network: Travel
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: travel, food, restaurant, drink, activities

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Plot Synopsis

TRIP TESTERS is a half-hour reality series that follows seasoned travel writers Jason Kessler and Jeff Miller, as they determine if the activities at the world's most popular vacation destinations live up to the hype. Whether exploring a family-friendly theme park in St. Louis or digging into a bowl of mofongo in Miami's Little Havana, the duo helps viewers decide if an event is worth the hard-earned time and money. Travel Channel debuted the pilot of this series with the name ADVANCE TEAM on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 2pm ET/PT. In the pilot, "SoCal Cornucopia," Jason and Jeff test out a jetpack in trendy Newport Beach, play a game called KnockerBall, check out LA's best rooftop swimming pool and lounge, and go caviar tasting in West Hollywood. More than six months later, TRIP TESTERS had its official series premiere on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 11pm-Midinght ET/PT, as Travel Channel aired back-to-back new episodes. In the series opener (11pm), "Vegas, Baby!," Jeff and Jason explore everything Las Vegas has to offer, from old-school Fremont Street to the fabulous strip. Their fun-filled trip includes $3.99 shrimp cocktails, a waterslide through a shark tank, zip lining over downtown and life-sized Jenga. Then, in the night's second new episode (11:30pm), "Big and Easy," Jason and Jeff head to Louisiana to explore New Orleans. During their vacation, they indulge in an elegant jazz brunch, get up close and personal with a few alligators and stroll down Bourbon Street for some debauchery.
On Monday, February 27, 2017 from 11pm-Midnight ET/PT, Travel Channel premiered the season finale of TRIP TESTERS, showing back-to-back new episodes. In the night's first new episode (11pm), "Maui-Palooza," Jeff and Jason explore paradise on the Hawaiian island of Maui. From surfing and luaus to great food and resorts, it's no wonder Maui is one of the greatest vacation destinations in the United States. Then, in the season ender (11:30pm), "Phoenix Rising," Jeff and Jason head to Arizona to see all that Phoenix has to offer with its breathtaking landscapes to year-round warm weather. Their Southwest experience includes a tour of the Sonoran Desert, a spa day and a "pig" finale.

Other Titles

  • Title of pilot: Advance Team

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Authentic Entertainment