Aaron Carotta

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Aaron Carotta
Carotta in 2012
Aaron Michael Carotta[1]

(1977-11-18) November 18, 1977 (age 41)
Louisiana, United States
OccupationNews reporter and adventurer
Years active2008–present

Aaron Michael Carotta (born November 18, 1977) known professionally as Adventure Aaron, is an American television personality and travel vlogger. He has previously worked as a news reporter. He is most known for his television shows Alive! with Adventure Aaron, Bucket Wish and Catch and Cook, which ran from 2010 until 2014.[2][3][4][5] Carotta has previously been a morning live reporter for WLUV TV6.[6][7][8]


Carotta was born in Louisiana on 18 November 1977.[9][10]

Influenced by Timothy Ferriss's book The Four Hour Work Week, he made a DVD documentary and a blog, which turned into his TV show Alive! with Adventure Aaron.

2010–2012: Early television career[edit]

Carotta has been producing his own television shows since 2010. His first show, Alive! with Adventure Aaron, was broadcast in the United States, India, Russia, Japan and parts of Europe.[11] The show covered different ways to explore the world. Carotta developed two seasons of this show.

Carotta then developed his television show Bucket Wish, which focused on giving adventures to other cancer survivors. The show's format involved New Zealand CanTeen members sending a letter to the show wishing what they would like to do. Carotta then surprises the CanTeen members by taking them on the adventure.[12][13] 13 episodes were produced.

2012–2015: Catch and Cook and WLUC TV6[edit]

Carotta started working on Catch and Cook in 2012. This series involved his being given a list of ingredients for a guest chef; he then had to catch the food for the chef to cook.[14] Throughout 2018, Carrota was a morning live reporter for WLUC TV 6. He left in August 2018.[6][15][16]

2019 - present: travel vlogging[edit]

In 2019, Carotta started publishing his own vlogging videos, publishing updates to his own YouTube channel and Facebook page.[17][18][19][20]


  • Catch and Cook (2013)[21]


  • Alive! with Adventure Aaron (2010)
  • Bucket Wish (2012)
  • Catch and Cook with Adventure Aaron (2012–2014)
  • Finding the Current (2018)


  1. ^ "Saunders County Courthouse Record". Wahoo-Ashland-Waverly.com. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Taranaki on view to 120 million". Stuff.co.nz. 3 March 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Aaron has adventure in his blood". stuff.co.nz. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  4. ^ "TV adventure star samples the wild life". Nzherald.co.nz. 6 February 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Kitchen bucket wishes fulfilled". stuff.co.nz. 27 August 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Aaron Carotta Bio". Uppermichiganssource.com. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  7. ^ Barker, Aaron Carotta/Alyssa. "UPDATE: Tioga Tavern a total loss after Friday morning fire". www.uppermichiganssource.com. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  8. ^ Carotta, Aaron. "New room at Escape Marquette looks to bring in more families". www.uppermichiganssource.com. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  9. ^ Kyle Peveto. "Adventure Aaron: LaPlace native attempts solo canoe record, paddles thousands of miles". The Advocate. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  10. ^ "The Courier-Journal from Louisville, Kentucky on June 19, 1996 · Page 42". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2012-11-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Bucket Wish Adventurer Takes Canteen Members For Ride". Scoop NZ. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  13. ^ "Surprise as two teens taken on adventure". Stuff.co.nz. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  14. ^ "Waitaki to be world famous". Oamaru Mail NZ. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  15. ^ Carotta, Aaron. "40th Annual Keweenaw Bay Maawanji'iding Pow Wow begins". www.uppermichiganssource.com. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  16. ^ "Westwood Mall Talks, KBIC Gas Station Closure, Glass Recycling Dilemma, Adventure Aaron Departure, Big Bay Lighthouse Upgrades, a Financial Planner Turned Author, A Wow Performance, and a Family That Keeps Growing and Growing". Word on the Street. 2018-08-29. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  17. ^ "Adventure Aaron". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  18. ^ "'Adventure Aaron' Carotta". YouTube. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  19. ^ "The Deadly Call of the Amazon". Canoe & Kayak Magazine. 2017-09-28. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  20. ^ "My Next Chapter in the life of 'Adventure Aaron' Carotta, The Live Morning News Reporter. | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  21. ^ "Cookbook adventures". Malbrough Express NZ. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2014.

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