Big Crazy Family Adventure

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Big Crazy Family Adventure
StarringBruce Kirkby
Christine Pitkanen
Bodi Kirkby
Taj Kirkby
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9
Production locationsBritish Columbia, Canada
Camera setupSingle-camera setup
Running time60 minutes
Original networkTravel Channel
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseJune 21 (2015-06-21) –
August 9, 2015 (2015-08-09)

Big Crazy Family Adventure follows the Kirkby family as they travel from British Columbia to Ladakh, India (more than 13,000 miles), by every mode of transportation except planes.[1]


The reality show has one season with nine episodes. The original run goes from June 2015 to August 2015.[2]

Season 1 (2015)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air date
11"Leg 1: Storms, Stuffies and Unexpected Russians"June 21, 2015 (2015-06-21)
The first leg of the Kirkbys' 13,000-mile journey from their home in British Columbia to India involves paddling canoes, riding a train and taking a container ship to South Korea. Storms, life vests and a run-in with Russians create challenges.
22"Leg 2: The DMZ, Scorpions and Peking Duck"June 21, 2015 (2015-06-21)
The Kirkby's second leg of their journey begins in Busan and involves a bullet train, sailing the Yellow Sea, and sprinting to Beijing. Moth larvae and bubbles add to the fun.
33"Leg 3: Trains, a Wild Wall and Yaks at Altitude"June 28, 2015 (2015-06-28)
The third leg of the journey starts in Beijing, where they dine on Peking duck and walk along the Great Wall.
44"Leg 4: Barley Beer, Everest and Expiring Visas"July 5, 2015 (2015-07-05)
The fourth leg continues in China and includes a 27-hour train ride, Mount Everest and meditation. They must race to reach the Tibetan border before their visas expire.
55"Leg 5: Child Princess, Leaches and Chocolate Cake"July 12, 2015 (2015-07-12)
The fifth leg takes them to Nepal. They get to touch a Hindi goddess, bargain for presents and ride elephants. Chocolate cake and tigers create a birthday surprise.
66"Leg 6: Sailing the Ganges, Lassis & Burning Ghats"July 19, 2015 (2015-07-19)
The sixth leg involves scorching heat on the Ganges River, sweet treats, snake charmers and the burning ghats. They race to make a train to the Taj Mahal.
77"Leg 7: Swimming in Luxury, Beggars and Bollywood"July 26, 2015 (2015-07-26)
The seventh leg begins at the Taj Mahal and takes them to a 5-star hotel, a Bollywood dance class, a spice market and a rock and water filled adventure park.
88"Leg 8: Toy Trains, Monkey Thieves and a Fever"August 2, 2015 (2015-08-02)
The eighth leg takes them 600 miles deeper into the Indian Himalayas. A narrow-gauge train, the Monkey Temple, a sudden fever and rockslides turn up the heat.
99"Leg 9: The Final 100"August 9, 2015 (2015-08-09)
The final leg of this 13,000 mile journey, from British Columbia to a monastery where they will live for three months in Ladakh, India, has them trekking through 100 miles of rugged terrain to elevations of 16,700 feet.



  1. ^ "A Family's Unstoppable Journey to Travel the World".
  2. ^ "Episodes".

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