TAKE OFF! with The Savvy Stews
|TAKE OFF! with The Savvy Stews|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||7|
|Executive producer(s)||Bobby Laurie, Gailen David, April Carter|
|Producer(s)||Patti Broughton, Brad Smith, Kristy Williams|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Savvy Omnimedia|
|Original network||Destination America Hulu|
|Original release||October 2, 2014 – present|
TAKE OFF! with The Savvy Stews (also branded as "TAKE OFF!") is the first travel show to be produced for Daytime television in the United States.
The show takes viewers to destinations alongside two seasoned travelers, The Savvy Stews, Bobby Laurie & Gailen David. With a combined 40 years in the travel industry as flight attendants and travel writers, they share their experiences for novice travelers as well as experienced jet-setters. TAKE OFF! highlights undiscovered destinations, unique events, restaurants, cultural traditions and festivals.
The show is based on David & Laurie's appearances on local morning talk shows and their on-location travel segments. Since 2010 both flight attendants have been appearing on television offering viewers tips, tricks and insider information based on their industry experience.
In September 2010 Bobby Laurie first appeared on Daytime (TV series) with travel trips and suggestions on packing easier. Since then he and David have been appearing on the show for nearly four years.
In January 2013, as "The Savvy Stews," the duo signed on with The Better (TV series) Show to provide them with on-location travel segments airing every other Wednesday. The segments were branded "Trippin with Better." However, in June 2013 the Stews decided to leave the show.
They quickly landed on The Daily Buzz, a nationally syndicated morning news program. Their first segment aired on September 10, 2013 from Mazatlan, Mexico and later won them a Telly Award in the Travel Programs & Segments: Travel/Tourism category. Though their agreement didn't expire until August 2014, in April 2014 Laurie & David renewed their position with the show through August 2015.
TAKE OFF! has been broadcast on Destination America, a channel featuring lifestyle, historical and travel programmes. It is the network's first travel show and the first travel show releasing new episodes in a daytime timeslot. The show is also available on Hulu.
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