Do You Want to Explore Legendary Locations?

 

Josh Gates is going to reveal Surprising Secrets Behind the World’s “Legendary Locations”  in his new Travel Channel Series starting TODAY! Explorer, adventurer and host of the hit series “Expedition Unknown,” Josh Gates showcases the unexpected stories of unforgettable places around the world in Travel Channel’s new series.

About the Show

Josh Gates goes on an awe-inspiring journey to the most storied places on the planet. At each breathtaking destination, he immerses himself in the legends that made them famous. From the Yucatan Maya’s bizarre worship rituals to soaring like a god from Greece’s Mount Olympus, Josh explores these magical places through his unique point of view.

Season 1, Episode 1

Monuments, Mountains and Monsters

From the jungles of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula to the ruins of the Trojan battlefield in Turkey, Josh Gates weaves the tales and tells the secrets of the world’s most legendary locations.

Do You Want to Explore Legendary Locations with Josh Gates?Season 1, Episode 2

Back From the Dead

From the castle that inspired the home of an iconic vampire to the market where Santa’s devilish sidekick stalks and scares holiday revelers, Josh Gates tells the stories of places where legends never die.

Season 1, Episode 4

Lost and Found

Josh Gates explores the stories behind millionaire Jim Thompson’s disappearance in Malaysia, an ancient city’s collapse in Cambodia and a celebration of beliefs surrounding death in Bolivia.

Season 1, Episode 5

Last Resorts

Josh Gates explores legendary places of protection, from a historic military fortress in Gibraltar and Pablo Escobar’s secret Colombian hideaway to a floating kingdom on Peru’s Lake Titicaca.

Josh Gates

Josh Gates is an adventurer and avid explorer with a unique brand of humor and deep-rooted passion for off-the-map excursions. Travel Channel’s Expedition Unknown chronicles Gates’ adventures as he sets out on a global journey to find the truth behind captivating and iconic unsolved legends.

Josh Gates Legendary LocationsSURPRISING SECRETS BEHIND THE WORLD’S ‘LEGENDARY LOCATIONS’ REVEALED IN NEW TRAVEL CHANNEL SERIES WITH JOSH GATES

Premieres with Back-to-Back Episodes – Wednesday, March 28 at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

NEW YORK (February 28, 2018) – Explorer, adventurer and host of the hit series “Expedition Unknown,” Josh Gates showcases the unexpected stories of unforgettable places around the world in Travel Channel’s new series “Legendary Locations.” Premiering with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, March 28 at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, the 13-episode season features Gates as he recounts the gripping history behind storied and popular places. From an ancient city carved into Jordan’s sandstone cliffs and a favorite summer getaway of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, to an Irish landscape now known as Luke Skywalker’s lair, Gates investigates the ancient legends and surprising folklore that travelers and locals alike love to share.

“My adventures have taken me to more than 100 countries across the globe and the places that have truly stayed with me are the ones with their own stories to tell,” said Gates. “I’m revealing locations that are truly legendary – each one framed by an epic backstory, a secret origin or forgotten lore. From luminescent glow-worm caves in New Zealand and a once debaucherous, sunken city in Italy to a Viking festival of fire, each spin of the globe reveals another jaw-dropping destination. These are the stories behind places you know, like the iconic Statue of Liberty, to hidden places you’ve never imagined. The world is a weird, wild and wondrous place, and I can’t wait to share its most legendary locations.”

The premiere episode kicks off with a trek up the snowy Romanian mountaintops of Transylvania, where the true story of two castles are even bloodier than the iconic vampire tale of Dracula. Then, just miles off the coast of Japan, Hashima Island is a real-world dystopia. Resembling something out of science fiction, the once populous mining community lies in haunting ruin. Finally, in a bizarre Christmas tradition reemerging in Munich, holiday revelry is replaced with a parade of pagan monsters.

Check out “Legendary Locations” on TravelChannel.com for show extras and travel tips from Josh Gates. Follow @TravelChannel and #LegendaryLocations for more exclusive content and updates. Follow host Josh Gates on Twitter: @joshuagates and on Instagram: @gatesygram.

Explorer, adventurer and host of the hit series “Expedition Unknown,” Josh Gates showcases the unexpected stories of unforgettable places around the world in Travel Channel’s new series “Legendary Locations.” Premiering with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, March 28 at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, the 13-episode season features Gates as he recounts the gripping history behind storied and popular places. From an ancient city carved into Jordan’s sandstone cliffs and a favorite summer getaway of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, to an Irish landscape now known as Luke Skywalker’s lair, Gates investigates the ancient legends and surprising folklore that travelers and locals alike love to share. “My adventures have taken me to more than 100 countries across the globe and the places that have truly stayed with me are the ones with their own stories to tell,” said Gates. “I’m revealing locations that are truly legendary – each one framed by an epic backstory, a secret origin or forgotten lore. From luminescent glow-worm caves in New Zealand and a once debaucherous, sunken city in Italy to a Viking festival of fire, each spin of the globe reveals another jaw-dropping destination. These are the stories behind places you know, like the iconic Statue of Liberty, to hidden places you’ve never imagined. The world is a weird, wild and wondrous place, and I can’t wait to share its most legendary locations.”

ABOUT TRAVEL CHANNEL

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Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.6 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.6 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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