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Press release

PBS TV Host Darley Newman Launches “Darley Vacations” with Leading Virtuoso Travel Agency

Authentic cultural, culinary, and adventure vacations based on Darley’s experiences traveling the world for over a decade debut for travel agent and consumer bookings

New York, NY – February 2, 2021 - Darley Newman, TV host and producer of two Emmy Award-winning PBS series Travels with Darley and Equitrekking, is using her expert knowledge of destinations and travel to launch Darley Vacations in partnership with a leading Virtuoso Travel Agency. The new Darley Vacations offers intimate travel itineraries across the USA and around the world, featuring authentic food, culture and adventure experiences with locals as the guides, a hallmark of Darley’s storytelling.

Fully guided vacations include diverse United States and international offerings like a family-friendly road trip along California’s Central Coast; national park and forest adventures in New Mexico, New York and California; Creole cooking classes in Martinique; ski lessons with an Olympian in New York’s Adirondacks; a Rhine River cruise in Europe with several insider experiences during pre and post cruise days; paddle boarding with a European champion in Brittany, France; an Iceland adventure package with horseback riding; desert and city adventures in Dubai; a visit to the Hawaii of Asia in South Korea and more. Darley will also be setting sail with guests in 2022 for a special Mediterranean Cruisewith Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

“I’ve had the most amazing adventures traveling and filming for over a decade and look forward to making it even easier for travelers to journey in my footsteps to these special places with the local experience guides I’ve loved,” said Darley. “Vacation time was precious before the pandemic, but it is now even more valuable as we eagerly look forward to creating memories.”

Darley has partnered with longtime travel advisor Cathy Moha of Gourmet Voyages to develop each itinerary. The two women were set to launch Darley Vacations in spring of 2020 but put the business on hold surrounding the onset of COVID-19. Taking further time to tweak the offerings, the itineraries now include more United States domestic trips, a greater focus on nature and wellness experiences, and private tours totally customizable for each location and traveler preference. With the roll out of the vaccine and pent-up travel demand, these female entrepreneurs are excited to now announce their new venture.

“I’m especially looking forward to navigating travelers through the sometimes-complicated trip planning process, which should be convenient and fun and can be with the right travel professional,” said Moha. “This slow-paced past COVID year has in fact allowed Gourmet Voyages' team to dedicate more time to these itineraries, and to the Darley Vacations/Gourmet Voyages venture. All of this will benefit our travelers."

Moha is a Virtuoso affiliated travel advisor and the founder of Gourmet Voyages. She grew up in Provence, France, but is now based in Southern California. Not only does she have access to Darley’s unique insider connections, she is also steeped in her own global network that includes the best hotels, cruise lines, airlines and tour companies. Furthermore, as a Virtuoso member, she can provide exclusive travel perks and special offers, on top of her own expert insights. Moha and her elite team of trusted advisors will field inquiries from both travelers and travel agents.

Visitors to the Darley Vacations’ website will find dynamic and informative videos, blogs and photo galleries with Darley’s detailed, first-hand experiences, so travelers can discover, learn and grow as they dream about new worldwide excursions. More exclusive and tailored itineraries will be added over the coming weeks and months for Uruguay and Argentina, South Africa and Botswana and beyond. These are destinations where Darley’s discerning Equitrekking past journeys and love for nature will pave the way for her travelers’ distinctive and personalized trip.

Learn more atDarley-Newman.com/Vacations

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About Darley Newman Darley Newman is a travel expert, media entrepreneur, and author, who channeled her passion for travel and storytelling into a dream career. Cited by Forbes for her “PBS media empire,” she is the creator, producer, and host of internationally broadcast travel shows, Travels with Darley and Equitrekking. Recently nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for directing Travels with Darley, she’s received five additional nominations for hosting, writing, and producing and three wins for Equitrekking. Popularizing the niche genre of equestrian tourism through Equitrekking and most recently swimming with sharks in Dubai, free diving in South Korea and taking on the world’s highest commercial bungee in China, she is known for her out of the box adventure segments. Often appearing as a travel expert in leading media and a frequent speaker for Smithsonian Associates, her content can also be seen on Amazon Prime, Ovation TV’s Journy, and international broadcast and streaming networks in over 85 nations.

For more information, contact Mingsi Ma at communications@yolcc.com.


Marion Fourestier
Atout France-The France Tourism Development Agency