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Q&A with Bert Kreischer of Travel Channel’s Trip Flip

Trip Flip is a brand new series by the Travel Channel featuring comedian and vacation expert Bert Kreischer. The unexpected twist of the show is Bert offers two lucky people per episode a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, and all they have to do is say, “Yes,”and their experience begins. It almost sounded too good to be true, but Bert took part in a conference call to discuss the new show and what’s in store for those of us at home.

One of the “twists” is that some of the people may be on vacation, but Bert still will try to whisk them away.  Bert will travel to a variety of incredible destinations all over the world, including New Orleans, Oahu, San Diego, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Nashville, and many more.

“It is all about getting people out of their comfort zone, and thinking outside the box. That’s the way a vacation should be,” said Kreischer as he described the show. It isn’t the typical vacation show. You may be on your regular family vacation, and Bert will take you from being pool side to jumping off cliffs in Scotland. Bert took a couple from Seattle, who were into outdoor adventures, and told them, “We’re going cliff diving off of a fifty foot cliff.”

Bert takes people on vacations that actually mean something to the ones involved, not just any generic vacation. He took one group of people to see Penn and Teller not just to see Penn and Teller, but  took them to dinner with the duo and had the opportunity to learn magic in person.

Bert also has a few places he would like to take viewers and willing vacationers.In particular, Nashville has many opportunities, including Bert wanting to go catfish grabbling by Pigeon Forge because it is an enjoyful part of his past. He also wants to make sure everyone is comfortable and happy on their vacations, so Bert does everything he can to gain the trust of the vacationers.

Some people don’t trust him, or think it is a hoax. Bert had one guy who was dressed head to toe in New York Yankees gear, and he passed up on the chance to have full access to the Yankees. “We were on the field and were taking batting practice, hanging out with the grounds crew and having steak dinners with some of the players.” So if you spot Bert, and he offers you a vacation, don’t brush him off.

The show may be outrageous, and some people may have other events they cannot get out of, but Bert was happy to hear from the couple who jumped off the cliff in Scotland. The young woman of the couple thanked him, because she said, “I would have wound up kicking myself in the ass the entire flight home,” if she had not took the chance and jumped off the cliff.

Bert has a production crew that does massive research before they head to locations. He wants these people to have the time of their lives and a great vacation. That is the whole idea. He takes it a step further for the vacationers and for the Travel Channel viewers. You may get the ultimate surprise, or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so make sure to watch Trip Flip, Thursdays on Travel Channel at 9/8c.

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My name is Janel, I have been writing and published for many years. I wrote two poetry books. I was the Associate Editor of my college newspaper. I hope to write my life story one day and finish it.