New TV Series Puts National Spotlight On Outdoor Adventures In Georgia

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division teamed up with the new travel show ‘The Excursion with David Zelski’ to put a spotlight on Georgia’s outdoor adventures. This new travel show airs regionally on Fox Sports Southeast and on Discovery’s Destination America.  A full list of episodes including air dates and times is available on ExploreGeorgia.org.

“With Georgia’s natural beauty as the backdrop, each episode of ‘The Excursion with David Zelski’ showcases why our state’s outdoor destinations are second to none,” said Kevin Langston, deputy commissioner for Georgia Tourism with the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “From our epic mountain landscapes and extreme adventures to unparalleled lodging and culinary indulgences, this new series lets viewers know that Georgia is filled with unique adventures for everyone.”

In the first season, host Mr. Zelski treks across Georgia for a set of timed challenges from ziplines and rock climbs to explorations through rivers, mountains, island trails and more. The back-to-back adventures may or may not end with a tasty and relaxing reward. ‘The Excursion with David Zelski’ countdown clock ticks away on the screen periodically during the broadcast and determines whether he gets the reward at the end of the show. Watch the full episodes on Explore Georgia’s Facebook page after they air on television.

“It’s a thrill to share these excursion adventures with friends, family and the folks my wonderful crew and I meet while on the road,” said Mr. Zelski, host and producer of ‘The Excursion with David Zelski.’ “During my 10 years of hosting, producing and editing “Georgia Traveler,” I learned so much about the people who make this state so unique and “The Excursion” is a way to bring these amazing destinations to a brand-new audience both regionally on Fox Sports Southeast and nationally on Destination America.”

Georgia Tourism is the primary sponsor of the first season of this new series that will take viewers across the state, so they can discover amazing outdoor adventure activities, with a sampling of other things to do in and around the featured locations. One can follow along and recreate their own excursion through Georgia by visiting ExploreGeorgia.org.



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