PHOENIX (Jan. 10) – Traveling with children can be challenging, but the award-winning, visually stunning, “Travel With Kids” DVD series maps out the best of each fascinating destination and shows how families can make their trips entertaining and educational while introducing young adventurers to local customs, food, and breath-taking scenery.
Filled with fun facts, traveling tips, and a thorough exploration of each destination, the live-action “Travel With Kids” series releases three new titles on DVD February 27, 2006: “Travel With Kids Hawaii: The Big Island,” “Travel With Kids Hawaii: The Island of Kauai” and “Travel With Kids Mexico: The Yucatan,” each available for a suggested retail price of $14.95.
Young globe-trotters won’t realize how much education they will absorb from the “Travel With Kids.” Narrated by the Roberts family, they take viewers along on a real family vacation exploring each country’s stunning landscape, accompanied by festive, upbeat music in the flavor of the local culture. Through colorful, simple narration, the series introduces the geographical, geological and governmental histories of the featured region and provides dozens of facts and tips – including statistics, ticket/admission prices, Web sites, etc. – that pop right up on screen in amusing, easy-to-read graphics.
Destinations are covered in depth, including lodging, museums, attractions, restaurants, suggested ages, best times to visit, etc. The “Travel With Kids” series makes planning any travel adventure fun, educational and a treasured family affair
“Travel With Kids Hawaii: The Big Island,” approximately 42 minutes, introduces Jeremy and Carrie Roberts and their sons Nathan, 5, and Seamus, 3, on their Hawaiian adventure traveling from Kona to Hilo, Volcanoes National Park to Waipio Valley. Along the way they visit such wonders as Kilauea, the world’s largest active volcano; a sprawling coffee plantation where they learn about the art of coffee farming; Dolphin Quest where the kids swim and play along with dolphins; a farmers market offering the best in Hawaii’s rich produce; Parker Ranch where the family tours a real working ranch; Pana’ewa Zoo where a white tiger and animals fascinate the children; a festive luau complete with hula and fire dancers; and a buffet of all the wondrous foods of Hawaii.
In “Travel With Kids Hawaii: The Island of Kauai,” approximately 35 minutes, join the Roberts as they learn tales of Polynesian history along the Waimea River; explore Kauai’s dramatic terrain along the Napali Coast and Waimea Canyon; discover the road less traveled beyond Hanalei on Kauai’s North Shore; visit the Fern Grotto; cruise the Wailua River; and explore the many facets of Hanalei, Kapaa, Poipu Beach, Kee Beach, Hanapepe; and more.
In “Travel With Kids Mexico: The Yucatan,” approximately 60 minutes, the Roberts head south of the border on a delightful excursion rich with Mayan heritage, Spanish colonial history and exciting adventures in the Caribbean sun. In Cancun, they learn about turtle conservation in a late night encounter with a green sea turtle and enjoy the tranquil Caribbean. A trip inland provides a lesson in the Yucatan’s history at the ancient Mayan cities of Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum and the Spanish colonial enclave of Merida. Join the family as they explore ancient Mayan caves, underwater rivers, life below the Caribbean, and much more.
Each DVD comes with a slew of special features including chapter selection; a “Plan Your Trip” featurette, which guides families in planning the best, most educational excursions; “Expanded Information” which includes everything from local activities, facts about the destination, highlighted, not-to-miss activities for kids and teens, packing tips, travel products and list of available resources to help with additional planning.
Extending the educational insights to each location, “Travel With Kids” DVDs also include simple craft projects and vocabulary sections that introduce key phrases for each country. Kids will also enjoy helping parents make authentic meals from easy-to-follow recipes featuring local cuisines.
“Travel With Kids” is produced by Equator Creative Media, a travel multimedia production company promoting independent adventure travel for the family. To order, visit www.travelwithkidsdvds.com.
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Series: “Travel With Kids”
Title: “Travel With Kids – Hawaii/The Big Island” R/T: 42 minutes
“Travel With Kids – Hawaii/Kauai” R/T: 35 minutes
“Travel With Kids – The Yucatan” R/T: 60 minutes
Distributed by: Equator Creative Media
Release Date: February 27, 2007
Order Date: January 30, 2007
SRP: $14.95, includes noncommercial public performance rights
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