Ever dreamt of white water rafting in New Zealand, tearing across Canada in only 10 days or stepping on sacred ground in India? Best friends – and Brantford, Ontario, natives – Scott Wilson and Justin Lukach do just that, and more in OLN’s new original Canadian production, Departures, premiering Mon., March 17 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. From epic landscapes and unforgettable cultures to the often trying times that come with international travel, watch as these two best friends defy the 9-to-5 and leave the familiar in search of adventures abroad in each episode of the 13-part series. Travelling to locations including Jordan, Ascension Island, India, Japan, Cambodia and New Zealand, their stories develop and evolve with the people they meet along the way. For Wilson and Lukach, it’s as much about the journey as it is about the destination. There are no prizes and no contests – just real adventures with no safety net.
Accompanied by their friend and cameraman, Andre Dupuis, Departures showcases the revelations of two travellers who strive to find themselves and new perspectives while trekking across the globe. Their experiences unfold before a moving camera and daily “diary cam” entries reveal their interpretations of the events, people and places they discover along the way. Set against a backdrop of stunning vistas and incredible landscapes, the series chronicles the unforgettable friendships, personal successes and sometimes crushing disappointments that befall them on their journey. Each episode illustrates Wilson and Lukach’s personal evolution as they are pushed to their utmost limits. From hiking through the ancient ruins of Petra in Jordan, to surviving a monsoon in the middle of the Indian Ocean, to facing off against a professional kick boxer in Thailand, to living off the land in Cambodia, join these best friends as they challenge themselves and their attachments to home on the trip of a lifetime.
Episode highlights from Departures include Canada, Jordan, India and Ascension Island.
Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Departures is produced by Echo Bay Media in association with OLN.
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