The 2011 ESCAPESEEKER featured destinations are making our hearts throb!

ESCAPESEEKER, "There's no destination on earth too far, or too difficult to reach!"

Los Angeles – When astronauts first went into space they looked back at the Earth with human eyes for the first time, and called our home the Blue Planet. And it’s no surprise. 70% of our planet is covered with oceans. The remaining 30% is the solid ground, rising above sea level.  Well, we can devote an entire lifetime, and it would still not be enough time for ESCAPESEEKER to discover all there is to see and learn about the 30% solid ground.  And, of course, we love exploring the oceans too–so even more reason not to waste any more time as we announce our 2011 ESCAPESEEKER FEATURED DESTINATIONS:

January and February are devoted to several very important advance research assignments.  However, beginning in MARCH, the ESCAPESEEKER TEAM SPRINGS INTO ACTION, and we couldn’t be more thrilled!  Check out this year’s breathtaking global roster, and you’ll understand why we’re beaming from ear to ear, as we hit the South American continent, not once, but twice:

Utah's License Plate boast "The Greatest Snow on Earth"...well ESCAPESEEKER is absolutely ready to put it to the test!

MONTAGE...the name synonymous with impeccable service...A luxurious retreat without the attitude...

March 4-12th – Our Rossignol skis are being fine-tuned in preparation for this exciting WINTER WONDERLAND feature episode anchored around MONTAGE DEER VALLEY. (  And if we may be permitted to put our own spin on the famous song lyrics of the same title…

We've practiced, and now we're more than ready to absolutely test Utah's slogan: "The Greatest Snow On Earth!"

ESCAPESEEKER…we’ve conspired,
As we dreamed by the fire
To face unafraid,
The plans that we’ve made,
SKIING in a Winter Wonderland.

When it snows, ain’t it thrilling,
Though your nose gets a chilling
We’ll frolic and play, the DEER VALLEY way,
SKIING in Winter Wonderland.

ESCAPESEEKER CHILE episodes will take our adventures to a whole new level!

March 24 – April 13th – CHILE, CHILE, CHILE! This ambitious filming adventure will enable us to capture CHILE by land, by air, and by sea!  From it’s capital city, SANTIAGO, to the northern desert of ATACAMA, to the remote EASTER ISLAND, located 2,237  miles off the coast of South America, to its southern tip, PATAGONIA, one of the least populated areas in the world–we’ll bring you the very best CHILE has to offer:  It’s unique culture, intriguing history, varied landscape, and engaging inhabitants–together we’ll get an insider’s look  through the eyes of the inspiring locals whose lives will make us think twice about what we’re doing with ours!  Of course, in the ESCAPESEEKER tradition of seeking out the most luxurious escapes–our exploration will be anchored around Chile’s outstanding EXPLORA destinations (; NOMADS OF THE SEAS (; and yes, our Chile “launching pad” will be  The RITZ-CARLTON, SANTIAGO –a very nice pad indeed!(

NOMADS' helicopter, a Bell 407, is one of the worlds most fully equipped units, featuring IFR single-pilot capabilities to face almost any weather condition.

"THE CITY OF LIGHTS"...What is it about Paris that makes us fall in love with her over and over again?

April 24 – May 1stPARIS, MON AMOUR

“A flash…then night! Fleeting beauty, whose glance sparked me into new life, am I ever to see you again except in eternity?” Sentiments expressed in a famous Paris poem by Charles Baudelaire, who understood like almost no other how to capture in words the exquisite charm of the City of Lights. This April, as Paris’ winter blossoms into Spring, our ESCAPESEEKER film team will return to capture in moving pictures what Mr. Baudelaire expressed in words! We’ll take you on a cinematic journey through the streets of Paris to reveal the dramatic and the tranquil, the historic and the everyday.  My love affair with Paris began 16 years ago, and since then, I’ve returned year after year (often multiple times per year)…and no matter the season, no matter the circumstances, the city never ceases to enchant as I find myself saying, over and over again, “Paris, Mon Amour!” Our ESCAPESEEKER PARIS, MON AMOUR will be anchored around the Park Hyatt Paris~Vendome, a perfect, art-infused, cosmopolitan hotel beautifully located in the heart of the legendary Place Vendome.  (

The thunderous power of IGUACU Falls as seen from Brazil...


"A River Runs Through It" takes on whole new meaning in the immense country of Brazil!

The world will soon converge on Brazil. In the meantime, ESCAPESEEKER will seek out its hidden treasures as we explore this incredible country!

The Rhytmic Beat of this Sizzling South American metropolis, RIO DE JANEIRO, never ceases

May 12 – 26th –  SIZZLING BRAZIL, is on everybody’s minds these days. Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world (after Russia, Canada, China and the United States),  with a total area of 3,287,612 sq mi), including 21,411 sq mi of water, spans three time zones.  The Brazilian economy is the world’s eighth largest economy and one of the world’s fastest growing  major economies. Economic reforms have given the country new international recognition, as proven with its win of the 2014 World Cup venue, and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

ESCAPESEEKER decided it better find out what the sizzling hot BUZZ is all about, and we hope you’ll join us as we explore this majestic country.  If you think you have what it takes to be a member of our ESCAPESEEKER team, write us at: and tell us WHY!  It might be a good idea to start taking Portuguese lessons now…and it won’t hurt to brush up on your Soccer moves too!

STUNNING SUNSET at THE LODGE AT KOELE...the little island of LANA'I afforded us so many unexpected "Bigger than Life" experiences...we cannot wait to return to capture it all on film...

THE CHALLENGE AT MANELE BAY...We're so ready to meet this golfer's paradise challenge!


There’s so much about this tiny island that we did not know.  Not only does it possess two world class 5-star resorts (, along with its championship golf course, The Challenge at Manele Bay–but it also provides guests with the most unexpected surprises they would not expect to find on any Hawaiian island!

It was once again, one of those very lucky introductions that led me and my ESCAPESEEKER team  to one of Hawaii’s most admired artist, MIKE CARROLL, a resident of Lana’i City.  By the way, Lana’i City has no stoplights whatsoever.  So if you’ve come to the islands to unwind–Lana’i is the perfect place!  And, as we often find in our efforts to discover the special individuals whose inspiring story is TV-ready–Mike is exactly that–SPECIAL.  It’s interesting that more often, the incredibly talented people we meet, are the ones who are genuinely down-to-earth, and generous with their precious time.  Mike is no exception…and we cannot wait to share his inspiring story in the Lana’i episode entitled, “Little Lana’i, Bigger Than Life!”

Stay tune, as we share Mike’s journey with you.  How does a successful professional Chicago artist find the courage to give up the career he built for two decades, and start all over in the tiniest of islands–Lana’i? Well, you’ll soon find out.  If you’ve ever dreamed of making a life-changing, soul-transforming step to pursue your life-long passion–this is one episode you will not want to miss!  And by the way, fortunately for Mike, his beautiful wife of 30 + years,  Kathy was as keen on turning a new chapter in their exciting new  life’s journey. I’ve gotta tell you…their inspiring story is now on my top ten favorites!

ESCAPESEEKER LANA'I episode will be anchored around the beautiful Four Seasons Resorts, Lana' about a "Pool with a View"...why not join us in June for an unforgettable Summer in Paradise?

We truly appreciate all of the tremendous individuals, supporters from every corner of our BLUE PLANET who have helped us every step of the way to achieve the creation of this exciting, diverse roster of AMAZING ESCAPESEEKER destinations.  We cannot thank you enough for working so diligently to connect the dots for our ESCAPESEEKER film team.  Can you believe this list only takes us to the middle of 2011?  How can 2011 possibly be any more exciting than this?  Well, we shall find out…and we hope you’ll be with us for the thrilling, escape-seeking journey!  We just learned from London that there’s an amazing luxurious escape in the middle of the Indian Ocean that would like to be on ESCAPESEEKER.  Can you guess which island this might be?

We’ve gotta tell you, “WE’RE ABSOLUTELY READY!”  Or, as our Director of Photography, Jackson Myers, and Director, Jason Wise  like to say, “BRING IT ON!”

On that note, here’s to NEVER-ENDING BLISSFUL ESCAPES…

With love from around the world,

Mel and the entire ESCAPESEEKER team

ESCAPESEEKER Team cleans up pretty well after an extensive week of shooting!

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