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[12/11/14 - 09:57 AM]
Travel Channel's "Trip Flip" Surprises Two J.R.R. Tolkien Super Fans with the Ultimate "Hobbit" Experience
In "Trip Flip," host Bert Kreischer will try just about anything - and he's looking for adventurous travelers to join him.

[via press release from Travel Channel]

WHY JUST WATCH THE MOVIE WHEN YOU CAN LIVE IT?

TRAVEL CHANNEL'S 'TRIP FLIP' HOST BERT KREISCHER SURPRISES TWO J.R.R. TOLKIEN SUPER FANS WITH THE ULTIMATE 'HOBBIT' EXPERIENCE - A JOURNEY TO THE REAL MIDDLE EARTH, COMPLETE WITH AN OSCAR-WORTHY SURPRISE!

One-Hour Special "Trip Flip: A Hobbit Adventure in Middle Earth" Premieres Sunday, December 14 at 8:00 pm ET/PT

On Sunday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, just a few days before the debut of the next feature film, Travel Channel premieres "Trip Flip: A Hobbit Adventure in Middle Earth," a one-hour special that surprises a pair of lucky J.R.R. Tolkien super fans with the ultimate Hobbit experience in the real Middle Earth - New Zealand. In "Trip Flip," host Bert Kreischer will try just about anything - and he's looking for adventurous travelers to join him. At San Diego's ComiCon, he finds the perfect twosome - Agustin and Cynthia.

The California couple is blown away by a week filled with all things Hobbit, immersing themselves in the iconic locales of Peter Jackson's Hobbit movie trilogy. The couple crosses off a bucket list item when they herd Merino sheep that produce the same high-quality wool used to make Gandalf's costume. Each day is jam-packed with fantastical activities from the film, including: rappelling into Waitomo Caves, where some of the audio was recorded for Gollum; dining on lamb and field greens at Beorn's house, the shape-shifting character; trekking amongst the Shire's Hobbit holes; and an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Weta Workshop special effects studio... with a Gandalf-garbed Kreischer and the founder and creative director of Weta as their guides! Dropped into the actual milieu of these mega-movies, the action never stops with surprise after surprise. The final reveal for this blockbuster adventure is, quite literally, Oscar worthy!

ABOUT "TRIP FLIP"

In Travel Chanel's heart-pumping original series "Trip Flip," professional fun-seeker Bert Kreischer finds two random people and gets them to spontaneously agree to a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Kreischer delivers an action-packed and customized itinerary stacked with the kind of VIP-access, one-of-a-kind accommodations, mouthwatering food, and unexpected twists that only Travel Channel can deliver. And forget about guidebooks and tour buses, because every "Trip Flip" veers off the beaten path in surprising ways large and small, giving each couple the unforgettable experiences that inspire us all to travel in the first place.





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