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Ocean City, Berlin, other shore spots featured in series

(May 8, 2015) The Ocean City Boardwalk, Berlin and Assateague are just a few of the places that will be featured on a new series coming to PBS this fall called “Travels with Darley.” 

“I grew up in Myrtle Beach, and Ocean City for me is a bit nostalgic, as it reminds me a bit of my childhood at the beach,” said host Darley Newman. “It’s nice that adults and kids can enjoy a vacation in the same location, whether they want to ride amusement park rides, enjoy the peace of listening to the ocean or a nice stroll on the beach.”

Newman said the other 30-minute episodes in the series are being filmed in the Caribbean, Europe and across the United States to ensure a diverse show full of incredible locations.

“The focus of this episode is a family road trip and we thought that the Eastern Shore was a great place to enjoy activities and adventures for multiple generations of travelers, including art, culture, seafood, nature and beyond,” Newman said.

While shooting in Ocean City last Saturday, Newman and her crew of seven walked the Boardwalk and beach, stopped by Dolle’s Candy for salt water taffy and rode Trimper’s carousel.

“Ocean City has such a rich history in delighting families who love the beach and we thought it was a great pick,” she added.

Newman likes how the episode has beach and Boardwalk adventures mixed with hiking and kayaking on Assateague with small town art and culture in Berlin added in.

“We are excited to add Maryland’s Eastern Shore to our roster of amazing and diverse destinations. I know PBS viewers, as well as viewers online that like Budget Travel, AOL and other great travel content will enjoy this episode and hopefully want to recreate it with their own family and friends,” Newman said.

St. Michaels, Kent Island, Chesapeake Bay Farms and Burley Oak Brewery in Berlin were also featured in filming that took place May 1-6.

Newman hosts and produces another series on PBS, “Equitrekking,” which has won three Daytime Emmy Awards and received eight nominations.

The show focuses on the enjoyment of riding horses with locals and the series has filmed 35 episodes in North, South and Central America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

The equestrian travel show has an emphasis on history, culture and the natural scenery.

The popularity of “Equitrekking” and traveling with locals in their communities was how “Travels with Darley” was born, Newman said.

Shorter “Travels with Darley” clips can be found on AOL, MSN, Huffington Post and Budget Travel online channels.

Check out “Travels with Darley” in short form now at www.budgettravel.com/videos and http://on.aol.com/partner/travels-with-darley-518047908.

For more information on Newman’s horseback riding travel series, visit www.Equitrekking.com.

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