WE: Women’s Entertainment New Reality-Based Series

New Episode Premieres Every Thursday at 8:00PM/ET

BETHPAGE, NY, January 25, 2001 – If you’re a woman who dreams of leaving it all behind, WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT has the answer. You won’t need a passport, sturdy shoes or even vacation time to experience the getaway dreams of a lifetime. You can just vicariously experience the daring solo sojourns taken by adventurous women of all ages in the network’s new reality travel-themed series,JOURNEY WOMEN OFF THE MAP. This March, the series visits Gambia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Turkey and James Bay, Canada.

The half-hour weekly series is made exclusively for women who understand that it’s not the destination, but the journey that’s most important.

A new journey will premiere every Thursday at 8:00PM/ET as follows:

The Gambia – March 1: Arlene Harrison, a retired school teacher, visits Banjul, the capitol city of The Gambia on the West Coast of Africa. There, Arlene shops in a women’s market and haggles with the vendors, comes face-to-face with sleeping crocs and explores the tropical foliage and exotic birds of The Gambia.
Arlene and her guide take a bittersweet trip to James Island where the remains of a 17th century fortress stands, which used to serve as a prison for slaves, and to a native village where she is entertained by the village’s children.
Egypt – March 8: 22-year-old student Johanna Sacrey arrives in Cairo before trekking across the desert to visit Colored Canyon and a market where camels are bought and sold. Her journey brings her to a Bedawin village on the coast of the Red Sea where she is invited into the home of one of the villagers for tea. Her trip climaxes atop Mount Sinai, following Moses’ path to the top of the holy mountain and finally, at the foot of the mystical Pyramids.
Costa Rica – March 15: Eva Kamicheck travels to Costa Rica in Central America. She uncovers a beautiful butterfly forest which houses hundreds of species of butterflies and tours a coffee plantation to learn about this important Costa Rican export. While exploring the Costa Rican countryside on horseback, she stumbles across a dormant volcano and takes a molten lava bath.
Turkey – March 22: Our most senior journey woman, Hope Beverstein, is 85 years old and widowed. On her journey to Turkey she learns how to haggle for wares at the covered markets and explores the ancient ruins of a mosque and a fortress. She meets with Kurdish people and learns about the customs and rituals of the Muslim Faith.
James Bay – March 29: Kate Harrison ventures deep into the northern country of Ontario, Canada to the remote town of James Bay, which is accessible only by small plane. Kate spends her days in the arctic temperatures with the native Cree villagers, learning how to ice fish, make traditional crafts, drive a sled pulled by a team of dogs and even picks up a little of the native Cree language.

WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT is a service of AMC Networks which includes American Movie Classics, the premiere movie network featuring award-winning original productions and American Pop!, the first digital entertainment network to offer unified content for the web and digital cable platforms. WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT features a mix of popular films, original series and topical specials all relating to women.


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