Let Your Dreams Take Off

Operation: Vacation celebrates selfless people with a surprise trip to their dream destination.

Makes Your Dreams Come True

Karl and Claire surprise deserving people with their dream vacation.

Vacation Recaps: Rome

Check out what happened after the show in the majestic capital of Italy.

Preview - Operation: Vacation

Dream vacations come true!

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Full Summary

  1. Adventure calls in this new reality series that rewards one selfless person an episode with a well-deserved dream vacation crafted by travel experts and with the secret help of their family and friends. Operation Vacation taps into everyone's inner explorer by taking viewers on the trip of someone else's lifetime! Changing someone's life starts with changing their perspective-and this show fjords rivers, hikes mountains, crosses oceans and climbs 30,000 feet-to give back to someone who's always wanted to see the world but hasn't yet had the chance. Fun, heartwarming, and inspiring, it's the Extreme Makeover of travel shows!

Meet the Cast

  1. - Karl Schmid is originally from Australia but grew up in Fiji and New Zealand where he was a child actor. After a stint with Entertainment Daily, he has more recently based himself in Los Angeles where he is the entertainment correspondent for the UK's Daybreak & This Morning -- both of which are shown on ITV1

  2. - Claire Newell is the founder and president of Travel Best Bets. She has appeared on The Today Show, Fox & Friends, Good Day New York, ABC Morning News -- Chicago, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and CNN Radio. She is the official travel consultant for Global TV.