Let Your Dreams Take Off

Operation: Vacation celebrates selfless people with a surprise trip to their dream destination with all-new episodes Tuesdays at 7/6c.

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Paul's always giving to others, and never asks for anything in return. His family & friends want to show him how much they appreciate everything he does for them!

Operation Vacation: Paul Thandi

Paul's a single father who's dedicated his life to taking care of his daughter Jayda. His friends & family want to send both of them on a much-needed vacation.

Operation Vacation: Renato & Meleana

Renato and Meleana spend their time and money helping others, giving them no time to go on vacation; now it's their time!

Operation Vacation: Reenie Oakey

Reenie dedicates her life to helping others, causing her to give up her dream vacation. Now it's Reenie's time to let people do something for her.

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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.