National Geographic Traveler of The Year
Wright Productions is so excited to hear that one of our fans has nominated Ty Sawyer to receive the National Geographic Traveler of the Year! National Geographic is looking for “travelers with a purpose” to be announced as the winner in their December 2012 issue. The deadline is July 1st, 2012 so it’s not to late for you to also cast your vote and nominate the host your favorite travel adventure show “Another Shade of Blue” as your pick for this amazing title. All you have to do is tell National Geographic how Ty Sawyer and Another Shade of Blue inspire you as to travel to far-flung places and do astonishing things. If you need a little inspiration to get your creative juices flowing, you can always re-watch one of our season one episodes on KoldCast TV. Will you join us in nominating Ty as the 2012 National Geographic Traveler of the Year? There’s a few details you’ll need to know for the entry form:
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BigNews.Biz – Mar 30,2012 – Los Angeles, CA, US, March 30, 2012 — “Another Shade of Blue with Ty Sawyer” follows the compelling adventures of photographer and writer Ty Sawyer while on assignment as he travels to the planetʼs most remote, raw and real destinations. Hosted by Sawyer, former editor of “Islands,” “Sport Diver,” and “Skin Diver” magazines, as well as the creator of the new ezine, “Dive Traveler,” Ty ventures off the beaten path to aquatic destinations to discover and photograph the pulse of the planet. In the first season, Ty joins up with Wyland in Islamorada to experience a day in the life of a true artist. In Grand Cayman, Ty meets up with renowned sportsman and environmentalist Guy Harvey to discover his passion for ocean conservation. Tyʼs adventures in French Polynesia bring him face to face with a lemon shark feeding frenzy. On Catalina Island, Ty encounters a massive angry bison that chases him and his video crew to the edge of a cliff. Tyʼs first season adventures also find him bungee jumping into a rock canyon in Cabo San Lucas, as well as participating in an ancient Mayan ritual in Cozumel and reintroducing crocodiles into the wild in Belize. Vancouver Island, Madagascar and Bali are just a few of the destinations that Ty Sawyer will be exploring in Season Two.
Season one includes 12 half-hour episodes; season two is being produced in 2012 for distribution in 2013. “Another Shade of Blue with Ty Sawyer” is produced and directed by William R. Wright and Jeannie Openshaw Wright of Wright Productions.
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Hello everyone from the beautiful country of Belize, where the water shimmers with diamond-like sparkles and the skies are a beautiful sapphire blue. The Blue Crew starts their adventures at Ian Anderson’s Tree House Resort at Caves Branch. We will spend the night in the jungle and tour Xunantunich, which is located across from San Jose Succotz, a few miles from Belize’s western border. The largest pyramid, El Castillo, rises 130 feet above the main plaza and offers an impressive Panoramic View of the Belize’s Cayo District and nearby Guatemala. We will float through ancient caves in search of great photo opportunities for Ty and the video crew. The second half of our adventure in Belize will have us landing in Ambergris Caye for some diving with nurse sharks and a little chicken bingo. We will stay at the super cool Xanadu Resort. Alligators and a local “Absinthe” liquor factory round out the rest of our week in Belize. Ty will be once again getting the photos and the stories about our wonderful “Blue” destinations that will be featured in his ezine, “Dive Traveler” and on “Another Shade of Blue-Belize”.
Next stop- Cabo San Lucas for Ty Sawyer and the Another Shade of Blue Crew! We will be heading to Cabo on Valentines Day and exploring this beautiful oasis by the sea. Ty will learn how to drive a Baja race car with Wide Open Excursions, should be fun and exciting. We have deep sea diving on tap looking for pelagics at the famous seamount off Gordo Banks. We are going to a glass blowing factory and making an Another Shade of Blue whale in glass. Join us as we head to Cabo and watch for behind the scene photos here and on Facebook! It’s going to be an awesome show, we can’t wait!
Nearly 500 years old, San Juan is the oldest capital under the U.S. flag. Throughout its five centuries the city and the country it governs has accumulated a history and a culture that beg exploration. Whether couples just want to stroll along the beaches, or plan an adventure-filled journey, Puerto Rico offers the best of both worlds. Couples can begin by taking a romantic walk through Old San Juan, with its quaint Spanish architecture. Afterwards, the romantic pair can venture to have an evening at distinctive restaurants, featuring the best of French, Italian and Latin-Asian cuisine.One of the most romantic aspects of Puerto Rico is the beautiful beaches that border the entire island. Day trips to the Islands of Vieques or Culebra, via ferryboat or plane, provide the most secluded beach hideaways in Puerto Rico.
Belize: Belize is a developing 3rd world country governed by a monarchy and a part of the Commonwealth Realm led by Queen Elizabeth the 2nd. It was previously acknowledged as the British Honduras and received independence on September 1981 from the United Kingdom. Belize is located south of Mexico and east of Guatemala and is the only Central American country not on the Pacific coast. Belize has three main diverse zones of geography; there are the beaches, the mountains, and the rainforest. During my trip to Belize, I will be traveling through each geographical area at stations like Pook’s Hill, Pine Ridge, and the University of Belize. This country’s capital is Belmopan although its largest city is Belize City. Though the rainforest and mountains may seem fun there are coral reefs and islands to explore near the coast of Belize. That is also where most of the population lives even though there are only 300,000 people living in Belize. Most of Belize’s economy is powered by farming and tourism. Sugar, citrus fruits, and bananas are some of the main crops farmed in Belize. Most of this farming occurs near the Belize River and the Caribbean sea where the land is most clear of rainforest and mountains. The main and officially oral language of Belize is English although many people commonly speak Spanish. The native Belizean inhabitants also speak many various Mayan languages. Almost all of Belize is Christian although there are some Buddhist and Taoist immigrants. Although Belize’s soccer team is the last ranked national team, their Cricket team is quite excellent winning the first Central American Cricket Championship and placed fifth in the ICC Americas Championship. Belize is a grand place for everybody and has little crime.
Grand Cayman: Cobalt blue waters, lion fish hunting and a three chef cook-off are featured in this exciting episode of Another Shade of Blue. Ty’s Grand Cayman adventures include a visit with Nancy Easterbrook where he learns about her eight year endeavor to get a U.S. navel submarine rescue ship, the Kittiwake, sunk. The Kittiwake artificial reef has become a premier dive destination. Grand Cayman is one of Ty’s favorite islands to visit and our viewers will see the true beauty of this tropical paradise located in the Caribbean.
Puerto Rico: Coming Soon!
Hawaii’s Big Island: First we slip beneath the sea at night for a graceful encounter with the majestic manta ray. Then it’s off into the highlands for a six wheel drive Pinztrek adventure to find the Big Island’s hidden waterfalls and taro fields. Next we visit a coffee plantation with 83 year young Mamma Lilly Kong. Lastly we meet Grammy award winning slack key guitar artist John Keawe and Dave Gomes the man who creates the guitars that John uses for his traditional island style.
French Polynesia: Join Ty as he leaves the confines of Papeete behind to discover the Tahitian jungle that enshrouds the primordial Pampenoo valley. Then its’s diving off the airport’s runway for a photo shoot on a sunken PBY seaplane. Next up is a short ferry ride to Moorea where we discover hidden pineapple fields by ATV, dive with sharks and rays and meet famed tattoo artist James Samuela.
Our second Tahitian episode starts on Huahine where we tour the island first by boat, then by horse and finally on foot where we visit some of the largest ancient archeological sites in all polynesia. Next stop is Rangiroa. On this archipelago of innumerable islands we’ll dive Tiputa pass where the current pushes you along at five knots as you watch the ocean floor zoom underneath you. We’ll also get into the black pearl culture while in the Tuamotu Islands. We’ll dive right on the farm, pick our own pearl oysters, and see what we get. We end our second Tahitian episode on our own luxurious private island Motu Teta.
Florida Keys: The Florida Keys beckons the Another Shade of Blue crew with its very own list of legends. We dive off Islamorada key with the artist Wyland to gather inspiration for his unique ocean inspired art. Next we visit Key West to tour the home of another keys legend, Ernest Hemingway where Ty gains his own inspiration from Papa’s original typewriter. We later visit the Mel Fisher Museum to meet the great treasure hunter,’s grandson Sean who tells the tales of how his family found one of the largest spanish treasures in history. Lastly we meet the man, Joe Weatherby, who spent 13 years to bring a legend to the keys, The Vandenberg underwater artificial reef.
Catalina Island:Join Ty Sawyer on Another Shade of Blue as he visit’s Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California. Buffalo chases, menacing creatures growing in the ocean and underwater metal detecting while diving for treasure, all in a week’s work for our host, photographer and writer, Ty Sawyer.
Southern California:Join Another Shade of Blue with Ty Sawyer in Southern California as Ty discovers a hidden gem, the Temecula wine country, set halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Ty takes a breathtaking balloon flight over the vineyards and speaks with local winemakers about the history of wine making in Southern California. Ty meets up with the Scuba Diver Girls in San Diego and photographs the women with a group of seven gilled sharks in La Jolla Cove, a rare event and quite breathtaking. Ty interviews former Olympian Corran Addison of Imagine Surf and learns the basics of stand-up paddle boarding in Dana Point, Ca. A beautiful blue episode, please come join Ty as he discovers Another Shade of Blue in Southern California!