THE 195

TV SHOW & PODCAST

Celebs.  Luxury Hotels.  Food.  Culture. Making a difference. Welcome to our travel show, The 195.   When we started Galavante almost 10 years ago, let’s face it, it was a long shot.  Most businesses don’t make it past year 1.  Beyond that, most businesses don’t make it past year five.  Add in a global pandemic that directly impacts travel, and the possibility of success is even more remote.  But yet here we are, stronger than ever.  And now, we’re creating our travel show, soon to be on a nationally recognized TV network and streaming services, near you.  If there’s one thing we’ve learned at Galavante, something may be a long shot, but that’s our speciality. THE 195 The 195 represents all 195 countries in the world.  As some of you may know, Founder Christine Drinan is on her way to all of them.  When completed, she will be one of less than 30 people out of our 7.1 billion in the world, to reach all countries.  Along the way, she’s contributing to the world, one child, one mentee, one NGO, one country,  at a time.  The adventures ARE so surreal, they have to be shared, on film. THE SHOW Enter in The 195.  On our show, Christine will take one of her celebrity friends on a journey, that will change their lives.  She will be in Rwanda with a surprise celebrity guest, to show her the best of this extraordinary country.  Expect posh places to stay.  Expect them to cook up a storm and learn about local food.  And expect unique experiences, like gorilla trekking, and meeting with government officials, to learn about the fascinating country of Rwanda.  They will also give back to the community, through a UN-sponsored project.  Because they’re in it, to change lives. MAKING CHANGE We’re mentoring a future female President of Afghanistan.  That is not a typo missed by our fastidious editor; in our work in Afghanistan, we’ve met a group of women at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul and know 100% in our hearts that at least one of them is a future president. In a country where only 6% of females have any education at all, this seemingly impossible feat is what we are here to make happen. Yes, there will be some food along the way (and you know how much we love to eat), but our show is about making real, quantifiable change in the world, and to introduce you to people who linger in the attic of your mind forever. BE PART OF THE 195 We need your help to get this off the ground.  There will be IMDB credits, producer credits, dinners and special thanks, for being part of The 195. Message us at travel@galavante.com to learn more. Be part of our project here. Here’s where are funds are going, to be able to bring awareness as well as joy all – especially you, our audience of The 195: Supporter –  $1,000 – A full day of…
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When we started Galavante nine years ago, it was because we saw the need to provide the discerning traveler with all the best in vacations, food and lifestyle. We didn’t know that we would find our life’s purpose in elevating the lives of women, children and families around the world. While having a whole lot of laughs along the way. Our travel show is one step closer to filming, and we want you to be part of it.   Cribs + Anthony Bourdain + Celebs + Philanthropy The nutshell is we’re creating the best travel show on TV.  First, the show is like Cribs, because we’re going to take you to some fat places, you never dreamed existed.  It’s luxury travel at the Galavante standard.  Second, we’re going to have a celebrity friend with us on each episode, and we’re going to change their lives through travel.  Third, we’re going to make deep connections with locals.  From our guides, to the Presidents, Kings and Queens of nations, it’s all people to us.  We’re going to show you culture in a way no one else can.  Last, but not least, we’re working with local charities and international organizations, to make a difference.  That is the core of who we are at Galavante, and what makes us unique.  This travel stuff – it’s a means to an end.  We’re mentoring a future female President of Afghanistan.  We’re feeding 20,000 kids in a day.  We’re giving someone a chance at a better life.  And you can join us too.   Making the Show Happen Any contribution will help us make this dream come true.  We have an incredible Executive Producer, who’s been working in the industry for over 18 years. Also on our team are directors, camera crew, writers and editors, some of whom will be following us into active war zones. Yes, people are willing to put their lives at risk, because they believe in this project.  Our show is going to be at minimum nationally televised, and we’re working to get us on the large streaming platforms.  We can’t do any of this without compensating these incredible people on our team.  This is not about being on TV.  It’s about changing lives.  Join us on this journey.   Message us at travel@galavante.com to learn more.
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If you’re reading this, chances are you like the good life. Travel. Food. Style. Culture. But you’re deep. You want to learn about off the beaten path, meet interesting people and make a difference in the world. You would think that Netflix, Apple TV+, the networks — someone — would have a travel show that’s about more than a guy (albeit a few notably funny ones) eating food. Enter Galavante’s The 195. We’re taking you (virtually) and one of our celebrity friends (in person) to destinations around the world. Yes, there’s luxury travel. Yes, there are beautiful people. But there’s also making a difference through collaboration with NGOs and UN organizations. Be part of making this happen. Here’s where are funds are going, to be able to bring awareness as well as joy all – especially you, our audience of The 195: Up to $1,000 – A full day of our Director of Photography on set.  You’ll receive a special personalized thank you from our team and recognition on our website.  We heart you! $2,500 – A full day of our camera crew who will tell the stories of the women, children and families we are helping around the world.  In addition to a specialized thank you and recognition on our website, you’ll receive an IMDB credit. $5,000 – Our Post Production Color Correction Editor, who will take our beautiful footage and make it even more beautiful for the big screen.  With the treats above, you’ll get an invitation to dinner at Founder Christine Drinan’s home. $10,000 – Our Motion Graphics Editor who takes the episode we will create to the next level so that we can share the story with the most people to raise awareness and inspire us all to be citizens of the world.   We’re bringing in the top toques – you’ll get a dinner prepared in your home for up to 4 guests in the NY tri-state area by our At Home with Galavante Team. $25,000 – The cost of our Editor who will take several months to take the beautiful footage we’re going to film, and to make it into an episode to share the stories around the world.  In addition to the dinner prepared in  your home for up to 4 guests, we’ll get you a Producer credit on our show.  We can’t do this without you! $50,000 – The cost of our filming crew’s salaries while we are on the ground telling stories and teaching, mentoring and  inspiring the young people who will make the change in their countries.  Your name.  In lights.  You and a guest will be invited to join us in filming on location, and will make a cameo on one of our episodes. BE PART OF THE 195
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Join us on The 195 Founder Christine Drinan started Galavante more than nine years ago, and little did she know that she would be on the adventure of a lifetime to reach all 195 countries while changing lives of women, children and families around the world. Now she’s telling their stories, and we invite you to be part of making this happen.   This is the travel show that is missing on television.  We’re going to change lives of the students we teach at universities, feed families who otherwise would not have a meal that day, and teach children the joy of art, which will open up a whole new world to them.  And along the way, we’ll be bringing celebrities and public figures, whose lives we will also change, and inspire to contribute to the world.  We are all in this together, and The 195 is going to be the best travel show on television.  But we can’t do this without you.  Production costs are significant; we have the hardest working crew in the business, from our Executive Producer who has worked over 18 years in television, to our director, camera crew and team who hustle more than 15 hours a day as we story tell.  We are raising money for the show – and as our Friends & Family, would love you to be part of our crowd fund. Any support, from $1 will make a huge impact as we fight to make this happen. Here’s what your generosity will make possible: $1,000 – A full day of our Director of Photography on set $2,500 – A full day of our camera crew who will tell the stories of the women, children and families we are helping around the world $5,000 – Our Post Production Color Correction Editor, who will take our beautiful footage and make it even more beautiful for the big screen $10,000 – Our Motion Graphics Editor who takes the episode we will create to the next level so that we can share the story with the most people to raise awareness and inspire us all to be citizens of the world. $25,000 – The cost of our Editor who will take several months to take the beautiful footage we’re going to film, and to make it into an episode to share the stories around the world $50,000 – The cost of our filming crew’s salaries while we are on the ground telling stories and teaching, mentoring and  inspiring the young people who will make the change in their countries BE PART OF THE JOURNEY Disclosure:  No raffles, sweepstakes, giveaways, or returns on investment are offered in exchange for any donations made to our GoFundMe campaign.  Your donation is about supporting our work to make this world a better place, and to always have our deepest gratitude as we work to share stories, improve lives, promote cultural understanding through travel.  
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It’s challenging to travel in Africa and not come back with greater perspective and a sense of internal change. We know; we’ve sent many of you Masters of the Universe on this pilgrimage, and we’ve heard how traveling to Africa both changed your life and moved the needle on your priorities and outlook. Our travel show, which is currently in development as we put together the magic team, is in this to change the world. We’re headed to Zimbabwe, where we’re going to feed 20,000 kids in a day. For real. We are developing a travel show, to bring corners of the world to you from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, literally.  Those are two of the places we’re going to take you to share stories of the extraordinary people that we meet around the world.  And while a lot of this is serious business – we’re mentoring a future female President of Afghanistan, where currently women’s rights are nil – it’s going to be a lot of fun along the way.  Our show combines the luxury travel of Cribs, the heart of Anthony Bourdain with our deep connection to locals through food and culture, reality TV as we have some incredibly fun and funny celebrities joining us on our travels, and philanthropy, which is the heart of who we are.  We are going to change the world, and we want you to be part of the adventure. In starting this project, we quickly learned that talented film crews, directors, editors and all the minutiae of sound and lighting – well it’s darned expensive.  But changing the world is not going to be easy, and we’re up for the task.  As our incredible friends and family who have supported us through our 9 years of business, we’re asking you help us get started on the show with any donation to our GoFundMe, for The 195, which represents all 195 countries in the world.  Here’s what your help will make happen: Up to $1,000 – A huge, heartfelt thank you for being part of making The 195, which is going to change the world.  We’ll create a personal thank you to you, and also include you on our website for those who supported our show.  Any amount is going to make it possible for our writers, directors and producers.  $1,000 funds a day of a Director’s salary on location. Up to $2,500 – Besides our forever gratitude and everything above, you’re in the big leagues – you’ll receive an IMDB credit.  This amount funds two days of our Director of Photography, as he captures the beauty of mentoring a future female President of Afghanistan, and our works around the world. $5,000 – This gets you all of the above, plus a dinner at Founder Christine Drinan’s home in NYC.  This also goes towards funding the important editors who are going to take the unique footage we’re shooting around the world and make it something you will want to watch. $10,000 – Our At…
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That is not a typo missed by our fastidious editor; in our work in Afghanistan, we’ve met a group of women at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul and know 100% in our hearts that at least one of them is a future president. In a country where only 6% of females have any education at all, this seemingly impossible feat is what we are here to make happen. Yes, there will be some food along the way (and you know how much we love to eat), but our show is about making real, quantifiable change in the world, and introducing you to people who linger in the attic of your mind forever. Be part of our project here. Here’s where are funds are going, to be able to bring awareness as well as joy all – especially you, our audience of The 195: $1,000 – A full day of our Director of Photography on set $2,500 – A full day of our camera crew who will tell the stories of the women, children and families we are helping around the world $5,000 – Our Post Production Color Correction Editor, who will take our beautiful footage and make it even more beautiful for the big screen $10,000 – Our Motion Graphics Editor who takes the episode we will create to the next level so that we can share the story with the most people to raise awareness and inspire us all to be citizens of the world. $25,000 – The cost of our Editor who will take several months to take the beautiful footage we’re going to film, and to make it into an episode to share the stories around the world $50,000 – The cost of our filming crew’s salaries while we are on the ground telling stories and teaching, mentoring and  inspiring the young people who will make the change in their countries Learn more here about our journey to make this dream of The 195 come true.  Disclosure:  No raffles, sweepstakes, giveaways, or returns on investment are offered in exchange for any donations made to our GoFundMe campaign.  Your donation is about supporting our work to make this world a better place, and to always have our deepest gratitude as we work to share stories, improve lives, promote cultural understanding through travel.
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We respect anyone who has achieved the rarified feat of visiting all 195 countries, especially since out of 7.6 billion people in the world, fewer than 30 individuals (less than a third of them women) have done so. As commendable as this achievement is, our journey takes it next level, like when you travel with us. We change lives with travel, and that’s what our travel show, The 195, will do. Whether it’s feeding 20,000 kids a day or hanging with our friends, who just may be the King and Queen of one of the most beautiful countries in the world, we have a story to tell. Join us in the storytelling by being part of our GoFundMe. We’re not a non-profit, but we are changing the world, mentoring women leaders in Afghanistan who will one day be part of political leadership and real change, working with women entrepreneurs in Rwanda, one of the most progressive countries in Africa and partnering with United Nations food organizations, to make sure everyone gets a meal.  And that’s just to start.  Creating our travel show, creates awareness, and for those who are game, promotes global involvement in making our world as citizens of the world, the best it can be. Here’s what your contribution to creating our show will fund: Through our show, The 195, you will have a chance to make a difference through your contribution.  We are changing the world, and you are going to be a part of that.  Your donation will go to paying our NYC-based writers, directors, photo editors, our Director of Photography and our Executive Producer.  Please note donations will not be used for travel expenses or expenses incurred outside of the US. For your generous contributions, you will receive our heartfelt thank you and make a difference in the world.  Here’s what your donations will fund for our show: $1 – $1,000 – A full day of our Director of Photography on set.  For your contribution, you will be recognized on our website, receive a personal thank you from our team and a thank you note from Founder Christine Drinan. $2,500 – A full day of our camera crew who will tell the stories of the women, children and families we are helping around the world.  In addition to receiving all of the above, you’ll receive a special thanks in the credit of our first show and an IMDB credit. $5,000 – Our Post Production Color Correction Editor, who will take our beautiful footage and make it even more beautiful for the big screen.  In addition to receiving all of the above, you and a guest will be invited for cocktails and canapes at Founder Christine Drinan’s home, along with some of our crew, for a Galavante-style evening. $10,000 – Our Motion Graphics Editor who takes the episode we will create to the next level so that we can share the story with the most people to raise awareness and inspire us all to be citizens of…
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At Home With Galavante Creative Director Christine Drinan takes on a Thanksgiving dinner classic for her first TikTok, showing us how to make the perfect mashed potatoes that have modern spin. Hint: it may include caviar. But first there is a science to the classic potato, where don’t think about dropping those taters into a pot of boiling water, or adding in your liquid before you add this ingredient. This is the tutorial to the best potatoes of your life.
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Welcome to Galavante Podcast, where on your run, in the car, or wherever you are, we take you to the most unique destinations, and introduce you to some kicks— individuals who are changing the world.

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