Travel Channel’s ‘The Trip: 2016’ Fourth Annual Sweepstakes And Network Event Kicks Off Today

One Lucky Winner Will Win A $100,000 Dream Adventure For Two To Five Tropical Caribbean Islands

Check Out “The Trip: 2016” On TRAVELCHANNEL.COM For Exclusive Content And Your Chance To Win This Dream Adventure

Host Andrew Zimmern holds up his freshly caught Caribbean rock lobster in Guadeloupe (PRNewsFoto/Travel Channel)

Host Andrew Zimmern holds up his freshly caught Caribbean rock lobster in Guadeloupe (PRNewsFoto/Travel Channel)

The Travel Channel has kicked off its fourth annual sweepstakes and network event, “The Trip: 2016,” which features a $100,000 dream adventure giveaway. This year’s trip is packed with the most thrilling, surprising and exclusive experiences one can find on the Caribbean islands of Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Guadeloupe and Saint Lucia.

Host Jack Maxwell gets a taste of the tropics on the island of Barbados (PRNewsFoto/Travel Channel)

Host Jack Maxwell gets a taste of the tropics on the island of Barbados (PRNewsFoto/Travel Channel)

Beginning today, fans can submit an entry at www.Travelchannel.com/thetrip to win this year’s over-the-top prize itinerary curated by Travel Channel’s experts and hosts Samantha Brown, Josh Gates, Jack Maxwell, Anthony Melchiorri and Andrew Zimmern. “The Trip: 2016” online sweepstakes runs from 9:00 a.m. ET on January 4 through March 25 at 5:00 p.m. ET, and complements the one-hour special that premieres on Travel Channel on Tuesday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. The special features the five Travel Channel hosts showcasing the distinct cultures, cuisines and all the luxuries that make these Caribbean locales a fantasy tropical paradise.

Host Josh Gates enjoys Aruba's local island flavors (PRNewsFoto/Travel Channel)

Host Josh Gates enjoys Aruba’s local island flavors (PRNewsFoto/Travel Channel)

Host Samantha Brown kicks back in a hammock in Saint Lucia (PRNewsFoto/Travel Channel)

Host Samantha Brown kicks back in a hammock in Saint Lucia (PRNewsFoto/Travel Channel)

Travel Channel and its expert hosts scoured the Caribbean for this year’s most over-the-top getaway, and will reward one lucky viewer with the ultimate two-week travel itinerary worth approximately $100,000. “The Trip: 2016” features a collection of exclusive and world-class activities that only Travel Channel can create. Viewers will get an underwater look at one of the top 10 dive sites in the world – the wreck of the WWII German warship, the Antilla, located just off the coast in only 50 feet of water. Plus, explore the French-Caribbean cuisine with a local celebrity chef at his restaurant, Au Widdy’s, in the St. Francois harbor; take an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Mount Gay Rum Distillery; swim side-by-side with dolphins in the Bahamas; and soak in a volcano-fed natural hot springs mud bath at Sulphur Springs Park.

Host Anthony Melchiorri swims with dolphins in the Bahamas (PRNewsFoto/Travel Channel)

Host Anthony Melchiorri swims with dolphins in the Bahamas (PRNewsFoto/Travel Channel)

The white sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Caribbean are an adventure lover’s paradise, and Travel Channel’s stars have curated a truly epic itinerary that balances just enough adrenaline with pampering,” says Courtney White, senior vice president, programming and development, Travel Channel. “‘The Trip: 2016’ gives unprecedented access to places and experiences you might only dream of, and one lucky fan gets to win it!

Go to “The Trip: 2016” show page on www.travelChannel.com/thetrip for additional show-related content and to enter for your chance to win the $100,000 dream vacation.

The Trip: 2016” is produced by Warm Springs Productions, and its executive producers are Marc Pierce, Chris Richardson and Bruce Klassen. For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Sean McKnight. Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans is the presenting sponsor, and additional sponsors for 2016 include Farmers Insurance, eHarmony and Atlantis Paradise Island.