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Off the Map is a 39-part travel series created exclusively for women. In each episode of this inspiring series, we follow a normal, everyday woman as she becomes an adventurer and explorer. Taking viewers off the beaten track to some of the most forbidding and wildly untraditional places on earth. Off the Map follows these vibrant, fearless women as they trek through the jungles of Guyana, explore skull caves in Papua New Guinea, or dance with Sherpas in Nepal. Tales of ordinary women and their extraordinary adventures. Off the Map has aired in Canada, the United States, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Australia, the Czech Republic, and Hungary.
These are three-minute condensed versions of each 24-minute program. The original music is not used here due to copyright reasons. Portions of the narration entwined with the original music may be omitted.
1 Arizona (USA)
san Hayden visits Navajo descendants and learns about living on the Mesa. Follow her to the heights of the Grand Canyon and view ancient petroglyphs found in Canyon de Chelly. Visit Monument Valley and view the stone structures rising up from the valley floor.
To see the complete program go to United States - Arizona (Off the Map).
Tinchie Stoyan searches for the last of the bushmen in Botswana. Join her as she travels by safari into an African game park, flies by ultralight aircraft over the Victoria Falls, and explores the surrounding hills of San bushmen.
To see the complete program go to Botswana (Off the Map).
Cathy Merriman treks along overgrown jungle trails to an Indian village in Ecuador. Join her as she receives a shaman's blessing and learns about traditional and natural medicines found in the rainforest.
To see the complete program go to Ecuador (Off the Map).
Emelia Premph journeys north to Lapland to learn of the 6000 Sami people left in Finland and their vanishing way of life. Join her as she camps in a typical Sami dwelling and goes cross-country skiing to ice fish for her dinner.
To see the complete program go to Finland (Off the Map).
Arlene Harrison follows the trail of slave traders to James Island and a fortress built in 1651. Join her in a canoe as she learns the names and sounds of some of the 700 species of birds found in Gambia's game reserves.
To see the complete program go to The Gambia (Off the Map).
Mary Bray travels to one of the world's highest waterfalls in Guyana. Join her as she treks through malaria infested jungles and pans for gold and diamonds in this resource rich country.
To see the complete program go to Guyana (Off the Map).
Learn about life on a riverboat, experience an exotic Hindu festival, and visit traditional highland villages.
To see the complete program go to India (Off the Map).
22 James Bay (Canada)
Kate Harrison visits a local cultural centre where the traditional Cree way of life and language are taught. Join her as she does bead work, traps for marten and beaver and winter camps in Northern Ontario near Hudson's Bay.
To see the complete program go to Canada - James Bay (Off the Map).
25 Labrador (Canada)
A unique blend of aboriginal and European peoples have forged this community--a major part of Newfoundland, on Canada's East Coast. Come explore the beauty of its pristine fiords, glaciers, and mountain ranges.
To see the complete program go to Canada - Labrador (Off the Map).
28 Morocco 1
Tamara Kure pursues the last of the nomads in the deserts of Morocco. Share her adventure as she bargains at the market, becomes an unwilling snake charmer in Marrakech and treks by camel amid a sand storm.
To see the complete program go to Morocco 1 (Off the Map).
Visit a camel market, meet Bedouins in the desert, and experience traditional desert life.
This is a three-minute condensed version of the 24-minute program -- part of the television series Off the Map which aired in eleven countries worldwide.
To see the complete program go to Oman (Off the Map).
Explore the exotic markets of Dakar, view spectacular wildlife, and experience African villages.
To see the complete program go to Senegal (Off the Map).
Visit a Buddhist monastery, learn how silk is made with silkworm, and visit colourful hill tribes.
To see the complete program go to Thailand (Off the Map).
2 Baffin Island (Canada)
Maureen Magee journeys by snowmobile to Baffin Island in Canada's Arctic. Join her as she crosses a frozen ocean and tundra, discovers a century old whaler's grave, and swaps stories with an Inuit family.
To see the complete program go to Canada - Baffin Island (Off the Map).
5 British Columbia (Canada)
Ride on a war canoe, visit native burial grounds, and learn about the lives of native Indians in Western Canada.
To see the complete program go to Canada - British Columbia (Off the Map).
Johanna Sacrey follows the ancient route to Mecca to explore the wonders of the Coloured Canyon. Join her at a camel market and meet the Bedouin men who travel from Sudan to sell these animals. Finally, climb Mount Sinai, Egypt's most holy site, rich in religious history.
To see the complete program go to Egypt (Off the Map).
11 Florida (USA)
Charlotte Gobeil travels to the Florida peninsula to learn about Osceola, a warrior from the 19th century. At an Indian Reservation she learns how to weave baskets out of sweet-grass and carves a dugout canoe. Join her on a tour to learn about plant life, alligators and snakes.
To see the complete program go to United States - Florida (Off the Map).
Visit African craftspeople, view a voodoo ceremony, and experience the after-life.
To see the complete program go to Ghana (Off the Map).
17 Hawaii (USA)
Learn how to surf, live the cowboy way of life, and experience Hawaiian culture and history.
To see the complete program go to United States - Hawaii (Off the Map).
Learn about the IRA, witness a fox hunt, and experience the way of life on a tiny Gaelic
To see the complete program go to Ireland (Off the Map).
Anne Marsh journeys by camel across the southern deserts of Jordan. Join her as she explores the ruins of Petra, visits the desert patrol, and spends a night with a Bedouin family in the desert.
To see the complete program go to Jordan (Off the Map).
Marie-France Landry visits traditional villages in the French-speaking African country of Mali. Join her as she travels up the Niger River, visits burial caves, and has her future determined by the night moves of a desert fox.
To see the complete program go to Mali (Off the Map).
29 Morocco 2
Heather Phaneuf witnesses the beauty of the desert as she visits with a Bedouin family and learns about the segregated life men and women lead in Islamic culture. Join her at the huge marketplace found in Marrakech.
To see the complete program go to Morocco 2 (Off the Map).
32 Papua New Guinea
Hope Beverstein explores the traditions and tribal diversity of Papua, New Guinea. Share her journey by dugout canoe on the sacred Karawari River, her discovery of an ancestral skull cave, and her close brush with a Huli clan war.
To see the complete program go to Papua New Guinea(Off the Map).
Celebrate at a Spanish fiesta, learn to make Spanish wine, and experience Basque culture and customs.
To see the complete program go to Spain (Off the Map).
Hope Beverstein journeys to uncover hidden ruins and meets with the Kurdish people in Turkey. Discover a gold mine of crafts in the world's first covered bazaar in Istanbul and visit Mount Ararat; the site of Noah's Ark.
To see the complete program go to Turkey (Off the Map).
Joan Atkins visits mountain villages and gets caught up in holiday celebrations, trying on hats of many colours and sizes in Bolivia. Join her as she takes a ride across Lake Titicaca to look for the mythical Fountain of Youth.
To see the complete program go to Bolivia (Off the Map).
6 Costa Rica
Eve Kmiecic observes several species of butterflies native to Costa Rica's forests. Visit a coffee plantation and learn how to pick ripe coffee beans and that coffee is an important quality export to Costa Rica. Finally, take part in a bull fight in a rodeo and meet the local cowboys.
To see the complete program go to Costa Rica (Off the Map).
Maureen Magee marvels at the beauty that lies in the desert and hears of the past-troubles caused by drought, famine and war. Join her in the local town square, explore a traditional bamboo house, and meet a hungry ostrich.
To see the complete program go to Ethiopia (Off the Map).
12 Galapagos (Ecuador)
Christine Fenech flies to the world famous Galapagos Archipelago. Join her as she sees first-hand incredible and unique wildlife including tortoises, cormorants, penguins, iguanas, and flamingos.
To see the complete program go to Ecuador - Galapagos (Off the Map).
Lisa Kaplan meets with Inuit people at isolated outposts in Greenland and learns about their traditional way of life. Visit a village cemetery believed to be inhabited by ghosts and kayak around one of the many majestic iceberges.
To see the complete program go to Greenland (Off the Map).
Hope Beverstein visits Gullfoss Falls and the famous Mount Hekla volcano which is still active today. She also visits geysers, glaciers and hot springs. Join her as she learns traditional folk songs and explores the oldest lighthouse in Iceland built in 1878.
To see the complete program go to Iceland (Off the Map).
Talk to descents of slaves, learn to make Jamaican coffee, and experience reggae music and island culture.
To see the complete program go to Jamaica (Off the Map).
Karen Kendall climbs some of the highest mountains in Kyrgyzstan in the former Soviet Union. Share her journey as she spends days with a family in the remote mountains and visits a climbers graveyard.
To see the complete program go to Kyrgyzstan (Off the Map).
Meet the fabled knights of St. John, learn about life in a small fishing community, and experience festival time.
To see the complete program go to Malta (Off the Map)/
Leslie White treks in Nepal among the most spectacular mountains on earth. Share her journey through the temples of Kathmandu and join locals on a village trek congregating in a weekend of celebration and traditional dancing.
To see the complete program go to Nepal(Off the Map).
Jewel Sacrey follows the head-hunters' trail in Sarawak. Join her as she explores bat caves and stays in a traditional long house where she discusses headhunting practices with the village chief.
To see the complete program go to Malaysia (Off the Map) - Sarawak.
36 St. Pierre & Miquelon (France)
Search for seals and experience life in a Basque fishing village on the French islands of St.Pierre and Miquelon.
To see the complete program go to France - St. Pierre & Miquelon (Off the Map).
Hope Beverstein crosses the desert with a Bedouin escort in Yemen. Join her as she explores a bombed out village, visits Yemen's most celebrated Arabic Islamic city, and negotiates in the market place.
To see the complete program go to Yemen (Off the Map).