Truckee to be featured on Travel Channel
Staff reportsTruckee will be featured on the Travel Channel program “Vacation Home Search” on Monday.A film crew from the Travel Channel visited Truckee in July to follow a couple from the Bay Area as they searched for a vacation home in the area. Brandi Benson from the Davis Yoder Group is featured working with the couple and showcasing various homes.”Vacation Home Search” is a new 30-part series that airs on the Travel Channel on Monday nights. Each week, the show follows potential homebuyers as they travel to their favorite vacation destinations in search of a second home. In this Monday’s edition, Kimberly and Lawrence Weil of Danville, Calif. consider three homes in Tahoe Donner. After traveling all over the world, the Weils have decided that Truckee’s year-round outdoor activities and quaint shops make it their ideal local getaway, according to the show’s producer, Authentic Entertainment. The couple turn to Benson to help them find a vacation home near the ski lifts yet with privacy, quiet and surrounded by the alpine beauty of the Sierras. Building inspector George Wolf of Nev-Cal Home Inspections also accompanies them, advising on any issues with the homes and giving them tips on how to care for a vacation property. Staff from Switchback Public Relations, on behalf of the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, assisted the Travel Channel with production of the Truckee show. “We expect the program to be a very positive representation of our destination,” said Brinn Wellise, owner of Switchback.The Travel Channel can be seen in an estimated 62.2 million homes throughout the United States, and more than 39 million of those households tune to the Travel Channel each quarter.