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Date: February 25, 2021 | By: Brenda Lee | Category: Travel Blog

Dear Advisor Partners,

Have your friends ever looked at you like you are a lost puppy when you say something that just sounds foreign? Well, I was that puppy. Last summer, my colleague, Courtney, and our friend Leigh had an idea to stream content live from various locations. We tried it and so far so good. As we all know today, that is Zoom. But then Courtney chimed in and said, “No, that’s Twitch!”

Of course, I knew what Twitch was but I saw it as primarily a gaming platform. Yet, it never occurred to me that it would make an ideal platform for streaming live travel content. Fast forward a year and many live streams later… It turned out to be a great idea.

Big Five TV launched a Live on Location stream last year, beginning with the pilot Live with Five Junior, a philanthropic gaming stream for kids, which was followed by Tasting Here and There stream. These streams feature extraordinary people, who have a passion for sharing their countries and their cultures with you. You can meet them on our Faces of Five.

Live on Location streams have taken viewers around the globe into the local neighborhoods in Cairo; to the remote ruins in historic Cusco; down hidden streets in the walled city of Cartagena; to explore the biodiversity of a cloud forest in Costa Rica; up an active volcano erupting in Guatemala; and into a favorite bookstore just outside Buenos Aires.

Tasting Here and There focuses on small restaurants, cafes and pubs in locations from old town Cusco to the walled city of Cartagena. The stream shines a spotlight on locally owned establishments that usually  serve few international patrons. Big Five TV is opening that door, showcasing even the smallest restaurants and their signature dishes, from a gourmet lunch and handmade ice cream to a uniquely flavored take on a burger, fries and a milkshake.

“As seen on TV” has a dynamic new meaning. Check out Big Five TV streaming on Twitch, www.twitch.tv/bigfivetv. And, bring your lost puppy sense of wonder. I still do!


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