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Take Off! with The Savvy Stews (also branded as Take Off!) is an American travel-themed television series..

Take Off! with The Savvy Stews
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StarringGailen David
Bobby Laurie
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes7
Executive producer(s)Bobby Laurie, Gailen David, April Carter
Producer(s)Patti Broughton, Brad Smith, Kristy Williams, Margery Wilson
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Savvy Omnimedia
Original networkDestination America Hulu
Original releaseOctober 2 –
December 25, 2014

The show is hosted by "The Savvy Stews,"[1] Bobby Laurie and Gailen David. With a combined 40 years in the travel industry as flight attendants and travel writers, they share their experiences for novice travelers as well as experienced jet-setters.


Show conceptEdit

The show is based on David and Laurie's appearances on local morning talk shows and their on-location travel segments. Since 2010 both flight attendants have been appearing on television offering viewers tips, tricks and insider information based on their industry experience.

In September 2010 Bobby Laurie first appeared on Daytime) with travel trips and suggestions on packing easier. Since then he and David have been appearing on the show for nearly four years.

In January 2013,[2] as "The Savvy Stews," the duo signed on with The Better (TV series) Show[3] to provide them with on-location travel segments airing every other Wednesday. The segments were branded "Trippin with Better."[4] However, in June 2013 the Stews decided to leave the show.

They quickly landed on The Daily Buzz, a nationally syndicated morning news program. Their first segment aired on September 10, 2013[5] from Mazatlan, Mexico and later won them a Telly Award in the Travel Programs & Segments: Travel/Tourism category.[6] Though their agreement didn't expire until August 2014, in April 2014 Laurie & David renewed their position with the show through August 2015.[citation needed]


Take Off! has been broadcast on Destination America, a channel featuring lifestyle, historical and travel programmes. It is the network's first travel show. The show is also available on Hulu.


  1. ^ "The Savvy Stews". Website. Savvy Omnimedia. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  2. ^ "The Savvy Stews Are Landing on The Better Show With On-Location Reports From Around The World". January 18, 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  3. ^ "The Better Show". Meredith Corporation. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Trippin with Better". Switzerland. Meredith Corporation. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Savvy Stews are Coming to The Daily Buzz". Promo Video. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Savvy Stews Win 2014 Telly Award For Talk Show Travel Segment". ABC12. 10 May 2014. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.

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