Welcome to The New England Traveler!
I’m Greg Boghosian, the producer and host of this series of videos started back in 2009. I was inspired to create my own web series while sitting in my apartment one cool, fall day in the West Los Angeles suburb of Mar Vista. I was flipping through the channels on TV when I stumbled across KCET, the PBS affiliate in Los Angeles. On the air was a gentleman by the name of Huell Howser. His show as ‘California’s Gold’. Huell made it his life’s work to search for the people and places that made California unique; his “California’s Gold”.
The show was slow moving, yet surprisingly captivating. Huell’s neverending curiosity and childlike fascination with the ordinary were what made his program extraordinary. I sat there in awe of this tall Tennessee native and former US Marine with the southern drawl inquiring about every seemingly mundane thing and making it all seem so interesting that I could not change the channel. The calm and affable nature of Huell was soothing as he frequently turned back to his cameraman Luis Fuerte and said... “Luis, take a look at this.” It was that breaking of the fourth wall, in television-speak, that brought Huell right into your living room and made him feel like an old friend who came to visit. I was hooked. I thought to myself, if this guy can travel around California in search of “California’s Gold”, why can’t I travel around my region of the country in search of “the spirit of New England.”
It didn’t happen overnight. In fact it took me a few years before I got up the courage to start, but once I began, I knew that I found what I wanted to do with my life. iGetNewEngland was born and with that site I traveled around New England in search of the places and people that make New England extraordinary. Over time that web series was developed into a television series and the name was changed to The New England Traveler.
After many years of development and thousands of painstaking sales cold calls, The New England Traveler premiered on television as a half-hour travel & lifestyle series on New England Sports Network (NESN), on February 22, 2014, airing not only throughout the six New England states, but across the country.
I was now living in Torrance, California just south of LA, while I was producing the show, flying from Los Angeles to Boston every 5-6 weeks to film and then back to Los Angeles where my post-production team cut and mixed each episode together. During that time I was working as a Producer at CBS Television in Los Angeles at historic Television City; a place where many of my favorite shows growing up had been taped. My studio office was located almost directly under the stage of The Price Is Right. My post-production crew was made up almost entirely of friends I made at CBS over the nearly 10 years I was there. Practically everyone I knew was helping make the show happen on a daily basis. To each and every one of those people I am forever grateful. If anyone is to ever think the show is something special, it is without a doubt owed to the fact that I was blessed to work with the best people in the business in making it happen every week.
The New England Traveler aired on television for two seasons. We produced 10 half-hour episodes between January 2014 and December 2015. It was an amazing couple of years. In late 2015 I was offered a job opportunity I could not pass up so I decided it was in the best interest of my family to move back home to the Boston area. The show last aired on NESN on December 28, 2015 after two seasons on the air. I always knew it would return...and now it has.
On this website and on our show’s YouTube channel you will find the ten original episodes of The New England Traveler, re-edited into 40 shorter segments. You can watch them in any order you want, but if you are watching a particular episode you will be prompted to watch the next segment in sequence. On the “Retro” page of the site you will also find the twelve original iGetNewEngland episodes which were produced between 2009 and 2011. If you have seen them before I hope that you find them as enjoyable to watch as when they were first published.
I am hoping the new content I produce will entertain and inspire you to hit the road and explore the wonder of your own New England. Please keep checking back for new shows and kindly subscribe to our channel and share as often as you wish. I hope that something you see here will make you say, in the oft-repeated words of the late, great Huell Howser… “That’s amazing!”