NEXT STOP is a new TV travel show featuring the places and the people that make each of our destinations unique. We’ll show you where to go, what to do and how to do it. Fun & positive entertainment is the theme of every show, featuring local music, sports & activities, local flavors and much more. NEXT STOP not only takes you to fabulous places, but we’ll give you an insider’s look into each of our featured locations.
Join host and world travel expert Jon Olson as he takes you to amazing destinations and introduces you to some of each region’s local residents who define that area’s personality and culture. We’ll take the best of our favorite shows and add our own fun and positive spin! NEXT STOP is your window to your next vacation!
Each episode features:
Jon Olson, “Next Stop Host & Producer” Bio
With seven Emmy nominations for both TV Hosting/Presenting and Producing, Jon Olson has proven that this unique and pioneering formula for success in the TV world is working. He has skillfully merged two of his life long passions: the performing arts and travel. An accomplished musician in his youth, Jon dove into acting while living in Los Angeles in the early 90’s. Combining these skills with his love for travel was the perfect journey for him. Next Stop aired its first show January 2011. Keeping within Jon’s motto of being “fun and positive,” this travel series trots around the globe following its enthusiastic and relatable host featuring how locals live and what they do for fun. His benchmark for success in the show: “When viewers are left smiling and saying, ‘I want to go there and if Jon can do it, so can I!’”
Jon is known for an authentic respect and passion for the areas he visits. He genuinely enjoys sharing with viewers the extraordinary everyday life in each of his destinations. Whether ice bar hopping during a festival in Japan, flying in a helicopter over an Alaskan glacier, or swimming with dolphins off the Big Island of Hawai’i, Olson stops at nothing to show case the unique characteristics, traditions and people in his travels. “A natural in front of the camera, Jon Olson brings a warmth and humor to a fun show and makes you feel like you’re right there with him on vacation!” – Rob Marciano, Entertainment Tonight Co-Host and Former CNN News Weather Anchor.
To those who know him, Jon’s heart is much larger than his travels. He never shies away from an opportunity to assist a nonprofit agency in need, especially when children are involved. Whether he’s emceeing or featuring such events on his show, he always welcomes these opportunities to give back. “Children have always been near and dear to my heart. It is critical that we give them the tools for success that they might not otherwise have on their own. Plus, at the end of the day, I’m just a big kid myself!”