Restless Josie, an Internet Adventure Travel Show, Empowers and Enlightens!

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Restless Josie, now showing on YouTube, has unique content, converging multiple medias into one fluid message. Boulding says she is a photographer by trade, a documentary film maker by passion, music lover since birth, adrenaline junkie and an artist throughout. The show reflects that, melding interviews, music, still photographs, action sequences, travel and adventure sports.

“I feel so much focus is put on what's wrong with the world,” Boulding says. “I want to look at what's right, what's good. If I could inspire one person to figure out what makes them happy, that's all I want.”

She's a mom living in small town Canada who's hosting, directing, producing and starring in her own travel show. How many people can say that?

The first episode of Restless Josie is now on YouTube. The second, a Rocky Mountain Ski Safari will up by April 1.

“The internet is what makes it possible,” says Josie Boulding, the brain and beauty behind Restless Josie, an adventure travel show. “People making films and TV in the past had too many stumbling blocks to succeed, mostly financial. You needed a lot of money and the backing of a major network to get eyes on your product. The internet has opened up production of quality entertainment to individual artists. Now, I can make a quality show at a cost that I can afford and millions of people can watch it.”

These aren't typical travel shows. As she puts it, “I have a great life, but I'm restless.” Her's is not a regular wanderlust. She's not searching for herself but for an elusive truth – what makes people truly happy. On her quest she's talking to everyone she meets and asking questions about what makes them happy, filming their responses. Do professional surfers feel free? At what point in an inverted aerial does a skier feel happiest? And how can a ski chair lift attendant hug total strangers?

“The idea of the show is to empower people to push their boundaries and in the process I hope to find out what makes people feel happy and free,” she says. “Traveling by myself, filming these first episodes, has definitely empowered me.”

Of course, being an internet based show Boulding is tapped into social media marketing. She twitters, Facebooks and blogs about her adventures. “Social media lets the people watching my episodes interact with me,” she says. “They help with creativity and originality. Their feedback is almost instant.”

Besides an original theme, Restless Josie has unique content too, converging multiple medias into one fluid message. Boulding says she is a photographer by trade, a documentary film maker by passion, music lover since birth, adrenaline junkie and an artist throughout. The show reflects that, melding interviews, music, still photographs, action sequences, travel and adventure sports.

Her first show is on Hawaii's North Shore, Mecca to the world's best surfers. Boulding visited during the height of the surfing season, in early December, when the biggest waves crash ashore and the biggest surf contests take place. Her second episode was shot during a dream snowboard trip around Alberta and B.C.'s southern Rockies. An episode on Brazil's Rio de Janeiro and one on Boulding's home of Vancouver Island are in the works and will be online soon.

“I feel so much focus is put on what's wrong with the world,” Boulding says. “I want to look at what's right, what's good. If I could inspire one person to figure out what makes them happy, that's all I want.”

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