Aimed at the adventure seeker, Departures is an action-packed and personal journey about two travelers. Scott Wilson and Justin Lukach leave their lives behind in search of unique ... See full summary »
Reviews
Popularity
3,474 ( 274)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1   Unknown  
2010   2009   2008   Unknown  
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Descending (TV Series 2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

Earth is a water planet - yet so few dive in to discover the world beneath the waves. Descending is a thrilling underwater adventure series for a new generation eager to explore the seven seas.

Stars: Ellis Emmett, Scott Wilson
Departures (2008)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.

Director: Yôjirô Takita
Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Ryôko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki
Eyes of a Beginner (Video 2012)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Clay Holman (Rob Beare) had everything a young man could hope for, everything but sight. It wasn't until a group of specialists chose him to undergo a groundbreaking eye surgery, that Clay ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Beare
Stars: Rob Beare, Michael Bemister, Adam Besse
Boundless (TV Series 2013)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Boundless is an adrenaline-charged documentary series following the adventures of friends/fierce competitors Simon Donato and Paul "Turbo" Trebilcock in their worldwide quest to challenge ... See full summary »

Stars: Simon Donato, Paul Trebilcock
Madventures (TV Series 2002)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

Two backpackers travel through Asia and America.

Stars: Tuomas Milonoff, Riku Rantala, Ior Svedlin
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

On a trip around the world, every day feels like Saturday. A MAP FOR SATURDAY reveals a world of long-term, solo travel through the stories of trekkers on four continents. The documentary ... See full summary »

Director: Brook Silva-Braga
Stars: Scott Erikson, Rebecca Filmer, Sabrina Hezinger
Rick Steves' Europe (2000–2014)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

American travel authority Rick Steves guides viewers through his favorite European cities.

Stars: Rick Steves
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Anthony Bourdain, chef, writer, traveler, visits places all around the world sampling various foods.

Stars: Anthony Bourdain, Zamir Gotta, Jerry Risius
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Anthony Bourdain visits country's and delves into political issues as well as indigenous food and culture.

Stars: Anthony Bourdain, David Holloway, Eric Ripert
180° South (2010)
Documentary | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia.

Director: Chris Malloy
Stars: Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, Keith Malloy
Mantracker (2006–2012)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Contestants are pitted in a race to the finish against an expert wilderness tracker.

Stars: Shawn Devlin, Terry Grant, Chad Savage
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Charlie and Cliff decide they want to go to the Full Moon party in Thailand. Along the way they travel around the world sprinkling the ashes of their dead friend Paul. As they go from ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Mandt
Stars: Neil Mandt, Marc Carter, Gregory Poppen
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Scott Wilson ...
 Himself (43 episodes, 2008-2010)
Justin Lukach ...
 Himself (43 episodes, 2008-2010)
Edit

Storyline

Aimed at the adventure seeker, Departures is an action-packed and personal journey about two travelers. Scott Wilson and Justin Lukach leave their lives behind in search of unique experiences through some of the most beautiful and remote places on earth. From epic landscapes and unforgettable culture, to the often trying times that come with international travel, the series chronicles the unforgettable friendships, personal successes and sometimes crushing disappointments that befall them on their journey. Accompanied by their friend and cameraman, Andre Dupuis, Departures showcases the revelations of two travelers who strive to find themselves and new perspectives while trekking across the globe. Departures is as much about the journey as it is the destination. No prizes, no contests, just real life and real travel. Written by Steven N. Bray

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

one word title | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Real Life... Real Travel.

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 March 2008 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Departures - Abenteuer Weltreise  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 3,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Departures is Inspiring
7 February 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Departures is a television series that turns the traditional approach of the travel-show genre into a cinematic adventure. The show follows the two interesting, comedic and charming hosts Justin Lukach and Scott Wilson as they take a year off of their average lives to travel to exotic locations around the world in search of unique experiences. The cinematography is absolutely inspirational,(courtesy of the brilliant creator and camera operator Andre Depuis) and has won the series a Gemini award for best photography in an information program or series. The experiences that these three friends encounter during their adventures enthrall viewers and encourage them to visit the thousands of amazing "off-the-path" locations that are all over the world. This series is definitely worth watching.


40 of 47 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Justin is basically kind of an idiot. kzenkilla
Warning! Warning! This is a REALLY bad show. morlock9
Great Canadian show -- because it's not in Canada :) karsten_nord
where are they from? canadian_angel
My Favourite Travel Show echox2
Is Justin An alcoholic? sarainaberdoth
Discuss Departures (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page