Wendy Gilbert is a native of Hawaii, while her adventure-loving husband Jeremy is a transplant from the mainland who's eager to take advantage of everything the Hawaiian Islands have to offer. In each episode, the couple will dive into one island, exploring its most spectacular sights, biggest adventures, best beaches and most enticing places to eat.
Status: To Be Determined
Runtime: 30 minutes
Island Explorers - King William Island - Netflix
King William Island (French: Île du Roi-Guillaume; previously: King William Land; Inuktitut: Qikiqtaq) is an island in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, which is part of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. In area it is between 12,516 km2 (4,832 sq mi) and 13,111 km2 (5,062 sq mi) making it the 61st-largest island in the world and Canada's 15th-largest island. Its population, as of the 2011 census, was 1,279, all of whom live in the island's only community, Gjoa Haven. While searching for the Northwest Passage, a number of polar explorers visited, or spent their winters on, King William Island.
Island Explorers - John Ross - Netflix
The island was long occupied by Inuit people, who had a culture adapted to the extreme environment. In 1830, the British explorer John Ross named it “King William Land” for the reigning British King William IV; Ross thought at the time that it was a peninsula. In 1834, George Back, another Arctic explorer, viewed its south shore from Chantry Inlet and recognized it as an island.
Island Explorers - References - Netflix