November 8, 2012
The Bachelor Canada headed to exotic destinations
By NICOLE FEENSTRA, QMI Agency
Brad Smith, star of The Bachelor Canada, definitely gets around -- and we're not talking about the lip-locks he finds himself in each week with the bevy of single beauties on the reality dating show.
As in past seasons of U.S. versions of The Bachelor and The Bachleorette, the show's star and eligible singles head to many exotic luxury travel destinations during the series. Past fantasy-date destinations have included Curacao, Tahiti, Switzerland and New Zealand.
Smith's passport stamps have already begun to rival his American counterparts' just a few episodes into the inaugural season of The Bachelor Canada. In the first episode, Smith met his 25 eligible ladies in Victoria, where the girls were pampered at Westin Bear Mountain Resort. From there, Smith and the ladies were whisked away for dates in New Orleans' French Quarter and Las Vegas before returning to B.C.
The destinations got increasingly exotic in episode three as Smith and his bachelorettes fly to Mexico's Riviera Nayarit to stay at the uber luxurious Grand Luxxe Resort.
"As we were filming, Brad and the bachelorettes kept commenting on the beauty of the beaches, the great vibe and friendliness of the people and especially, their spectacularly luxurious suites at the Grand Luxxe," Richard Zarkin, director of the local convention and visitors bureau, said in a press release. "We were delighted to show the romance of Riviera Nayarit to Canadians and look forward to welcoming many weddings, honeymoons and romantic travellers to our destination."
In episode four, Smith and the bachelorettes found themselves in Paris for a romantic date and carriage ride around that iconic city. So far this season's dates have also taken them to Osoyoos and Sooke in B.C., as well as Alberta.
As Smith gets closer to love, and the field of eligible bachelorettes narrows, viewers can expect even more romance in the world's most desirable travel destinations. And, if the romance doesn't last between Smith and his chosen lady, well -- they'll always have Paris.