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July 11TH, 2022 - LOS ANGELES, Making It Media, a production company specializing in travel and destination content, announced that its lifestyle program, 'Staycation,' has won its second Emmy Award in the 'Outstanding Achievement: Lifestyle – Long Form' category at the 48th Annual Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards. It was also nominated for three Emmys including best show overall, editing and Robert Parks-Valletta for hosting. This is the second win for 'Staycation' as it won last year for the same category.

Staycation is hosted by Robert Parks-Valletta and co-hosted by Sean Bruener (CEO of Avantstay), as they take the audience inside some of the most luxurious rental homes in the world. The show includes exciting tours from the owners in beautiful places like the seaside city of San Diego, ski havens Big Bear and Lake Tahoe, and tropical paradise Costa Rica, among many others.

Sensing a shift in consumer travel behavior and content consumption, Making It Media is redefining the travel genre with a new class of destination-themed content. The company focuses on reaching consumers on streaming platforms, social media, and local and national television networks with a genre of travel content that offers a virtual getaway, as well as highlighting local hot-spots that pose an alternative to traditional vacations.

The show was Directed by previous Emmy award winner Marvin Nuecklaus, Produced by Timothy Napier, Yvette Bass and Darin Brooks. This is a first Emmy win for Timothy Napier and Yvette Bass and a second win for Marvin Nuecklaus (for 'Staycation') and Darin Books (for 'Days of Our Lives').

"Making it Media is creating the travel channel of the future. Helping people discover the best places to go in all the best cities around the world and where to stay," said Robert Parks-Valletta, CEO of Making It Media, and Executive Producer and Host of 'Staycation.' ‘This is a team win, and to see 'Staycation' recognized with its second Emmy award is beyond a dream come true. As a kid I had always dreamed of traveling for a living and now I get to do it in the coolest way ever.”

'Staycation' showcases local hot-spots where travelers can enjoy a unique vacation experience. Destinations highlighted on the show range from plush vacation homes in Palm Springs to cabin retreats in Big Bear and Lake Tahoe to ocean-view homes in San Diego and Costa Rica. 'Staycation' is hosted by Parks-Valletta, and co-hosted by Emmyaward winner Sean Breuner, CEO of AvantStay.

The show aired regionally on multiple broadcast stations & CBS affiliates in California, internationally on Roku TV, and was distributed to more than 5 million followers via Making It Media's network of social media partners. Additional episodes will air in 2022.


Making It Media (MIM) is a production company on a mission to create the travel channel of the future; Destination Channel. Founded by Robert Parks-Valletta in partnership with Emmy Award-winning actor Darin Brooks (The Bold & the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives), Timothy Napier (Emmy Winning Producer), Yvette Bass (Emmy Winning Producer) and Sebastian Attie (Head of production). The company has previously launched 4 other programs: The Destination Series, Wonderful Places, Fantastic and How Healthy Happens, which can also be streamed on MIM’s partner platforms after an initial airing on CBS and The Food Network.

The team has accounted for a combined 3,000 episodes of network television content to-date. Making It Media's content expertise is complemented by a cross-platform approach to distribution, with its combined social media partner networks consisting of over 5+ million followers, and plans to launch the Destination Network, a 24/7 streaming channel living on multiple platforms.

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