Andrea Feczko made her mark in the entertainment world in 2010, when she starred on one of YouTube's all-time most popular videos.
She'll plan an exotic vacation for you, and there's only one catch. You have to be a guest on her TV show to get her help.
Andrea Feczko stars in "Vacation Chasers," a new four-episode show on HLN network. It debuts Friday night at 9 p.m. starring the 29-year-old Troy native.
In it, Feczko and her cohost Rachel Rudwall compete to come up with the perfect vacation for desperate travelers, who present them with a vacation budget and their dreams.
"It's sort of like "House Hunters International" for vacations," says Feczko, who now lives in Los Angeles.
"We present competing possible vacations to our clients, then they choose one at the end. Let's say it's a honeymooner or a family who wants to get away. Our challenge is to make an extravagant vacation work. We really have to crunch the numbers."
In one episode, a couple wants to go overseas and has a budget of just $3,000. "I can't give away too much, but we send them overseas for 10 days, including airfare," she says. "People don't think it's possible, but it is."
Feczko has traveled all over the world since age 14 when as a Troy High School student she took a trip to Australia and New Zealand with a "People to People" student group. "It opened up my eyes," she says. "I was a loser in high school, but in Australia my accent went a long way with the boys."
In recent years, she has had a popular YouTube channel "How2Travelers." That is where HLN show developers found her and Rudwall. "It helped us get the series," she says. The friction between the two women should work for this show, because "Rachel and I do not agree a lot," she says.
Feczko made her mark in the entertainment world in 2010, when she starred on one of YouTube's all-time most popular videos: "Tik Tok Kesha Parody: Glitter Puke", which has garnered nearly 132 million hits. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7n8GqewJ2M).
Now, Friday night, her family back in Michigan "is setting up a faux movie theater in the backyard" to watch the first episode of her "Vacation Chasers" show on HLN, she says. "They're so excited."
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