Travel & Lifestyle | All the reasons why we can’t wait for CBC’s Hello Goodbye in 2016

With the holidays happening and the excitement of seeing our loved ones, chances are many of us will be heading to our local airport over the holidays. If you’re a hopeless romantic like me, you’ll watch 2003’s ‘Love Actually‘ several times over the holiday season for that feel good feeling we get when reunited with our friends and family. I am happy to be one of the first people to share the exciting news that coming in January 2016, CBC will be launching their new show “Hello Goodbye” which helps to capture the joy and anticipation that travelers to and from Canada experience in a major Canadian airport via documentary-style heartwarming stories. Come & see why you don’t want to miss my new favourite television show launching in the new year!

As you may or may not remember from Love Actually, the film begins with one of my favourite quotes about airports. Every time Julio & I travel, it comes to mind and my heart flutters just a little bit.

“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.”

A classic scene that makes me smile every time & reminds me that airports around the world are beautiful places full of joy and love. Canada is no exception to these intense feelings we all can relate to. Luckily for us, Hello Goodbye will help to capture this and so much more in their latest addition to quality Canadian Television programming.

“Hello Goodbye explores the incredible multi-cultural fabric of Canada in a raw and inspiring documentary format. Each half-hour episode explores human relationships through the lives of everyday people well-known psychotherapist Dale Curd meets in the airport – from a foreign caregiver meeting her grandson for the first time, to a son welcoming his father who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, to a military couple in a long distance relationship who are expecting their first child, and many more.”

The new show will offer an eye opening view of love, joy, grief and immigration into our beautiful country as captured in Canada’s busiest airport – Toronto Pearson International Airport. Hosted by Dale Curd, the first ten episodes will offer a window into life’s most emotional moments. 

The trailer above already has tears in my eyes and I can’t wait to see the first episode! Not to mention that fact that asides from the show, the online portion of the programming will offer behind the scenes and more in depth perspectives of the showcased stories.


I’ve had the opportunity to preview a few of the episodes and can assure you that these touching moments are ones that I can identify with while traveling the world. From Catherine moving to London a few years ago to Amanda coming home from the Dominican Republic, and most recently Brittany moving across the pond .. airports are incredible places that remind me of how beautiful life really is.

Hello Goodbye launches Friday January 8th @ 8:30pm EST and will continue with new episodes weekly for it’s first of what I am sure will be many seasons. If you enjoy traveling and heartfelt stories, this show is one you won’t want to miss and I can’t wait to live tweet with you every Friday night!

For more information on Hello Goodbye, make sure to check out their website here.

To join me in the social media conversation, make sure to follow @CBChellogoodbye on Twitter and ‘Like’ their official Facebook Page. Use the #HelloGoodbye hashtag while enjoying the episodes every week and get that box of tissues ready if you’re emotional like I am. We can share in the happy tears together!

Photos: Hello Goodbye


Daniel Reyes