Adventure calls in this new reality series that rewards one selfless person an episode with a well-deserved dream vacation crafted by travel experts and with the secret help of their family and friends. Operation Vacation taps into everyone's inner explorer by taking viewers on the trip of someone else's lifetime! Changing someone's life starts with changing their perspective-and this show fjords rivers, hikes mountains, crosses oceans and climbs 30,000 feet-to give back to someone who's always wanted to see the world but hasn't yet had the chance. Fun, heartwarming, and inspiring, it's the Extreme Makeover of travel shows! (Source: Logo TV)
Mike has had a string of setbacks in his life. His father left when Mike was 13, and he had to get a job to help pay rent. In his early 20s, he lost all of his possessions after his young family moved into apartment infested with bed bugs. A couple years ago, he lost his grandmother (who was a huge part of his life) to Alzheimer's.