NEW YORK, NY, USA, May 15, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ — With 117 countries and counting, Michaela Guzy, founder + creator of OTPYM Productions has been “SLEEPING AROUND SAFELY” all across the globe. In 2020, Michaela broke up and gave up her home in New York City and boarded a plane with a one-way ticket to document that it was safe to travel again in her viral hit series, “SLEEPING AROUND SAFELY”. With #RevengeTravel in full force and no signs of slowing down, this jet-set gypsy has lived intentionally houseless, not homeless ever since. Michaela happily lies her head on many hotel, cruise, and luxury safari tent pillows around the world.

As of May 2024, the series has been picked up by Modern Luxury Media’s new M/LUX APP available to 135 million households on Samsung +, Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, mobile iOS, and Android, as well as at mluxnetwork.com or modernluxurymedia.com. First, Michaela invites viewers to snuggle in with her to watch five episodes of “SLEEPING AROUND SAFELY in Croatia” now streaming on M/LUX, including Zadar, Istra, the Dalmatian Coast, Kvarner, and Zagreb + Dubrovnik. Stay tuned for 16 more episodes from Singapore, Kenya, Italy, London, Paris, Alaska, Seattle, and Traverse City – Michigan, airing on May 17, 2024.

The Istra, Croatia episode has been nominated for an award at the International Tourism Film Festival Africa (ITFFA) in Johannesburg in June 2024 (watch the nominated episode:

https://mluxnetwork.lightcast.com/player/50492/647300). This is the first nomination for the series. OTPYM Productions “OH THE PEOPLE YOU MEET with Michaela Guzy” series won Director’s Choice at ITFFA in Cape Town in 2023. The New South Wales, Australia episode is also a finalist at ITFFA in Johannesburg this June – watch the episode on M/LUX.

“During the dark days of the pandemic, when I almost lost my business, I lost my love and my home, I realized I had an important role in working alongside the travel industry to get the world back on the road again, safely. I poured my heart and soul into the ever-changing storytelling around being a single woman navigating the globe as the world reopened. In a million years, I would have never guessed how viral the show would become or that I would still be homeless four years later! Every crisis breeds innovation and it’s so exciting to see how “SLEEPING AROUND SAFELY” continues to evolve post-pandemic,” says Michaela Guzy, Executive Producer + Curator of Local Hosts.

Guzy adds, “The real question is, can you guess where we are “SLEEPING AROUND SAFELY” next?”

For more info and travel inspo, check: OhThePeopleYouMeet.com/SleepingAroundSafely.com

Pack a bag + journey on,
Michaela Guzy + the OTPYM Traveling Team


MICHAELA GUZY is the founder of the female-led content house, OhThePeopleYouMeet focusing on PEOPLE, PLACES + PURPOSES which she founded in 2012 after departing her corporate job as the VP/Global Travel + Strategic Development for American Express Publishing. OTPYM’s production arm currently produces three shows: “OH THE PEOPLE YOU MEET with Michaela Guzy,” “InspirationStation,” “SLEEPING AROUND SAFELY,” plus an exclusive Medical Tourism series.

Seasons one, two, and three of her award-winning docu-series, “OH THE PEOPLE YOU MEET with Michaela Guzy,” are available to 135M HH with the M/LUX APP on Samsung +, Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, mobile iOS, and Android, as well as at www.mluxnetwork.com or www.modernluxurymedia.com and June 1, 2024 in flight globally on Qatar Airways. Next up: Singapore! As of May 2024, her “SLEEPING AROUND SAFELY” series has been picked up by M/LUX.

MICHAELA is asked to speak at travel industry conferences across the globe, she taught a travel storytelling course at the New York University School of Professional Studies (2017-2020) and appears as a sustainable travel, human connection, and wellbeing expert on multiple morning shows across the USA + Canada including CBS New York; KTLA; PIX 11 New York; WJLA Good Morning Washington DC; HoustonLife; NBC: LA, SF, Dallas, Chicago + NYC; Miami’s The CW and WTNH Good Morning Connecticut.


– Coming in June 2024: Finalist (International Tourism Film Festival Africa, Johannesburg)
– Director’s Choice Award 2023 (International Tourism Film Festival Africa, Cape Town)
– Silver Wreath for Sustainable Tourism Advocacy 2023 (International Tourism Film Festival Africa, Cape Town)
– Finalist (The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, New York City)
– Best in Show (Hospitality Sales & Marketing International, New York City)

Michaela Guzy, Creator, Executive Producer + Curator of Local Hosts


M/LUX, a division of Modern Luxury Media, is an advertiser-supported video-on-demand platform that delivers feature-length and episodic luxury lifestyle content. Created and curated by an award-winning production team, this distinctive programming spans the best in Travel+Adventure, Art+Culture, Home+Design, Fashion+Beauty, Food+Drink, and more.

Available to 135M HH with the M/LUX APP on Samsung +, Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, mobile iOS, and Android, as well as at mluxnetwork.com or modernluxurymedia.com.


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