Travel TV Shows

Television allows viewers to live vicariously through the lives of its dramatic characters, but it can also let viewers travel vicariously by bringing exotic and far-flung locales and cultures into their living rooms. Travel - related programming does whatever it can to help viewers experience what it's like to be in - or even live in - places that they may never actually visit.

The most basic and oldest kind of travel series is the unadorned travelogue. In these series, the program travels to different destinations, seeing the sights in much the same way that a tourist would. The leader of the travelogue might be an on-screen host or an unseen narrator, but the goal of the travelogue is primarily to provide information.

Themed travelogues don't just wander aimlessly. They visit one or more locales with a specific purpose - sampling the local cuisine, for example, or hunting down the local paranormal activity.

Even the reality genre has reached into the travel genre. Competition shows like "The Amazing Race" and "Survivor" go out of their way to set their unscripted stories in exotic places.

The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Yellowstone
Yellowstone
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Buckwild
Buckwild
Mountain Men
Mountain Men
Expedition Unknown
Expedition Unknown
Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits
Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits
Nailed It
Nailed It
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Survivorman
Survivorman
Zumbo's Just Desserts
Zumbo's Just Desserts
Destination Fear
Destination Fear
Island Life
Island Life
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Mysteries at the Museum
Mysteries at the Museum
Carnival Eats
Carnival Eats
Destination Fear
Destination Fear
The Layover
The Layover
Food Paradise
Food Paradise
Aerial America
Aerial America
Living Alaska
Living Alaska
The Zimmern List
The Zimmern List
Bizarre Foods
Bizarre Foods
World's Most Dangerous Roads
World's Most Dangerous Roads
Ride with Norman Reedus
Ride with Norman Reedus
The Kindness Diaries
The Kindness Diaries
The Real Jesus of Nazareth
The Real Jesus of Nazareth
Bikini Destinations
Bikini Destinations
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations
Game of Stones
Game of Stones
Railroad Alaska
Railroad Alaska
Coastal Railways With Julie Walters
Coastal Railways With Julie Walters
Gem Hunt
Gem Hunt
Rock The Park
Rock The Park
Haunted Towns
Haunted Towns
Tattoo Rescue
Tattoo Rescue
Carnival Kings
Carnival Kings
Mighty Cruise Ships
Mighty Cruise Ships
The Getaway
The Getaway
Love at First Flight
Love at First Flight
Extreme Hotels
Extreme Hotels
Southern and Hungry
Southern and Hungry
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays
Code of the Wild
Code of the Wild
Mythical Beasts
Mythical Beasts
Samantha Brown's Asia
Samantha Brown's Asia
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
Baggage Battles
Baggage Battles
Himalaya With Michael Palin
Himalaya With Michael Palin
Airport 24/7: Miami
Airport 24/7: Miami
Booze Traveler
Booze Traveler
The Chef Show
The Chef Show
Jamie Oliver's American Road Trip
Jamie Oliver's American Road Trip
Savage Family Diggers
Savage Family Diggers
Buying the Beach
Buying the Beach
Better Late Than Never
Better Late Than Never
The World's Most Extraordinary Homes
The World's Most Extraordinary Homes
Brian Johnson's Life on the Road
Brian Johnson's Life on the Road
My Aloha Dream Home
My Aloha Dream Home
Beerland
Beerland
America's National Parks
America's National Parks
Samantha Brown's Great Weekends
Samantha Brown's Great Weekends
Journey into Buddhism
Journey into Buddhism
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
American Boyband
American Boyband
Relationshep
Relationshep
Gold Rush: The Dirt
Gold Rush: The Dirt
Salt Fat Acid Heat
Salt Fat Acid Heat
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Samantha Brown's Places to Love
Samantha Brown's Places to Love
WWE Ride Along
WWE Ride Along
Eden Project
Eden Project
Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell
Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell
Hello Goodbye
Hello Goodbye
Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father
Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
Bill Dance Outdoors
Bill Dance Outdoors
Mysteries at the Castle
Mysteries at the Castle
Aerial Britain
Aerial Britain
Fear the Woods
Fear the Woods
Trip Flip
Trip Flip
Ghost Adventures Aftershocks
Ghost Adventures Aftershocks
Rick Steves' Europe
Rick Steves' Europe
The Chefs' Line
The Chefs' Line
Dangerous Roads
Dangerous Roads
Scam City
Scam City
Somebody Feed Phil
Somebody Feed Phil
Great Hotels
Great Hotels
Boundless
Boundless
Abandoned
Abandoned
Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby
Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby
Homestead Rescue Hacks Revealed
Homestead Rescue Hacks Revealed
Mt. Kailash
Mt. Kailash
Josh Gates' Destination Truth
Josh Gates' Destination Truth
Naked Survivor
Naked Survivor
National Geographic Animals
National Geographic Animals
Million Pound Menu
Million Pound Menu
Legends of the Lost With Megan Fox
Legends of the Lost With Megan Fox
Somebody's Gotta Do It
Somebody's Gotta Do It