Travel TV Shows

About Travel

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.

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Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Mountain Men
Mountain Men
Yellowstone
Yellowstone
The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Expedition Unknown
Expedition Unknown
Buckwild
Buckwild
Survivorman
Survivorman
Island Life
Island Life
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Alaska's Grizzly Gauntlet
Alaska's Grizzly Gauntlet
Mysteries at the Museum
Mysteries at the Museum
Nailed It
Nailed It
Better Late Than Never
Better Late Than Never
American Boyband
American Boyband
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Carnival Eats
Carnival Eats
Aerial America
Aerial America
Bizarre Foods
Bizarre Foods
Bikini Destinations
Bikini Destinations
Monumental Mysteries
Monumental Mysteries
Living Alaska
Living Alaska
Josh Gates' Destination Truth
Josh Gates' Destination Truth
Southern and Hungry
Southern and Hungry
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations
Most Terrifying Places in America
Most Terrifying Places in America
Haunted Towns
Haunted Towns
World's Most Dangerous Roads
World's Most Dangerous Roads
Late Nite Eats
Late Nite Eats
Game of Stones
Game of Stones
American Pickers: Best of
American Pickers: Best of
Checked Inn
Checked Inn
Rick Steves' Europe
Rick Steves' Europe
Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father
Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father
The World's Most Extraordinary Homes
The World's Most Extraordinary Homes
Salt Fat Acid Heat
Salt Fat Acid Heat
Zumbo's Just Desserts
Zumbo's Just Desserts
Dangerous Waters
Dangerous Waters
Raj Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyan
Raj Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyan
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
Beerland
Beerland
Ugly Delicious
Ugly Delicious
The Real Jesus of Nazareth
The Real Jesus of Nazareth
Dark Tourist
Dark Tourist
The Zimmern List
The Zimmern List
Gold Rush: The Dirt
Gold Rush: The Dirt
Ghost Adventures Aftershocks
Ghost Adventures Aftershocks
Mighty Trains
Mighty Trains
Million Pound Menu
Million Pound Menu
WWE Ride Along
WWE Ride Along
Somebody's Gotta Do It
Somebody's Gotta Do It
Extreme
Extreme
Railroad Alaska
Railroad Alaska
Catching Monsters
Catching Monsters
Samantha Brown's Great Weekends
Samantha Brown's Great Weekends
Yes Man
Yes Man
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Baggage Battles
Baggage Battles
Views From...
Views From...
Trip Flip
Trip Flip
Poh and Co.
Poh and Co.
National Geographic Animals
National Geographic Animals
Living Big Sky
Living Big Sky
The Homecoming
The Homecoming
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Escape to the Continent
Escape to the Continent
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
Paul Hollywood's Big Continental Road Trip
Paul Hollywood's Big Continental Road Trip
The Road Trick
The Road Trick
Ed's Up!
Ed's Up!
Vidiots
Vidiots
100 Miles From Nowhere
100 Miles From Nowhere
I Hart Food
I Hart Food
Madventures
Madventures
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
Scraps
Scraps
Rock The Park
Rock The Park
Mt. Kailash
Mt. Kailash
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
Hairy Bikers
Hairy Bikers
Chef & My Fridge
Chef & My Fridge
The Getaway
The Getaway
Passport to Europe with Samantha Brown
Passport to Europe with Samantha Brown
The X Creatures
The X Creatures
Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty
Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty
Booze Traveler
Booze Traveler
Hotel Showdown
Hotel Showdown
The Pioneers
The Pioneers
Drake's Passage
Drake's Passage
Alternate Route
Alternate Route
GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey
GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey
Aerial America: Hawaii
Aerial America: Hawaii
Invite Only Cabo
Invite Only Cabo
Hurricane Hunters
Hurricane Hunters
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
Pole to Pole
Pole to Pole
Michael Palin's Around the World in 80 Days
Michael Palin's Around the World in 80 Days
Taste of the Country
Taste of the Country
Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America
Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America
Naked Survivor
Naked Survivor
On the Fly
On the Fly