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.

Yellowstone
Yellowstone
The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Expedition Unknown
Expedition Unknown
Buckwild
Buckwild
Survivorman
Survivorman
Mountain Men
Mountain Men
The World's Most Extraordinary Homes
The World's Most Extraordinary Homes
Nailed It
Nailed It
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits
Ghost Adventures: Serial Killer Spirits
Ride with Norman Reedus
Ride with Norman Reedus
Somewhere South
Somewhere South
Carnival Eats
Carnival Eats
Destination Fear
Destination Fear
Aerial America
Aerial America
Food Paradise
Food Paradise
Destination Fear
Destination Fear
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Bizarre Foods
Bizarre Foods
Mysteries at the Museum
Mysteries at the Museum
Samantha Brown's Places to Love
Samantha Brown's Places to Love
Bikini Destinations
Bikini Destinations
Island Life
Island Life
Salt Fat Acid Heat
Salt Fat Acid Heat
Zumbo's Just Desserts
Zumbo's Just Desserts
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Huang's World
Huang's World
Legends of the Lost With Megan Fox
Legends of the Lost With Megan Fox
The Last Panthers
The Last Panthers
Railroad Alaska
Railroad Alaska
The Kindness Diaries
The Kindness Diaries
The Real Jesus of Nazareth
The Real Jesus of Nazareth
Rock The Park
Rock The Park
Ugly Delicious
Ugly Delicious
Living Alaska
Living Alaska
Mighty Trains
Mighty Trains
Chef's Table: France
Chef's Table: France
Game of Stones
Game of Stones
The Chefs' Line
The Chefs' Line
Expedition X
Expedition X
World's Most Dangerous Roads
World's Most Dangerous Roads
The Layover
The Layover
Boundless
Boundless
J-Style Trip
J-Style Trip
No Passport Required
No Passport Required
Savage Family Diggers
Savage Family Diggers
Ghost Adventures Aftershocks
Ghost Adventures Aftershocks
Rick Steves' Europe
Rick Steves' Europe
Million Pound Menu
Million Pound Menu
Gem Hunt
Gem Hunt
Long Way Down
Long Way Down
Best Places to Pig Out
Best Places to Pig Out
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Better Late Than Never
Better Late Than Never
Haunted Towns
Haunted Towns
The Chef Show
The Chef Show
Booze Traveler
Booze Traveler
Rob Riggle: Global Investigator
Rob Riggle: Global Investigator
Dark Tourist
Dark Tourist
Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father
Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father
Gold Rush: The Dirt
Gold Rush: The Dirt
Guy's Family Road Trip
Guy's Family Road Trip
Somebody Feed Phil
Somebody Feed Phil
Abandoned
Abandoned
Mythical Beasts
Mythical Beasts
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
Billy Connolly's Route 66
Billy Connolly's Route 66
Buying the Beach
Buying the Beach
Great Migrations
Great Migrations
Coastal Railways With Julie Walters
Coastal Railways With Julie Walters
Baggage Battles
Baggage Battles
Ride With The Swedes
Ride With The Swedes
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
The Hairy Bikers' Asian Adventure
The Hairy Bikers' Asian Adventure
The Getaway
The Getaway
Resilient Cities
Resilient Cities
Late Nite Eats
Late Nite Eats
The Zimmern List
The Zimmern List
Scam City
Scam City
Roadtrip With G. Garvin
Roadtrip With G. Garvin
Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell
Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell
Alaska Aircrash Investigations
Alaska Aircrash Investigations
Dangerous Grounds
Dangerous Grounds
India's Frontier Railways
India's Frontier Railways
Hyper HardBoiled Gourmet Report
Hyper HardBoiled Gourmet Report
Brazil With Michael Palin
Brazil With Michael Palin
Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby
Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby
Fear the Woods
Fear the Woods
China From Above
China From Above
Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa
Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa
Stay Here
Stay Here
Basic Versus Baller: Travel at Any Cost
Basic Versus Baller: Travel at Any Cost
Beerland
Beerland
Samantha Brown's Asia
Samantha Brown's Asia
American Boyband
American Boyband
Xplore World
Xplore World
Paul Hollywood's Big Continental Road Trip
Paul Hollywood's Big Continental Road Trip