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
Yellowstone
Yellowstone
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Expedition Unknown
Expedition Unknown
The Layover
The Layover
The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Mountain Men
Mountain Men
Food Paradise
Food Paradise
Carnival Eats
Carnival Eats
Mysteries at the Museum
Mysteries at the Museum
Island Life
Island Life
Nailed It
Nailed It
Bizarre Foods
Bizarre Foods
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
Buckwild
Buckwild
Love at First Flight
Love at First Flight
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
The Zimmern List
The Zimmern List
Booze Traveler
Booze Traveler
Haunted Towns
Haunted Towns
Relationshep
Relationshep
American Boyband
American Boyband
Better Late Than Never
Better Late Than Never
World's Most Dangerous Roads
World's Most Dangerous Roads
Survivorman
Survivorman
Luke Cage
Luke Cage
Rick Steves' Europe
Rick Steves' Europe
Boundless
Boundless
The Getaway
The Getaway
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Beerland
Beerland
Aerial America
Aerial America
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations
Ghost Adventures Aftershocks
Ghost Adventures Aftershocks
Savage Family Diggers
Savage Family Diggers
Dangerous Waters
Dangerous Waters
Bikini Destinations
Bikini Destinations
Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell
Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell
The Real Jesus of Nazareth
The Real Jesus of Nazareth
Dangerous Grounds
Dangerous Grounds
Alternate Route
Alternate Route
Mighty Trains
Mighty Trains
Craziest Restaurants in America
Craziest Restaurants in America
I Hart Food
I Hart Food
Most Terrifying Places in America
Most Terrifying Places in America
Buying the Beach
Buying the Beach
Gem Hunt
Gem Hunt
Railroad Alaska
Railroad Alaska
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
The World's Most Extraordinary Homes
The World's Most Extraordinary Homes
Rock The Park
Rock The Park
Zumbo's Just Desserts
Zumbo's Just Desserts
Invite Only Cabo
Invite Only Cabo
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet
Somebody Feed Phil
Somebody Feed Phil
Living Alaska
Living Alaska
Tattoo Rescue
Tattoo Rescue
Somebody's Gotta Do It
Somebody's Gotta Do It
The Operatives
The Operatives
It's How You Get There
It's How You Get There
No Reservations
No Reservations
Long Way Down
Long Way Down
Landmarks
Landmarks
The Coolest Places on Earth
The Coolest Places on Earth
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
Legends of
Legends of
Meditation for Entrepreneurs
Meditation for Entrepreneurs
Twiz & Tuck
Twiz & Tuck
Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations, Best of Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations, Best of Bourdain
Great American Heroes
Great American Heroes
Extreme Hotels
Extreme Hotels
Sanrachna
Sanrachna
Airport 24/7: Miami
Airport 24/7: Miami
The Mediterranean Skateboard Cruise
The Mediterranean Skateboard Cruise
Catching Monsters
Catching Monsters
Filthy Cities
Filthy Cities
Brazil With Michael Palin
Brazil With Michael Palin
Roadtrip With G. Garvin
Roadtrip With G. Garvin
Taste of Australia
Taste of Australia
Gastronomad: Cooking With Style
Gastronomad: Cooking With Style
Ugly Delicious
Ugly Delicious
Ed's Up!
Ed's Up!
Girl Eat World
Girl Eat World
Vidiots
Vidiots
Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy
Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy
Flavours of Peru
Flavours of Peru
Mysteries at the Castle
Mysteries at the Castle
Best of Bourdain
Best of Bourdain
Kevin McCloud's Grand Tour
Kevin McCloud's Grand Tour
Travel with Kids
Travel with Kids
Breaking Magic
Breaking Magic
Ultimate Journeys
Ultimate Journeys
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
Feed the Beast
Feed the Beast
Hairy Bikers
Hairy Bikers
Chef & My Fridge
Chef & My Fridge
Park Secrets
Park Secrets
Passport to Europe with Samantha Brown
Passport to Europe with Samantha Brown
Baggage Battles
Baggage Battles