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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Mountain Men
Mountain Men
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Buckwild
Buckwild
Survivorman
Survivorman
Bikini Destinations
Bikini Destinations
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
Island Life
Island Life
Gold Rush: The Dirt
Gold Rush: The Dirt
Alaska's Grizzly Gauntlet
Alaska's Grizzly Gauntlet
Yellowstone
Yellowstone
Expedition Unknown
Expedition Unknown
Hotel Impossible
Hotel Impossible
Nailed It
Nailed It
Living Alaska
Living Alaska
Mysteries at the Museum
Mysteries at the Museum
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
American Boyband
American Boyband
Aerial America
Aerial America
Checked Inn
Checked Inn
Bizarre Foods
Bizarre Foods
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Better Late Than Never
Better Late Than Never
Ride with Norman Reedus
Ride with Norman Reedus
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations
Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations
Monumental Mysteries
Monumental Mysteries
Love at First Flight
Love at First Flight
Raj Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyan
Raj Rasoi Aur Anya Kahaniyan
Catching Monsters
Catching Monsters
Dangerous Grounds
Dangerous Grounds
My Aloha Dream Home
My Aloha Dream Home
Mythical Beasts
Mythical Beasts
The Layover
The Layover
Ugly Delicious
Ugly Delicious
The Homecoming
The Homecoming
Boundless
Boundless
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
Living Big Sky
Living Big Sky
Game of Stones
Game of Stones
Mysteries at the Castle
Mysteries at the Castle
The Zimmern List
The Zimmern List
World's Most Dangerous Roads
World's Most Dangerous Roads
Mighty Trains
Mighty Trains
Mighty Cruise Ships
Mighty Cruise Ships
Incredible Edible America with the Dunhams
Incredible Edible America with the Dunhams
American Pickers: Best of
American Pickers: Best of
Breaking Magic
Breaking Magic
Dr. Danger
Dr. Danger
Beerland
Beerland
Late Nite Eats
Late Nite Eats
Craziest Restaurants in America
Craziest Restaurants in America
America's National Parks
America's National Parks
Southern and Hungry
Southern and Hungry
Resilient Cities
Resilient Cities
Carnival Kings
Carnival Kings
Haunted USA
Haunted USA
Railroad Alaska
Railroad Alaska
The World's Most Extraordinary Homes
The World's Most Extraordinary Homes
Carnival Eats
Carnival Eats
Brazil With Michael Palin
Brazil With Michael Palin
WWE Ride Along
WWE Ride Along
Salt Fat Acid Heat
Salt Fat Acid Heat
It's How You Get There
It's How You Get There
Dark Tourist
Dark Tourist
Hairy Bikers
Hairy Bikers
GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey
GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey
Haunted Towns
Haunted Towns
Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America
Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America
Josh Gates' Destination Truth
Josh Gates' Destination Truth
Sanrachna
Sanrachna
Million Pound Menu
Million Pound Menu
Somebody's Gotta Do It
Somebody's Gotta Do It
Escape to the Continent
Escape to the Continent
Food Paradise
Food Paradise
Gem Hunt
Gem Hunt
Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell
Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell
Guy's Family Road Trip
Guy's Family Road Trip
Bill Dance Outdoors
Bill Dance Outdoors
Shackleton
Shackleton
Long Way Down
Long Way Down
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
Rock The Park
Rock The Park
Dangerous Waters
Dangerous Waters
Baggage Battles
Baggage Battles
Booze Traveler
Booze Traveler
Ithihas Ki Thali Se
Ithihas Ki Thali Se
Extreme Hotels
Extreme Hotels
Taste of the Country
Taste of the Country
Views From...
Views From...
Tattoo Rescue
Tattoo Rescue
No Passport Required
No Passport Required
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet
Ghost Adventures Aftershocks
Ghost Adventures Aftershocks
Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father
Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father
The Kindness Diaries
The Kindness Diaries
Eden Project
Eden Project
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Vinny & Ma Eat America
Vinny & Ma Eat America
Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa
Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa
Comfort Food Tour
Comfort Food Tour