My top 5 travel shows

I’ll admit something to you. Well, actually I think it will not come as a surprise. I am happily addicted to travel shows and I have absolutely no shame in saying that!

Ever since I was a young child, I remember watching them religiously every week-end and they sure struck a chord in me.

Who among you watched Globe Trekker and Lonely Planet? I’m pretty sure you did 🙂

I always curious to see where the host was headed and what amazing adventures they would embark upon! It sure left me daydreaming and told myself that one day I would be right there as well.

Just recently I was flipping the channels and happened to stumble upon 2 back to back travel shows! It must have been my lucky day and it happened at that precise moment. You think I was happy? You bet! Now only did it made my day, it also made me feel grateful for having discovered them!

I decided to compile my Top 5 Travel Shows and here there in no particular order:


Art Wolfe: Travels to the Edge


I discovered Travels to the Edge by pure luck. What really captivated me from the first moment is the amazing, vivid & spectacular scenery showcased.

Art Wolfe is an amazing photographer goes to some of the most fascinating places on earth & captures them with his professional Canon camera.

What I truly love about the show is that he shows you so many things in a short time!

From capturing the beauty of the landscape or people, to the right angle or lighting to some impressive tricks we’d never think of!

Watching it is pure pleasure and I love learning more about travel photography 🙂


Rudy Maxa’s World


Soft-spoken, knowledgeable & trustworthy travel journalist Rudy Maxa makes me want to join him on one of his adventures!

Travelling in style & enjoying the finer things in life? Yes please!

His style is unique and he caters to an older audience, however we learn quite a bit about the fascinating history, culture, food and drinks from any destination he visits and it stays with you long after the show is over!


Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown


What else can be said about the Emmy winner & host of CNN’s original series Parts Unknown?

He is simply a force of nature. The man is a star in his own right!

Eating his way through markets, whole in the wall restaurants, trying out exotic culinary delicacies in the middle of nowhere, immersing himself deep in the culture? He does that and so much more!

As you know I am already a big fan of inspiring Travel Quotes and one of my favorites from Anthony Bourdain is the following:

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.”



1001 places to see before you die


Have you read the book 1001 places to see before you die by Patricia Shultz? If you haven’t well, it is a must if you’re a traveler and wanderer.

It is the ultimate dream list that will inspire you, fuel your wanderlust, make your Bucket List even longer and leave you wanting to pack your bags in a heartbeat!

The TV show stars a young couple, Albin and Melanie Ulle who leave everything behind and embark on an amazing adventure to the four corners of the world and take us along for the ride!


Samantha Brown: Passport to Europe


Last but not least, my absolute favorite TV personality from the Travel Channel.

Samantha Brown has the best travel job anyone could possibly dream of! Her fun, witty, adventurous personality just shines through the screen.

I have never watched any other TV show so religiously and every one of them is just as exciting and educating.

In the Passport to Europe series, Sam goes to some classic European cities like London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona and she finds new things and places in each one of them!

What I love about the show is that she is not scared to go to blend in and speak to the locals at a local bar or restaurant, is an inquisitive traveler and partakes in celebrations, like dancing at a square in the Gothic Quarter!

She is so much fun, passionate and truly loves what she does for a living and who wouldn’t right?


Now those are my Top 5 Travel Shows.


Now over to you!


What are your favorite travel shows?

Which ones should we look for and watch?


Tell us all about it!


Until next time,

All the best

Kay 🙂


9 thoughts on “My top 5 travel shows

  1. Hi Karla – I don’t know if you can get AWE Network but, if you do, check out their travel shows. There are several, but my favorites are Private Islands (because who doesn’t dream of having their own?) and Take Off, which explores lots of cool destinations. Well worth viewing if you can find them.

    • Thanks for sharing your favorite travel shows Rob!

      Sadly we don’t have AWE Network in Canada…not that i know of but i’m sure if we did I’d be addicted for sure 😉

      Those two shows sound great!

      Anything that highlights the destination, gorgeous scenery, culture, history, people and food feeds my adventurous soul 😉

      • RTL travel (the name of the Dutch travel programme) used to be a 30min show, nothing too fancy. It showed you the most interesting things of a destination, told a little bit of history (but not too much so that it would be boring), activities you can do there, some basic facts. Somehow I enjoyed the program more than the programs I watched on Travel Channel. Here’s a short clip of it (Dutch only I’m afraid): https://youtu dot be/DzNbndPrMJM

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