One of the best ways to get inspiration for upcoming journeys is to watch entertaining hosts embark on their adventures. There are lots of great travel shows out there.
Megan McCormick and Ian Wright are my favorite presenters at Globe Trekker. Ian is sometimes a bit loud and obtrusive, but still very entertaining. And Megan is Megan.
The ex-python Michael Palin may be a bit corny at times, but his curiosity and enthusiasm often gives his shows a bit of charm. There are several series available and Sahara is my favorite, but New Europe and Full Circle are also interesting.
But even though they are charismatic and funny, I find none of them as entertaining as Anthony Bourdain. He’s a former chef and author of several books such as the influential Kitchen Confidential and very entertaining Nasty Bits, but probably best known from the series No Reservations.
For seven seasons he’s been traveling all over the globe while trying out strange food. One of my favorite episodes is when he goes to Rome, the entire episode is all shot in black and white Fellini style with sardonic voice overlays by Bourdain.
On November 21, Anthony Bourdain returns with a new series called The Layover. Stay tuned.