The BBC travel shows with Michael Palin are among the most well-produced mainstream narratives out there. Many of them are also available in book format. This one describes a lap around the Pacific Ocean, a quite original itinerary.
"We roamed the damp and chilly tunnels and stumbled upon a large barrel delivered by Napoleon himself."
"The countryside is charming and some places even have coffee."
"Opera House is seen in front of the massive fireworks in the harbor area, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Harbour Bridge."
"The area contains 54 excavated bunkers along with gun emplacements, scattered around the town’s most visible landmark."
"Since the toilets were locked during the seven hour stop, we had to bribe the provodnitsas to use the facilities. Then came the Mongols."
"The city survived on the edge of annihilation and has started to recover, but the stone walls still seem to cry out in lament of all the horrible things they have seen."