NOLA Code:
BYBY 0300H1
Number of Episodes/Length:
10 / 30
Rights End:
Erik Hastings LLC
Blue Ridge PBS (WBRA)
Year Produced:
This Emmy Award-winning, educational travel series explores destinations in North America and beyond. Through travel, it shows viewers that no matter where you are on the planet, there is more in this world that brings us together, than that divides us. In each episode, Emmy Award-winning television personality Erik Hastings, aka Erik the Travel Guy, educates viewers on the history, culture, cuisine and attractions of destinations nationwide… and Beyond - reminding viewers how connected we really are.

#301 Staunton, VA
Erik the Travel Guy travels to a small Virginia town with a big Virginia past! In this episode, he explores Staunton’s historic architecture, visits a Presidential birthplace and library, learns a little Shakesperian stage magic and enjoys a delicious farm-to-table dinner! Big fun in small-town Virginia.

Short: Erik the Travel Guy explores a small Virginia town with a big history!

#302 The Olympic Peninsula
Puget Sound the alarm! Erik the Travel Guy and Crew travel to a breathtaking National Park on the Pacific West Coast. Join them as they explore the natural beauty of Hurricane Ridge, learn about Native American culture by carving a totem pole and try their hand at shucking some of the country’s finest oysters!

Short: Erik the Travel Guy heads West to get close to nature in the Pacific Northwest!

#303 At The Helm
Get your sea-legs ready, landlubbers! Erik the Travel Guy steps aboard Carnival Horizon for exclusive behind-the-scenes access with the ship’s captain and crew. He’ll visit the crew-only areas, explore the ship’s bridge and engineering, as well as witness first-hand how the crew feeds thousands of meals each week.

Short: Erik the Travel Guy goes behind-the-scenes with Carnival Horizon’s Captain and Crew.

#304 A Return to Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoor Region
A return visit to this region of Pennsylvania proves to be even more fun for the whole family! Erik learns more about the French and Indian war, discovers a wild Elk herd and so much more. He also explores Cook Forest State Park, gets behind the gears of a missive piece of machinery and samples delicious rustic cuisine. So much to do we had to shoot part two!

Short: Erik and Crew return for part two of this historic, beautiful and vast region of Pennsylvania.

#305 Bemidji, MN
Grab your swim trunks, Erik the Travel Guy heads to the land of 10,000 lakes! A charming enclave in Northern Minnesota is the setting for this episode. Erik explores the downtown arts, shopping and dining district. He learns more about the region’s lakes and state parks, plays a little golf, eats a surprisingly famous hot dog and casts his line in hopes of catching Lake Bemidji’s biggest fish.

Short: Erik travels to Bemidji, Minnesota to enjoy some outdoor fun and amazing natural scenery.

#306 The Outer Banks
Erik and his crew explore the northern end of this legendary and popular destination on North Carolina’s Atlantic coast. Join him in one of the few places in the United States where wild horses still run free! Erik discovers how a beach vibe, tide and some historic lighthouses shaped this unique destination. All that, and plenty of fun and fresh seafood for all in a destination unlike any other.

Short: Beyond Your Backyard uncovers the soul of the Outer Banks, NC.

#307 Muskogee, OK
Join Erik as he finds out why so many people are “Proud to be an Okie from Muskogee.” He and the crew travel to this quaint Oklahoma town to learn about the history of the Girl Scouts, the Trail of Tears and the local country music connection. Erik also explores the artistic public spaces, learns about the annual Renaissance festival, tours a WW2 submarine and attempts to learn the guitar.

Short: Erik the Travel Guy heads to Muskogee, Oklahoma for a taste of small town America.

#308 St Augustine, FL
Lather on the SPF 50 and join Erik as he heads down to Florida’s Historic Coast! Erik visits a centuries old military fort and has coffee with the town’s most famous Gilded Age millionaire. He takes years off his life by drinking from the Fountain of Youth, enjoys an amazing, hands-on dining experience, and even tries his luck on one of the most iconic holes in golf, Hole 17 at TPC Sawgrass.

Short: Erik the Travel Guy visits Florida’s Historic Coast in St. Augustine, Florida.

#309 Mackinac Island, MI
Time to grab the oat bag and saddle up, folks! Erik and the Crew are hopping on a ferry and heading to a place where horses replace automobiles, and time truly slows down. They’ll explore the island’s breathtaking natural beauty, visit the famous Grand Hotel, fish in Lake Huron, stroll downtown enjoying great food and live music and even attempt a little fudge making.

Short: Erik the Travel Guy explores the timeless Michigan vacation destination, Mackinac Island.

#310 Stockholm, Sweden
Strap in for a long flight, we’re going WAY Beyond Your Backyard. Erik takes his first ever trip to the city of Stockholm. As with any new city he visits, Erik digs in deep - visiting Nordic museums, exploring the city’s history and architecture and enjoying an amazing meal prepared using traditional nordic techniques. Lastly we’ll “Take A Chance On” him, as he gets groovy at the ABBA museum.

Short: Erik the Travel Guy explores Nordic culture in Stockholm, Sweden.

Program Rights

Broadcast Rights:
Rights Dates:
8/19/2020 - 8/18/2023
School Rights:
3 years
V.O.D. Rights:
V.O.D. Rights Type:
Concurrent w/broadcast rights
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