NOLA Code:
BYBY 0400H1
Number of Episodes/Length:
9 / 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.

#401 Gothenburg, Sweden
Join Erik in the cockpit, on board Norwegian’s 787 Dreamliner as he travels to Sweden’s second largest city. Discover the impressive history and significance of the city’s strategic placement on Sweden’s west coast. See Erik sample spectacular, award-winning cuisine at Sjömagasinet, take a historic walking tour of the city, and roll out the dough as he learns a traditional Swedish cinnamon roll recipe when he meets a local.

#402 Happy Valley, PA
Spend some time with Erik as he explores this unique geographic region in the center of Pennsylvania. Float through an unbelievable underground cave on a boat tour, marvel at one-of-a-kind artifacts from Christopher Columbus, and get into the countryside and sample true farm-to-fork cuisine.

#403 Lake Murray, SC
Grab your binoculars and life vest and join Erik for a lake adventure! Get out on the lake with Erik as he discovers this gorgeous area and the phenomena of the Purple Martins that flock to this area every year. Travel with him to Congaree National Park and Riverbanks Zoo to get in touch with nature and take a walk on the wilder side of things. And come along as he enjoys a customized food tour and brewery tour and toasts to this fun loving and diverse region of South Carolina.

#404 Long Beach, CA
Take a trip with Erik to this vibrant waterfront city bursting with activity. In this episode, Erik and the crew savor a glass of wine, learn how to drive a Duffy boat, and take in the scenery. He discovers the local art scene and experiences the flair of the authentic Mexican cuisine in the area. He also boards the Queen Mary and steps back in history for a moment as he uncovers the beauty and bravado of this spectacular California destination.

#405 Ashland, WI
Head up north with Erik as he experiences true Midwestern kindness from the locals of this inviting Wisconsin town. Learn along with him as he tours and explores the boat houses and their culture on Lake Superior. In this episode, Erik tours downtown and views the historic murals that tell the town's story. Erik rolls up his sleeves and gets to work making authentic German sausages.

#406 Winston-Salem
Join Erik as he gets a history lesson about the Moravian culture of Old Salem. Prepare to be entertained as he challenges a professional baker to a cookie-making race at Mrs. Hanes Moravian Cookies, and fine tune your senses as he experiences the grandeur of The Reynolda House Museum of American Art. He’ll also dig into some delicious and award winning southern cuisine at his visit to Sweet Potatoes Restaurant.

#407 Wytheville, VA
There’s only one! Come along with Erik as he discovers this one-of-a-kind town. In this episode, he’ll explore the area's scenic, geographic beauty, meet with the proud local residents that make up the population, learn the town’s history and its role in presidential governing, and sample and attempt to re-create some of the small town's authentic cuisine.

#408 Montauk, NY
Get away with Erik as he discovers the secluded yet approachable appeal of this Long Island hamlet. He’ll learn how Montauk has stood the test of time, get a first hand feel for the incredible hospitality, and visit must-see and historic destinations. Dive in with him as he learns from the pros how to surf cast and how to make authentic and delicious seafood delights from the catch of the day!

#409 A New Travel Normal
Wash your hands, mask up, and stay 6 apart with Erik as he learns about and navigates a new travel world emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. He’ll discover what has changed regarding travel protocols and how travel brands have adapted and updated their practices to keep you safe while still being able to explore new places in a different way.

Program Rights

Broadcast Rights:
Rights Dates:
1/1/2022 - 12/31/2024
School Rights:
3 years
V.O.D. Rights:
V.O.D. Rights Type:
Concurrent w/broadcast rights
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