Travelers’ Night In — Travel TV Shows!
On this week’s round of Travelers’ Night In, the interactive Twitter discussion for avid travelers and travel lovers, the theme was travel TV shows! As always, ten questions were asked, people responded while tagging their tweets #TNI, and learned quite a bit about some new TV shows to watch!
Q1. Travel host you’d most want to be stuck on a desert island with? Why?
GlobalBasecamps My co-worker just shouted out “the chick version of Anthony Bourdain” I for one, am happy with the original 🙂
Sail_FLy_Jen Jeff Probst he’s low key, not annoying (I’m stuck after all) and nice to look at.
KristinMcCollum Samantha Brown so I can tie her up and take her job!
CGTravels Everyone is going 2 say this…bc it’s PRACTICAL! Bear Grylls 🙂 Doesn’t hurt that he’s handsome…gets old lookin’ at the ocean
museyon But what help would Rick Steves be on a desert island? He’d start telling me about Prague and I’d have to slap him
Looks like Uncle Tony is the new mascot of #TNI, after Ramon and the Old Spice Man! Everybody loves Anthony Bourdain!
Q2. Travel host you’d never want to travel with?
Wanderingtradr Andrew Zimmerman. he would serve testicles for dinner
ACYPL Guy Fieri. As Tony Bourdain said, “Take those damn sunglasses off of your neck.”
DEPagliaro Wilson the volleyball from Cast Away. He doesn’t provide much company.
tomtravel2 Martha Stewart. Maybe cheating on “travel host” but no way I’m going with her.
valentinavitols Rachael Ray . I have a problem with the word “Yummo”. Argh.
My dad calls Rachael Ray “Cod Cheeks.” He has a complicated relationship with her. I think either of us would stab our eyes out if we had to travel with her, though. That voice…those acronyms!
Q3. Which show would you most want to be on? Why?
OverYonderlust No Reservations – because I’m a fangirl and there is nothing wrong with eating, drinking, and getting into trouble with locals.
SEASunDodger Man Shops Globe. Have you seen it? I die every time. The guy gets PAID to shop markets around the world. Lucky Bastard.
pamstucky Amazing Race, Bachelor Edition, where the men take turns being my partner and in the end I pick one to marry me!
LPUSAstaff Wait, does Jersey Shore count as a travel show?
BridalTravelGuy TEMPTATION ISLAND. Really… Do I need to explain? 🙂
AMAZING RACE. Remember Season One? Kevin and Drew were amazing. Here are some clips from what I consider the funniest Amazing Race episode ever.
Q4. If you had your own travel show, what would it be called? Theme?
WaywardJess How to get fat while traveling! Theme: eating and drinking!
kristinaQ An Awesome Asian’s Adventure Across America .. or AAAAAA for short.. LOL
lisajanPA How about “Exposed – Naked Travels”
campersonne ” Swearing Around the globe” – traveling to different countries and learning their most popular and interesting curse words.
groundedtravelr “Get that Camera out of my Face”, I’m afraid it wouldn’t be very popular
Party Up, Vegas with Adventurous Kate. What I would GIVE to host a travel/nightlife show in Las Vegas…with these fabulous girls.
We could have our own show!
Q5. What essentials would you bring to Gilligan’s island?
airtreks A tuxedo. Because Ginger likes a well-dressed man.
Gadling The people from LOST? That would totally mess things up.
JGBlackBook Matt Damon. Oh, I mean, a Swiss Army knife and some rations.
Travel_Quest A raft. Actually, a big party boat so we could pick up other castaways too.
NewYorkGuest Gilligan’s Island was the one show my mother forbid us to watch when I was a child. She thought the stupidity would corrupt us
…did I hear someone say the Old Spice Man? He could do everything!
Q6. Which movie/show has inspired you to travel to a new destination?
olgaLG Without a doubt “The Beach” (& I went there 2!)
culverlake “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” makes me want to go anywhere with ScarJo and Penelope Cruz, but particularly Oviedo.
inhabitvacation Lost in Translation inspired me to go to Tokyo, even stayed at the Grand Hyatt for a night to get the full experience
AliGThang The Talented Mr. Ripley made me pine for coastal Italy.
travelerkate Honestly, when I was really young the Mary Kate and Ashley travel movies always made me want to go (God this is embarrassing)
The Talented Mr. Ripley was filmed on Ischia, an island in southern Italy. If this movie doesn’t give you wanderlust, you’re probably dead.
Q7. Travelers love food – what‘s your favorite food inspired show?
NOnionsXPickles Alright, I know that everyone is going to say this but…NO RESERVATIONS !
iatraveler Drive In, Diners and Dives. Who doesn’t love a greasy spoon?
AllTravelSites I used to watch the Frugal Gormet..he had some awesome shows..chili around the world.
TangoDivacom Man vs. Food. I love cheering on Adam Richman from my couch. Plus, it gives good tips on where to eat when traveling.
thecitizeNY Does Biggest Loser count. Without food, they wouldn’t have gotten there. [You are TERRIBLE!]
Here’s Uncle Tony in Malaysia!
Q8. Which celeb needs their own travel show?
BrooklynNomad Larry David. Would love his observations of various places.
marcygordon Betty White with Keith Richards would be interesting show & audience demographic
millie0418 Celebrities don’t need to have more shows. Give it to the regular travelers!
StayAdventurous Bill Clinton, “Champagne, Cervezas, and Cigars from the Road”
TryItFoodTravel Has no one said Lady Gaga?
newtonpl Mel Gibson’s travel through the holy land
CruiseMuse That double rainbow video dude.
If you haven’t seen it yet…Mr. Double Rainbow. I could watch a whole season of him!
Q9. Travel show you never miss? Why do you love it?
travelpology No Reservations. (I’m a broken record.) I don’t want to miss an episode because I’m not-so-secretly in love with Tony.
IEtravel Bizarre Eats. Andrew Zimmern has a stomach like a Civil War battleship.
WeekendInParis I never miss the re-run of the Brady Bunch in Hawaii 2 part show – drama & mystery w/beautiful beaches…
travelwithwords carmen sandiego. albeit, that was when i was younger, but c’mon. classic.
SaraKateTravel If you can stomach the fake romance of the Bachelor/ette shows, they have turned that into a quasi world travel show each season!
Carmen Sandiego! I was so obsessed with that show, my parents actually took me to audition for it in New Hampshire…I got shy. (I know, I know.)
Do it, Rockapella!
Q10. Travel show that should be cancelled?
ScenebyLaurie Sarah Palin’s Alaska Reality show
budgettravelsac Anything with Rachael Ray trying to host anything on travel!
JohnicaReed That Jessica Simpson “Price of Beauty” show.
TravelMamas Travel show that should be cancelled? A10: Anything to do w/eating gross food or hunting ghosts. Dumb.
LandLopers while I may not like all the travel shows, someone does and if it inspires them that’s great!
Matt might be right…but The Price of Beauty is pretty bad. Especially the pilot. They had to recut the entire series after it aired.
And that’s the week!