Saturday, May 27th, 2017

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!

Image: Roadsidepictures

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!

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Q6. Which movie/show has inspired you to travel to a new destination?

olgaLG Without a doubt “The Beach” (& I went there 2!)

culverlakeVicky 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.

Image: GaAs

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”

Liz_Webber @ChelseaHandler could sample vodka from around the world and make fun of everyone while doing it

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.)

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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!

Travelers’ Night In, founded and organized by the lovely ladies at ZipSetGo, takes place on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 ET. All are welcome! Follow the #TNI tag to see the questions and conversation!


23 Responses to “Travelers’ Night In — Travel TV Shows!”
  1. Even when I pay close attention to TNI, I still miss some classic answers. Love the recap and the clips too; it clearly caused a few more chuckles this evening… thanks again for writing it up.

    And what a great opening episode to my celebrity show idea… a Chelsea wedding in Rhinebeck, New York. Plenty of Champagne, Cervezas and no doubt Cigars…

    stay adventurous,

    • You really do a fantastic recap Kate!

      We’re too busy traveling in the south of France to participate, but very happy to read your recap now that I found a free moment & some free wifi! 😉

  2. Kristina says:

    I’m loving everyone’s responses – and totally excited to see that my answer to Q4 made the recap, haha! (I’m @kristinaQ on Twitter)

  3. Yay! I made the recap! Thanks for including me, Kate!

  4. Olga says:

    What an honor! Thanks for including me on the list. “The Beach” has and will continue to inspire me to keep living a life full of travel and off the beaten path experiences. I even wrote a guest blog post about the Thai smile, inspired by a large part because I watched the movie “The Beach” when I was 15. 🙂

    • Kate says:

      I loved the Beach. It was filmed in Ko Phi Phi, Thailand, but the author actually based it on Palawan in the Philippines. Intriguing.

      • Olga says:

        Hmmm. I have yet to read the book. For those topics, I am much more visible. FYI ~ I tried signing up for your RSS feed to my email and it didn’t work last night. Any suggestions?

  5. Jessica Skelton says:

    Great recap! Glad to make it on for being the glutton that I am! How fitting. Also, stoked to see Brooklyn Nomad’s Larry David tweet up! So hilarious. Love the travel tweeter. #TNI cracks me up! Can’t wait till next week.

  6. Amanda says:

    Ahh, I’m so sad I missed this week’s TNI! So many great things mentioned. And fantastic choice of video clips! Love the Amazing Race (it’s one of my life goals to be on it someday). And Double Rainbow Guy. And I, too, LOVED Where in the World in Carmen San Diego? when I was younger. I even had the computer game, back when computers were still dinosaurs.

    • Kate says:

      I had the Carmen Sandiego computer game, too! Ahahahaha!! Remember how you would tip witnesses and if you tipped them a bit, they’d say, “He left in a long car with tinted windows,” and if you tipped a lot, they’d say, “He left in a limo”? Love it.

  7. Shannon says:

    Great recap! It was my first time doing TNI and I had an awesome time. Everyone is so hilarious!

  8. travelerkate says:

    Oh boy…mixed emotions about my Mary Kate and Ashley days being public info (I guess I probably shouldn’t share that my roommate and I still watch them via netfilx, but now we drink heavily while doing so)…

  9. CruiseMuse says:

    To make it on the #TNI recap… oh my god, oh my god… what does this mean?

    Thank you, and #TNI is always a blast! I really do think Yosemite Bear should have his own travel show. Image seeing the word from his eyes… something quite refreshing and undoubtedly very entertaining!

    In case anyone wants to keep tabs on Yosemite Bear:



  10. I can’t imagine how much harder these are getting to assemble. There must be a thousand tweets to go through on any given #TNI!

    Fortunately you make it look easy, Kate. And the post is getting better and better including video clips. Laughed all the way through!

    Great work as usual!

  11. Tom Lewis says:

    Hey Kate! As usual an awesome recap of the #TNI fun! I thank you kindly for including one of my tweets this week. I honestly don’t know how you manage to get such a great cross section now that the tweets are coming fast and furious. I love the tweet grid, but often have to go back to to slow it down! You are providing a great public service for all us #TNI fanatics and we love you for it.

    • Kate says:

      Thanks so much, Tom! I’m glad you like the recaps.

      I do love the Tweetgrid as well, but I pull them right from the web interface. Much easier that way!

  12. Andi says:

    Haha, I looooved the comments! I’m definitely obsessed with AB too. 🙂

  13. Where have I been that I did not see this before now, under a barrel? Travel Night In–great concept. Although not what others had in mind, I would like to hang with Duff from Ace of Cakes. He is so funny and personable, you wouldn’t be bored. And although not really a travel program either, the Bachelorette shows just enough of interesting locals to be a travel writer and agent’s friend. I get calls about their locations the next week after it airs. Just my two cents worth. Hope to see everyone soon on TNI and Twitter

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