Premise: New Zealand journalist David Farrier finds bizarre and morally dubious tourist destinations across the globe. This includes witnessing a ritual by some “real” vampires, having a former drug lord hitman walk him through past exploits and multiple “fun” tours related to John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
Runtime: Eight episodes of roughly 40 minutes
Premise: Phil Rosenthal, the creator of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” tours the world to eat different cuisines and discover the surrounding cultures. After the end of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” Rosenthal won a James Beard Award for his PBS show “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having.”
Runtime: 17 episodes of roughly 50 minutes
Premise: This follows the “experts fix a failing business” model of television more than the typical travel show format. But this show about, you guessed it, experts fixing failing restaurants at scenic locations has such beautiful scenery that it’s worth including for any vicarious exploration dreams.
Runtime: 13 episodes of roughly 45 minutes