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Beyond Your Backyard

Beyond Your Backyard

This is not your typical travel show. Beyond Your Backyard is a 30-minute, educational travel series highlighting destinations that people can travel to with ease. Veteran travel personality Erik Hastings (Erik The Travel Guy) reveals the "soul" of each destination he visits. Every episode digs deep to educate consumers on the history and culture, amazing experiences, delicious food, famous attractions as well as off-the-beaten-path haunts which locals and visitors love to visit. The show's editorial viewpoint is presented with integrity and humor designed to inspire viewers to travel.

Latest Episodes

Travel to the hill country of the mid-Atlantic to unlock the secrets of Boone, North Carolina. Rustic scenery, fascinating frontiersman history, Bluegrass music and delicious country-chic comfort food are all on the menu. Erik steps back in time at MAST General Store, gets close to the Blue Ridge Mountains via a Canopy tour and explores a charming downtown scene with vibrant, youthful energy.

Chicago is home to a number of firsts including the invention of The Tootsie Roll, the world's first Ferris wheel and so much more. Erik will see it all, as well as show you how to grill the perfect dry-aged steak with simple ingredients and time-honored cooking techniques.

'Tis the season on this special edition of Beyond Your Backyard. The show travels to Michigan to visit the world's largest Christmas store. In addition, Erik visits a world class resort to learn how to make delicious holiday treats!

Beyond Your Backyard goes back in time and learns about American life in Colonial Williamsburg. Erik The Travel Guy steps into the shoes of an early American settler in this historic triangle where he takes up arms and learns all about the proper way to fire a musket, ax-throwing, the honest slave story, and how to make delicious ginger biscuits.

In this episode, Erik travels to the Mexican island destination of Cozumel to learn more about Mayan Culture, through the food, the archeological sites and deep below the ocean surface. Dive deep as he shows you how easy it is to fall in love with scuba diving, deep breathing and introspective reflection.

In this episode Erik The Travel Guy is your guide on a historical journey to the scene of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War - The Battle of Gettysburg. You'll walk in the footprints of President Abraham Lincoln and learn why so many visitors are coming to Adams County for a part of American history - and a pint of their famous handcrafted apple cider!

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