5 on the fly: travel shows to watch while we can’t travel

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by Sarah Halfpenny

Gordon, Gino and Fred: Ultimate Roadtrip – 7Plus
This scenic road trip from Nevada to Los Angeles sees British superstar chef Gordon Ramsay try to convince his culinary companions – Italian Gino D’Acampo and Frenchman Fred Sirieix – that US food is bigger and better.

Dark Tourist – Netflix

In this provocative and quirky show, New Zealand journalist David Farrier visits unusual – and often macabre – tourist spots from around the world. There’s a nuclear lake in Kazakhstan, a haunted forest in Japan, and many more eye-opening and offbeat destinations.

Travel Man – SBS On Demand

British comedian Richard Ayoade wants to make travelling more fun, efficient, and less tedious. He travels to a popular city in each episode, accompanied by a celebrity guest, to give viewers a potential itinerary for a two-day (48 hour) break.

Down to Earth with Zac Efron – Netflix

American actor Zac Efron journeys around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien, in a travel show that explores life experience, nature, green energy and sustainable living practices. Season Two was filmed in Australia and will air in 2022.

All 4 Adventure – 10Play

Follow a couple of modern-day Australian adventurers on rugged expeditions into some of the most remote corners of our land. Using 4WDs, ATVs and boats, they face all sorts of logistical challenges, relying on their ingenuity, experience and a good dose of humour to reach their destination.

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