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Beyond Your Backyard


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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.


  • Boone

    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.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/10/2019 to 4/9/2022
  • Jamaica

    In this edition of Beyond Your Backyard, the show visits the island nation of Jamaica. Erik learns the history of the culture while exploring grottos, riding horseback in the ocean and sampling Jamaican style culinary offerings.

    Length: 00:25:57
    Usage rights: 5/8/2019 to 5/7/2022
  • Laurel Highlands

    In this episode, Erik The Travel Guy explores the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. This region's rolling hills are home to revolutionary war sites, charming towns and so much more. Erik and the crew make a splash as they go white water rafting, learn how to make the perfect breakfast sandwich, visit an amazing luxury resort and walk in the footprints of an educational icon.

    Length: 00:24:16
    Usage rights: 4/24/2019 to 4/23/2022
  • Little Rock Part 2

    Erik returns to the capital of Arkansas in this episode of Beyond Your Backyard. Diversity in unique neighborhoods, a thriving downtown district and outdoor recreation are all part of the fun. He learns the significance of the "Little Rock Nine", tours a WW2 submarine, visits a museum dedicated to the contents of a ladies purse, and learns more about the farm-to-table culinary scene.

    Length: 00:25:27
    Usage rights: 5/1/2019 to 4/30/2022
  • St. Pete / Clearwater

    In this edition of Beyond Your Backyard, Erik The Travel guy seeks educational fun in the sun in St. Pete / Clearwater, Florida. This virtually undiscovered gulf coast destination is bursting at the seams with artistic flair. Erik dives into the mind of Salvador Dali, takes a colorful downtown walking tour, learns the art of glass blowing and samples BBQ from an iconic pit master.

    Length: 00:25:32
    Usage rights: 4/17/2019 to 4/16/2022
  • The Azores

    In this episode, Erik travels across the Atlantic Ocean to learn what all the fuss is about in this undiscovered, island paradise. He learns more about the history and culture by talking with the locals, exploring on foot through the terrain and shows you how viewers can explore for themselves.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 5/15/2019 to 5/14/2022