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Beyond Your Backyard - Muskogee, OK

On this edition of Beyond Your Backyard, I find out why so many people are “Proud to be an Okie from Muskogee.” The crew and I travel to this quaint Oklahoma town to learn about the history of the Girl Scouts, the Trail of Tears and the local country music connection.

Beyond Your Backyard - PA's Great Outdoors Region

A return visit to this region of Pennsylvania proves to be even more fun for the whole family! I'll show you more about the French and Indian war, discovers a wild Elk herd and so much more. I'll also explores Cook Forest State Park, get behind the gears of a missive piece of machinery and sample delicious rustic cuisine. 

Beyond Your Backyard - Yosemite Lake Tahoe

Get ready to explore a gorgeous part of the United States! Erik and the crew start at Lake Tahoe and work their way south to Yosemite National Park. Outdoor recreation and panning for gold are part of the fun!

Beyond Your Backyard - Chicago

Get ready for fun! 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. I'll explore neighborhoods and sample a Chicago style hot dog!

Beyond Your Backyard - The Olympic Peninsula

Puget Sound the alarm! The crew and I travel to a breathtaking National Park on the Pacific West Coast. Join us as we explore the natural beauty of Hurricane Ridge, learn about Native American culture by carving a totem pole and trying our hand at shucking some of the country’s finest oysters!

Beyond Your Backyard Episode: St. Augustine, FL

Lather on the SPF 50 and join Erik in this episode of Beyond Your Backyard as he heads down to Florida’s Historic Coast! Erik visits a centuries old military fort and has coffee with the town’s most famous Gilded Age millionaire. He takes years off his life by drinking from the Fountain of Youth, enjoys an amazing, hands-on dining experience, and even tries his luck on one of the most iconic holes in golf, Hole 17 at TPC Sawgrass.

Beyond Your Backyard - Currituck, The Outer Banks

The crew and I explore the northern end of this legendary and popular destination on North Carolina’s Atlantic coast. Join me in one of the few places in the United States where wild horses still run free! I'll discovers how a beach vibe, tide and some historic lighthouses shaped this unique destination. All that, and plenty of fun and fresh seafood for all in a destination unlike any other.

Beyond Your Backyard - Long Beach, CA

Get ready for fun in the SoCal sun! This episode is all about what to do, see and eat in Long Beach, California!

Beyond Your Backyard: Thanksgiving

Beyond Your Backyard travels to Plymouth, MA to learn more about “the first Thanksgiving” and shows you how to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving feast with turkey and all the trimmings.

Beyond Your Backyard - Happy Valley, PA

Spend some time with yours truly as I explore a unique geographic region in the center of Pennsylvania. Float through an unbelievable underground cave on a boat tour, marvel at one-of-a-kind artifacts from Christopher Columbus, and get into the countryside and sample true farm-to-fork cuisine.

Beyond Your Backyard - Scottsdale

In this episode, I'm learning the difference between “the new west” and “the old west” in Scottsdale, Arizona. The show takes time to learn more about the breathtaking scenery, the influence of native Americans and the visual and performing arts. I soar high above the valley floor in a hot air balloon and dines with an owner/chef specializing in authentic southwestern cuisine.

Beyond Your Backyard - Cozumel

Come with me to the Mexican island destination of Cozumel to learn more about Mayan Culture, through the food and the archaeology. We'll spend time with a spiritual guru who teaches ancient history through deep breathing and self-discovery. We'll also dine on delicious Mayan delicacies and learn how to scuba dive!

Beyond Your Backyard - On The Bridge - Carnival Horizon

Get your sea-legs ready, landlubbers! Erik the Travel Guy steps aboard Carnival Horizon for exclusive behind-the-scenes access with the ship’s captain and crew. He’ll visit the crew-only areas, explore the ship’s bridge and engineering, as well as witness first-hand how the crew feeds thousands of meals each week.

Beyond Your Backyard - 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. Thanks for watching, liking, subscribing and sharing these videos with your friends!

St Pete / Clearwater, Florida

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 pitmaster. Thanks for watching, liking, subscribing and sharing these videos with your friends!

Beyond Your Backyard - Gothenburg

Join Erik on the flight deck, on board Norwegian’s 787 Dreamliner as he travels to Sweden’s second largest city. Discover the impressive history and significance of the city’s strategic placement on Sweden’s west coast. See Erik sample spectacular, award-winning cuisine at Sjömagasinet, take a historic walking tour of the city, and roll out the dough as he learns a traditional Swedish cinnamon roll recipe when he meets a local.

The 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. Thanks for watching, liking, subscribing and sharing these videos with your friends!

Explore Mackinac Island, Michigan

HUGE savings when you book your vacation to visit this charming town in Michigan! 

Beyond Your Backyard Episode: Bemidji, MN

Grab your swim trunks, Erik the Travel Guy heads to the land of 10,000 lakes! A charming enclave in Northern Minnesota is the setting for this episode.

Beyond Your Backyard Episode: Ashland, WI

Head up north with Erik as he experiences true Midwestern kindness from the locals of this inviting Wisconsin town.

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