In my last post “Travelogues” I listed a number of famous personalities who have done TV travelogues, or similar programs, here is a quick overview of what they have done, as far as I can remember.

Home Grown

Michael Palin Great Railway Journeys, Around the World in 80 Days, Pole to Pole, Full Circle, Hemingway Adventure, Sahara, Himalaya, New Europe and 80 Days Revisited
Billy Connolly Journey to the Edge of the World, World Tour of New Zealand, World Tour of Ireland, Wales and England, A Scot in the Arctic, World Tour of Australia and World Tour of Scotland
Stephen Fry America and Last Chance To See
Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman Long Way Round and Long Way Down
Charley Boorman London To Sydney By Any Means and Sydney To Tokyo By Any Means
Paul Merton China, Indian
Griff Rhys Jones Rivers, Mountains
Griff Rhys Jones, Dara Ó Briain and Rory McGrath Three Men in a Boat, Three Men in Another Boat, Three Men in More Than One Boat
Victoria Wood Victoria’s Empire
Martin Clunes Islands Of Britain
Robbie Coltrane B Roads of Britain
James May and Oz Clarke Wine Tours – Big Wine Adventure (France and California), Drink To Britain
John Sergeant On The Tourist Trail
Julia Bradbury Rough Guides, Railway Walks, Wainwright’s Walks
Kate Humble Frankincense Trail
Sir Trevor McDonald The Secret Caribbean
Bruce Parry Tribe, Amazon (and some others I haven’t seen yet)
Ray Mears Extreme Survival, Bushcraft, Wild Food, Goes Walkabout, Northern Wilderness

 

Across the Pond

Anthony Bourdain No Reservations
Andrew Zimmerman Bizarre World
Adam Richman Man v. Food

If I’ve missed anyone I’m sure one my many readers will remind me.

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I do from time to time drive from my current home to my parents home, or my old home.

Generally this for a rugby match, a concert or an occasion (a Birthday or Christmas),  this weekend was a bit of both, chance to England beaten by Australia in my old local and to “tidy” a load of my old stuff. This is something that should have been done a long tome ago…

What relation does this have to travel I hear my many readers ask… well my parents have access to the Travel Channel, which I enjoy and I found my first camera.

The Travel Channel amongst other things has the fantastic Globe Trekker, check out Pilot Guides and pay particular attention to any that has the adventurous Ian Wright and the lovely Megan McCormick.

Coming to the Travel Channel soon is the Don of travel journalists, the big cheese himself, Simon Calder. He will be spending 48 hours in a city… no doubt with a bag so small you would believe he could travel with it and his folding bike!