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The best travel TV shows inspire us to venture out into the unknown. They allow everyone to enjoy exploring some of the most interesting locations on the planet, without ever leaving the couch! A great television travel show offers viewers the opportunity to share in the journey as the hosts wander from town to town, or country to country, taking in the local landscape and learning about an area's unique culture. This list includes some of the most popular travel TV shows (past and present), but it isn't complete: Feel free to add your own suggestions, and vote up the best travel shows you love the most.

Several TV shows listed here manage to combine travel and food. Among them: 'Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations' and 'Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.' Each of these shows offers viewers an in-depth look at local cultures, along with a taste of the area. Zimmern's choices are certainly more "out there" than Bourdain's, but both make for excellent travel TV viewing.

Classic, beloved travel TV shows are also listed here, including one of the most popular travel series of all-time, 'Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days.' Actor Michael Palin actually recreates Phileas Fogg's fateful journey from the Jules Verne novel 'Around the World in 80 Days.'

Are you a fan of reality TV? If so, you've likely seen CBS' 'The Amazing Race.' While the program is definitely a reality competition, it takes the competitors to some of the most beautiful places in the world. In other words, it's awesome viewing for travel buffs!

What shows inspire your wanderlust the most? What us the best traveling show on TV? Vote for your favorite travel TV shows, and vote down those shows that you don't like. Bon voyage!

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No Reservations is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
No Reservations Marc Summers, Lee Anne Wong

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Travels in Europe with Rick St... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
Travels in Europe with Rick Steves Rick Steves, Madhur Jaffrey

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Parts Unknown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
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Departures is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
Departures Scott Wilson, Justin Lukach, Andre Dupuis

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Globe Trekker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
Globe Trekker Christina Chang, Megan McCormick

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An Idiot Abroad is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
An Idiot Abroad Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

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Passport to Europe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
Passport to Europe Samantha Brown

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Full Circle with Michael Palin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
Full Circle with Michael Palin Rob Hehnlin, Michael Palin

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The Layover is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
The Layover Anthony Bourdain, Gabriele Bonci, Gaëlle Cerf

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Michael Palin: Around the Worl... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days Michael Palin, Basil Pao, Chris Collins

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Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimm... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows

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Samantha Brown's Great Weekend... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
Samantha Brown's Great Weekends Samantha Brown^! Daniel Franzese^! Michael Andretti

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The Thirsty Traveler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows

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Travels to the Edge with Art W... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows

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Three Sheets is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
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Dhani Tackles the Globe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
Dhani Tackles the Globe Dhani Jones^! Stephen Koepfer

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The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows

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Lonely Planet Six Degrees is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
Lonely Planet Six Degrees Toby Amies, Asha Gill, Oli Pettigrew

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Pole to Pole is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
Pole to Pole Michael Palin

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Michael Palin's Hemingway Adve... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows

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Off Limits is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows

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Crossing South is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
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Around The World In 80 Ways is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows

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The Getaway is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
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Not Your Average Travel Guide is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows

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Insomniac with Dave Attell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows

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Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
dfhearh added Ed, Edd n Eddy Matt Hill, Tommy Karlsen, Sam Vincent

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Around the World in 80 Treasur... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
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Tribe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows

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Cruise Ship Diaries is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows

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From the Edge With Peter Lik is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows

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Young Broke & Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows

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Booze Traveler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Travel TV Shows
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