Top 5 Travel Show for Inexperienced Travelers

Great travel tips from your TV

Many people do not get the opportunity to travel much, due to work, family and other obligations in life. For people who haven’t yet traveled the world, planning any trip can be exhausting and overwhelming. Everyone has different opinions and ideas about what is best, but those ideas may not be the best for you.

You could check out every travel book from the library, or scour the Internet for the best advice, but why not use your nightly leisure time to your advantage instead? This list complies some of the best travel shows for inexperienced travelers, so you can sit back and relax while you plan your next trip with ease.

Most television providers, like http://www.saveontvdirect.com will have these shows, or you can find them on the Internet. Check your local listings to find times.

Destination Showdown

This show is ideal for someone struggling to decide where to go on your next travel excursion. The show compares two different travel sites in a “showdown” and picks a winner. You don’t have to go to the place that wins each time, of course, but it is helpful to see the pros and cons of each place. From there, you can decide for yourself which place would be a better fit for you. Decision made!

Top 5 Travel Shows for Inexperienced Travelers

Travel 911

Travel 911 is exactly described by its title. The show explains how to avoid, prevent or survive travel mishaps and emergencies. Not only is this great travel advice for new travelers, many seasoned travel experts will also be able to pick up a new trick or two. The show also offers great everyday life advice on things such as identity theft, which is helpful to everyone, traveler or not! Better to be over prepared than to be the victim of identity theft.

Best of the Road

This series is great for those of us to like to travel off the beaten path. The program takes viewers to small towns across the nation, exploring the best of what “small town USA” has to offer those of us just passing through. If you are looking for a break from big city life, watch this show for a few ideas.

Man vs. Food

We all need to eat, when on vacation or not, so why not try something exciting? This show takes viewers across the US to find the best local eateries, and concurring food challenges along the way. To get an authentic, local experience in whatever city to visit, first visit Man vs. Food to find a restaurant that will satisfy.

When Vacations Attack

Yes, it can be morbid and terrifying, but these stories can be great cautionary tales for people who are new to travel. Try to not let the stories in this show deter you from any travel, but use the ideas to keep you from making the same mistakes when you head out on your next vacation. But if you need to separate yourself completely, use this show for its pure entertainment purposes.

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This is a Guest Post.

A Serene Place In The Country

riverside
I miss this place.

This photo was taken seven years ago during me and my husband’s visit to my neighborhood in my hometown in Leyte, Philippines.  The picture shows how green the surroundings is.  We call our neighborhood Riverside because we are situated by the river called Kanawagan.  I remember when I was younger the river was wide and its currents were strong that it was difficult to cross.  Because of the drought the river has gone low and moved farther.  You see those rocks and the cleared area?  That’s the riverbed.

My parents, siblings, and I used to cross this river to go to my grandpa’s farm to harvest some vegetables, fruits, and root crops.  We also bathe and do our laundry here too.  Walking alongside the riverbank we can pick up some firewood from the fallen branches of the trees and coconuts.  Some nights, there are a few young guys and men (neighbors) will go fishing in the river.

But now, the river is not healthy anymore.  It is getting low and polluted.  There’s a power plant way up there in the mountains and disposing waste.  I am not completely sure where they release their wastes but somehow parts of it go to the rivers.  I wonder how this place looked after the super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)?

Can’t Help But Look At Flight Path On In-Flight TV Screen

flight path

I can’t sleep on the plane.  Some people do but I couldn’t.  Well, I could take a nap but not a long complete sleep.  It’s the anxiety that gets me.  I want to get to the vacation destination immediately.  Looking at the in-flight entertainment tv screen showing the maps and flight path is like a ‘torture’.  You know, it’s like we are just giving ourselves a hard time being anxious to land safe and sound to our destination.  It does not take long on domestic flights.  But flying international on a 15-hour flight, your behind hurts from sitting for a long period of time.

What helps is grab the provided pillow and sit on it.  It gives your behind comfort in flight.  I keep myself entertained by watching movies and reading magazines.  But when the lights are off, I take a nap.  Then I stand up to walk for a few minutes.

Sleepy but couldn't sleep.

It is quite hard when traveling with kids though.  We are always concern with everybody’s safety making sure they are buckled up and settled.  Keeping them entertained, too.  That’s also one of the reasons why I couldn’t sleep.  I let my daughter get comfortable on her seat first before I do.