Beyond Your Backyard

Beyond Your Backyard

This educational travel series highlights destinations that people can travel to with ease. Every episode features amazing experiences, delicious food, and more. Veteran traveler Erik Hastings reveals the "soul" of each destination he visits.

All Past Episodes

Little Rock

24:59 | #202 | TV-G

Erik explores the capital of Arkansas and learns how to make a succulent pork chop recipe.


25:56 | #201 | TV-G

Erik travels to the Mexican island destination of Cozumel to learn more about Mayan culture, through the food, the archeological sites, and deep below the ocean surface.


26:01 | #113 | TV-G

The show travels to Michigan to visit the world's largest Christmas store. In addition, Erik visits a world class resort to learn how to make delicious holiday treats!


26:01 | #112 | TV-G

Travel to Plymouth to learn more about "the first Thanksgiving" and to Naperville, Illinois to go behind the scenes at Butterball University!

Northern California

25:21 | #111 | TV-G

Erik and the crew start at Lake Tahoe and work their way south to Yosemite National Park.

Chicago, IL

26:02 | #110 | TV-G

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.

Bryan-College Station, TX

25:37 | #109 | TV-G

Erik learns how to shoot trap and uncover the secrets to this quaint yet vibrant destination including the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library, Texas A&M, and more!

New Orleans, LA

26:02 | #108 | TV-G

Erik travels to New Orleans, Louisiana for amazing food, live music, and fun.

Washington, DC

25:02 | #107 | TV-G

Erik tours the monuments of Washington DC and a chef showcases his own brand of soul food.

The Bahamas

26:00 | #106 | TV-G

Erik explores the best beaches in Bahamas and shows how to make mojito chicken!

Colonial Williamsburg, VA

25:46 | #105 | TV-G

Erik the Travel Guy steps into the shoes of an early American settler where he takes up arms and learns all about the proper way to fire a musket, ax-throwing, and more.

PA's Great Outdoors Region

25:41 | #104 | TV-G

The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Region is bursting with outdoor recreation for the whole family!

Key West, FL

25:20 | #103 | TV-G

Erik visits Mile Zero to set sail and get some step by step snorkel instruction.

Montgomery County, VA

24:34 | #102 | TV-G

Cutting-edge scientific research at Virginia Tech and the perfect Bison Burger are highlighted.

Gettysburg, PA

23:06 | #101 | TV-G

A historical journey explores the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the Civil War's bloodiest battles.

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