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Beyond Your Backyard - Niagara Falls

It's not too late in the year to visit Niagara Falls. You can visit the American side without a passport! Take the Maid of the Mist, bring a jacket and have fun!

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 - Chicago, IL

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 - Key West, Florida

"Fun in the Sun" is given a whole new meaning in this Beyond Your Backyard episode as Erik The Travel Guy takes you down to Mile Zero to set sail and get some step-by-step snorkel instruction.

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 discover 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 - Little Rock Part II

The crew and I return to the capital of Arkansas in this episode of Beyond Your Backyard. Diversity in unique neighborhoods, a thriving downtown district, and outdoor recreation are all part of the fun.

Beyond Your Backyard - Montgomery County, VA

In this edition of Beyond Your Backyard, Erik travels to Montgomery County, Virginia to uncover the secrets to the preparation of an excellent buffalo burger.

Beyond Your Backyard - Bryan College Station

Surprisingly unique destination in the heart of Texas. Bryan and College Station are worthy of your visit!

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 showing you how viewers can explore for themselves. 

Beyond Your Backyard - Yosemite and 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.

Beyond Your Backyard - Colonial Williamsburg

Beyond Your Backyard goes back in time and learns about American life in Colonial Williamsburg. Erik The Travel Guy steps into the shoes of an early American settler in this historic triangle where he takes up arms and learns all about the proper way to fire a musket, ax-throwing, the honest slave story, and how to make delicious ginger biscuits.

Beyond Your Backyard - Washington DC

Washington, DC is a true “company town” and that company is the federal government. Erik tours the monuments, learns why DC is a district and not a US state, and gets in the kitchen with a chef who shows us his own brand of soul food!

Beyond Your Backyard - New Orleans, LA

Join Erik the Travel Guy as he visits the Big Easy. The food, the music, the energy...you're going to have the time of your life in New Orleans!

Beyond Your Backyard - Gettysburg, PA

We are jumping in the time machine in more ways than one! This is the very first episode of my PBS television series Beyond Your Backyard. My fifth grade math teacher haircut and I travel to Gettysburg, PA

Beyond Your Backyard - PA's Great Outdoors Part Two

A return visit to this region of Pennsylvania proves to be even more fun for the whole family!

Beyond Your Backyard - Little Rock Part 1

Erik explores Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas in this episode of Beyond Your Backyard. Diversity in unique neighborhoods, a thriving downtown district and outdoor recreation are all part of the fun.

Beyond Your Backyard - Mackinac Island, MI

Discover Mackinac Island, Michigan, a quaint and historic destination with delicious food, unique shops, and breathtaking sights.

Beyond Your Backyard - Staunton, VA

This week, we travel to a small Virginia town with a big Virginia past! In this episode, we explore Staunton’s historic architecture, visit a Presidential birthplace and library, learn a little Shakespearean stage magic and enjoy a delicious farm-to-table dinner! Big fun in small-town Virginia.

Beyond Your Backyard - Boone, NC

Travel to the hill country of the mid-Atlantic to unlock the secrets of Boone, North Carolina. Rustic scenery, fascinating frontiersman history, Bluegrass music and delicious country-chic comfort food are all on the menu.

Beyond Your Backyard - Winston-Salem, NC

Join Erik as he gets a history lesson about the Moravian culture of Old Salem. Prepare to be entertained as he challenges a professional baker to a cookie-making race at Mrs. Hanes Moravian Cookies, and fine tune your senses as he experiences the grandeur of The Reynolda House Museum of American Art. He’ll also dig into some delicious and award winning southern cuisine at his visit to Sweet Potatoes Restaurant.

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