Erik The Travel Guy is rapidly emerging as "America's Travel Expert". He's an Emmy award-winning television personality and host of the nationally syndicated television series Beyond Your Backyard. The series is seen by millions of travel "influencers" on public broadcasting stations (PBS), Amazon Prime, YouTube, his website and social channels.
On June 23, 2019, Beyond Your Backyard and its host Erik the Travel Guy were awarded two EMMY Awards for outstanding achievement in television programming.
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Beyond Your Backyard is an Emmy award-winning, educational travel series highlighting destinations in North America and beyond demonstrating there’s so much more that brings us together than divides us. Emmy award-winning television personality Erik Hastings (Erik the Travel Guy) travels beyond experiences to uncover the soul of every place he visits. Each episode digs deep to educate viewers on the history and culture, delicious food, famous attractions as well as off-the-beaten-path haunts; reminding viewers us how exciting it is to share and understand one another and just how connected we really are.
Beyond Your Backyard is seen my millions each week in 90% of US households. The series is nationally syndicated on PBS and the Create Channel and is seen on 328 broadcast channels in 161 markets in 48 states in the United States. Full episodes are available on Amazon Prime, YouTube and on this site.