Travel Shows: Just The Same Old Thing

Travel Shows: Just The Same Old Thing

I am a big fan of travel books and travel shows, but I have noticed a lot of repetition in many of the shows. Their titles may be different, but they all visit the same places.

 

You expect this from shows about a specific place. I mean, how many different ways can you visit Walt Disney World and talk about their magical cup of homemade hot chocolate. You can only make the Haunted Castle look creepy a few ways, and don't even get me started on the tea cups.

 

When I watch these shows, I hope to see something new and interesting. There are hundreds of thousands of restaurants in the United States, but they keep visiting the same ones over and over again. I am so glad that you make a two-foot long doughnut, but do you need to be featured on four different dessert shows.

 

I don't mind watching a show or two about the Del Monico, but it's steak. It can't so good that it needs to on three different shows about the nation's best meat. Even shows that seem to not have any connection feature the same places over and over again. It's a little disconcerting to think they the United States has so few landmarks that we have to keep showing the same ones over again. The funny thing is that the ones I really know about you never see. How many travel shows feature Mount Rushmore or The Lincoln Memorial? I have yet to see a travel show about The Smithsonian Museum.