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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this edition of Beyond Your Backyard, the show visits the island nation of Jamaica. Erik learns the history of the culture while exploring grottoes, riding horseback in the ocean, and sampling Jamaican-style culinary offerings.
Grab your binoculars and life vest and join Erik for a lake adventure! Get out on the lake with Erik as he discovers this gorgeous area and the phenomena of the Purple Martins that flock to this area every year.
There’s only one! Come along with yours truly as I explore the one-of-a-kind town of Wytheville, VA. In this episode, I’ll take in the area's scenic, geographic beauty, meet with the proud local residents...
This special episode explores the men behind the office. We travel to Williamsburg to talk with Thomas Jefferson. We also visit the Bill Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas and to the George HW Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas.
Get your sea-legs ready, landlubbers, as we step aboard Carnival Horizon for exclusive behind-the-scenes access with the ship’s captain and crew. We'll visit the crew-only areas, explore the ship’s bridge and engineering, as well as witness first-hand how the crew feeds thousands of meals each week.
Wow! What a unique corner of the globe. In this episode, we tour the Vasa Museum, learn more about ABBA and sample unbelievably delicious fire grilled cuisine. Not to mention, we spend some time chatting with the Captain on the flight deck of a gorgeous Boeing Dreamliner. Sit back and enjoy Beyond Your Backyard in Stockholm, Sweden.
On this edition of Beyond Your Backyard, I find out why so many people are “Proud to be an Okie from Muskogee.” The crew and I travel to this quaint Oklahoma town to learn about the history of the Girl Scouts, the Trail of Tears and the local country music connection.
A return visit to this region of Pennsylvania proves to be even more fun for the whole family! I'll show you more about the French and Indian war, discovers a wild Elk herd and so much more. I'll also explores Cook Forest State Park, get behind the gears of a missive piece of machinery and sample delicious rustic cuisine.
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. Outdoor recreation and panning for gold are part of the fun!
Puget Sound the alarm! The crew and I travel to a breathtaking National Park on the Pacific West Coast. Join us as we explore the natural beauty of Hurricane Ridge, learn about Native American culture by carving a totem pole and trying our hand at shucking some of the country’s finest oysters!
Lather on the SPF 50 and join Erik in this episode of Beyond Your Backyard as he heads down to Florida’s Historic Coast! Erik visits a centuries old military fort and has coffee with the town’s most famous Gilded Age millionaire. He takes years off his life by drinking from the Fountain of Youth, enjoys an amazing, hands-on dining experience, and even tries his luck on one of the most iconic holes in golf, Hole 17 at TPC Sawgrass.
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.