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My Trip to Half Moon Cay

OMG! This private beach is exactly what dream vacations are made of! This is a private island/beach and very popular stop with Carnival Cruise lInes and Holland America. White sand beaches, crystal clear water, you have to see it to believe it.

Destination Spotlight: Montauk, NY

You know what they say…meet me in Montauk! And in case you haven’t been, please allow me to expound. Montauk is located at the very end of Long Island (to the east) after the Hamptons. It is a charming beach community featuring miles of sandy beaches, lush, green state parks, quaint shopping and dining districts and plenty of accommodation options if you book in advance.

Holland America's Rotterdam

Step on board this amazing ship from Holland America. The Rotterdam. Rotterdam delivers the best of everything Holland does: exquisite cuisine, award-winning service, superbly appointed staterooms and suites, and world-class entertainment. At the heart of it is Music Walk®, an exclusive collection of live music performances. Be first to experience Rotterdam’s Pinnacle-class luxury on her inaugural voyages. You will find a mastery of the details that keep guests returning again and again.

Beyond Your Backyard - PA's Great Outdoors Region

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. 

Beyond Your Backyard - Yosemite 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. Outdoor recreation and panning for gold are part of the fun!

Juneau Alaska - Taku Fish Processing Tour

In Juneau, Alaska, I was granted exclusive behind the scenes access of the Taku Smokery. 

Beyond Your Backyard Episode: St. Augustine, FL

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.

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 discovers 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.

Destination Spotlight: The Grand Canyon

Nature's beauty is on full display in Arizona. The Grand Canyon and its national park are truly awe-inspiring! Take a look at one of my favorite destinations in the United States.

My Top 10 Reason To Book A Caribbean Vacation

Hunker down because these are my top 10 reasons to book an amazing Caribbean vacation immediately! 

Taking The Kids to the Poconos

What was once known as the “honeymoon capital of the world” has evolved into a full on family destination. We’re talking about visiting the Pocono Mountains!

Top Five Multigenerational Travel Ideas

While some people like to keep their trips light - as in not inviting anyone to come along with you - others have decided to go big. Multigenerational Trips have spiked in popularity since 2019 and it’s not hard to see why.

The History of Chicago in 90 Seconds

Only have a moment? Here's a quick history lesson on Chicago. The birth of the city, Lake Michigan, the Chicago Fire, Gangsters...it's all here.

Travel Hack - Get The Group Involved

This video is a how-to for those planning (and eventually taking) a vacation with a group of people. Family reunions, girlfriend getaways, mancations...you name it! This video shows you how to do it!

Fudge Making On Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island, Michigan is famous for it's delicious fudge so I donned the apron with Ryba's famous owner to learn how to make their delicious fudge!

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Step into a world of luxurious accommodations. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is located in Farmington, PA and is an excellent location for family fun! This video shows you what to expect during your stay.

6 Tips on How to Beat Jet Lag

I am about to get on the plane. My bags are packed and my passport is ready, but am I ready? “Jet lag”, ladies and gentleman, is a dish served as wholly in first class as it is in coach. However, here are a few quick tips to beat jet lag before it beats you!

St Pete / Clearwater, Florida

In this edition of Beyond Your Backyard, Erik the Travel Guy seeks educational fun in the sun in St. Pete / Clearwater, Florida. This virtually undiscovered gulf coast destination is bursting at the seams with artistic flair. Erik dives into the mind of Salvador Dali, takes a colorful downtown walking tour, learns the art of glass blowing and samples BBQ from an iconic pitmaster. Thanks for watching, liking, subscribing and sharing these videos with your friends!

Holiday Travel Pre Game Reminder

I know what you’re thinking…Thanksgiving already? Well, it’s gobble gobble time soon enough and this year and I want you to be even more prepared.

Delicious Appalachian Recipe

This is an unbelievably simple yest delicious recipe and its shown step-by-step!

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