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Beyond Your Backyard - Muskogee, OK

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.

Erik's Top Car Rental Tips

We’ve all been there. We arrive at our destination, we get our bags (unless you’ve paid attention and only brought carry-on luggage), and you trudge your way over to the Rental Car Center.

How To Take A Roadtrip

Thinking about embarking on a great American roadtrip? Watch this video with a few hacks first! 

Travel Hack - How To Drive In A Foreign Country

Let someone else do the driving in foreign countries. This videos gives you all the facts to consider when planning a trip to a foreign country and whether (or not) you should rent a car.

The Weather and DC

This week, I am exceedingly thrilled to announce the Spiritual Heritage Tour in Washington, DC. Yes! We will explore Washington, DC together next Spring along with my good friend former Georgia Representative Doug Collins.

I Love To Drive To Vacations

We all have different situations. Mine? I am fortunate in that I get to work from home when I am not filming my travel television series.  

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.

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.

How To Go On and Off The Beaten Path

The itinerary of your next great adventure can be a mix of tried and true and quietly undiscovered! This video shows you how!

Delicious Appalachian Recipe

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

Beyond Your Backyard Episode: Ashland, WI

Head up north with Erik as he experiences true Midwestern kindness from the locals of this inviting Wisconsin town.

Explore the United States!

National parks, small towns, big cities, beaches, forests, desserts, this country is big and diverse! Get out there and explore! 

Beating the 2022 Vacation Woes

This may just be the most important travel crossroads you’ll come upon. Allow me to elaborate. It’s July 2022 and a few key roadblocks are in our vacation path (so to speak). Let’s review…COVID 19, supply chain issues, bigger bill at the supermarket, the war in Ukraine, staffing shortages, high inflation, canceled flights, monkeypox, peak summer travel demand, the kids are out of school (and bored) and, to top it off, topping off the gas tank requires a new mortgage on your home with a 23% percent APR!

Dinner at the Shack

In Staunton, Virginia you'll discover an oasis of deliciousness at The ShackThree courses of unbelievably delicious food and an intimate discussion with the chef/owner Ian Boden. 

Heard On The Fish

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