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Blog Words : Weird@Wanderlust | 14 November

The world's 7 craziest TV shows about travel

For every cultured Michael Palin or Simon Reeve travelogue, there's a show about a weird dude eating something strange. You won't believe how weird TV travel can get...

1. Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

Where chef Andrew Zimmern travels the world and samples local foods that Americans consider strange or disgusting. That is, pretty much everything.

2. Rock my RV with Bret Michaels

Where former Warrant front man and RV fanatic Bret Michaels works with custom RV fabricators and designers to 'pimp' the Winnebagos of American retirees who just want to visit Yellowstone without people laughing at their 'badass, hook-up mobile mansions'.

3. Madventures

Where two 'crazy' Finns - Riku Rantala and Tuomas 'Tunna' Milonoff - venture off the beaten path in search of local practices that are culturally unacceptable or controversial. Like being Finnish and venturing off the beaten path in search of local practices that are culturally unacceptable or controversial.

4. Don't Tell My Mother

Where French foreign correspondent, Diego Buñuel, travels to places he wouldn't be comfortable his mother knowing about. For example, Afghanistan or Iraq. Not that new sauna that opened up down the road.

5. Scam City

Where Aussie Conor Woodman travels the world and says 'yes' to every questionable character trying to part him and his money. So you don't have to.

6. Bikinis & Boardwalks

Where a couple of American dudes travel the world looking for the best beaches. Where there happen to be girls in bikinis. And maybe a boardwalk.

7. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Where heavily tattooed restaurateur Guy Fieri criss-crosses the United States sampling American-style 'cuisine' served in less-than-salubrious conditions. Apparently the show started as an attempt to visit every Hooters in the country, but the Food Network wanted something classier.

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