The BEST Travel Channel shows of all time

Every Travel Channel show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every Travel Channel show to compile this list of best shows!

Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan
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8.98
170 votes

#1 - Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan

A true nature lover, Dominic with his courageous cameraman Frank, travel across four continents to far-flung countries in search of the largest, weirdest and most intense creatures alive – all in an attempt to ease fears of these often misunderstood animals. Crawling through dark caves, sailing the Amazon River, surfing the Costa Rican coast, and immersing himself in local culture, customs and cuisine makes for an adrenaline pumping, wildly adventurous season. He will also be joined by his buddy Billy Boyd on a quest to New Zealand where they’ll search for the giant wetapunga and return to where it all began for the duo, Hobbiton, home of the Lord of the Rings world for a traditional Hangi feast.

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Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
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8.92
1690 votes

#2 - Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Join best-selling author and professional chef Anthony Bourdain as he travels the world seeking the ultimate dining experience. He will hit locales from the well known to those off the beaten path, from New Jersey to Iceland and points in between. Along his journey, the adventuring Bourdain will share his no holds barred experience of the food and customs that flavor the different cultures of the world in a way that only he can.

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Toy Hunter
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8.37
67 votes

#3 - Toy Hunter

Even though Jordan Hembrough grew up in the 1970s, he is still a kid at heart. Hembrough is a collectibles dealer specializing in the toy market, a job that is always taking him back in time. This reality series follows Hembrough as he travels the country in search of hidden treasures to sell to his buyers around the world. His reputation for being the ``in-demand dealer'' of rare toys precedes him, but it also adds to the pressure of the hunts, and in order to deliver the goods, Hembrough often has to deal with reluctant sellers, relentlessly haggle to stay within his budgets, and maneuver around unforeseen roadblocks. Originally aired on Travel Channel as Toy Hunters.

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Kindred Spirits
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8.37
92 votes

#4 - Kindred Spirits

Amy Bruni Adam Berry visit people who believe their homes are haunted. They attempt to contact the spirits and obtain evidence of a paranormal presence.

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Destination Fear
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8.16
48 votes

#5 - Destination Fear

Maverick paranormal explorer Dakota Laden takes his sister, Chelsea Laden, and best friend, Tanner Wiseman, on a cross-country road trip to visit the most-haunted locations in America. At each terrifying stop, the trio's unbreakable bond is put the test as they face their deepest, darkest fears.

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Bizarre Foods
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8.12
589 votes

#6 - Bizarre Foods

Unmasking an aspect of dining out that will make you think twice before ordering off the menu, and utilizing his knowledge of all things edible, Andrew Zimmern is on a quest to find the world’s most bizarre foods. Andrew knows that one man’s poison is another’s delicacy but he isn’t afraid to poke a little fun at the local fare or himself. Our energetic food-a-holic infiltrates markets and restaurants taking viewers behind the scenes to savor the local cuisine - even if that means chewing on eggs with legs, gulping down a beating frog heart or polishing off a lamb’s eyeball. Andrew is game for anything and knows the most interesting food is found closest to the source. So whether he’s chasing down large water rodents in the Louisiana bayou, fishing for piranha in the Amazon or flushing out cave bats in Malaysia, you can be sure the guy with the iron stomach will dish up the unimaginable.

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Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks
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8.08
151 votes

#7 - Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks

The Ghost Adventures crew has investigated over 100 terrifying locations across America and all over the world. Along the way, the guys have provided answers and help for those who have experienced the paranormal firsthand. Often these are couples, families and individuals suffering the vengeance of spirits. Horrified homeowners, fellow paranormal investigators and shocked employees have had their lives forever changed by these experiences. In Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks, Zak invites the most memorable characters from the series to Las Vegas to update viewers on how their lives -- and their ghosts -- have fared since the GAC paid them a visit. The guests recount how things were before the lockdown and how their lives have changed since. Have ghosts returned to do these people harm? Has their approach to the spirits changed?

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Baggage Battles
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8.04
159 votes

#8 - Baggage Battles

Following the colorful personalities who make a living buying items at auctions is a favorite subject of TV producers. "Baggage Battles", essentially a replica of A&E Network's "Storage Wars" minus the storage units, depicts the process of "auction specialists" bidding for, buying and reselling property found in unclaimed luggage. It features three teams of bidders: Laurence and Sally Martin, who have appeared on "Storage Wars" appraising items in their California antiques store; young entrepreneur Mark Meyer, who owns a Long Island, N.Y., thrift store; and Billy Leroy, the proprietor of Billy's Antiques and Props, a famous eclectic prop and antique store in the Bowery neighborhood of Manhattan.

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Deadly Possessions
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7.97
65 votes

#9 - Deadly Possessions

Zak Bagans is fulfilling a lifelong dream of opening a museum in downtown Las Vegas, full of the haunted, cursed objects he has been collecting through the years. Each episode of “Deadly Possessions” features three haunted, iconic items and their owners. They share stories of how these objects have terrorized them and, in some cases, even killed people. Bagans interviews the owners and works with them to get to the root of their “attachment,” so they can free themselves…or at least escape harm from these “deadly possessions.”

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Mysteries At The Museum
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7.85
532 votes

#10 - Mysteries At The Museum

Introduces us to a wide variety of museums from across the United States, each filled with extraordinary, often bizarre artifacts with amazing tales to be told -- and secrets to be revealed.

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Expedition Bigfoot
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7.78
47 votes

#11 - Expedition Bigfoot

For the first time in history, an elite team of investigators use an advanced data algorithm to analyze five decades of Bigfoot sightings to pinpoint when and where to encounter the elusive beast. Armed with the results and state-of-the-art technology, they journey deep into the unforgiving Oregon wilderness to prove once and for all that Bigfoot is real.

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The Dead Files
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7.76
562 votes

#12 - The Dead Files

On The Dead Files, physical medium Amy Allan and retired NYPD homicide detective Steve Di Schiavi, combine their unique and often conflicting skills to solve unexplained paranormal phenomena in haunted locations across America.

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A Haunting
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7.67
664 votes

#13 - A Haunting

Between the world we see and the things we fear...there are doors. When they are opened....Nightmares become reality. These are the true stories of the innocent and the unimaginable. Based on true events, A Haunting dramatises some of the scariest stories, revealing a world in which tragedy, suicide and murder have left psychic impressions so powerful that innocent people become forced to deal with them decades later. Through mesmerising first-person accounts, the mystery and origin of each haunting is powerfully revealed and leaves a lingering sense that life - and death - are much stronger then anyone could have possibly imagined.

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Paranormal Survivor
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7.46
86 votes

#14 - Paranormal Survivor

Do you believe in ghosts, poltergeists and demons? PARANORMAL SURVIVOR will take you through terrifying real-life encounters with the supernatural. Hear from those who’ve faced these feared spirits - and watch dramatic recreations that lure people back to the scenes of these harrowing confrontations.

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The Layover
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7.40
248 votes

#15 - The Layover

Proving that layovers are opportunities for travelers to mingle with locals, crash parties, dine on local cuisine, and explore cultures, this new weekly series gives No Reservations' foodie-traveler extraordinaire Anthony Bourdain just 24-48 hours to hit the "must see" places, people and foods. From New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami to Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Rome, Montreal and Amsterdam, he will provide viewers with insider tips that only the most seasoned travelers would know.

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Booze Traveler
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7.12
160 votes

#16 - Booze Traveler

In 15 1-hour episodes of Booze Traveler cocktail connoisseur Jack Maxwell travels around the world, one drink at a time. Maxwell grew up in south Boston where bars served as the neighborhood living rooms, hosting family dinners, birthdays and weddings. In this new series, he will take his respect and appreciation for specialty cocktails to explore new locales, seeking out the people, places, customs and cultures behind drinks across the globe.

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UFOs: The Lost Evidence
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7.05
24 votes

#17 - UFOs: The Lost Evidence

Insight into humanity's contact with extraterrestrials is revealed through eyewitness accounts, historical evidence and recently declassified documents.

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Hotel Impossible
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6.78
237 votes

#18 - Hotel Impossible

Struggling hotels receive an extensive makeover by veteran hotel operator and hospitality expert Anthony Melchiorri and team.

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Paranormal Challenge
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6.69
28 votes

#19 - Paranormal Challenge

Two teams. One night. One haunted location. One winner. For the ultimate in bragging rights. Each episode of Paranormal Challenge features a legendary haunted hotspot. Zak Bagans invites two handpicked teams of amateur ghost hunters to spend the night locked down in these notorious locations. The contest will pit the two teams paranormal skills against each other to find out who comes out on top.
 
Each team is given high-tech gear to investigate these intense hotspots. After a night of collecting evidence, the teams present their findings to Zak Bagans and a panel of three judges who are nationally recognized paranormal experts. They will be judged on teamwork, their use of technology and the evidence collected during the lockdown.
 Let the Paranormal Challenge begin!

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Bizarre Foods America
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6.10
131 votes

#20 - Bizarre Foods America

The continuation of "Bizarre Foods'' finds Andrew Zimmern keeping his passport at home, as the chef and writer embarks on a culinary exploration of the great U, S of A. From traditional foods passed down through generations to modern eats whose roots are purely American, the United States is home to a smorgasbord of bizarre foods and equally extraordinary stories associated with them. So who best to taste and tell than Andrew, the man who lives by the motto "If it looks good, eat it''? The cultural cuisine master has done plenty of that throughout the history of "Bizarre Foods,'' with the "America'' incarnation including a celebration of the series' 100th episode.

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America Unearthed
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5.92
303 votes

#21 - America Unearthed

In AMERICA UNEARTHED, forensic geologist Scott Wolter, a real-life Indiana Jones, will reveal that the history we all learned in school may not always be the whole story. Across the country, ancient symbols, religious relics and unexplained artifacts suggest that civilizations from around the world have left their mark for us to find today. Wolter not only digs through the surprising burial ground that is America for arcaheological secrets, but he also uncovers compelling evidence that pre-dates the official "discovery" of the New World and turns a lot of what we think we know about American history on its head. America Unearthed proves there is a lot we don't know about our past, and that people have gone to great lengths to cover up these mysteries.

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Ghost Adventures: Quarantine
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0.00
0 votes

#22 - Ghost Adventures: Quarantine

It's widely believed that supernatural entities feed off of fear, and the greater the fear, the more dangerous spirits become. Travel Channel's special four-part miniseries Ghost Adventures: Quarantine, tests the theory firsthand, as Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley quarantine themselves for two weeks inside Zak Bagans' Haunted Museum in Las Vegas. In a frightening expose filmed entirely by the guys without a production crew, the team - maintaining proper social distance practices amid the coronavirus pandemic - discover how heightened levels of fear in this unprecedented time impact the dark energies attached to the world’s most haunted objects. With no recent visitors to the museum due to the closure, Bagans and the team are the first people in weeks to encounter these powerful paranormal forces and face them head on.

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