Centuries ago, the only way to enjoy travelling was reading a book set in a different place. Robinson Crusoe, for example, woke up many readers’ imagination and let them visit exotic places without being there.
However, nowadays, one can travel without the fuzz of packing a suitcase and technology offers us far more options apart from reading. In today’s world, we can surf the Internet and find out what places look like, or we can watch one of the endless TV programmes devoted to this hobby.
Most of these programmes are led by celebrities; take, for instance, Spain on the Road hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow. She is a real fan of our country, did you know she spent 7 years living in Spain in an exchange family? Gwyneth became a great lover of Spanish food and she has proved so in this programme in which she enjoys the traditional dishes around Spain.
Ewan McGregor, another actor, hosted an adventure programme, Long Way Round, in which he went from London to Africa on his motorbike.
Apart from them, there are many journalists who have ridden the same wave and travel around the world interviewing locals in programmes such as Lonely Planet, to mention just one.
And what about our wonderful Spanish TV? Can you think of similar programmes? Leave a comment on your favourite programme now or in the past and the destination you liked most.