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Road trip or staycation?

18 May 2023

As the warmer weather has (finally) arrived, many of us may be thinking about a holiday. If you can’t decide between relaxing on a beautiful golden beach or trekking in the mountains; a long distance trip or a staycation, there are an abundance of travel programmes that will give you some inspiration.

If you’re planning a staycation and need some ideas of where to visit, Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out takes viewers to some of Britain’s most brilliant and bizarre sites. In this series, the comedian hits the road in a vintage campervan travelling the length and breadth of Britain on this scenically stunning road trip. 

If a road trip has inspired you, Clive Myrie’s Italian Road Trip is not to be missed. The presenter travels through Italian cities, coast and countryside, taking in the eternal city of Rome and the slopes of Sicily’s Mount Etna and Barga. Along the way he discovers what makes Italian food and drink so delicious, how some of the country’s most iconic dishes and ingredients are made, and finds one-of-a-kind accommodations, from art gallery hotels to cosy vineyard abodes in repurposed wine barrels.

If you prefer to have a single base from which to explore, Marrakesh is the final destination in Jane McDonald’s Holidaying with TV travelogue. While in Morocco’s ‘Red City’, the presenter learns about some Moroccan cuisine on a food tour where she’s offered to try a local delicacy, a sheep’s eyeball! 

Travelling further afield, adventurer Simon Reeve travels the length of South America completing the second part of his two-series journey covering the entire Americas. In this series, Simon travels from the top to the toe of the continent through some of the most beautiful, fascinating places on earth. From giant cities to remote communities, Simon meets the people of a changing continent.

Still can’t decide? The BBC’s long running series, The Travel Show, may help. The episodes take viewers on a journey of discovery as the presenters explore new destinations around the globe and uncover hidden sides to some of the world’s favourite holiday hotspots. 

Whether you’re booking a holiday, or watching others travel from the comfort of your own home, don’t let TV interference spoil your view. If you notice new interference to your free to view TV – there’s a small chance it may be due to mobile signal upgrades. We’re here to help. Call us on 0808 13 13 800 (free from UK landlines and mobiles).


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