Veteran travel expert Erik Hastings is the Emmy-winning host of the Emmy-winning public television show “Beyond Your Backyard.” Distributed by the National Educational Telecommunications Association, “Beyond Your Backyard” inspires viewers to get up, get out and experience the world. Down-to-earth, funny, smart and full of infectious energy, Hastings reveals the “soul” of North American cities. Every episode educates viewers about history and culture, unique experiences, delicious food, famous attractions and off-the-beaten-path local haunts. “Beyond Your Backyard” is nationally syndicated on public television and the CREATE Network and is seen on 328 broadcast channels in 161 markets in 48 states in the United States. The show also can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video. Visit Erik’s website.

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