We have a theory about why people love travel shows. It's because first and foremost, we humans want to sit in our PJs and eat chocolate chip cookie dough (ice cream unnecessary) under the covers with our dogs. But, at the same time, we want to have adventures. We want to see the world and experience new things.
So Anthony Bourdain is, when you think about it, doing a public service. He's America's go-to man for de facto traveling and describing the world with the perfect amount of snark and honesty that we, half-paying attention from our couches, want to see and hear.
But — and this may come as a shock — were you aware that there are other travel shows? Like, a lot of them, told from different perspectives that vary from snarky to heartfelt to sarcastic? Check out some of the other fantastic options for getting your adventure fix on TV right here!