Lonely Planet: Roads Less Travelled

National Geographic
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  • Episode 1: Morocco

  • Travel writer John Vlahides explores the road less travelled in Morocco on assignment for guidebook publisher Lonely Planet.

  • Episode 2: Colombia

  • Setting out from the notorious city of Medellin, intrepid photojournalist Dominic Bonuccelli braves army roadblocks, kidnap warnings and gunslinging cowboys on assignment for Lonely Planet.

  • Episode 3: Laos

  • Over 35 years after he founded Lonely Planet, Tony Wheeler is back on the road, taking in elephant beauty contests, tribal love huts, caves and the enigmatic tribal people as he crosses Laos.

  • Episode 4: Israel & The West Bank

  • Amelia Thomas discovers there are two sides to every story as she explores the road less travelled through Israel and the West Bank.

  • Episode 5: Cambodia

  • Lonely Planet puts budding writer and raw recruit Tamara Sheward through her paces on a journey down the road less travelled in South-East Asia's latest travel hotspot - Cambodia.

  • Episode 6: Mexico

  • Lonely Planet photographer Dominic Bonuccelli heads into the wilds of northern Mexico to chart a course through the rugged Sierra Madre mountains.

  • Episode 7: China

  • Shawn Low heads to the mountain valleys of Yunnan Province. He goes crossbow hunting for his supper and joins the dating rituals of a tribe.

  • Episode 8: Ethiopia

  • Lonely Planet writer Katharina Kane blazes a trail through Ethiopia, a country more well-known for its droughts and desolation than its awesome tourist drawcards like a drug-fuelled trance vigil.

  • Episode 9: Spain

  • Lonely Planet photojournalist Dominic Bonuccelli blazes a trail through the far north of Spain, running with bulls, hunting for barnacles, wrestling wild horses and setting fire to his clothes.

  • Episode 10: Kazakhstan

  • Travel writer and archaeologist Iain Shearer blazes a trail through one of Asia's most enigmatic countries, where he hunts with eagles, sandboards dunes and helps nomads build their summer camp.

  • Episode 11: Australia

  • Travel writer Kerry Lorimer explores Australia's remote north-western region. Roughing it in the Outback, she tastes regional delicacies and shares tips for conversing and haggling with the locals.

  • Episode 12: Madagascar

  • It is a land of political turmoil, mysterious taboos and ancestor worship. Lonely Planet author John Vlahides encounters the natural, the unnatural and the supernatural in Madagascar.

  • Episode 13: Alaska

  • Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler goes wild in Alaska, mountainbiking down glaciers, scaling ice crevasses, meeting walrus hunters, finding gold on the seabed, tracking elusive wildlife and more.

About the Show
Explore thirteen countries in the company of charismatic Lonely Planet guidebook authors who are determined to blaze a trail, experience new things and encounter new people by venturing down roads less travelled. Uncover destinations that are under-appreciated, yet to register or only just appearing on travellers radars. Lonely Planet: Roads Less Travelled premieres on the 9th of November, on Nat Geo Adventure. For a comprehensive TV schedule click here. Morocco - 9th of November at 8:30PM Israel And The West Bank - 16th of November at 8:30PM Cambodia - 23rd of November at 8:30PM Colombia - 30th of November at 8:30PM

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