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Juneau Alaska - Taku Fish Processing Tour

In Juneau, Alaska, I was granted exclusive behind the scenes access of the Taku Smokery. 

Beyond Your Backyard - The Olympic Peninsula

Puget Sound the alarm! The crew and I travel to a breathtaking National Park on the Pacific West Coast. Join us as we explore the natural beauty of Hurricane Ridge, learn about Native American culture by carving a totem pole and trying our hand at shucking some of the country’s finest oysters!

Beyond Your Backyard Episode: St. Augustine, FL

Lather on the SPF 50 and join Erik in this episode of Beyond Your Backyard as he heads down to Florida’s Historic Coast! Erik visits a centuries old military fort and has coffee with the town’s most famous Gilded Age millionaire. He takes years off his life by drinking from the Fountain of Youth, enjoys an amazing, hands-on dining experience, and even tries his luck on one of the most iconic holes in golf, Hole 17 at TPC Sawgrass.

Taking The Kids to the Poconos

What was once known as the “honeymoon capital of the world” has evolved into a full on family destination. We’re talking about visiting the Pocono Mountains!

Destination Spotlight: Barbados

This Barbados Guide is a jumping off point in learning more about this Caribbean island paradise.

Why I Love To Cruise

Greetings my fellow vacation thrill-seekers! This week, I’m taking a moment to discuss the biggest reasons I love to cruise. It’s true, I am a convert. I stepped on board my first cruise ship in the early 90’s and have never looked back.

Beyond Your Backyard - The Azores

In this episode, Erik travels across the Atlantic Ocean to learn what all the fuss is about in this undiscovered, island paradise. He learns more about the history and culture by talking with the locals, exploring on foot through the terrain and shows you how viewers can explore for themselves. Thanks for watching, liking, subscribing and sharing these videos with your friends!

St Pete / Clearwater, Florida

In this edition of Beyond Your Backyard, Erik the Travel Guy seeks educational fun in the sun in St. Pete / Clearwater, Florida. This virtually undiscovered gulf coast destination is bursting at the seams with artistic flair. Erik dives into the mind of Salvador Dali, takes a colorful downtown walking tour, learns the art of glass blowing and samples BBQ from an iconic pitmaster. Thanks for watching, liking, subscribing and sharing these videos with your friends!

Beyond Your Backyard Episode: Bemidji, MN

Grab your swim trunks, Erik the Travel Guy heads to the land of 10,000 lakes! A charming enclave in Northern Minnesota is the setting for this episode.

Beyond Your Backyard Episode: Ashland, WI

Head up north with Erik as he experiences true Midwestern kindness from the locals of this inviting Wisconsin town.

Explore the United States!

National parks, small towns, big cities, beaches, forests, desserts, this country is big and diverse! Get out there and explore! 

My Top 10 in Hawaii

Never been to Hawaii? Watch this short video about Erik's favorite places and helpful information. Includes stops in Honolulu, the "big island", Maui and more. Consider a cruise to see the most from our 50th state! Thanks for watching, liking, subscribing and sharing these videos with your friends!

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