{Now Watching}: The Getaway

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Inspiration often finds me in the “everydayness” of living.  And when it comes to travel inspiration, my own sense of adventure, curiosity and thirst for exploring the great, big world out there have always amply led the way.

Even still, there are times when fresh streaks of excitement and inspiration come flashing in, and that’s exactly what happened a while back when I stumbled upon the television travel series, The Getaway.  The station previously belonging to one of my long-time favorites, The Style Network, had suddenly, it seemed, become the home of the Esquire Network.  I’ll admit that at first blush I relegated it to “not-my-cup-of-tea territory” in my mind, unsure that I would recover from the sticker shock I’d just experienced.  But after a few glances at the programming guide, I decided to keep an open mind.

And I’m so glad I did because soon enough I was rewarded with the gift of discovering The Getaway, the creation of travel and culinary guru, Anthony Bourdain.  Catching the end of the Los Angeles episode, I knew I was on to something good and couldn’t wait to watch more.  I scoured the programming guide (as in scrolling down for days until it appeared) and set my DVR for every episode that I saw in the queue—and then I hit the jackpot with the “marathon” showing of all the episodes.  Needless to say I’m a happy (and slightly obsessed) girl.

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones

Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler

Eve

Eve

With celebrity travel enthusiasts like Rashida Jones taking us through London, Aisha Tyler doing Paris, Eve unveiling Jamaica, and José Andrés devouring San Juan, just to name a few, each episode dishes great eats, hotspots, sights, and more, and leaves you eagerly waiting to pack your suitcase for…what else…your next getaway.

To join in on the fun, check your local listings for availability and air times.  Full episodes can also be viewed on iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, PSN and Google Play.

**All photos are credited to Esquire Network.

 

 

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