Anthony Bourdain Now Has a Travel Guide


If watching Anthony Bourdain snack his way across the globe on Parts Unknown gives you wanderlust, you’re in luck: The adventurous foodie is launching his own travel site, as Condé Nast Traveler reports.

Explore Parts Unknown—a collaboration between Bourdain, CNN, and the travel journalism site Roads & Kingdoms—launched on April 5. The site uses Bourdain’s CNN show as a jumping-off point, showing each destination through clips from Parts Unknown. It expands from there, adding in a small story from Bourdain by way of introduction (called his “field notes”) and linking to travel guides written by the site’s contributors on where to eat, drink, and go in each city, with some background information on the local culture thrown in.

The site isn’t exhaustive; it only covers areas that Bourdain has traveled to—and it's still expanding the offerings. So far, there are only a few destinations available for each continent. Each city’s page is designed to help you recreate a little piece of whatever Parts Unknown episode it was featured in. The itineraries provided include some general facts about the country or city, like any travel site would, but it also lists the people who accompanied Bourdain on his visit and the specific restaurants where he ate (and what dish he ordered).

According to Condé Nast Traveler, the site will publish guides every Thursday in advance of that Sunday’s episode of the show.

[h/t Condé Nast Traveler]