Travel Man 2018 is here but where is Richard Ayoade going this year and who's he taking with him?
Richard Ayoade loves the idea of travel and seeing the world but he hates going on holiday.
For Richard, the average trip is long, boring and stressful. Surely there must be a way to make it more fun, more efficient, and less tedious?
In Travel Man, Richard reveals where we’re going wrong by having the most efficient holiday possible, with all the boring bits taken out.
Each week, Richard will be jetting off to exciting locations. While he’s there, he’ll be challenging himself to see and do as much as possible.
Richard won’t be travelling alone. Each week, a different celebrity travel companion, will be jetting off with the intrepid Travel Man.
The celebs won’t have much time to kick back and relax however, as Richard will be treating each trip with ruthless efficiency. No dilly-dallying allowed, Richard’s aim is to get maximum holiday value in minimum time. Using ingenious gadgets and apps to help him see and do as much as possible, each trip will be a fast-paced, energy-fuelled adventure.
Travel Man 2018 locations and celebrities
Here's who's on the cast of Travel Man for 2018 and where they'll be heading...
In the first episode, Richard delivers the definitive guide to a 48 hour minibreak in Zurich. Joining him to get the lowdown on Switzerland's largest city is Frank Skinner. On their wish list is a trip to a football museum as well as the Cabaret Voltaire, birthplace of the Dada art movement.
Richard is joined by writer and actor Jessica Knappett for 48 hours in Ibiza - The White Isle. They tour the island in a silver Citroën 2CV, discovering that there is more to 'Beefa' than foam parties, as they take in al fresco art at Ibiza's version of Stonehenge; visit the Unesco world heritage site of Dalt Vila in the island's capital; and go to an exclusive supper club run by the global superstar chef Boris Buono.
Richard is joined by comedy titan Eddie Izzard for two days in Slovenia. The fun starts in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana - a city of 38 water fountains and a cave system so large it has a special underground railway. For refreshments, they try Slovenian tapas and the country's orange wine. Day two begins with a trip out of town to the stunningly beautiful Lake Bled, where they try summer tobogganing and a spot of rowing.
Richard Ayoade heads out to Milan.
Travel Man airs at 8:30PM on Monday nights on Channel 4
You can catch up on past episodes and series online here.