There's a serious gender imbalance happening in travel TV, which is loaded with male hosts — but hopefully that's a tide that will turn soon. Our suggestion on how to speed that up: Tap into the endless well of world-wise Bravolebrities who couldn't help but make a thrilling travel program. Imagine these ladies showing you around the world from your small screen:
1. Erika Girardi
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' resident dance music diva Erika already travels to exotic locales via her private plane with her creative director Mikey Minton, her fierce glam squad, and dancers to perform at clubs and parties... so why not just film it? It could be called Private Plane With Erika Jayne. (Just an idea.)
2. Captain Sandy Yawn
Cool, calm, and collected Captain Sandy, the first female captain on Below Deck Mediterranean, was rather low key compared to the drama her crew stirred up. She would float beautifully on her own program that explores hidden treasures in various Mediterranean ports of call while everyone else is busy hooking up.
3. Lisa Vanderpump
Animal activist Lisa could be a prime candidate for a creature feature series. Whether capturing her efforts to ban the Yulin Dog Festival in China, or going on an equestrian adventure in England, Vanderpump would rule.
4. Patricia Altschul
Patricia is the quintessential Southern belle with a pink pistol. We're betting the Southern Charm matriarch knows some amazing secrets of the South that could be shared with a viewing audience, clad in a different one of her custom animal caftans each episode.
5. Zoila Chavez
Semi-retired from her house management duties and now serving as a surrogate grandmother to Jeff Lewis' new daughter on Flipping Out, it'd be perfect timing to send Zoila, 68, to find the best parties around the world. After years of seeing glimpses of her fun side, it'd be amazing to see her truly let loose on one endless retirement party.
6. Tamra Judge
As Tamra likes to say in her Real Housewives of Orange County tagline, she's "baptized, pint-sized, and highly prized." She's been sharing more about her deepening faith, which would be one of many reasons it would be interesting to see her star in a travel series exploring spiritually significant spots around the world. Of course, her top-notch fitness level means that she could easily hike to the highest heights.
7. Kandi Burruss
Kandi and her husband Todd Tucker have been relatively short on vacations over the last couple of years as they had their son Ace and opened their first Southern restaurant Old Lady Gang in Atlanta, which has been an instant hit. What fun it would be to watch her hit the road to share her newly developed restaurant business knowledge with other young restaurants across the country... and maybe even write them a theme song?
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