‘Legendary Locations’ is a documentary TV show that first premiered on September 27, 2017, and airs on the Travel Channel. The main host Josh Gates takes viewers on an adventure to more than a hundred countries. He is an avid explorer and adventurer who explores every spot.
Gates has also been a part of famous shows like ‘Destination Truth’, ‘Expedition Unknown‘, ‘Josh Gates’ Destination Truth’ and more. He discovers extraordinary and magical locations that are situated across the globe. He also gives his own ideas and views on a particular place. He talks about the backstories of the places, long forgotten mythologies or a secret origin of the place in this series. In one of the seasons, he has explored some places like Luke Skywalker’s lair formerly known as an Irish Landscape, a favorite holiday destination of infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar, an ancient city sculpted into Jordan’s sandstone cliffs and many more. Through the episodes, Josh also tries to study the ancient legends who lived in the early times in places that various viewers and travelers dream to experience.
Traveling is always an exciting prospect if we get to see new places. The human mind is always eager to experience new things and we always look forward to knowing the stories about a place, because it is said that memories live on best through stories. Thus, Gates brings to us the most incredible stories about various places on earth and this is how the show attracts such a large audience and considering its premise and Gates’ expertise at this kind of things, critics too have taken rather well to this series.
Legendary Locations Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘Legendary Locations’ includes Josh Gates who is the main host of the series. He takes viewers to various locations and tells the stories about those places. Since he is the person in the spotlight, it is only fair that we get to know him better. Josh is an avid adventurer and explorer firstly. Not only does he have a passion for off the map excursions, but also has a deep-rooted sense of humor, which makes him an excellent host.
The Travel Channel describes his skill set, saying, “An avid scuba diver and photographer, Gates has participated in sub-sea archaeological excavations in the Mediterranean, and his wanderlust has taken him to over 100 countries from sweltering African deserts to the icy shores of Antarctica. In addition, he has scaled “the roof of Africa” on Mt. Kilimanjaro and climbed Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Americas.” His travels also have an element of investigation to it as he sometimes undertakes expeditions to find the Yeti or Amelia Earhart’s disappearance. The man is accustomed to living on airport floors around the world and truly has wanderlust in him. This makes him the perfect host for this show and we hope he returns in the upcoming season with more stories and adventures.
Legendary Locations Plot: What is it about?
The main plot of the series, ‘Legendary Locations’ sees Josh Gates travel to the world’s most beautiful locations on the earth. He also tries to study the backstory of the legends that made them popular. In the initial season, he travels to various spots like Greece’s Mount Olympus, the Yucatan Maya, among others. In one of the episodes, Josh tries to tell the legendary tales of humans who are immortal. He explores the castle of the iconic vampire who scares away any travelers who visit. He attempts to find out the reason behind the disappearance of Jim Thompson who was a millionaire in Malaysia. He notices a strange celebration of death practiced in Bolivia. He tries to investigate the reason behind the fall of an ancient city in Cambodia. Josh visits a place that has eleven thousand bones of a German basilica. He also explores an isolated island where the population of the cats is more than humans. He also visits an ice cave that is said to be protected by the spirit of a dragon.