Wayfarer travel TV show returns: Series 02 Episode 01, the best of Chicago, USA

by James Wilkinson

Wayfarer’s highly-successful destination-based TV show is back for a second season after a huge global response to series one that saw the show broadcast in 28 countries to over 2 million viewers.

Wayfarer Series 2 starts in Chicago, Illinois, which in 2019 has been celebrating the Year of Chicago Theatre.

In Episode 01 of Series 02, award-winning Wayfarer host James Gregory Wilkinson speaks to some of the leaders in the arts and theatre scene in Chicago to find out about the big year that just was, how the city became the third biggest in the world for theatre and why thousands each year fly to the Windy City just to see a show.

In the episode, Wilkinson also heads to one of the best steak houses in town, El Che, to talk food with executive chef and owner, John Manion.

To view the episode, click on the image below.

In Series 2 of Wayfarer, set to be broadcast online across the world in late-2019 and early-2020, Wilkinson will take viewers across the globe to showcase some of the best hotels, bars, restaurants, galleries and attractions that some of the world’s leading destinations have to offer.

The line-up for Series 2 includes: Austin, Texas, USA; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia; Los Angeles, California, USA; New York City, USA; Paris, France; Shanghai and Beijing, China; and Singapore.

Each episode will be an essential guide to the city for business and leisure travellers and will be broadcast on wayfarer.travel and YouTube on a weekly basis.


The best way of getting to Chicago in comfort and style.

A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes off for Chicago


United Airlines flies daily to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport from across the globe, with many aircraft now featuring the airline’s new Polaris Business Class suite.

Each United Polaris Business Class suite-like pod (available on selected Boeing 777, 787 and 767 aircraft) features direct access to the aisle, a 180-degree flat-bed that measures 6’6” and 23 inches wide with infinite seat recline options and one-touch lumbar support, ample storage, multiple surfaces that enable passengers to dine while working, universal A/C power as well as 2-USB ports, a 16-inch high-definition entertainment screen, electronic privacy dividers for seats in the center of the cabin, mood lighting and an illuminated ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign.

Additionally, a new marble-topped bar unit offers customers in business class a place to grab a mid-flight drink or snack.

The airline says this new seat “represents the latest in the continued roll-out of United Polaris, the airline’s most significant product transformation in more than a decade, featuring a reimagined, sleep-enhancing experience for intercontinental travellers”.

United is fast becoming one of the world’s leading airlines for business and luxury travellers, thanks to the new Polaris suites, as well as new lounges and routes across the world.

In an exclusive interview, United Airlines’ Director of Premium Services, Alexander Dorow, talks to WAYFARER Host and Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson, in Chicago about the new Polaris Lounges across the United States, the new onboard product in Business Class and Premium Plus and much more.

To view the exclusive interview, click on the image below.