The series is going on the road. We need to put some new scenery around our characters, so they can behave like ... well, tourists.

See also VacationEpisode, SternChase, WalkingTheEarth.

* The quintessential example is the ''Series/ILoveLucy'' "California Here We Come" StoryArc, in which nearly two dozen episodes are spent on the American road and then in glamorous, star-studded Hollywood.
* Happened at least twice on ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', once when they went to the Grand Canyon (which featured many of the Road Trip related tropes) and once on a vacation to Hawaii.
* This is the primary plot of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders'', with Jojo and company traveling from Japan to Egypt to kill Dio, and stopping by in many other countries along the way.
* Happens from time to time in [[RealityShow "reality"]] television; probably the most notable example is ''Series/JonAndKatePlusEight'' where nearly every other episode they would be having [[SarcasmMode happy family fun]] at any number of places around the country, paying for none of it out of their pockets, of course.
* The first animated ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' cartoon does this to the entire series, ''and the entire house''.
* The "Avalon World Tour" on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' sent the characters around the world. The viewer was introduced to the new character, Angela and got to see Goliath and Elisa develop as a couple. Bronx was just there for atmosphere.