There are few people in the world who get to be truly great at more than one thing. Anthony Bourdain was one of those people. For more than 20 years, Bourdain perfected his craft as a classically-trained chef, running various kitchens in New York City to acclaim.

During his impressive cooking career, Bourdain was always dabbling with writing on the side. His persistence in honing his writing led to a published book in 1995, titled Bone In The Throat.

His culinary expertise and writing acumen eventually led to more media appearances. Those media appearances led to Bourdain securing his own show on Travel Channel, titled after one of his books (No Reservations). The show quickly became a hit.

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An entire generation of viewers discovered Bourdain as a documentarian rather than a culinary wizard, despite Bourdain's own crude explanation of the show, where he "travels around the world, eats a lot of sh*t, and basically does whatever the f**k he wants".

Bourdain's curious view of places connected with his audience. Each episode of No Reservations and his later CNN show, Parts Unknown, allowed viewers to see more about a destination than just a glossy infomercial. Some episodes were gritty, raw, and uncomfortable at times.

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Bourdain filmed 142 episodes of No Reservations before moving on from the concept. His visit to Maine was partially out of curiosity, but also a partial nod to longtime cameraman and friend Zach Zamboni, who hailed from Maine. If you missed the terrific episode that aired on April 12, 2010, here's a rundown of everything Anthony Bourdain ate, experienced, and attempted while in Maine.

The 8 Places Anthony Bourdain Visited in Maine on 'No Reservations'

Throughout his storied career, superstar chef and storyteller Anthony Bourdain made a handful of trips to Maine. If you missed his critically-acclaimed episode of 'No Reservations' that was shot in Vacationland, here's a snapshot of everything Tony saw, did and tasted.

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Mainers Advised to NOT Travel to These 9 Places

The United States Department of State regularly issues travel advisories for Americans to help keep them safe during their vacations. There are four levels of advisories: exercise normal precautions, exercise increased caution, reconsider travel and do not travel. These are nine of the 19 destinations under a Level 4: DO NOT TRAVEL advisory.

LOOK: Here are just some of the most magical places in Maine

You don't need to break the bank or risk life and limb to feel like you're in another world. Just head to Maine and explore these surprisingly magical spots. Tap or click the photo for more information.

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