This Week in Bachelor Nation History: Dr. Travis Stork Visits the Hometowns of His Final Four Women
Is there any more romantic place to begin a search for love than in the City of Love itself?
“The Bachelor” Season 8 with Travis Stork began overseas in Paris on January 9, 2006.
25 women vied for Travis’ heart, and dates included dining with a view of the Eiffel Tower and jet skiing on the Mediterranean.
Over the course of the season, Travis and his women traveled to other parts of France, including the French Riviera and the Alps. They also went to Vienna, Austria, and Venice, Italy.
But this week in Bachelor Nation history, Travis made his way back to North America, where he visited Sarah B., Susan, Moana, and Sarah S.’s hometowns.
The episode kicked off with Moana’s hometown visit in San Clemente, California, where Moana’s family famously gave him a very hard time.
She called the date awkward and said her family “sliced Travis up and [threw] him on the BBQ.”
Next up, Travis visited Sarah B.’s hometown of Winnipeg in Canada, where he met her mom and her two brothers.
Sarah B.’s mom loved Travis off the bat and Sarah left the date feeling really confident, saying, “We would have such a great relationship if this all worked out.”
After Sarah B.’s date, Travis traveled to Nashville for Sarah S.’s Hometown, which is also where he lived at the time.
Travis said his date with Sarah S. was “so peaceful for him” and when he’s with her, “I’m definitely more myself.”
The two were surprised on their date by Sarah S.’s sisters and students from the kindergarten class she taught.
There was some tension with Sarah S.’s family when Travis said he wanted to move away from Nashville to be closer to the mountains in Colorado where he was born.
For Travis’ last Hometown, he visited Susan in Durham, North Carolina, and Susan’s ex-fiancé came back to haunt her, as her family didn’t think she was fully ready to move on.
Concerns also arose about whether Susan was really interested in Travis or if she just wanted to further her acting career.
The four women flew all the way back to Paris for the Rose Ceremony, only for Sarah B. to be sent right back home.
At the end of the season, Travis handed his final rose to Sarah S., though he did not propose. They dated briefly after the show but parted ways not long afterwards.
And Travis’ time on television didn’t end with “The Bachelor.” He co-hosted the hit syndicated television show “The Doctors,” where he joined fellow physicians to dole out health advice and cover topics such as sex and relationships, addiction, weight loss, and fitness.