If anyone's interested, here's a thread to talk about the two shows CBS.com has about TAR: Phil's Diary and Elimination Station.
Phil's Diary features the host Phil Keoghan as he brings a camera with him as he travels around the world with the show. It's a nice way to view all the locations TAR visits without the competitive edge and just appreciate them for what their beauty and all the other things they have to offer. Plus if you're a big Phil fan, then I'd recommend watching this.
Elimination Station answers the question, "What do the phil'iminated teams do after their elimination?" During the beginning episodes, the online show focuses on the newly-eliminated teams as they try to adjust to the new villa's environment (this time located in Thailand) without the race. During the later episodes, the eliminated team simply calls the villa and informs everyone what happened in the latest leg (only 5 teams arrive at the villa as the others who were eliminated become decoys, meaning they travel to wherever the still-competing teams go to to try to prevent spoilers). Elimination Station also features the former racers as they travel around their location to what it has to offer. Not to mention that there are few dramafests here and there to keep things interesting.