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The best shows on Netflix to binge when you can’t travel

Netflix Travel

If you’re stuck at home and you’re itching to get your travel fix, all you need to do is launch Netflix! We’ve put together a list of the best shows on Netflix to binge when you’re in the mood to see some gorgeous locales, exotic destinations, and wild globe-hopping adventures! Check it out below!


Best Netflix Travel shows

Somebody Feed Phil

Philip Rosenthal is perhaps best known as being the creator of the long-running sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” but since that show went off the air he has gotten more on-camera exposure. In this series, he takes viewers on a goodwill eating tour of the world. Rosenthal — joined by friends and family — visits cities that include Tel Aviv, Mexico City, New Orleans, and Bangkok to get a taste of the local cuisine and culture at each stop on his journey.

Conan without Borders

Conan Without Borders takes late-night host Conan O’Brien to different parts of the globe, proving O’Brien is television’s perfect traveling everyman, with an uncanny knack for diving into the local culture and infusing it with his trademark humor.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Chef David Chang takes his insatiable curiosity about food, culture, and identity on the road, in the convivial company of fun-loving celebrity guests.

Tales by Light

Photographers and filmmakers travel the world capturing indelible images of people, places, creatures, and cultures from new, previously unseen angles.

The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes

Award-winning architect Piers Taylor and actress/property enthusiast Caroline Quentin travel the world touring beautifully unconventional homes.

Restaurants on the Edge

A team of three experts — a restaurateur, a designer, and a chef — tap into a restaurant’s surroundings and community to remodel each business in a way that is uplifting, inspirational, and positive.

The Kindness Diaries

Leon Logothetis travels the world with only a vintage motorbike and the kindness of strangers, which he pays back in unexpected, inspiring ways.

Street Food

The creators of “Chef’s Table” take to the streets in this half-hour series. “Street Food” brings viewers to some of the world’s most vibrant cities, where the rich culture of street food is explored. From the hawker stalls of Singapore to the food carts of India, episodes highlight the stories of perseverance and culture that bring life to various countries’ cuisine. Nations visited include Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, and Vietnam.

Dark Tourist

Most tourists like to visit popular sites and attractions, like beaches, stadiums, and museums, while on vacation. There is a subset of tourism, however, that involves visiting places that are historically associated with death and tragedy. Journalist David Farrier focuses on that area of travel, known as dark tourism, in this docuseries. In each episode, Farrier travels to a different locale to visit destinations and have experiences that wouldn’t be on most vacationers’ bucket lists. He embeds himself in a death-worshipping cult in Mexico, sees tourists soaking up radiation left behind in Fukushima, meets vampires in New Orleans, and travels to the most-nuked place on Earth for atomic swimming and fishing.

Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father

Comic Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael, are like an odd couple — the son is jovial and the patriarch is stuffy. So traveling together makes for an interesting dynamic, as viewers experience in this travelogue series. Jack invites Michael to go with him on a trip through Southeast Asia in an attempt to try to strengthen their bond. Along the way, the Whitehalls partake in a number of unique experiences, including attending an elephant polo match in Bangkok and taking a primitive train ride in Cambodia. When it’s over, the father and son reflect on the impact of their journey. Subsequent seasons take the father-son duo to other parts of the world.

Moving Art

Experience nature’s art as filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg highlights the beauty that lurks in oceans, forests, deserts, and flowers.

Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Road Trip

“The Great British Bake Off” judge and classic car enthusiast Paul Hollywood embarks on a road trip around Europe, visiting a number of countries that have a proud automotive history. Hollywood puts his knowledge and driving skills to the test as he takes to the streets in a fine selection of iconic four-wheeled vehicles, including a notable journey through the Italian capital Rome in a colorful Lamborghini. Throughout the show, Hollywood is joined by a number of guests, and he also learns more about the art of car manufacturing.

Night on Earth

This nature series’ new technology lifts night’s veil to reveal the hidden lives of the world’s creatures, from lions on the hunt to bats on the wing.

Our Planet

Experiencing the planet’s natural beauty through an examination of how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope.

Stay Here

Homeowners renting out rooms, or their entire abodes, to short-term renters is becoming an increasingly common alternative to vacationers staying at hotels. But the properties need to offer unique features or amenities for the property owners to maximize their earnings. On “Stay Here,” designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate expert Peter Lorimer show property owners how they can turn their rentals into moneymaking showstoppers. Episodes feature a floating vacation rental that becomes a romantic waterfront retreat and a family-friendly makeover for a historic firehouse in Washington, D.C.


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