The world is locked down, but your imagination doesn’t have to. Time to add to your bucket list and pique your wanderlust. Wondering how? Read on and discover how you can travel the world right from your screen in your living room. Netflix is offering you a front-row seat to the most breathtaking destinations. Buckle-up and let’s add to your queue with the top travel shows to watch on Netflix.
1. Tales by Light
Tales by Light follows the path of some of the best photographers on a quest to capture the best shot. Follow the globe-trotters to heights and depth of the world and watch them tackle some of the craziest escapades and have the time of their life. If you like to take a picture while you travel this show is definitely a must-watch. Take me where the good light is! Add to Queue.
Starring: Darren JEW Art Wolfe, Krystle Wright.
2. Our Planet
Just in case you need a reminder that the world doesn’t end within your walls, Our Planet is an intriguing look into the vastness of mother earth. Combining spectacular photography of Canon and unmatched expertise of National Geographic, the movie takes you the heart of the earth’s wilderness and its inhabitants. Awaken your wanderlust bug! Filmed in 50 countries across the continents, environment enthusiasts will love this show, its focus on nature.
Starring: David Attenborough
3. Somebody feed Phil
What is traveling without experiencing new cultures, eating great food, and meeting new people? Philip Rosenthal travels across the globe to explore local cuisine and cultures. The show is for the foodies sampling cuisines across Marrakech, Mexico, New York, Dublin, and Venice among others. Phil’s authenticity is an incentive to keep watching the show as he eats his way around the world endearing you to the cultures. It is unique, inspiring, and informative, definitely worth your time.
4. Dark Tourist
Ever wondered how dangerous the world can get? Dark Tourist is every tourist dream to conquer all the creepy and dangerous sites of the world. David Farrier sets his sight to dig up various hair-raising destinations of the world. David explores various places and subjects like narcotics tourism in Colombia, nuclear tourism in Japan, discovers voodoo in Benin and ghost cities in Cyprus, Europe among others. Bound to get you at the edge of your seat, add to queue, and feed your curiosity.
5. Street Food
At the heart of every city’s culture is its street food. The plot explores the street food vendors of Asian cities; Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, and the Philippines among others. Watch the thrill of the talented chefs and their struggle for survival by making the best signature dishes. The humanitarian approach of the show is heartwarming, casting a fresh angle on the tourism industry. Get ready to drool.
To the heart of Africa’s most precious national park. Set in Congo’s rainforest, the movie focuses on the endangered gorillas and the rangers putting their lives on the line to save the species. It is the intersection of man and beast. Unlike most travel shows Virunga is provoking and emotional; built around inspirational characters with extraordinary footage. The scenic park with its towering rainforest will leave you wanting to visit.
7. The Kindness of Diaries
Every traveler’s prayer as they set out to an unknown land is to find a kind stranger. The Kindness Diaries stars Leon Logothetis on his journey around the world, living off the kindness of strangers. Through his various encounters, he inspires you to appreciate various gifts in life. Prepare to get inspired.
8. The Way
An inspiring travel story set around Emilio Estavez and his father, Martin Sheen. A trip to collect his son’s ashes gives birth to a remarkable journey. His father, an uptight homebody, treks along the Camino de Santiago (Spain), a pilgrimage on which his son died. As he spread his ashes along the way, the plot cements the power of travel for all ages.
If free will is your second name, Ibiza will set your spirit ablaze. It is the story of Harper, a single 30 years old lady who takes you across New York, Ibiza, and Barcelona on a business trip and meets a handsome famous DJ. The movie has some of the most magnificent sunsets and is meant to add some color to your bucket list. Ibiza inspires you to take a leap of faith go out and live the life of your dreams. This might not be the best storyline on Netflix but if the destinations and amazing sunsets are anything to go by, then it can feature somewhere in the list of top travel shows on Netflix.
10. The Bucket List.
If you have not yet had a new addition for your post quarantine goals here is the ultimate Bucket List. Staring the legendary Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, who are both diagnosed with lung cancer. In a bid to live to the fullest, they take you to some most acclaimed destinations including the Taj Mahal, The Great Wall of China, and the Pyramids (Egypt). Get inspired to live a little or maybe learn a new adventure sport.
Have you watched any of the movies on this list? Is there any other movie you want to add to this list? Let us know in the comment section below.