10 Awesome Netflix Travel Shows That Will Satisfy Your Wanderlust During Lockdown


You may not be able to travel or even leave the neighborhood right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t live vicariously through other people or allow yourself to live out your bucket list from the comfort of the couch.

Get inspired by these exciting travel documentaries streaming on Netflix right now and start planning your future itineraries.

These are movies that blend travel with the heights of the human spirit to, hopefully, remind you that travel and adventure are within your grasp. Or will be soon.

Watch them while you can, because content disappears as licensing agreements expire.

Chef’s Table

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Chef’s Table may be one of the most beautifully-shot programs on Netflix, but there’s one huge downside: you’ll wish those expensive, gorgeously-presented plates of haute cuisine were on your table.

This popular documentary series, which now spans six seasons and 30 episodes, follows innovative culinary masters shaking up the food scenes in cities as varied as Istanbul, Bangkok and Philadelphia.

Chef's Table | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Street Food

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This Netflix series from also the creators of Chef’s Table will explore a different region each season.

We start off on the streets of Asia — Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, and more — to see the carts, stalls, and markets that folks visit on the go, in the middle of the night, or even every day.

Unlike other food shows, Street Food spends each episode highlight the intense personal connection between the meals and the people who make them.

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds, then pretend you can smell all the smells.

Street Food | Official Trailer | Netflix

Tales by Light

In these uncertain times, Tales by Light is an awesome reminder that the world can still be full of wonder.

Created by National Geographic and Canon, each episode of this series follows a prominent landscape, wildlife or adventure photographer as they capture the world from their unique point of view.

From tracking mountain gorillas in Uganda to photographing the elusive Himalayan snow leopard, Tales by Light is a veritable feast for the senses.

Tales By Light – Season One Official Trailer

The Dawn Wall

El Capitan in Yosemite is one of the most famous climbing destinations and the Dawn Wall, so named because it is the first thing in the valley to be illuminated in the morning, had never been free-climbed (the act of using equipment only to protect from falls, not to assist in climbing) until Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgensen took it on.

The documentary explains the years of training and each climber’s motivation for attempting the world-record climb.

The Dawn Wall – Trailer

Dark Tourist

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Dark Tourist (Season One) In this docu-series journalist David Farrier travels the world as a dark tourist, the new phenomenon in which the general public trade the beach holiday for something more sinister. Each episode focuses on a different region of the world and with that provides us a distinct and unique perspective specific to that area. Throughout the 8 eps David travels to four continents looking for the strange and unseen. It reminded me a lot of An Idiot Abroad with Karl Pilkington, but whereas Karl was naive and anxious, David likes to push things and has a mischievous side to him. This playful aspect to Farrier helps him get into the most interesting places and situations, but can be frustrating at times, especially when he's in areas of high radiation. Though I can see how this element of danger adds to the show. Dark Tourist is a fun and intriguing series, it works best when Farrier is showing us a place never before seen on TV or dipping into the downright bizarre. There's vampires, voodoo and exorcism. And Farrier as our lovable rogue and narrator always pushes the envelope to give us the best and most shocking overall experience. #darktourist #davidfarrier #karlpilkington #anidiotabroad #netflixuk #netflixseries #netflixshow #netflixandchill #netflixoriginal #netflixdoc #netflixshows #darktourism #travel #tickleddoc #tickledfilm #darktouristnetflix

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Netflix meets Vice in this travelogue by New Zealand filmmaker David Farrier, who sets his sights on the world of dark tourism.

From a nuclear lake to a haunted forest, he visits macabre — and sometimes dangerous — tourist destinations around the world.

Dark Tourist | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

The Kindness Diaries

In this touching docuseries, Englishman Leon Logothetis travels from Alaska to Argentina in a vintage Volkswagen Beetle convertible.

He relies only on the kindness of strangers for food, shelter, and gas, surprising unsuspecting good Samaritans with life-changing gifts.

#GoBeKind Tour Episode 1: New York City

Expedition Happiness

German van lifers and filmmakers Felix Starck and Selima Taibi tricked out an old American school bus to Instagram-perfection and set out along the Pan-American highway from Alaska to Mexico with their trusty dog.

Along the way, the duo made a doc about life on the road, van life, and the general hardships and heights of travel.

Trailer: Expedition Happiness

Pedal The World

Felix Starck didn’t start off as a van lifer.
The documentary filmmaker cut his teeth while documenting his 12,000-mile, 22-country bicycle tour of the planet.

The film is the Instagram generation’s gateway to seeing the world through the eyes of pure wanderlust.

The film shines in the nature of Starck’s mode of transportation and the harsh realities of riding a bike, literally, around the world.

Pedal The World / An Adventure Around The World On A Bike

Our Planet

Share the wonder of the extraordinary place we call home.

Utilizing the latest technology, Our Planet was filmed entirely in Ultra High Definition in over 50 countries.
From exotic jungles to the deepest seas, open your eyes to the connections we all share.

Our Planet | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Conan Without Borders

Late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien hits the road in this special that brings him and his sense of humor to far-flung destinations.

For a dose of comedy and humor, this series of Conan O’Brien will be a sound option.
This is actually a collection of his travel segments, but they are worth watching, especially if you want some good entertainment!

"Conan Without Borders: Made In Mexico" Cold Open

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