The Best Netflix Travel Shows To Stream Right Now

As we all know, Netflix is home to many things - too many things, in fact. But if you're bored of re-watching the same old rom-com, and have successfully binged your way through among the streaming platform's biggest TV shows, there's something else you might want to try. Deep within Netflix's millions of confusingly labelled categories, you'll find a treasure of travel shows.

If you need a reason to escape (literally or figuratively) we have selected some of the best, and most fascinating travel shows available to stream right now. They offer perspectives that differ from than the norm, a few surprise guest celebrities and a lot of incredible looking food.

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Overcome with wanderlust? These eight shows might just nudge you to book a flight.

Street Food

Celebrating the local heroes of street food across the world, this documentary series takes you to India, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and more to explore the culture of eating outside, what it means for the millions of people who's livelihood relies on selling on the street and the stories behind the food that brings us together.

Dark Tourist


"Dark tourism" is a phenomenon that involves people voluntarily to travelling to high-risk areas known to be particularly dangerous. In this series, New Zealand filmmaker David Farrier heads to some of these places to find out what draws people to these places - and why they're so eager to risk their lives in the process.

World's Busiest Cities



Originally airing on BBC Two, this travel program explores the "human ingenuity" that keeps the busiest cities in the world running. The three hosts, Anita Rani, Ade Adepitan, and Dan Snow bring their diverse perspectives to Hong Kong, Mexico City, Moscow, and Delhi in the four-episode series.

The Kindness Diaries



At first glance, this series, which features host Leon Logothetis travelling the world on a "vintage motorbike," may feel a little eye-roll-inducing, but The Kindness Diaries actually has an uplifting vibe somewhat similar to that of Queer Eye or Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. A totally unique take on travel, each episode's journey depends on the kindness of complete strangers.
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World's Most Extraordinary Homes

Actress and property enthusiast Caroline Quentin and architect Piers Taylor travel all over the world visiting not the globe's biggest tourist attractions but its most incredible houses. In 12 episodes, the duo takes tours of "unconventional homes in extreme places."

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Four cities, four celebrities and a mission to dive into different cultures through food. Chef David Chang heads on a road trip to Vancouver with Seth Rogan, Marrakesh with Chrissie Teigen, Los Angeles with Lena Waith and Phnom Penh with Kate McKinnon. You'll be ravenous through every single episode.
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Tales By Light

This series takes the classic travel and adventure show and turns its focus on those who are capturing the action. Told from the point-of-view of world-renowned photographers and filmmakers, Tales By Light shows areas of the globe you may have thought you knew something about in a completely different light.

Extreme Engagement

How do you know if you're really ready to get married? In this travel-meets-relationship series, an engaged couple travels the world to visit some of the most remote communities. In the process, they'll learn about different traditional marriage customs and how other people work to make a committed relationship really world.
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