The 5 Best Netflix Travel Shows To Stream Right Now

Like almost every other television genre, travel shows don't feature many diverse hosts. Netflix is home to series that fall into this trap — which is no surprise because there are so many out there — but the streaming service also offers several travel shows with unique perspectives.

If you're in need of an escape, we selected five travel shows available for streaming on Netflix that present point-of-views that are a bit different than the norm. We found shows that are hosted by women and people of color, as well as series that approach travel from a different angle, concentrating on homes, hotels, food, art, and more. Take a look ahead for our selections.


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

In this four-part series, David Chang tours four different cities with four different celebrities. The chef visits Vancouver with Seth Rogen, Marrakesh with Chrissy Teigen, Los Angeles with Lena Waithe, and Phenom Penh with Kate McKinnon. Throughout Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Chang uncovers new and surprising things about himself as well as the place he's traveling through.

Instant Hotel

Instant Hotel combines all the best things about a travel show and a reality competition shows. It's got wish-fulfillment thanks to beautifully designed destinations as well as sabotage, retribution, and fascinating relationship dynamics. Two seasons of the Australia-based series are available on Netflix now.
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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 World's Most Extraordinary Homes, the duo takes tours of "unconventional homes in extreme places."

The Kindness Diaries

At first glance, this series, which features host Leon Logothetis traveling 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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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.
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