Feeling Claustrophobic? These 12 Travel Shows Will Help You Escape

Feeling Claustrophobic? These 12 Travel Shows Will Help You Escape

We never thought we’d say this, but we’d do anything to have an excuse to get off the couch. Since that won’t be the case for quite some time (thanks a lot, social distancing), we’re fantasizing about our next escape by watching these travel shows.

From Our Planet to Below Deck, keep scrolling for the 12 best travel shows to stream online.





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What’s it about? The world’s most renowned chefs. Each episode follows a different culinary genius, offering a glimpse inside their lives (and kitchens).

How can I watch? Available on Netflix

2. ‘Departures’

What’s it about? Two men who travel the world with nothing but their backpacks (and a camera, of course). The unscripted vibe offers a rare glimpse into an unexpected backpacking adventure that captures the true essence of stepping outside of one’s comfort zone.

How can I watch? Available for purchase ($2) on iTunes



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What’s it about? Appreciating nature. Each episode highlights a different wildlife environment and examines how climate change affects these areas.

How can I watch? Available on Netflix

4. ‘Long Way Round’

What’s it about? Actors Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman, who embark on a world tour via motorbike. They cross paths with some crazy people, including a mafia boss who serenades them with his guitar. The doc was such a success, they even made a follow-up film: Long Way Down.

How can I watch? Available on Tubi or for purchase ($2) on Amazon Prime



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What’s it about? David Chang, a James Beard Award-winning chef. The culinary connoisseur explores how certain dishes have evolved in different cultures over the years.

How can I watch? Available on Netflix



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What’s it about? Samin Nosrat, a chef and writer whose main goal is to answer the age-old question: What makes food delicious?

How can I watch? Available on Netflix



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What’s it about? The crew of a massive motor yacht. Each week, the staff hosts a new set of charter guests as they try to navigate life aboard the vessel. (If you’ve already watched all seven seasons, there’s also Below Deck Mediterranean and Below Deck Sailing Yacht).

How can I watch? Available on Hulu, Sling TV, YouTube TV and fubuTV





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What’s it about? A collection of properties that can only be described as extraordinary. The eclectic locations are bound to inspire your next vacation.

How can I watch? Available on Netflix

9. ‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’

What’s it about? Anthony Bourdain’s global travels. Similar to No Reservations, the documentary follows the chef as he spreads awareness about the world’s lesser-known cuisines.

How can I watch? Available on Hulu, YouTube TV and fuboTV

10. ‘Gaycation With Ellen Page and Ian Daniel’

What’s it about? Actress Ellen Page and her best friend, Ian Daniel. Together, they visit various LGBTQ cultures around the world in an attempt to share stories of acceptance.

How can I watch? Available on Hulu or for purchase ($2) on Vudu



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What’s it about? A group of men, who give makeovers to individuals in need. It’s not your typical travel show, but the Fab Five recently brought their talents international, so we’ll let it slide.

How can I watch? Available on Netflix



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What’s it about? Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael, who couldn’t be more different. Their interesting dynamic provides viewers with a unique—yet entertaining—travel experience.

How can I watch? Available on Netflix

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