Feeling Claustrophobic? These 10 Travel Shows Will Help You Escape

Now that winter is here, we’re finding more and more excuses to never leave the couch. Luckily, there are countless travel shows that allow you to live vicariously through the cast, whether they’re traveling the world or exploring different cultures.

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

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1. Chef’s Table

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

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2. Our Planet

Each episode highlights a different wildlife environment and examines how climate change affects these areas.

3. Long Way Round

Actors Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman embark on a world tour via motorbike. They cross paths with some wild 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.

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4. Ugly Delicious

Meet David Chang, a James Beard Award-winning chef. The culinary connoisseur explores how certain dishes have evolved in different cultures over the years.

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5. Salt Fat Acid Heat

Samin Nosrat is a chef and writer whose main goal is to answer the age-old question: What makes food delicious? Join her as she travels across the globe to find answers.

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6. Below Deck

Each week, the crew 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).

7. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Similar to No Reservations, the documentary follows the chef as he spreads awareness about the world’s lesser-known cuisines.

8. Gaycation With Elliot Page and Ian Daniel

Follow actor Elliot Page and his best friend, Ian Daniel. Together, they visit various LGBTQ cultures around the world in an attempt to share stories of acceptance.

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9. Queer Eye: We’re In Japan!

Follow along as a group of men, dubbed the Fab Five, give makeovers to individuals in need. It’s not your typical travel show, but they brought their talents international, so we’ll let it slide.

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10. Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father

Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael, couldn’t be more different. But their interesting dynamic provides viewers with a unique—yet entertaining—travel experience.


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