10 Travel Shows To Stream Right Now

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Explore every corner of the world from the comfort of home with these hit travel shows.

From learning new cooking skills, and uncovering hidden ancient mysteries, to laughing and restoring your faith in humanity, these travel shows will inspire everyone to make a difference next time they travel.

Our Planet

Penguins in Antarctica
Antarctica penguins in South Georgia Island

Where to watch: Netflix 

Rating: IMDb 9.3/10

Genre: Nature

David Attenborough narrates this stunning series which follows the impact of climate change on the world’s living creatures. 

The breathtaking cinematography highlights the beauty of nature, while presenting a call for action that doesn’t shy away from the huge and devastating impact humanity has had. 

Check out episode 2 ‘Frozen World’ to see the shocking impact of rising temperatures in our Earth’s poles or episode 8 ‘Forests’ to marvel at the connection between all creatures large and small. 

Street Food

asian woman at a market
Street Food – Asia

Where to watch: Netflix

Rating: Rotten Tomatoes 100%

Genre: Food

The creators of ‘Chef’s Table’ hit the streets in this two season long series to experience the lavish culture of street food around the world. 

This show explores Asia and Latin America, from Tofu Pudding in Taiwan, to Empanadas in Mexico. 

Filled with inspirational stories, cultural significance, and delicious food, everyone is sure to be hungry after watching this. 

The Kindness Diaries

men on scooter surrounded by people
The Kindness Diaries Season 1

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Rating: IMDb 8.2/10

Genre: Social Experiment

Get inspired with this social experiment that sees former broker Leon Logothetis travel around the world relying solely on the kindness of strangers for food and shelter. 

This feel good show will restore your faith in humanity, proving that generosity and care is simply part of human nature. 

Magical Andes

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Wildlife in the Andes

Where to watch: Netflix

Rating: IMDb 7.9/10

Genre: Documentary

Discover the mystic mountains of South America in this six-part documentary. 

Unbelievable cinematography and documentation of deep personal stories show the significance of the Andes range to five characters from remote communities in Argentina to Colombia. 

Watch this for something starkly different to the buzz of city life. 

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted

man cooking at a table outside
Gordon Ramsay trying new cooking skills

Where to watch: Disney+

Rating: Rotten Tomatoes 86%

Genre: Food

Everyone’s favourite foul-mouthed chef sets off to explore the secrets of food from experienced locals around the world.

Gordon Ramsay travels from Alaska’s panhandle learning to cook seal with a native Tlingit elder, hunting for nutria in southern Louisiana, to Piranha fishing in the rain forests Guyana. 

Watch for traditional cooking methods and unusual ingredients with diverse, inspiring people. 


two people with the title gaycation
Travelling to Tokyo

Where to watch: SBS on Demand

Rating: IMDb 7.8/10

Genre: Social 

Witness how different cultures treat the LGBTQ community all over the world with actor Elliot Paige and best friend Ian Daniel. 

Throughout the adventure they meet people who share their personal journeys of acceptance with their families and communities and deal with both struggles and triumphs. 

From notoriously homophobic Jamaica, TO the famous gay pride parade in New York City and evolving the strict traditions of India, this series is bound to open the mind. 

Jack Whitehall: Travels with my Father

two men in cowboy outfits
Jack and Micheal in America in Season 3

Where to watch: Netflix

Rating: IMDb 7.7/10

Genre: Comedy

Join British comedian Jack Whitehall and his stuffy English father Micheal on adventures through South East Asia, Eastern Europe, America and Australia in this fun Netflix special. 

The dynamic duo embark on unique experiences to strengthen their bond, including performing drag in Australia.  

Watch for a laugh as well as some wholesome family bonding. 

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

chef at a table
Host Samin Nosrat

Where to watch: Netflix

Rating: Rotten Tomatoes 100% 

Genre: Food

Make sure not to watch this special on an empty stomach. 

Famous Chef and food writer Samin Nosrat takes inspiration from her award winning book to discover the central elements of what makes food delicious.  

This new style of culinary television explores how different cultures use these central elements of flavour as a how-to-guide for the aspirational home cook. 

Lost Cities with Albert Lin

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Lost Inca Islands in the Sky

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Rating: IMDb 7.9/10

Genre: Archaeological 

This thrilling show sees explorer and scientist Albert Lin embarking on the adventure of a lifetime to discover the mysteries behind the world’s most famous lost civilisations. 

With a whole host of experts, Albert Lin uses new technologies like 3D scanning to bring extraordinary sites of antiquity to life and attempts to solve the mysteries behind sites like El Dorado, and the headquarters of the Knights Templar in Israel. 

Travel Man

two men in tiny cars
Host Richard with Actor Chris O’Dowd

Where to watch: SBS on Demand

Rating: IMDb 8.3/10

Genre: Comedy

With the help of a celebrity friend, host and comedian/author/actor, Richard Ayoade creates a template ON time maximisation for the most efficient travellers – only 48 hours per city.

Highlights include accidently breaking slow globes in Vienna with actor Chris O’Dowd and going absinthe tasting in Paris with Great British Baking Show host Mel Giedroyc. 

Ayoades’s classic dry humour serves for a hilarious tour guide. 

This one will have everyone laughing as much as they are learning.

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