With a library as extensive as Netflix’s, it’s hard to pick the best Netflix travel shows, but we’re here to help you get there.
Of course, the irony is that as soon as the world reopened after the pandemic, the cost of living skyrocketed. We assume this means that this week at the beach in Barcelona has been postponed again. Sign.
However, there is always chair travel… no, stay tuned! netflix (will open in a new tab) has a stellar supply of shows for those suffering from a bad case of wanderlust; from food-driven odysseys and challenge-driven travels to light-hearted glimpses of other world cultures amidst incredible landscapes.
Whether it’s a European mini-vacation or a vacation in Southeast Asia that will make you dream of distant places, here are the top 10 options to inspire your next travels. Just think of them as extra research for that wishlist trip…
A fast-paced travelogue that combines food and travel – well, why bother with a classic combination? sees David Chang, boss of noodle giant Momofuku, weighing in on all the most important foods and how they are prepared in different cultures around the world.
Obviously, this means pizza from Italy, but a raised piece of cake in Tokyo; tacos from the famous L.A. food truck, but an alternative to traditional Mexican food from Noma Restaurant. A good travel series develops the imagination and our worldview, and it certainly fills us up.
Waffles + Mochi
On the surface, this is a cute show for kids, executive produced by Michelle Obama, but it’s actually one of the best examples of a show that does double the job of being entertaining for kids and adults alike.
A show based on a moonbooted creature made from frozen waffles and a ball of mochi turned sentient might not make any sense, but who cares when it’s so joyful? Two puppet buddies who work in a supermarket with Mrs. Obama learn about different foods and travel the world doing it; from flying high in the Andes to taste potatoes, to finding the best herbs and spices at the market in Venice, Italy.
This 2020 series is based on a romance between South Korean singer and actor Lee Seung Gi and Taiwanese favorite Jasper Liu; as fans challenge the pair with missions across Asia despite speaking different languages. Challenge accepted!
Traveling to stunning locations in Indonesia, Thailand and Nepal, the duo prove they are more than just pretty faces as they win treasure hunts and games like rock, paper, scissors to eventually end up in Seoul. Sort of like a Squid Game, along the way, but without any deaths.
The most amazing holiday homes in the world
If your thumbs are lazily scrolling through the Airbnb app in your spare time; then this show is for you. Three intrepid explorers – well, hosts with seemingly unlimited…