Yes, we understand that it can get quite boring at home. We all want to go out and explore, but with COVID-19 plaguing the world, we can't just really risk it for now. So while we wait and hope that it's contained ASAP, let us travel vicariously by watching some Netflix travel shows. The streaming platform has tons of titles through which you can discover the world in different perspectives. Ahead, we list down a few that will surely stop you from being consumed by wanderlust.
The Kindness Diaries
In this documentary series that debuted in 2017, the host, former broker Leon Logothetis, travels around the world relying only on the kindness of strangers for basic necessities such as food and shelter. In his journey in the first season, he brings along with him only a vintage motorcycle as his whole journey was inspired by Che Guevarra's memoir, The Motorcycle Diaries. Aside from showing how budget travel is completely possible, The Kindness Diaries also shines in showing the inspiring humanity that connects people of different cultures.
Tales by Light
See the world through a different perspective by binging on this Netflix travel show that focuses on photographers and filmmakers who have dedicated their life to journeying to the ends of the Earth in order to further their craft. Follow these image-makers in their breath-taking escapades and watch them attempt to capture the best of the people, creatures, and cultures that make places full of colour. No doubt, watching Tales by Light will enable you to see the world through a different lens.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Prefer discovering the world through your tastebuds? David Chang's travel and food show Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is definitely for you. Unlike his previous series, Ugly Delicious, here, the American restaurateur brings along celebrities to dive in local food scenes. They let go of pretences as they talk a lot and eat a lot. Sure, it's gonna be quite a mouth-watering watch, but David Chang's humour and curiosity make his travels from Vancouver to Phnom Penh a breezy yet insightful trip to stream.
Stay Here isn't really a travel show per se. It's a reality show where interior designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate expert Peter Lorimer help homeowners turn their properties into moneymaking short-term rentals. With just eight 30-minute episodes, Stay Here is quite a light watch. But more than that, it gives you an insight into how much work goes into the Airbnbs you rent out on your trips.
Tired of the same old popular sites and attractions? See a different side of travel as journalist David Farrier explores the phenomenon of dark tourism. In Dark Tourist, he visits unusual spots historically associated with death and tragedy. From nuclear lakes to haunted houses, the places they visit often delve into the macabre, giving us a glimpse into the lesser-known sides of humanity we barely touch upon.
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