Best Travel Programmes You Can Watch Online Today

Best Travel Programmes You Can Watch Online Today

Covid-19 is changing our daily lives throughout the world. Billions of people are stuck home or unable to travel back to their home countries, let alone travel for leisure. Travel is one of the biggest passions people share, but it’s unclear when and if everything will go back to normal. 

However, thanks to technology, we can still connect with people from our community as well as from different cultures even when we’re staying at home. This is a time to continue being inspired by stories, destinations and people from all around the world. 

That's why we gathered the best travel programmes you can stream online today. 

Don’t lose your hope! Just sit back and start making your travel bucket list by getting some ideas from this list of travel programmes. 

Planet Earth, Planet Earth 2 and Our Planet 

Description: Narrated by the incredible David Attenborough, all three of these series take you to parts of the world you’ve never seen before. The beautiful cinematic shots of the animal kingdom and the natural world prove us just how little humankind knows about the world they live in, and just how much of it is still waiting to be discovered. These documentary series are definitely must-see for both current and future generations to respect the earth and its countless different kinds of inhabitants more. 

Must-see episodes: Jungles (Planet Earth), Cities (Planet Earth 2), The High Seas (Our Planet) 

Who should watch it: This is a great show for adventure and nature lovers of all ages. 

Where to watch it: Netflix

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and No Reservations 

Description: The beloved chef, foodie, writer and traveller Anthony Bourdain (1956 - 2018) visits every little corner of cities big and small to taste horrifying and mouth-watering delicacies around the world. Bourdain is extremely eloquent and hungry for locals’ stories and the food they like to eat. 

Must-see episodes: Venice, Istanbul, Lisbon, Brazil, India, NYC (No Reservations), Myanmar, Congo, Iran, Tokyo, Hanoi, Jamaica (Parts Unknown) 

Who should watch it: Food and travel lovers above 15. We don’t advise watching this show on an empty stomach. 

Warning: Vegetarians and vegans should be aware that certain episodes might have triggering content. 

Where to watch it: Amazon Prime

Ugly Delicious 

Description: American restaurateur and chef David Chang travels the world with celebrities, writers, chefs, activists and artists, opening up conversations about culture, tradition, nation and race. 

Must-see episodes: Pizza, Fried Chicken, As the Meat Turns 

Who should watch it: Culture and food lovers. 

Where to watch it: Netflix

Chef’s Table 

Description: This beautifully shot documentary on the art of cooking features a different professional chef in each episode; introducing their techniques, personal touches, and emotional connection to their profession. The detail-oriented chefs share their inspiring stories as well as their Michelin-starred food with the viewers. 

Must-see episodes: Magnus Nilsson, Alex Atala, Jeong Kwan, Corrado Assenza, Musa Dağdeviren, Asma Khan 

Who should watch it: People who love biographies, travelling, food and culture. We don’t advise watching this show on an empty stomach either. 

Where to watch it: Netflix

Somebody Feed Phil 

Description: A down-to-earth travel and food programme, Somebody Feed Phil follows Phil Rosenthal as he eats his way through the world’s most well-known cities for food and drink. 

Must-see episodes: Bangkok, Saigon, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, New York City 

Who should watch it: This is an entertaining travel show for the whole family. 

Where to watch it: Netflix

Escape to the Wild

Description: This travel programme follows the lives of families who have traded the city life and the rat race for an off-grid life in the wild. 

Who should watch it: Families who love nature, camping and the wilderness. 

Where to watch it: Channel 4

Dark Tourist 

Description: Hometowns of drug lords, war zones, homes of serial killers, basically anything related to death and destruction… Dark tourism is definitely an interesting phenomenon. Journalist David Farrier explores the weirdest traditions and the scariest tourist attractions in this series. 

Must-see episodes: Latin America, South East Asia, Africa 

Who should watch it: Halloween fans who have a love for spooky things and weird traditions. Needless to say, parental guidance advised. 

Where to watch it: Netflix

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