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11 travel shows on Netflix that will take you on adventures you have never heard of

By Akshaya Devi - April 6, 2020

You may not be able to travel now but that doesn’t mean you should stop exploring. Bring the world to you by watching these best travel shows on Netflix, for if you’ve got the spirit of a traveller, no walls can confine you from travelling.

These contemporary travel shows feature some very real adventures like nothing you have ever seen before. (Except 4, 6, and 8, all other shows can be streamed on Netflix).

1. The Kindness Diaries

2 Seasons, 26 Episodes, IMDb: 8.1/10

Leon Logothetis goes on a world expedition meeting strangers who prove through their deeds, kindness still exists. He finds ways to repay the same throughout this heartwarming journey.

2. Night On Earth

1 Season, 6 Episodes, IMDb: 8.3/10

Through terrific artwork and gripping storytelling, this show brings the life of majestic nocturnal animals to light.

3. Our Planet

1 Season, 8 Episodes, IMDb: 9.3/10

A visual treat featuring breathtaking sceneries and living creatures from around the planet which also documents the impact of climate change on them.

4. Departures

3 Season, 42 Episodes, IMDb: 9/10

Two bored people take on the road along with their cameraman, bantering on varied cultures, food habits, and lifestyles along the hilarious journey.

5. Somebody Feed Phil

2 Seasons, 12 Episodes, IMDb: 8.1/10

Philip takes viewers on a culinary tour around food capitals like Bangkok and Mexico, leaving them inspired to go there one day and experience the food first-hand.

6. Lost Cities With Albert Lin

Disney+ H, 1 Season, 6 Episodes, IMDb: 8.6/10

From Petra’s pillars to Stonehenges, Albert Lin goes in search of mysteries and legends lost in the depths of history and time. Being a tech-savvy storyteller only makes Lin more irresistible to watch.

7. Tales By Light

3 Seasons, 12 Episodes, IMDb: 8.3/10

Intriguing tales narrated only by the likes of lights and cameras. Inspiring photographers teach viewers live lessons on what it takes to capture a meaningful memory that will stand the test of time.

8. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

12 Seasons, 51 Episodes, IMDb: 8.8/10

Explorer and Chef Anthony Bourdain leads us on a privileged journey towards unravelling offbeat parts of the world we never knew existed.

9. Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father

3 Seasons, 13 Episodes, IMDb: 7.7/10

Jack invites his father on a trip to rejuvenate their bond. The feel-good series then finds a fun-loving son exploring the world with his straight-faced yet whimsical father.

10. Chef’s Table

6 Seasons, 26 Episodes, IMDb: 8.6/10

A culinary extravaganza where world-renowned chefs turn up to showcase their best and personal favourites, narrating interesting cooking tales while doing so.

Must-watch: The Crocodile Hunter

Disney+ H, 5 Season, 78 Episodes

Many adventurers may come and go but the world can never see another true explorer with a heart for wildlife and a penchant for badass adventures. This show is a must-watch for everyone who likes a sense of purpose in their adventures. You can stream this show on Disney+ H.

Like this idea? There are more shows available online such as An Idiot Abroad, Long Way Round, Globe Trekker etc, all adventurous and some hilarious. Happy watching!


Let your spirit of adventure wander this vast world until the time comes when you can go live the experience yourself. Here’s the much-needed muse: Pickyourtrail holiday packages to bookmark your first vacation post quarantine.