Sometimes a vacation means grabbing your passport, hopping on a plane, and exploring a new destination. But other times it simply means staying in bed and throwing on your favorite Netflix show to experience the wonder of the world from the comfort of home. Not every weekend gets to be a travel weekend, but why not take advantage of staying in by watching some travel-inspired shows and getting ready for your next epic adventure?
This one's for all the foodies out there. If you haven't already binged Chef's Table, now's your chance. This show profiles incredible chefs from around the world, exploring the inspiration and dedication behind their signature dishes. Each episode will make your mouth water and your plane-ticket-buying fingers tremble. This show is already many seasons strong, so you have a lot of delicious catching up to do.
For something a little more action-packed, Netflix's original series Sense8 is just for you. This sci-fi show follows the lives of eight interconnected people from around the globe. Jumping from Nairobi to Seoul to Berlin, you'll feel as though you just got back from an epic trip around the globe after each episode. With only two seasons and a finale special, you can get your wanderlust fix in just a weekend.
Jack Whitehall Travels with My Father
This show follows comedian Jack Whitehall and his grumpy father as they embark on a backpacking trip through South East Asia in the first season and Eastern Europe in the second. The duo's clashing personalities will have you giggling as they encounter new cultures, traditions, and people while attempting to bond. Some of our favorite travel memories stem from trips with family, and this show will remind you of many of those.
The World's Most Extraordinary Homes
If you love architecture and design you'll want to add all the seasons of this show to your Netflix queue. This docuseries spotlights incredible architecture from around the world. If you love to wander the streets when you travel, stopping only to gaze at surprising, impressive, and confounding buildings, this is the next best thing to booking a plane ticket.
There are myriad documentaries out there detailing the wonderful places around the world. And while we love BBC's Planet Earth as much as the next person, Netflix's more addition to this genre, Our Planet, is sure to give you the travel bug. The eight-part series explores the unique wonders of planet, and was produced in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund.