With lockdowns all over the world still in place and borders of many countries still closed, the only ones that can wander to beautiful destinations and different countries are our eyes and minds. While a lot of us are binge-watching K-Dramas and going through the entire movie library of Netflix, you might want to explore the documentaries section of Netflix to help you travel the world from the comfort of your own home.
Here’s a list of our fave travel documentaries on Netflix that will surely fuel your wanderlust.
Street Food: Asia
From the makers of Chef’s Table, Street Food tells the stories of the realities of street chefs all over Asia while featuring delectable local delicacies that will make you want to hop on a plane and try them yourself. From Michelin star crab omelets in Thailand, street favorites okonomiyaki and takoyaki in Osaka, tofu pudding and goat stew in Taiwan, to hawkers selling favorites wonton noodles, chili crab, and chicken rice in Singapore. This 9-episode docuseries will not only get your tummy grumbling but also your feet itching to travel!
This intimate documentary tells of a filmmaker, his musician girlfriend, and their dog’s journey to finding happiness as they embark on a road trip of a lifetime through the mountains and beaches across America in their old-school schoolbus turned home on wheels.
Pedal The World
From the director of Expedition Happiness, Pedal the World shows German-born Felix Starck’s one-year journey as he literally pedals through 18,000 kilometers of land across 22 different countries. Here you will witness a young man’s intimate discovery of various cultures and off-road sites or unseen places across Europe, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, all the way to America. It kind of inspires you to be a little more adventurous, leave the detailed planning behind, and just go on a DIY trip to a country you’ve never been before!
Conan Without Borders
This 6-episode docuseries features Late Night talk show host Conan O’Brien bringing his wit and humor to various countries. He learns to play salsa and dance the rumba in Cuba; meets fans, adopts an octopus, and visits the DMZ in South Korea; stars in a telenovela and plays soccer in Mexico; and so much more!
This captivating 6-episode docuseries follows the story of 5 characters and their deep connection to the beautiful mountains of South America. Allow them to take you through the wonders of Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
Do you have a favorite travel documentary that you’re always sure to recommend? Share it with us!
*Featured image via Netflix