Armchair Travel on Netflix

Armchair Travel on Netflix


Whilst travel may seem like a distant reality at the moment, one thing we do have is time… time to day dream and plan our next trip that is!

 

Here's your guide to Netflix's wanderlust reels that will appeal to every kind of traveller -- from backpackers to the glampers:

 

The Budget Backpacker

You don't mind hitch-hiking to get from A to B, you prefer hostels over hotels, like to stay nimble and delight in the local street food and free walking tours. You should watch:

 

Expedition Happiness (Documentary)

Two free spirits, one dog. Travelling the vast spaces of an enormous continent in search of something more. 

 

Jack Whitehall: Travels with my Father (Comedy / Documentary)

Jovial comic Jack Whitehall and his stuffy father, Michael, take unusual and amusing trips to foreign lands in an attempt to strengthen their bond. 

 

Into the Wild (Film)

A young man gives up everything - including his trust fund and ties to a seemingly stable family to lead a solitary life in the wild.

 

The Adventurer 

You jump at the chance to leave the city behind and trade in your heels for some hiking boots. Everest base camp and Machu Picchu are at the top of your bucket list and no trip is complete without some sensible Kathmandu gear. You should watch: 

 

Win The Wilderness (Reality TV series)

Six couples compete to prove they've got the survival skills to win the deed to an extraordinary home deep in the vast, rugged wilderness of Alaska.

 

You vs Wild (Interactive Series)

An interactive series where you can make key decisions to help Bear Grylls survive, thrive and complete missions in the harshest environments on Earth. 

 

Pedal the World (Documentary)

Over the course of one memorable and adventure-filled year, Felix Starck documents his 18,000-kilometre bicycle journey across 22 countries.  

 

The Eco Warrior 

Your apartment is starting to look like a scene from The Jungle Book, David Attenborough is your spirit animal and you are constantly saving insects from precarious situations. You should watch:  

 

Our Planet (Docu-series)

Eight-part documentary series from the creators of "Planet Earth" provides a never-before-filmed look at the planet's remaining wilderness areas and their animal inhabitants, filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

 

Chasing Coral (Documentary)

Divers, scientists and photographers around the world mount an epic underwater campaign to document the disappearance of coral reefs.

 

Birders (Documentary)

Bird watchers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border share their enthusiasm for protecting and preserving some of the world's most beautiful species.

 

The Culture Junkie 

You'd rather spend time amongst locals than at crowded landmarks, you've been dreaming of Pompeii since Year 11 modern history and you're constantly in search of the road less travelled. You should watch:

 

Dark Tourist (Docu-series)

Can you imagine spending a vacation in the middle of a war zone? Standing in a place with a higher radiation level than Chernobyl? New Zealand journalist David Farrier embarks on a dark tourist trip to visit countries related to themes such as death, destruction or war, including Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Colombia, Benin and Japan. Explore other cultures under the lens of danger.

 

Tales by Light (Docu-series)

Behind every powerful image is a powerful story. Uniting exploration, photography and the natural world, Tales By Light follows photographers from Australia and around the world as they push the limits of their craft. 

 

Conan Without Borders (Documentary)

Late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien hits the road in this special that brings him and his sense of humor to far-flung destinations. 

 

The Foodie 

You booked your table at a destination restaurant before the plane ticket, your highlight is always when you get to try the authentic cuisine and your souvenirs are jars of local produce. You should watch:

 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Docu-series)

Chef David Chang takes his insatiable curiosity about food, culture and identity on the road, in the convivial company of fun-loving celebrity guests. 

 

Restaurants on the Edge (Docu-series)

Three food and design experts travel the world to revive failing restaurants by connecting them to the local culture beyond their gorgeous views. 

 

Ugly Delicious (Docu-series)

All the flavour. None of the BS, Star chef David Chang leads friends on a mouthwatering, cross-cultural hunt for the world's most satisfying grub.




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