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    12 Netflix Shows That Will Take You Around The World From Your Living Room

    Please fasten your seatbelts and hand me the remote.

    Everyone loves to travel, but this year we've had to stay at home for our safety. Thankfully, Netflix has provided us with some amazing travel shows that will let you explore the world from your home. So get on your sofa and let's get started!

    1. Somebody Feed Phil

    Netflix

    Genres: Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Social & Cultural Docs, Food & Travel TV

    Seasons: 4

    Somebody Feed Phil is an American travel documentary about a "happy, hungry man" Phil, who travels all over the world tasting the local cuisine in different cities. Although the show's main focus is food, Phil also stops by to see some amazing landmarks and shares laughs with strangers along the way.

    Favorite episode: "Dublin"

    2. Tales by Light

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    Genres: Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Science & Nature Docs, Social & Cultural Docs

    Seasons: 3

    Tales by Light is an Australian documentary series that focuses on the quests of professional photographers who are traveling to capture the wonders of the world. Each episode introduces us to an event, wildlife, or landscape image, then narrates us through the photographer's journey of achieving the picture. If you want a breath of fresh air from the comfort of your home, this is a must watch!

    Favorite episode: "Sacred Nature"

    3. Dark Tourist

    Netflix

    Genres: Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Social & Cultural Docs

    Seasons: 1

    If you're interested in the darker and more dangerous aspects of the world, you should check out this travel docuseries with journalist David Farrier. This series focuses on places associated with death and tragedy, including assassination locations and heavy radiation sites. Farrier tries out activities in over 10 countries including taking part in a World War II reenactment and experiencing a voodoo disciple rite.

    Favorite episode: "The Stans"

    4. Ugly Delicious

    Netflix / Via Netflix

    Genres: Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Social & Cultural Docs, Food & Travel TV

    Seasons: 2

    Award-winning chef David Chang takes us across the world, not just to eat, but to track down the history and evolution of some of the most popular dishes in different cities. Each episode examines the dish from a cultural and sociological point of view, as well as explores the culinary history with the help of writers, chefs, and artists. This series will not only make you want to try some new cuisine, but also give you a better understanding of the world in general.

    Favorite episode: "Fried Chicken"

    5. Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father

    Netflix / Via Netflix

    Genres: Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Food & Travel TV

    Seasons: 4

    This comedy travel series might just give you some tips if you ever thought about going on a trip with your mom or dad. Jack Whitehall, a famed British comedian, decided to bring along his conservative dad on an international trip. The series explores the fun of spontaneous travel as the pair alternately take over decisions that will ruin or spice up their trip.

    Favorite episode: "Season 1, Episode 6"

    6. Street Food

    Netflix

    Genres: Social & Cultural Docs, Food & Travel TV

    Volumes: 2

    The Street Food series is all about honoring people who make delicious street food in every city, regardless of their official culinary backgrounds. The first volume takes us to nine countries in Asia, where exceptional street food chefs share their challenges and passion for food. The second volume takes us to five cities in South America and one in North America. Aside from the inspiring stories of the chefs, the series also showcases how each cuisine evolves over time.

    Favorite episode: "Osaka, Japan" and "Buenos Aires, Argentina"

    7. Our Planet

    Netflix / Via Netflix

    Genres: Science & Nature Docs, Nature & Ecology Documentaries

    Seasons: 1

    If you are particularly interested in nature and animals from around the world, this series is a must watch. Our Planet explores the relationship between climate change and the Earth's creatures and how places all over the world will be effected. With gorgeous visuals and a powerful message, this docuseries will certainly inspire wanderlust and activism.

    Favorite Episode: "The High Seas"

    8. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Netflix

    Genres: Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Social & Cultural Docs, Food & Travel TV

    Seasons: 1

    Following Ugly Delicious, Chef David Chang meets up with high-profile celebrities in a city they know to experience their recommended local foods, places, and activities. Each episode discusses the city's history, cuisine, culture, and the celebrities' life story, with delicious food in between.

    Favorite Episode: "Marrakesh with Chrissy Teigen"

    9. The Kindness Diaries

    Netflix

    Genres: Food & Travel TV, Reality TV

    Seasons: 2

    While most people travel to relax, have fun, or explore culture and food, Leon Logothetis travels the world as a social experiment. In this series, Leon travels around the world by completely relying on the kindness of strangers who are willing to provide him with food, shelter, and gas. In Season 2, he drove from Alaska to Argentina.

    Favorite Episode: "The Gift of Winnie Love"

    10. Taco Chronicles

    Netflix

    Genres: Social & Cultural Docs, Food & Travel TV

    Seasons: 2

    Taco Chronicles focuses on the history, flavors, and evolution of the many delicious tacos styles. This series tackles different types of tacos ranging from al pastor to barbacoa, and also features the best establishments that specialize in each type. Make sure that you have enough snacks while watching this because it will definitely make you hungry!

    Favorite episode: "Asada"

    11. Restaurants On the Edge

    Netflix

    Genres: Home & Garden Reality TV, Food & Travel TV

    Seasons: 2

    At many restaurants, you're paying for the view, not the food. In this series, a restaurateur, designer, and chef travel around the world to sub-par restaurants in gorgeous locations. They help transform the food, branding, and interiors by amplifying local culture and create a restaurant everyone would want to eat at.

    Favorite episode: "Austria"

    12. Down to Earth with Zac Efron

    Netflix

    Genres: Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Science & Nature Docs

    Seasons: 1

    Take a trip with Zac Efron around the world as he and wellness expert Darin Olien explore alternative natural and sustainable ways to live. Not only does this series introduce you to countries across the globe, but it will help you learn more about healthy food and energy and how to embrace a sustainable way of life.

    Favorite episode: "Costa Rica"

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