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5 Unique Travel Shows You Can Watch on Netflix Today

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Posted on 12 August 2019


Source: Salt Fat Acid Heat / Netflix

Too broke to travel? We get ya. While you’re saving up for your next epic adventure, the second best thing to do now is get comfy on the bed and live your wanderlust vicariously through Netflix.

Don’t know what to watch? Here are 5 inspiring travel shows that will change how you see the world, and the best part is that you can stream them on Netflix today!

Conan without Borders

Source: Netflix

Watch as late-night television host and comedian Conan O'Brien brings his signature humorous antics around the world. Each episode focuses on a different country and follows O’Brien as he visits cultural locations and attempts to “blend into” the everyday local life. Whether it’s getting etiquette lessons in Japan or starring in sappy Mexican telenovelas, O’Brien’s misadventures - paired with his signature style of improv comedy - makes for an entertaining travel show. You’ll certainly be laughing your head off when watching this!

Scam City

Source: National Geographic Channel

Everybody loves a good scam - when they’re not the one being scammed. If you’re a fan of true crime shows, you’ll love Scam City - a travel show that seeks to uncover tourist scams all over the world. As the host Conor Woodman said, “I’m here to get scammed so you don’t have to”. By showing travellers what tourist handbooks won’t tell them, Scam City serves as a cautionary tale that provides intriguing insight into the anatomy of a scam.

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Source: Salt Fat Acid Heat / Netflix

Chef and food writer Samin Nosrat embarks on a culinary journey to discover the basic elements that make food delicious around the globe - hence the name of the show. Based on Nosrat’s award-winning cookbook, the show sees her go from southern Japanese islands to home kitchens in Italy - all in pursuit of good food, new friends, and great experiences. Nosrat’s bubbly personality shines through the show, where each episode pairs one new location with one of the four elements of cooking - salt, fat, acid or heat.

Dark Tourist

Source: Dark Tourist / Netflix

Most people travel to relax and unwind… Others travel to experience the thrill and sense of danger. Dark Tourist is a docuseries where host David Farrier visits places that are historically associated with death and tragedy. Get ready to be both disturbed and intrigued as you watch Farrier go through the most unusual travel bucket list, skipping over tourist attractions and heading straight into the lion’s den. The dark tourist finds adventure by immersing himself in a Mexican death-worshipping cult, soaking up radiation left behind in Fukushima, meeting vampires in New Orleans, and so on.

Tales by Light


Source: Tales by Light / Netflix

Discover what goes on behind-the-scenes as the world’s top photographers pursue the perfect shot. Going to extreme lengths to capture breathtaking shots, the photographers of Tales by Light serve one ultimate mission: to capture images of diverse people, places, creatures and cultures around the world from unseen angles. Behind every photo is a powerful story, and this series tells that story.

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