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 The best travel shows 
 to watch on Netflix 

Looking for inspiration for your next holiday - or just a bit of escapism from the summer that seems to never arrive! Grab your laptop, some snacks and settle in.. here's the best travel shows you can stream on Netflix right now.

NEW! The World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals

Seasons: 1 Episodes: 8 | IMDB Rating: 6.7/10

From Bali to Finalnd, this Netflix Original series is brand new for 2021 and it takes you to some of the World's best holiday rentals. Quirky B&Bs, gourment food and luxury island stays - this is the perfect show to get you ready to travel the world again.

Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Seasons: 1 Episodes: 8 | IMDB Rating: 8.1/10

For many, this is worth watching simply to see Zac Efron, who has clearly changed a lot since his High School Musical days. Aside from that, it's an excellent travel documentary, that looks at some of the pressing environmental and social issues and highlights the importance of sustainable travel and sustainable living.

Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father

Seasons: 4 Episodes: 15 | IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Now we're fairly certain Jack Whitehall's dad isn't quite as curmudgeonly as the show makes out, after all he's a very savvy TV agent and producer. But there is something quite entertaining about the duo of upbeat son and the gumpy dad visiting various places around the world. After all maybe we all have fathers who we'd love to force do ridiculous things to see how they react! It's a well filmed, funny and entertaining show.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown

Seasons: 12 Episodes: 95 | IMDB Rating: 8.8/10

With 95 episodes to get through, this one should keep you going for a little while! Bourdain of course tragically took his own life whilst filming an episode of Parts Unknown in 2018, but he leaves behind a show which may change the way you think about the world. He travels to lesser visited places, and embraces the history and culture of the people - and as a chef, of course the food!

Stay Here

Seasons: 1 Episodes: 8 | IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

So Stay Here may be slightly more about interior design and makeover - but it is travel related as they are improving properties that are listed as holiday rentals. It's interesting to see the tips they give to elevate a holiday rental stay - even just the type of water you buy for guests! Plus it did make us want to visit the places they showed, especially the houseboat in Seattle.

Dark Tourist

Seasons: 1 Episodes: 8 | IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

Dark Tourist is one of our favourites on the list, as it does something a bit different when it comes to travel documentaries. Rather than visit the usual tourist spots, they instead visit the unusual or the macabre. From haunted forests in Japan to vampires in New Orleans - it's a view into some more unusual places you could visit.

Instant Hotel

Seasons: 2 Episodes: 18 | IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

Okay, this show is a real guilty pleasure. Don't think high brow travelogue, think binge-watching the entire season in an evening and then wondering why it's now 3 am and you're speaking in an awful Australian accent. The premise is simple, 5 pairs of contestants who rent out their property on Airbnb in Australia all compete to be crowned the winners of the best property, in a sort of 'Come Dine With Me-Esque' competition.

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet

1 hr 23 min | IMDB Rating: 9/10

Now here's someone who needs no introduction, David Attenborough's documentaries have been the pinnacle of travel and nature documentaries. This documentary looks at the extraordinary life he has led over the many years he has been broadcasting. It follows his travels across the globe, and how so much has changed in his lifetime.

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