Weekend Watch: TV Shows & Movies For Future Travel Inspo
Do you feel like you have been bombarded with headlines of Social Distancing, Quarantine, Stay Inside, Wash Your Hands, and on and on and on. Take a break from all of the Coronavirus chatter and escape to a destination far far away, without having to leave your couch.
Here is our ultimate list of TV shows and movies that will give you a sense of wanderlust during this time of isolation. Let us know which ones are your favorite!
Ugly Delicious | Netflix
Chef David Chang travels the world discovering new foods and talking with people about their culture, day to day experiences, and life in general.
World’s Most Extraordinary Homes | Netflix
From Los Angeles to New Zealand, Japan to Greece this show will have you enamored in minutes with stunning architecture and unfathomable luxury. You’ll be daydreaming all day about your next getaway (or home!)
Street Food | Netflix
From the creators of Chefs Table comes Street Food, which leans heavier on the travel aspect of great cooking. This series highlights a vendor from 9 different countries across East Asia and focuses on the uniqueness of each culture the dish comes from.
Monty Don’s Italian gardens | Netflix
Large overabundant gardens attached to Italian villas, or quaint gardens in the city you will be sucked into Monty Don’s journey to find the most extraordinary gardens throughout Italy.
Our Planet | Netflix
Much like the popular Planet Earth series, Our Planet will strike up your wanderlust through vivid imagery, storytelling, and the pure enjoyment of what nature has to offer.
The Amazing Race | Hulu
If you haven’t already seen at least one season of The Amazing Race stop what you are doing and watch it now. This race takes teams of two around the globe, participating in challenges and racing to the finish line for their chance at $1 million.
Basic Versus Baller: Travel at Any Cost | Hulu
YouTubers, the Vegabrothers, set out on the ultimate journey of traveling the world together. Thing is they are not “together” at all. The brothers split up to see the city where one takes on the town with a budget and the other has an unlimited budget. This show is a neat way to see different parts of the world from two totally different points of view.
Rick Steves’ Europe | Hulu
With over 40 years of tourism experience in Europe, think of Rick Steves as your ultimate tour guide offering tips on where to stay, dine, and what to do in a plethora of destinations.
Ibiza: Love Drunk | Netflix
When Harper is sent to Spain for an important work meeting, her hard-partying friends tag along and convince her to pursue a fling with a famous DJ. This lighthearted comedy will inspire you to take that leap of faith and have that time-of-your-life experience you have always been waiting for (although it may not be falling in love with a famous DJ).
Wine Country | Netflix
A group of friends reunites in Napa Valley for much needed girl time. Grab a glass of wine and join Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer, and Emily Spivey so you know you are in for a good time.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty | Amazon
Walter Mitty lives a pretty mundane life where daydreaming takes over to get him away from the day to day. One day his daydreaming becomes a reality when a very important photograph goes missing and he sets off on the adventure of a lifetime to find famed photographer Sean O’Connell. If this movie doesn’t make you want to travel we don’t know what will.
Eat Pray Love | Netflix
Just when you think you have it all figured out everything seems to be crashing down around you. This is a journey of a young woman who is facing a turning point in her life and has to figure out what is important to her in order to live a fulfilling life.
Under the Tuscan Sun | Hulu
Much like Eat Pray Love, a young woman drops everything after her marriage falls apart to move to Tuscany where she renovates a villa and enjoys everything the Amalfi Coast has to offer. Don’t mind if we do!
Midnight in Paris | Amazon
Screenwriter and aspiring novelist, Gil Pender (Owen Wilson), sets off on a trip to Paris to retrace the steps of past Parisians when suddenly he finds himself surrounded by icons and experiences of the past. While yes, this is a “time travel” film, any film in Paris is sure to delight.