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5 TV Series To Give Into Your Wanderlust

Major travel inspo ahead!

By Nishtha Shukla  August 20th, 2021

Don’t you miss the feeling of packing your bags and setting off on an adventure, and experiencing new cuisines and cultures? As we continue to cope with the pandemic travelling at the drop of the hat is restricted, but that hardly stops us from exploring. We have the world at our fingertips, with some of the best travel shows streaming on Netflix. Here are 5 such shows that promise to lengthen your bucket list for when it’s safe to travel again:

1. The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals

In eight episodes, you see unique accommodations for every budget, from all parts of the world. So whether it’s an igloo in Finland, a natural cave lodge in the Ozarks, or a snake-shaped rental in Mexico City, this show’s got it. The views and places explored on the show are breathtaking and are sure to make you want to book your tickets right away.

2. Salt Fat Acid Heat

The four-part series is unlike any other travel cooking show—host Samin Nosrat takes her viewers to different countries that represent each component of the show’s title. The cinematography is stellar, and by the end of each episode you’re left with practical tips and recipe ideas. Beware—you’re sure to crave some good food besides the urge to travel!

3. Restaurants On The Edge

The show is a perfect mix of good food, design and business. The three presenters of the series go on to explore the culture of each country by visiting local markets, learning about the architecture and helping local restaurant owners gauge the gaps in their businesses. The viewers gain a deep insight into the history of various countries, and of course, it’s a wonderful introduction to their cultures. The educational yet fun aspect of this show is what sets it apart from others.

4. The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes

For all the design and architecture addicts out there, this show is the perfect find for you! Award-winning architect Piers Taylor and actress Caroline Quentin travel the world touring beautiful, unconventional homes. From a house in India made entirely from recycled materials to a house built on a cliff in Israel, you cannot miss this marvel of an architectural show! 

5. Street Food 

As the name suggests, viewers embark on a culinary journey, exploring the world’s best curbside meals and snacks. We also go on to discover the stories of the people who create these flavourful dishes. Moving away from formal kitchens, the show’s first season is based in Asia and second in Latin America, where we get to meet the people behind the food. With its unique locations and heartwarming stories, this show has several takeaways for passionate viewers.

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