Lost Cities with Albert Lin (2020)
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10 best travel shows and documentaries on Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar

International borders are slowly opening up. Time to reawaken your traveler’s spirit!

Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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Now that the global health crisis has subsided, which opens up many borders for international tourism to return, let's wake our traveler's spirit up and revisit what it feels like to hop on board and venture into exciting destinations around the world with these travel shows and documentaries on Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar.

Travel Shows and Documentaries on Netflix

Hosts Giles Coren and Monica Galetti check into a hotel in world-renowned locations but with a catch: they go on board as hotel staff to get an insider’s glimpse of the hotel industry in various countries like Singapore, Sweden and Kenya.

Journalist David Farrier braves it out to explore tourist-unfriendly locations and experiences that most of us would avoid. The most intriguing episodes have had Farrier taking part in an exorcism in Mexico, traversing a deserted island in Japan and dining with a “vampire” family in New Orleans.

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Filmmaker Felix Starck and his musician beau Selima Taibi—both free spirits—embark on a one-year expedition around the world aboard a revamped school bus and accompanied by their dog. This one’s a good watch with your significant other!

Twogether (2020)
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Twogether (2020)

Lee Seung-gi of South Korea and Jasper Liu of Taiwan team up to discover what Asia has to offer. They shoot the show without a script, and rely instead on “missions” given by fans who help them journey through unfamiliar territory in Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal and many more countries in the region.

 

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BFF trio—Jo Franco, Megan Batoon and Luis D. Ortiz—cruise all over the world with a mission to seek out only the best and most wonderful accommodations. So far, they’ve featured an over-water villa in Bali, a floating mansion in Miami, an ice cabin in Finland, a snake house in Mexico City, and a cosy but cheap bungalow in the Bahamas.

Splendid cinematography, useful tips and tricks and the inclusion of reasonably priced places make this show all-around entertaining. There’s no way the travel bug won’t bite after watching it.

Travel Shows and Documentaries on Disney+ Hotstar

Notorious chef Gordon Ramsy sets out on journeys in search of elusive ingredients for his next scrumptious creation. Apart from learning a thing or two about cooking, you’ll find yourself rooting for Ramsay to succeed as he overcomes obstacles in locations such as Peru, Laos, Morocco, Hawaii, Alaska and New Zealand.

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India is one of the destinations that has long fascinated many world voyagers. India from Above can help you come up with a thorough itinerary across this extraordinary country, as the team traverses India and captures its fascinating diverse cultures and people.

You’re probably intrigued as we are about the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea aka North Korea, and this insightful documentary may just satisfy your curiosity. The team ventured into the elusive nation and recorded various aspects, from its culture to its history, to how people from all walks of life make a living.

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Lost Cities with Albert Lin (2020)
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Lost Cities with Albert Lin (2020)

National Geographic explorer and scientist Albert Lin explores ancient archaeological sites across the globe using science and technology. In his quests, he unveils hidden secrets and exciting stories about El Dorado in Colombia, Petra in Jordan and Stonehenge in England.

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