netflix shows that will inspire you to travel

Netflix Shows That Will Inspire You to Travel

There’s no need for you to pay hefty prices on plane tickets (unless there’s an ongoing seat sale) to get to your dream travel destination. It’s possible to catch a glimpse of cities around the world without you getting off your bed. When the mountains and beaches are calling your name, you should always listen. 

Now, are you ready to literally Netflix and chill? Grab a bag of popcorn and your favorite soda because these Netflix Originals will take you to places you’ve never imagined.


A popular Netflix show, Sense8 follows the story of eight strangers who “can telepathically experience each other’s lives.” While waiting for its season finale on June 8, you can already start gushing about the different locations where some scenes were filmed. To give you an idea, Sense8’s executive producer Grant Hill revealed that, “If a scene was written for a particular city, it was shot in that city.” 

Keep your Schenghen visa away because you won’t be needing that to visit these cities as you binge-watch the show this weekend: Positano (Italy), Seoul (South Korea), Mexico City (Mexico), Mumbai (India), Amsterdam, and so on.

Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories

Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories tells the fictional story of The Master who runs a small restaurant, which is only open from midnight to seven in the morning, and how he becomes involved with his regular customers. Set in the busy nightlife of Shinjuku, each episode deals with a particular customer and the details of their current problems. 

Although this show doesn’t let you travel, it makes you feel as if you’re in Japan since each episode focuses on a specific food and how it speaks to that particular customer. Tan-Men, tonteki, and omelette rice are some of the Japanese dishes featured in the show. If this doesn’t inspire you to go to the nearest Japanese restaurant, we don’t know what will.

Chef’s Table

If you’re a foodie, then you’ll enjoy watching Chef’s Table! This Emmy-nominated show features the lives and kitchens of the world’s most renowned culinary creatives. This isn’t another cooking show that pressures chefs to produce a dish under 45 minutes, so you can let out a sigh and just relax as you watch how Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana in Italy, Dan Barber of Blue Hill Restaurant in New York, and Francis Mallmann or Patagonia Sur in Buenos Aires (to name a few) celebrate their passion for cooking.

Our piece of advice before tapping the “Play” button: Do not watch on an empty stomach.

Somebody Feed Phil

From creating the popular sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, Phil Rosenthal is now taking cities of different countries by storm with his food adventures. Each episode, which runs for almost an hour, follows Phil as he tours around a specific city to get a taste of its local delicacy. 

Phil has tried samples of the world’s best street food in Bangkok, pho and banh mi in Saigon, “the princess of soup” in Tel Aviv, pasteis de nata tarts in Lisbon, crawfish in New Orleans, and tacos in Mexico City. 

Tales by Light

What’s a trip without capturing every moment of it? Tales by Light will show you how it’s really done as photographers — from nature and cultural photographer Art Wolfe to adventure sports photographer Krystle Wright — explore the little-known areas of Tonga, Antarctica, Uganda, and Papua New Guinea.

Expect to be in awe as they hunt for the perfect pictures of underwater mammals, land creatures, and even cultural events. 

There’s a lot of documentaries you can watch in Netflix to ignite the wanderer in you. If it’s your lifelong dream to go wherever your feet will take you, then we’re here to support you. But as you book that much-deserved flight to Europe, make sure that you’re also protected with a travel insurance plan in case the unexpected happens. Consider comparing travel insurance with GoBear today!