Hanan Dervisevic | 20 May 2020

With most of us confined to our homes, there’s no doubt that we all have a travel bug itch we just can’t scratch. In other words, the travel bug is truly under our skin. During this unprecedented time, I’m sure you have felt the urge to get up from your bed and explore somewhere new, see amazing scenery, and try unfamiliar foods. 

Though, right now, it’s just not possible. Nevertheless, we are still allowed to daydream about our next trip and this article intends to show you how you can vicariously travel from the comfort of your home. 

Netflix, the world’s leading entertainment service, has plenty of audio-visual content to have you fantasizing for hours about your next holiday. With different types of programs to choose from such as documentaries and/or series, Netflix’s travel line-ups make you feel like you’ve hopped on a plane and landed in an unknown but exciting new destination. 


To make things a little easier for you, here are the top 3 programs you should certainly watch to scratch that travel bug itch:

Jack Whitehall – Travels with my Father

After watching this show myself, I definitely would recommend it! 

Jack Whitehall, a popular English comedian, embarks on a journey with his uptight stuffy 80 year old father Michael, through foreign lands such as South East Asia, Europe and the United States. This travelogue series is bound to make you laugh, whilst exposing you to some unusual, yet unique parts of the world.

Our Planet 

Different to other traditional nature documentaries, Our Planet tells a story of climate change and its impacts on all living creatures. With excellent footage and spectacular narration by the one and only David Attenborough, this documentary is sure to tell you something new and informative whilst showing you the world’s most precious species and landscapes. 

Street Food Asia

This half-hour series brings viewers to some of the world’s most lively cities, where street food is a rich cultural tradition. Each episode transports you to a different Asian nation’s traditional cuisines, whilst offering you stories of perseverance, strength and culture from a street food chef. 

If you don’t have Netflix, there is no need to panic! 

Due to the current restrictions, many museums, landmarks, and national parks around the world have offered us virtual experiences to make sure we don’t miss out on any sightseeing. 

Queensland has provided some spectacular virtual travel experiences such as Live Streams from Sea Life Aquarium on the Sunshine Coast, and pristine stunning views of Cairns, Barron Falls and Barron Gorge from the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Live Stream. 

If you’re wanting to travel a bit further away, the New York Times has created 7 spectacular 360 degree videos depicting the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World.’ Enjoy these majestic sites whilst reading a quick introduction on the landmark and listening to soothing background music.


So, there you have it. For those of us who can’t seem to scratch that travel bug itch, there are certainly plenty of ways we can fantasise and daydream about our next holiday.


About the author

Hanan Dervisevic is an aspiring journalist and travel lover. With a passion for writing, Hanan loves to transform informative content in a creative and interesting way. You can read some of her travel and lifestyle tips on her blog, ‘Blog With Me - A Travel & Lifestyle Blog For All Your Needs.’ 


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