Travel is a big deal. It’s an experience that we all hope to have at some point in our life and one that can help us better understand the world. However, it can be an agonizing process trying to decide where to travel. And there’s also what hotel to stay at and what restaurants to eat at. There are so many reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor that it can get overwhelming.
Friendspire helps lessen the stress by providing you recommendations from real people, without the endless reviews. This social app helps you find, save, and share recommendations with friends for tv shows, movies, books, podcasts, food, and drinks. The app also offers curated lists based on your preferences. And it’s a free app.
Here are some of the traveling shows that Friendspire recommends. Whether you’re planning your next vacation or just want to experience the feel of traveling while staying home, the following list is for you:
Long Way Up
Ewan McGregor is one of the most famous actors in Hollywood, but you might not know that he has also been involved with travel for 16 years. It all started back in 2004 when he and his friend Charley Boorman took a motorcycle trip from London to New York City. The show was called Long Way Round, and it followed their journey on motorcycles through Europe, Asia, Canada(after a fight to Alaska), and the U.S., before finishing up in NYC. After great success with the first series, they did another show called Long Way Down which followed them from Scotland to South Africa on motorcycles once again. Recently, they rode electric bikes across South America as part of the latest show, Long Way Up.
Travel Man is a silly show that follows comedian Richard Ayoade and his friends as they travel around the world over the course of 48 hours. The show is similar to Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover, which also involves the theme of exploring a city within 48 hours. If you’re a fan of The Great British Bake Off, catch the episode about Ayoade’s trip to Paris with former host Mel Giedroyc or the season two episode featuring current host Noel Fielding in Copenhagen. You will also see other celebrities such as Chris O’Dowd in Vienna or Paul Rudd in Helsinki.
Jack Whitehall: Travels with my Father
Travels with my Father is a road trip comedy/travel show following British comedian Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael, as they travel on the Asian continent, exploring new cultures and traditions. They are set out to complete the gap year that Jack intended to finish eight years ago. Jack is amiable while his father is stern. The pair’s opposite personalities make for interesting interactions with the locals. It’s also the driving force behind the show’s success.
David Chang shares his travel journey with viewers on the Netflix’s series Ugly Delicious. His travels take him from Istanbul to Sydney as he embarks on different adventures, such as learning how to make Indian curry from Top Chef Padma Lakshmi and testing out baby food on a baby with comedian Nick Kroll. At each stop, he learns something new and has an even greater appreciation for food culture. His good-humored nature and his respect for guests in his show contribute to the show’s success.
Tired of watching cooking shows with formal restaurant kitchens and chefs? Netflix has a show called Street Food where the focus is on street food from around the world This first season takes place in Asia, covering nine different countries to meet the interesting people behind the food, such as Jay Fai at Raan Jay Fai, a Michelin-starred street stall that serves tom yum soup in Bangkok. The second season centers on Latin America with foods such as memelas, ceviche, fugazzetas, and empanadas.
Interested in the full list? Check out Travel Shows To Binge While You Can’t Travel.
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