6 Travel TV Series We’re Hooked On
Wednesday 25th April 2018
As you may have noticed, we have a bit of a thing about travel. We simply cannot get enough. When we’re not working on websites and campaigns for beautiful destinations, we’re researching them, listening to travel podcasts, and watching TV shows to feed our wanderlust. To give you some inspiration, here are our favourite travel series of the moment.
Travel Man: 48 hours in…
Travel Man is one of our all time favourite travel shows. The 6th series is currently airing on Channel 4 with each episode documenting comedian Richard Ayoade and a chosen celebrity’s whistle-stop tour of a specific location. The comedian and his guest companion cram as many activities as possible into their chaotic mini-breaks, giving us plenty of insight into local culture alongside a healthy dose of Ayoade’s dry, sarcastic humour.
Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby
Giles Coren and Monica Galetti are back on our screens giving us a glimpse of what it takes to run a luxury hotel or resort in series 2 of Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby. This fascinating show takes us to all corners of the globe, demonstrating the length that some hoteliers go to in order to create an unforgettable guest experience. The chef and restaurant critic also meet the people behind the scenes who have helped make these incredible hotels what they are today.
Stephen Fry in America
A national treasure touring the U.S. in a black cab may sound too good to be true. This six-part series has finally made its way onto Netflix and we couldn’t be happier. The actor, writer, host (we could go on…) visits all 50 states, exploring incredible locations and meeting amazing people along the way. This eye-opening series is a must-see for anyone planning a trip to the States who wants to experience a true taste of American culture.
While it may not be accompanied by a soothing commentary from Attenborough, the documentary series, Human Planet, is just as gripping as Planet Earth and the BBC’s most recent offering, Blue Planet II. Also available on Netflix, this cinematic masterpiece transports you to some of the most remote places on earth. Prepare to be amazed, inspired, and cling to the very edge of your seat.
Also available is Netflix is Departures, a travel documentary series that sees two friends, Scott Wilson and Justin Lukuch, travel around the world with their cameraman, Andre Dupois. The trio document their adventures as they explore countries including the Cook Islands, Antarctica, Libya, and North Korea. We love the simplicity of the show and the fact that it provides us with an honest look at the places and people they meet along the way. Plus, the way it’s filmed makes us feel like we’re right there with them!
Travels with My Father
If you thought Richard Ayoade was dry, you haven’t met Jack Whitehall’s father. Mixing comedy with cultural exploration, Travels with My Father follows the energetic Jack and his traditional father around Southeast Asia in an attempt (mostly on Jack’s part) to bring them closer together. With six 30 minute episodes, the series is an easy watch and not only provides insights into life in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, but also offers a lot of entertainment.
Simon Reeve around the world
From tracking pirates in the Indian Ocean to drug cartels in distant countries, Simon Reeve throws himself head-first into adventures, often never before seen on camera. With camera crews and security in tow, Simon’s witty commentary alongside daring explorations of both human and animal nature provide a fascinating series of documentaries in partnership with the BBC