At the moment, a lot of us are social distancing, so it can feel like we’re missing out on some amazing opportunities to explore the world. But, the day will soon come when we can all travel safely again. Until then, if you’re looking for some TV shows to watch during quarantine, why not keep up with the #QuarantineAndChill trend. 

Looking for what to do while on self-quarantine? Why not turn to your television screens? With nowhere to go, now’s the perfect time to check out these travel shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hotstar, all from the comfort of your living room. 

Also read: Travel movies you must watch during the lockdown

Here Are Some TV Shows To Watch During Your Quarantine

1When You’re Looking For Some Comedy Set In NYC – ‘Master Of None’

Netflix

The first season of ‘Master of None’, a comedy series from Aziz Ansari, captures the cultural beauty of New York City, showing off locations such as the Brooklyn Museum and several foodie hotspots like Carbone in Greenwich Village with a loving eye. In the second series, it pushes further with some wonderful scenes set in Italy, where Ansari’s character Dev briefly moves to study the art of pasta-making, making it great for both foodies and travellers to watch during your quarantine.

Where to watch: Netflix

2For Those Looking Delicious Food From Famous Chefs – ‘Chef’s Table’

Netflix

If you want something more food-focused, try ‘Chef’s Table’, a docu-series that takes you to kitchens around the world to meet esteemed chefs like Enrique Olvera of Pujol in Mexico City and René Redzepi of Noma in Copenhagen. Follow them as they overcome hurdles and cook up some mind-blowing eats. Even if you’re not a foodie, you’ll find yourself hooked in no time. 

Where to watch: Netflix

3If You Still Want To Watch More Food – ‘Street Food’

Netflix

If you loved ‘Chef’s Table’, you’ll want to check out this nine-episode docu-series from the same creators. This one focuses on some of the world’s best street food markets, swapping big-name chefs for street food vendors with inspirational stories and truly unique dishes. It’s perfect if you’re missing your local street food at the moment and you’re looking for shows to watch during your quarantine.

Where to watch: Netflix

4For Some Funny Adventures From Around The World – ‘Conan Without Borders’

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With so many late-night shows on pause, why not get your comedy fix with this travel series with talk show host Conan O’Brian? Follow him on his travels around the globe as he brings his signature sense of humour to learning salsa in Cuba, becoming a K-pop star in South Korea, getting a Bar mitzvah in Israel and attempting to speak French in Haiti. 

Where to watch: Netflix

5When You Need To Remind Yourself That We’re All Connected – ‘The Kindness Diaries’

Netflix

In this time when so many of us are social distancing, watch this series to remind yourself how connected we all really are. Host Leon Logothetis travels the world with just his vintage motorbike, without money, food, or a place to stay, relying totally on the kindness of strangers. He encounters breathtaking landscapes and heartwarming stories on his inspiring journey. It’s the perfect show to turn on while you’re stuck inside due to the pandemic

Where to watch: Netflix

6If You’re Looking For Something Fun To Watch With Family – ‘Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father’

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If you’re spending the coronavirus quarantine with your family and remembering all the times you’ve travelled together, this one’s for you. British stand-up comedian Jack Whitehall journeys all across Southeast Asia, Europe, and the USA with his father Michael. Together they visit a Thai full moon party, climb the Bavarian Alps, and take acting lessons in LA, leaving you in splits at their hilarious unscripted interactions.

Where to watch: Netflix

7To Remind Yourself About The Beauty Of The World – ‘Planet Earth’

BBC

Perhaps you can’t go out and experience the wide world for yourself right now, but you can watch the series about soaring mountain peaks, lush jungle forests and the depths of the ocean, all presented in David Attenborough’s soothing voice. If you want more, why not check out ‘Planet Earth II’, ‘Our Planet’, and ‘Frozen Planet’ for more breathtaking visuals?

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

8For Some Unique Food And Fun Celebrity Cameos – ‘Ugly Delicious’

Netflix

Follow celebrity chef David Chang as he hunts for the most delicious and innovative cross-cultural foods from around the world. With fun guest stars (like Aziz Ansari) and debunking of food stereotypes and misconceptions (such as — how bad MSG is for you), it’s both comforting and informative to watch. 

Where to watch: Netflix

9To Check Out Some Unusual And Offbeat Places – ‘Dark Tourist’

Netflix

Are you still wondering what TV shows to watch during your quarantine? While many tourists like to visit popular sites like beaches, monuments, and museums on vacation, some prefer more… offbeat locations.  From a nuclear lake to a haunted forest, journalist David Farrier visits unusual (and macabre) tourist spots around the world. 

Where to watch: Netflix

10If You Want Something That’ll Take DAYS To Finish – Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

CNN

In this 12-season docuseries, the late Anthony Bourdain dives deep into overlooked specialities in both bustling cities and some of the most remote corners of the world. It’s a must-watch for travellers and foodies alike. If you want to watch more, you can check out its predecessor, ‘No Reservations’. 

Where to watch: YouTube

11And Last But Not Least, If You’re Trying To Spark Some Joy – ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’

Netflix

Finally, because you’re probably stuck at home right now due to the pandemic, why not give this cult phenomenon a watch? It’s the perfect opportunity to get that push to FINALLY tidy up your space using Kondo’s famous organizing process — her KonMari method that helps you get rid of any household items that don’t “spark joy.”

Where to watch: Netflix

Also Read: You Definitely Shouldn’t Watch These Coronavirus Related Movies Right Now

Which Of These TV Shows Are On Your List Now That You Have The Time?

So, all you travel buffs out there, stop waiting! If you’re wondering what TV shows to watch during your quarantine, why not start watching some of these to escape from your everyday life? You can even use these shows to watch during your quarantine to create your own bucket list of places you’ve always wanted to see based on travel shows.

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