Recent statements from government and economists indicate it may be at least a year until we are all able to travel freely. The prospect of staying put until 2021 may seem unbearable for the travel nuts among us, but there are ways to see the world without leaving your couch. Here is part two of our two-part instalment featuring television shows that take you around the globe.
Part Indiana Jones, part travel show, Expedition Unknown traverses the globe in search of hidden treasures, lost cities and otherworldly curiosities. Host Josh Gates embarks on adventures where myth and legend meets real-world expedition.
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerm
If you’re easily nauseated, then this might not be for you. If, however, you have a curiosity about unusual and offbeat cuisine, then this is right up your alley. Iron-stomached host Andrew Zimmern is certainly not precious about what he eats, often chowing down on what would make most gag.
The Kindness Diaries
A breath of fresh air in an often cynical world, The Kindness Diaries is part social experiment, part travel show. Host Leon Logothetis is a former London broker turned philanthropist, who, disillusioned with his high-powered, fast-paced life, to travel the globe. Instead of using his wealth to find luxurious travels, Logothetis travels with only the clothes on his back, relying only on the kindness of strangers.
The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes
Property expert Caroline Quentin and architect Piers Taylor travel to all corners of the globe to feature the world’s most beautiful and unique homes. A visual delight, the show offers the best in design with the wonders of travel.
A Cook’s Tour
An instant cult classic, A Cook’s Tour stars the late, great Anthony Bourdain. The author/chef goes all over the world in search of culinary oddities. From the world’s most expensive to the world’s most risky, the name of the game is extreme cuisine.
Conan Without Borders
Set in various locations around the world, Conan Without Borders features late-night talk show legend, Conan O’Brien. Viewers are offered a thought-provoking view of the shows various locations, mixed with O’Brien’s famous humour. The show even boasts an entire season set right here in Oz.