5 Travel Shows to inspire you

As an average traveler, I hold down a day job and live a relatively busy life. At my own will. I like being busy. Even when I can’t keep up physically, I read, have side hustles and am involved in the building a tiny fun little company.

But sometimes I being average means that the best view I get in the week is the sunset from my own house. And that is totally ok.

This weeks place for my #52places project is my couch.

Sometimes life means my escapes are digital and that means losing myself in a wanderlust-inducing documentary or series. Below are my top 5 pics for travel lovers who got a little too busy to travel.


  1. Travels with my father.

Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father is a travel documentary/road trip comedy television series that debuted on Netflix. Jack took a gap year and takes his dad with him. Hilarity Ensues.

  1. Expedition Happiness.

Two free spirits, one dog. Traveling the vast spaces of an enormous continent in search of something more. Follow their travels along the Panamerican Highway! They started in Alaska and headed south – as far as the road takes them. Through Alaska, Canada, and the states, down Mexico, Guatemala, and Panama.


  1. Treasures from the wreck of the unbelievable.

I can’t tell you too much about this or I will spoil it. But I will tell you that Damien Hirst was the executive producer and it will blow your mind, you will have an OH moment, then it will blow your mind again.


  1. An idiot abroad.

British travel documentary /road trip comedy television series with Ricky Gervais. I have never cry-laughed at anything travel oriented as much as this. It features Gervais and Merchant surprising their friend, the close-minded and simple Karl Pilkington, with a trip around the world to visit the Seven Wonders. It’s a dream journey for most, but Pilkington has reservations, to say the least, especially considering Gervais and Merchant want him to become “one with the locals” at each stop.


5 Departures.


Regular guys Scott Wilson and Justin Lukach are bored. So what do they do? Take a road trip, of course. This series follows them and their cameraman, Andre Dupuis, as they journey to places such as Jordan, India and Cambodia.


Have you watched anything lately that makes you want to pack your bags and go live an adventurous life? I would love any recommendations.



  • Megan Kelly

    An Idiot Abroad is one of my favourites and Expedition Happiness has me craving for a trip to Mexico!

    March 13, 2018 - 8:37 am Reply
  • Carla VD Westy (@carlieshell)

    HAHA Idiot Abroad is one of my absolute favourite shows too! And just finished watching Travels with my father which we also really enjoyed 🙂

    March 14, 2018 - 11:17 am Reply
  • Tahlia

    I’ve asked Jono to download Treasures of the wreck of the unbelievable. Have you watched any of Joanna Lumley’s travel shows? I absolutely loved Joanna Lumley’s Japan. Really beautiful show and she is lovely 🙂

    June 6, 2018 - 5:42 pm Reply
    • greenlydia

      I have been looking for something new to binge and this sounds perfect.

      June 6, 2018 - 8:53 pm Reply

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