It’s that time of the month again! Relax, ladies. That’s not what I’m talking about.
What I am talking about, though, is everyone’s monthly dose of TV/movie-inspired wanderlust. Summer is only a few months away so now is the time to start planning! If you want to travel but don’t know where to go, maybe these Netflix finds will give you a few ideas.
This reality show follows the stories of Americans who are opting for the expat life and are on the hunt for a home in a new country. Besides showcasing what the housing market is like in other countries (which will probably end up tempting to move abroad yourself), the show also does a great job of giving a mini tour of the city and country it’s focusing on. Each episode is set in a different location so by the end of one season you’ll go on a tour around the world and maybe even have a better idea of where you’d like to travel… or live.
If you’ve read a thing or two on my blog, you know I’m slightly obsessed with food, but this movie is about more than just delicious meals. Chef tells the story of Carl Casper, a down on his luck chef who decides to revive his career by opening up a food truck, which he eventually takes on a summer road trip from Miami to Los Angeles. The movie mixes hope, fun and perseverance then adds a dash of tasty food and travel. It’s definitely a make-you-feel-good kind of film, and whether you’re an American who has yet to travel through your own home country or a tourist with eyes set on the States, Chef will inspire you to see more of the U.S. of A.
Expedition Unknown may be produced by the Travel Channel, but the show is part history lesson, part Indiana Jones adventure and part touristy vacation. In each episode, host/archaeologist Josh Gates travels to a new country in search of answers to some of the world’s most legendary mysteries. (Sorta) Spoiler Alert: He doesn’t exactly “solve” any of these mysteries. They’ve been around for so long for a reason. But through Gates’ adventures in these countries and the mini history lessons along with visits to archaeological digs and other sites of cultural importance, viewers get a good feel for what a trip to these places would be like. Chances are the show might even expose you to some places you never thought of visiting before.