5 Shows to Watch if You’re Missing Travel

For a lot of us, this year has meant no travel. This may mean you’ve not been able to visit your favourite city, go on holiday or meet up with loved ones.

For those who are used to packing up and exploring foreign lands, this year has been tough – and we’ve all felt a bit trapped.

A great way to curb this feeling is to immerse yourself in the travel of others – enjoying your favourite shows and books about faraway places while you’re stuck inside.

In this blog post, I’ve come up with 5 shows that are perfect to watch if you’re missing travel – or you need to be transported far away from home!

‘Emily in Paris’

Emily in Paris‘ is light-hearted, funny and just random enough to work.

It is problematic in its representation of moving abroad, building an online following and life in Paris – but it’s a brilliant watch that really transports you over to France.

Image from 'Emily in Paris' Netflix series, with Emily speaking passionately about something.
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If you’re missing travel right now, let this show give you a sugar-coated, beautiful version of Parisian life and culture.

‘Selling Sunset’

Checking out the houses of rich people in sunny Los Angeles – what better way to imagine you’re no longer in freezing cold England?!

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I haven’t actually watched this show yet, but I’ve heard good things about it and it sounds perfect if you’re missing the escapism and warmer climates that travel can bring.

‘The Hook-Up Plan’

I love this show a lot – and it’s a much more realistic view of Paris than ‘Emily in Paris’ – if still very charming!

Following three friends as they navigate adult life, I love the romance, humour and female friendships in this show.

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‘The Hook Up Plan’ is full of fun, crazy French scenes – and it’s one of my favourite foreign-language shows to check out.

‘Jack Whitehall: Travels with my Father’

This show is funny and full of very random excursions, but it also showcases a lot of cultures across the world – including Asia, Australia and Eastern Europe.

Image from the series 'Jack Whitehall: Travels with my Father'. Three people pose for the camera in the back of a car.
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Travel with Jack and his hilarious father to immerse yourself in different cultures and traditions.

‘How I Met Your Mother’

I love ‘How I Met Your Mother’, and it definitely makes me want to visit New York!

It looks like such an interesting city and a lot of my favourite shows are set there – including ‘Gossip Girl‘ and ‘Friends’, too.

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I recommend checking out this show for a fun, binge-worthy comedy – and you’ll also get a bit of inspiration for your next trip abroad when we can all travel again.

What do you think of these shows to watch if you’re missing travel? Where do you want to travel after the pandemic finishes? What is your favourite show for a bit of escapism?

Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂

Happy reading x

107 thoughts

  1. I don’t know why, but I think the first one I would dig into from this list is Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father. It looks like it has the potential to be hilarious. But I’d never heard of any of these so thanks for the introduction.

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  2. I love Emily in Paris and Jack Whitehall. However, I haven’t seen the other TV shows. Thank you for sharing this post. I really miss being able to travel. Hopefully we will be able to soon.

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