5 Shows to Watch if You’re Missing Travel

For a lot of us, this year has meant no travel. This might mean you’ve not been able to visit your favourite city, go on holiday, or meet up with loved ones who live in different parts of the country.

For those who are used to packing up and exploring foreign lands, or simply enjoying a beautiful staycation spot across the UK, this year has felt like we are trapped- and it can make us feel frustrated and bored.

A great way to curb this feeling is to immerse yourself in the travel of others, enjoying your favourite shows and books about travelling to faraway places while we can’t just yet.

Below, 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’

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This series is light-hearted, funny, and just random enough to work. It is problematic in its representation of moving abroad, building an online following, or life in Paris- but it’s a brilliant watch that really transports you to another place.

if you’re missing travel, let this show give you a sugar-coated, beautiful version of Parisian life and culture.

‘Selling Sunset’

An image from the series 'Selling Sunset' with three glamorous women posing for the camera. One holds keys.
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Checking out the houses of rich people in sunny Los Angeles- what better way to imagine you’re no longer in freezing cold England!

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’

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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 their adult life, I love the romance, humour, and scenic views of this show.

‘The Hook Up Plan’ is full of fun, crazy French scenes– and it’s such a funny watch to enjoy when you want to escape into Parisian drama.

‘Jack Whitehall: Travels with my Father’

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

Travel with Jack and his hilarious father this Spring and immerse yourself in the very random experiences of culture from around the world.

‘How I Met Your Mother’

Image from the series 'How I Met Your Mother' with 5 friends clinking their pints of beer together in a bar.
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I love this series, 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’.

I recommend checking out this show for a fun, binge-worthy comedy– and also to get a bit of inspiration for when you can get back to New York for a fun holiday.

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 to escape into?

Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂

Happy reading x

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  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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