Top 10 TV Travel Series to Watch to Curb Your Wanderlust

Top 10 TV Travel Series to Watch to Curb Your Wanderlust

Everyone needs a vacation once in a while, but sometimes they’re not so easy to come by. Fortunately, you can live out your travel dreams or plan your next adventure from the comfort of your living room with this list of the top 10 best travel shows to watch on TV right now.

Keep an eye on this list as it is updated with the latest and greatest travel shows, so you can be sure you’re in the loop. From House Hunters International to Mysteries at the Museum, this list will help travel show fans stay up to date on the most popular travel shows available.


Let’s get started. Here are the trending travel shows that TV-lovers just like you are enjoying right now, with all the information you need to check them out for yourself.

1. ‘House Hunters International’

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House Hunters is a popular classic among real estate shows, but some house hunters have their sights set abroad. That’s where House Hunters International comes in.

Travel the globe virtually and experience diverse cultures, architectural styles and exotic locations as individuals, couples and families search for their ideal homes abroad, from France to Morocco to Costa Rica. The blend of travelogues and house hunts make this show a favorite among those with wanderlust.

2. ‘The Amazing Race’

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The Amazing Race promo imageJourney around the world without leaving your couch with The Amazing Race. This action-packed show takes participants to enticing and exotic locations, where they’ll face a multitude of challenges requiring strength, intellect, and teamwork.

Led by the energetic host Phil Keoghan, the last team standing gets the grand prize and collective global glory. Witness the adrenaline, determination and perseverance, and get ready for the thrill of a lifetime with every episode of The Amazing Race.

3. ‘Below Deck’

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Below Deck promo imageBelow Deck is more than just a reality TV show – it’s a dramatic voyage into the opulent world of mega-yachts and the dedicated crew who navigate their way through choppy waters. Take a trip with said crew as they cater to the whims of the rich and famous aboard their luxurious charter yacht.

From professional challenges and dramatic love triangles to stunning visuals of exotic locales, Below Deck is a platter of tantalizing reality TV goodness. Join the crew on this seafaring experience and witness both the beauty and the turmoil that hides below the deck.

4. ‘Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations’

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Bizarre Foods: Delicious DestinationsBizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations is a delectable exploration of the world’s most unique and tantalizing cuisines hosted by the charismatic and daring Andrew Zimmern. Each episode takes the audience on a journey to uncover how different international cuisines have evolved over time, giving a historical perspective into the origins of these interesting dishes.

This is not just a food show, nor is it just a travel show: it’s a remarkable fusion of culture, history and cuisine. Join Zimmern as he indulges his adventurous palate, savoring everything from the most exotic to the tried-and-true local favorites in fascinating destinations worldwide.

5. ‘Man v. Food’

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Man v Food promo imageMan v. Food pits host Adam Richman against the meanest, most massive culinary creations America has to offer as he traverses the country, taking on local food challenges that push his gastric might to the limits.

From flaming hot wings to towering burger stacks, Man v. Food provides a whole new perspective on comfort food. Follow Adam in his quest to conquer the nation’s most formidable and appetizing challenges in this hit food-reality show.

6. ‘Carnival Eats’

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Carnival Eats promo imageBuckle up, you’re in for a thrill with host Noah Cappe in Carnival Eats. Each episode takes you on a gastronomic journey to different carnivals, fairs and festivals to sample some of the most delectable and outrageous treats that the world of amusement park food has to offer.

Be prepared to be astonished at how ordinary ingredients are transformed into unique creations that are wildly imaginative and irresistibly delicious.

7. ‘1st Look’

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1st Look promo imageTravel around the globe with 1st Look. Explore new cultures, cuisines and adrenaline-pumping activities in each vibrant destination. 1st Look combines vivid storytelling with visually stunning camera work to provide a vivid sensory journey that will leave you planning your next vacation. Immerse yourself in the exploration of unique local spots, uncover hidden gems and meet intriguing characters on every episode.

8. ‘Food Paradise’

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Food Paradise promo imageEmbark on the ultimate foodie travel adventure with Food Paradise. This tantalizing series is a treat for all travel lovers who are also food lovers, taking you on an exploration of the most savory and tantalizing dishes across America. Be it burgers, barbecues or baked goodies, this show has it all.

Host Mason Pettit’s enthusiasm is infectious, as he presents the most mouth-watering meals from renowned food joints and obscure diners. Tune in to Food Paradise to discover the finest culinary delights the country has to offer and be prepared to have your taste buds ignited.

9. ‘Expedition Unknown’

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Expedition Unknown promo image Josh Gates is about as close as you can get to a real-life Indiana Jones. Join Gates as he journeys to some of the world’s most remote regions seeking answers to age-old mysteries or exploring the site of recently discovered archaeological treasures on Expedition Unknown.

Gates brings an infectious enthusiasm to each adventurous episode, intertwining suspense, science and exploration in a must-watch show for adventure enthusiasts.

10. ‘Mysteries at the Museum’

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Mysteries at the MuseumYou don’t always have to get on a plane to travel the world. In fact, viewers travel through time and uncover grand secrets with host Don Wildman in Mysteries at the Museum. Each episode delivers an intriguing exploration of the world’s most enigmatic artifacts exhibited in museums from around the globe.

Watch as Wildman delves into the unknown, revealing the hidden histories and fascinating tales behind these often peculiar treasures. Steeped in mystery, history and suspense, this show is a riveting journey for the curious-minded and lovers of unexplained phenomena. There’s drama, discovery and a tantalizing twist of mystery that will keep you glued to your screens till the very end.

And there you have it: the top 10 travel shows to stream at home. Stay tuned for updates to come, so you can keep up with the best content available right now.

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