Best Shows to Stream When You Can’t Travel

Nothing beats a fun vacation, with time to relax and explore the world around you. But what do you do when you can’t explore the world in person? You can still travel vicariously through your TV screen and discover the world through the lens of your favorite characters with streaming shows. Whether you like comedy, drama, mystery, or a mix of all three, there are loads of series to choose from. Here’s a round-up of the best shows to stream when you can’t travel.

  1. House of Cards

For anyone looking for an international thrill, House of Cards is the way to go. This Emmy-winning Netflix Original follows the political power struggle of Frank Underwood, a Congressman from South Carolina, and his wife Claire in the world of U.S. politics. With stops from Washington D.C. to Moscow, this exciting show will take you on a journey around the world.

  1. Sense8

This Netflix Original takes viewers on a globe-spanning adventure with eight strangers who can sense each other’s thoughts and feelings. Sense8 follows these eight individuals as they traverse across the world, uncovering connections between them and their past. Filled with drama, romance, and plenty of action, Sense8 offers an incredible story in some of the most beautiful locations on the planet.

  1. Lost

A modern-day classic, Lost follows the survivors of a plane crash on an island in the South Pacific. Exploring the island and their relationships with each other, they come up against mysterious forces. With an ensemble cast of characters from all around the world, and some of the most breathtakingly filmed sequences, Lost is a must-stream for travelers who miss discovering new places.

  1. The Crown

The Crown follows the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II and is filled with beautifully shot scenes from all around the globe, from London to Paris, Kenya to Malta. The show features stunning CGI recreations of foreign locales and real footage of famous places, meaning you can vicariously explore the world while following the monarch’s story.

  1. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a funny comedy about a housewife from 1960s New York who suddenly decides to become a stand-up comedian. While it’s only set in two cities (New York and Paris), the show makes excellent use of its locations and puts you in 1950s-granular detail. See the streets, buildings, and people of New York as if you’re visiting for the first time.

  1. The Office

The mockumentary sitcom The Office is one of the most popular shows of all time and it showcases a lot of international locations. While many of the shows scenes are set in the United States, the show also takes us to Mexico, the UK, and even Brazil. Through clever editing, you can get a sense of exploration around the world while staying firmly rooted in one place.

  1. The Big Bang Theory

This classic sitcom follows the misadventures of four brilliant scientists, their friends, and family. The show takes us to some of the most famous scientific landmarks around the world, and it also showcases some international locations, including India and Italy.

These seven shows offer a wonderful way to explore the world when you can’t travel. From the political drama of House of Cards to the comedic adventures of The Big Bang Theory and everything in between, there’s something for everyone. So, wherever your next adventure is taking you, these shows can help you explore the world without leaving your living room.

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