These Netflix travel documentaries will keep you going this winter: selected by SUITSUIT

It’s grey, cold and rainy outside and you don’t feel like doing anything near to productive today. That’s fine, we’re here for you! You need something to look forward to or get excited about. So today we are listing the most fun and interesting travel documentaries on Netflix, selected by our SUITSUIT team. Start packing your suitcases, because we can guarantee you that, after watching these Netflix successes, you can’t wait any longer to start exploring!

1. The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes
Architect Peter Taylor and actress/home-lover Caroline Quentin are travelling the world together to visit the most unconventional houses. From Norway to Israel and from along the coast to under the ground. A series with a load of inspiration that activates your travel fever.

2. Our Planet
This documentary series with David Attenborough will amaze you about the world’s beauty all over again. The series also focuses on the humans’ impact on the environment and the consequences of climate change. Take your time to watch this series, because these insanely beautiful images of the world will probably have impact on your next travel destination!

3. Expedition Happiness
Have you ever considered traveling the world with your own transport?  Then this documentary is a must see for you. German filmmaker Felix Starck is looking for happiness together with his girlfriend Selima and their dog Rudi. They are traveling through the American continent in an old school bus converted to a camper, starting in Alaska and all the way to Argentina.  During their journey they are keeping a videodiary, so you experience everything like they do. Travel fever guaranteed.

4. Pedal the World
Cycling on holiday lame? We don’t think so. Felix Starck proves that cycling is an amazing way to explore the world is his documentary ‘Pedal the World’. Felix travels through 22 countries within one year, counting 18.000 kilometres on his odometer. From the Balkans to South-East Asia, he takes you with him on his extraordinary journey. His way of traveling may not be for everyone, but that doesn’t mean the places he visits aren’t extremely inspiring.

5. Narcos
This series probably sounds familiar. This popular Netflix-series is about the life of the infamous Columbian drug dealer Pablo Escobar. The series contains a lot of sensation and action, but it also focuses on Columbia’s history and it shows amazing images of the breath taking nature in the country. There’s a slight chance you’ll start Googling after seeing a few of Narcos episodes. Any idea how much a plane ticket to Columbia is?

6. Dark Tourist
David Farrier, a journalist and filmmaker from New-Zealand, travels around the world to discover unusual touristic places that have a kind of ‘strangeness’ to them. He visits a nuclear lake in Fukushima, learns about voodoo in Africa and meets fans and friends of infamous serial killer Charles Manson. This might not be a documentary series that activates your travel fever immediately, but it definitely makes you curious about what the world has to offer.

7. Tales by Light
Breath-taking travel images? Yes, please. ‘Tales by Light’ is about photographers and filmmakers traveling around the world to capture the most special people, animals and cultures on our planet. With these images, they want to make us aware of how beautiful our world is and that we should protect it and its citizens at all costs. A wonderful documentary that makes you think and maybe even learn from the photography tips they mention during the series. A win-win, right?

These Netflix-documentaries will keep you busy during these cold and dark days. If it doesn’t make you happier, it will definitely make you want to travel even more! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this watchlist. Not for too long though;  time to pack your suitcases!

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Marina van Hooft

Hi! My name is Marina. I’m 19 years old and I’m currently an intern at SUITSUIT. My greatest passion is writing, besides that I love good music, traveling and a bunch of lovely people around me. During my internship at SUITSUIT, I mostly write articles and provide the texts for social media.

@marinavanhooft 

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Marina van Hooft

Hi! My name is Marina. I’m 19 years old and I’m currently an intern at SUITSUIT. My greatest passion is writing, besides that I love good music, traveling and a bunch of lovely people around me. During my internship at SUITSUIT, I mostly write articles and provide the texts for social media.

@marinavanhooft