Travel plans have been cancelled, vacations postponed, and you may have watched every episode of Friends on Netflix by now. Let your imagination take you away with these travel movies and TV shows! Curl up with your favorite sweatpants and a bowl of popcorn and dream about your next trip after the social distancing requirements end.
If you watch one of these movies or discover a new travel flick you love, post a photo anywhere on social media with the hashtag #HomeExchangersAtHome so we can see it!
1.The World's Most Extraordinary Homes
This Netflix show is hosted by architect Piers Taylor and actress Caroline Quentin. The dynamic duo travels the world touring gorgeous, unconventional homes. It may give you some ideas for your next home renovation, or inspire you to browse unusual home exchanges for when you're ready to travel again! The show is inspiring, rated TV-G so the whole family can watch, and there are three seasons on Netflix so you have plenty of material to binge watch!
2. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Food, travel and culture seem to go hand in hand. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, also on Netflix, features chef David Chang as he travels the world learning about food, culture and identity. He brings celebrity guests along, including Chrissy Teigen, Kate McKinnon and Seth Rogen, so if the mouthwatering food and inspiring conversations aren't enough, the guests are sure to put a smile on your face.
3. Dark Tourist
If you're looking for a Netflix show that's a little dark and quirky, Dark Tourist is the show for you. Journalist David Farrier visits unusual and macabre tourism spots around the world, including a nuclear lake and a haunted forest. These travel destinations may give you the creeps, or just some places to add to your travel to-do list!
4. The Holiday
We couldn't leave The Holiday off this list! Available to rent on Amazon, this movie features two women who actually do a home exchange, with some magical results. Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet's characters use HomeExchange to escape their problems in their own countries, leading to beautiful stories in their homes away from home. Despite the movie's name, it isn't just something to watch around the holidays! Funny, romantic and a true classic, this movie hits all the right notes for a feel-good quarantine flick.
5. Eat Pray Love
Whether you still haven't seen it or are watching for the hundredth time, this classic Julia Roberts film on Amazon is a must-see to brighten your day. In Eat Pray Love, a woman travels the world for a year following her divorce, allowing her to rediscover herself and the beauty of the world. She steps out of her comfort zone and experiences new friendships, cultures and ways of living, which transforms her profoundly.