film The Best Documentaries About Traveling  

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Who doesn’t daydream about travelling around the world in search of the most beautiful places imaginable? Nothing is a better escape for the mind during a long work day than dreaming about the next vacations you’ll have and where you’ll spend them! There are many documentaries out there that show different parts of the world and even provide tips about how to travel safely. This list will answer that burning question, "What are the best documentaries about travel?"
 
No matter why you're interested in travel documentaries, there is certain to be the perfect one for you on this list! These films have been ranked as the absolute best to watch for the topic of traveling. Many of these focus on specific countries like Switzerland, Germany, Australia, Africa, Scotland, England and Ireland, while others feature real-life adventures that people have experienced, like climbing Mt. Everest or taking a cross country motorcycle ride.
 
This list has the best travel documentaries, including: An Idiot Abroad, By Any Means, Craigslist Joe, Michael Palin’s New Europe, Don’t Tell My Mother and Madventures. If you’ve seen any of the travel documentaries below, vote up your favorite. Or, add the doc you love, if it is missing from this list.

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Long Way Round

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Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

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An Idiot Abroad

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Long Way Down Zach Louis, Varda Appleton, Peter Dach

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Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

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The National Parks: America's Best Idea Tom Hanks, John Lithgow, George Takei

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Michael Palin's New Europe

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Full Circle With Michael Palin

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Around the World in 80 Treasures

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Himalaya With Michael Palin

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By Any Means

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The Endless Summer Bruce Brown, Miki Dora, Robert August

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Madventures

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Mile... Mile and a Half

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Wild China

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Sahara With Michael Palin

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Sur­vivor­man

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On Hannibal's Trail

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Pole to Pole

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The Drifter

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Lewis & Clark - The Journey of the Corps of Discovery Matthew Broderick, Sam Waterston, Hal Holbrook

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Craigslist Joe 357 Magnumm

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Disney Parks Alex Pels

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Everest: Beyond the Limit

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Man Shops Globe

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The Edge of Never Glen Plake, Kye Petersen, Trevor Petersen

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Get Outta Town Beppie De Vries, Marilyn O'Connor, Edith Clair

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Marley Africa Road Trip

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Word Travels