The Best Documentaries About Traveling Films
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The Best Documentaries About Traveling

List Criteria: Documentary films about travel

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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    Rick Steves: European Travel Skills and Specials 2000-2009

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    Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

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    An Idiot Abroad

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    Long Way Down

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    Don't Tell My Mother

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    Around the World in 80 Treasures

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    By Any Means

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    Wild China

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    Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

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    Passport to Europe: Germany, Switzerland & Austria

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    Michael Palin's New Europe

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    Passport to Europe: Seven Fabulous Cities

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    Long Way Round

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    The Drifter

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    Mile... Mile and a Half

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    Flight of the Butterflies

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    Madventures

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    Rick Steves: Eastern Europe, Israel and Egypt 2000-2009

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    On Hannibal's Trail

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    Man Shops Globe

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    Vague Direction

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    Pole to Pole

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    Maidentrip

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    The Edge of Never

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    Everest: Beyond the Limit

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    Passport to Europe: England, Ireland & Scotland

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    Full Circle With Michael Palin

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    Himalaya With Michael Palin

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    Michael Palin: Hemingway Adventure

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    Sahara With Michael Palin

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    Scotland Revealed

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    Get Outta Town

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    Word Travels

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    Disney Parks

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    Marley Africa Road Trip

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    Sur­vivor­man

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