The Best Documentaries About Traveling

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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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  • Long Way Round

    Long Way Round

    16 votes
  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

    Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

    23 votes
  • An Idiot Abroad

    An Idiot Abroad

    25 votes
  • Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

    Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

    13 votes
  • Rick Steves: European Travel Skills and Specials 2000-2009

    Rick Steves: European Travel Skills and Specials 2000-2009

    Rick Steves
    12 votes
    • Released: 2009
  • Long Way Down

    Long Way Down

    Zach Louis, Varda Appleton, Peter Dach
    8 votes
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Sam Benenati
    Long Way Down is a 2013 short comedy western film written and directed by Sam Benenati.