These 7 Dramas & Comedies Will Take You Around the World Without Leaving Home

Travel the World TV Shows
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With quarantine trapping everyone in their homes, for some, the urge to hop on a plane is stronger now than ever before. Luckily, the TV world is filled with shows that can make you feel like you are traveling the world from the comfort of your couch.

Traverse through England with Downton Abbey, Sex Education, and The Crown. Or, if you prefer, hit up some U.S. hotspots through Master of None or Insecure.

From cities to beaches to valleys, the world is right at your fingertips with the click of a remote.

Check out the seven shows below that will take you around the world to satisfy your wanderlust.

Insecure, Issa Rae, Issa
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Insecure (HBO)

Laugh your way through Southern California with Issa Rae in this hilarious HBO comedy. Each episode encounters a different hysterical plot line in her character’s life. You can find her near the ocean in Malibu, rolling through Beverly Hills, and just about everywhere else there is to be in the Los Angeles area. By the end, you’ll be craving some SoCal sun.

Available on HBO Max

Lost, beach, ABC

Lost (ABC)

Surely nobody would want to be involved in a plane crash on a deserted island. But life on the beach does sound pretty appealing. Oahu, Hawaii was the filming hub for this ABC favorite. Whether scenes take place beachfront or in the green valleys, chances are high that you will start planning your next vacation immediately.

Available on Hulu

Downton Abbey, PBS

Downton Abbey (PBS)

This period drama, which traverses over many significant world events, will take you back in time to Yorkshire in the early 1900s. Whether or not you appreciate historic dramas, this series will give you a tour of England, including the magnificent Highclere Castle in Hampshire, the main setting of the show.

Available on Amazon Prime Video

Game of Thrones, HBO

Game of Thrones (HBO)

This popular fantasy series takes viewers across scenic landscapes to follow a civil war in a medieval kingdom. Taking place in the fictional land of Westeros, the cast and crew traveled all over the world to film. With locations like Iceland, Croatia, Ireland, Spain, and more, the stunning cinematography will transport you to places you could only dream of seeing in person.

Available on HBO Max

The Crown, Netflix
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The Crown (Netflix)

Spend some time in Buckingham Palace with Queen Elizabeth II. Learn about many important events in the Queen’s life, all the while enjoying some incredible views of England. While the real Buckingham Palace was not featured, many other notable landmarks were, including London’s Lancaster House and Cambridgeshire’s Ely Cathedral.

Available on Netflix

Sex Education, Asa Butterfield, Otis

Sex Education (Netflix)

Talk about house location envy. In this comedy, Otis (Asa Butterfield) and Maeve (Emma Mackey) run a sex advice clinic at a high school in a breathtaking location. While the show is supposed to take place in Britain, it is actually filmed in the hills of Wales, and what is Moordale Secondary School in the show is actually the Caerleon Campus of the University of South Wales.

Available on Netflix

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Master of None (Netflix)

If you love New York City or dream of visiting, this comedy is sure to make you crave a trip to the Big Apple. Laugh your way through many of the five boroughs as the main character, Dev (Aziz Ansari), seeks to master his career, love life, and everything in between in the big city. Plus, part of Season 2 takes place in Italy, where Dev goes to learn how to make pasta.

Available on Netflix