• Ainsley's Caribbean Kitchen, The Pier, Paris Can Wait (SBS)Source: SBS
We may all be social distancing, but that doesn't mean you can't see a bit of the world while you're inside. SBS On Demand has a range of TV shows and movies to take you on a virtual vacation from the comfort and safety of your own couch.
25 Mar 2020 - 3:52 PM  UPDATED 8 Apr 2020 - 12:56 PM

VIRTUAL VACATION - FOOD

Luke Nguyen's Vietnam

What's it about? Acclaimed Sydney chef Luke Nguyen returns to the country of his heritage to take a culinary journey through the southern regions of Vietnam. Along the way he prepares dishes in locations that represent the real Vietnam, in all its chaotic vibrancy.

Travel to: Vietnam

Watch Luke Nguyen's Vietnam at SBS On Demand now. 

Ainsley's Caribbean Kitchen

What's it about? TV Chef Ainsley Harriott takes a trip across the Caribbean visiting the islands that have inspired his cooking from an early age. Stopping off at Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Barbados, St Lucia, Dominica and Antigua, Ainsley will take viewers on a journey through the tropical climates, exotic food and charming characters that make each island in the Caribbean unique.

Travel to: The Caribbean

Watch Ainsley's Caribbean Kitchen at SBS On Demand now.

Destination Flavour Japan

What's it about? Adam Liaw is taking food lovers on a journey of culinary discovery through Japan. 

Travel to: Japan

Watch Destination Flavour Japan at SBS On Demand now.

On Country Kitchen

What's it about? Celebrity Indigenous chef Mark Olive (aka 'The Black Olive') and comedian Derek Nannup fuse native bush ingredients with contemporary cooking, to create mouth-watering dishes and simple cooking tips from our own backyard.

Travel to: Australia

Watch On Country Kitchen at SBS On Demand now.

Huang's World

What's it about? Meet Eddie Huang. He went to law school, told jokes, opened a restaurant, wrote a bestseller, and now he's here, drinking burgundy in Burgundy and eating ancient foods in Istanbul.

Travel to: Various locations around the globe

Watch Huang's World at SBS On Demand now.

 

VIRTUAL VACATION - CULTURE, HISTORY & NATURE

Travel Man

What's it about? It's travel without mercy. Richard Ayoade wants to make travelling more fun, more efficient, and less tedious. In this series he shows us how to have the most efficient holiday possible and each week takes a new funny companion along for the journey.

Travel to: Major cities across Europe

Watch Travel Man at SBS On Demand now.

Planet Expedition

What's it about? Join adventurer and naturalist Steve Backshall as he undertakes a series of expeditions through challenging and unexplored regions of the Arctic, Mexico and Borneo.

Travel to: The Arctic, Mexico and Borneo

Watch Planet Expedition at SBS On Demand now.

Great Continental Railway Journeys

What's it about? Michael Portillo embarks on a nostalgic railway adventure, which takes him across the heart of Europe.

Travel to: Europe

Watch Great Continental Railway Journeys at SBS On Demand now. 

Going Places with Ernie Dingo

What's it about? Join Ernie Dingo in this captivating series as he explores Australia's most iconic destinations. But this is no ordinary travel show, as Ernie introduces us to the traditional owners and other people who live, breathe and work amongst these incredible places. 

Travel to: Australia

Watch Going Places with Ernie Dingo at SBS On Demand now.

Secrets of our Cities

What's it about? Greig Pickhaver (HG Nelson) is on a mission to discover the secrets of some of Australia's most iconic cities, travelling to Fremantle, Fitzroy and Bondi to uncover hidden history and unsung residents.

Travel to: Iconic Australian cities

Watch Secrets of our Cities at SBS On Demand now.

Back in the Soviet Bloc

What's it about? Upon discovering her Soviet background, Julia Nalivaiko's friends often ask, "What's it like?". To answer, she returned to Russia and Ukraine with Australian filmmaker Stuart McBratney. The series portrays contemporary life in former Soviet nations. Featuring engaging interviews and stunning cinematography, Back in the Soviet Bloc takes the viewer to a fascinating yet elusive part of the world.

Travel to: Russia

Watch Back in the Soviet Bloc at SBS On Demand now.

Abandoned

What's it about? Legendary skateboarder Rick McCrank journeys through abandoned places with the people who love them long after the lights are out.

Travel to: America

Watch Abandoned at SBS On Demand now.

 

Mission Galapagos

What's it about? Liz Bonnin joins a scientific team aboard the research vessel, the Alucia, on a mission across the Galapagos Archipelago.

Travel to: The Galapagos Islands

Watch Mission Galapagos at SBS On Demand now.

Beerland

What's it about? Beerland follows Golden Road Brewing founder, Meg Gill, as she sets out on a cross-country journey to meet with home-brewers and find the best brews in each city she travels to.

Travel to: America and Canada

Watch Beerland at SBS On Demand now.

Rivals

What's it about? VICE World of Sports gets on the field and into the ring through a series of compelling stories at the fringe of culture and politics, across a range of places and people through the one lens that connects them all: sport.

Travel to: Sports grounds around the world

Watch Rivals at SBS On Demand now.

 

VIRTUAL VACATION - CINEMA

Hector and the Search for Happiness

What's it about? Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become tired of his humdrum life, yet he's offering advice to patients who are just not getting happier. So he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness.

Travel to: Around the world

Watch Hector and the Search for Happiness at SBS On Demand now.

Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

What's it about? French comedic genius Jacques Tati introduced his famous character Monsieur Hulot in this 1953 classic. Clumsy, pipe-smoking Hulot joins the ranks of the wealthy middle class on holiday by the French seaside.

Travel to: The French seaside

Watch Monsieur Hulot's Holiday at SBS On Demand now.

Paris Can Wait

What's it about? Eleanor Coppola’s narrative directorial and screenwriting debut stars Academy Award® nominee Diane Lane as a Hollywood producer’s wife who unexpectedly takes a trip through France, which reawakens her sense of self and her joie de vivre. Anne (Lane) is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successfully driven but inattentive movie producer (Alec Baldwin), she finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband (Arnaud Viard). What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a journey of discovery involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom, and much more.

Travel to: Cannes and the French countryside

Watch Paris Can Wait at SBS On Demand now.

The Motorcycle Diaries

What's it about? Ernesto 'Fuser' Guevara, a medical student, finds his calling in life when he sets out on a motorcycle road trip across South America with his friend, Alberto Granado, a biochemist.

Travel to: Argentina and South America

Watch The Motorcycle Diaries at SBS On Demand now.

 

VIRTUAL VACATION - STORIES

Riviera

What's it about? A thrilling drama series set in the glamorous Côte d'Azur on the southeastern coast of France. An extremely powerful and wealthy banker, Constantine Clios, and his wife, Georgina, lead an extremely luxurious lifestyle. However, all of this changes after an explosion on a yacht kills Constantine. Georgina's world is turned upside down as she begins to discover the details of his life, which becomes even more complicated with the presence of his ex-wife and children. She decides to embark on a dangerous journey to find out what really happened to her husband on the yacht.

Travel to: Côte d'Azur

Watch Riviera at SBS On Demand now.

Twin

What's it about? Erik and Adam (Kristofer Hivju, Game of Thrones) are identical twin brothers, living completely different lives. Erik is a broke surfer bum. Adam a successful family and businessman. When Erik seeks out his brother for the first time in 15 years, a quarrel ends with Erik and Adam's wife, Ingrid, accidentally killing Adam. To avoid getting arrested for murder and save his brother's family, Erik takes over Adam's identity. It soon turns out that the biggest challenge is not avoiding getting caught - it's pretending to be someone you're not.

Travel to: Norway

Watch Twin at SBS On Demand now.

The Pier

What's it about? Alejandra is a high-profile architect who is shattered by her husband's suicide. After discovering that he led a double life with another woman for years, Alejandra tries to appease the pain by approaching her under another identity to discover why her husband lived a lie and what really happened on the fateful night of his death.

Travel to: Spain

Watch The Pier at SBS On Demand now.

 

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