Holidays for the Couch Potato

Holidays for the Couch Potato

Stretched for cash but in dire need of a vacation? Not a problem.

There was once a time where you needed money in your pocket and a keen thirst for adventure to see the sights of the world. These days, all you need is a few hours free and your television screen.

Netflix has over 100 million hours of TV programs and films per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films shot around the world at amazing destinations.

Let this content, shot at the world’s most unbelievable destinations, transport you across the globe on a round-the-world trip – right from the comfort of your couch.

Embark on your journey with a trip to South Carolina, home of House of Cards’ Frank Underwood. See an orange orb floating high up in the distance? That’s the Peachoid; a 40 metre high peach-shaped water tower in the town of Gaffney.

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Photo: Ken Lund/Flickr

Sick of peaches? Board a train to make your way to the big apple, New York City, where Gossip Girl will acquaint you with the lavish lifestyles and juicy scandals of Manhattan’s elite on the Upper East Side.

Time to head somewhere different. Fly over to Colombia with Narcos, the Netflix Original series where you’ll meet an 80s drug kingpin or two in the real-life series that chronicles the power struggle between law and the cocaine industry.

Next stop, London. Fly in, descending upon the famed Trafalgar Square and get face to face with the masked freedom fighter, ‘V’, from V for Vendetta.

Jump on the tube and say goodbye London and bonjour France. Let the city of love embrace you with Paris Je T’aime, a journey through 18 five-minute shorts united by the common theme of love.

Don’t get too settled in, it’s time for another flight over to South East Asia. Take a peek into famed explorers’ exploits in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th century China. Netflix Original, Marco Polo, will require your now-expert navigational skills as you travel through a world of greed, betrayal, and rivalry.

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Photo: A. Omer Karamollaoghu/Flickr

Finally, land safely back on Australian shores, making a pit stop in the Sunshine State, Queensland, to learn more about your home country with Netflix local content, including Australia’s very own Mako Mermaids.

If you’re one of the lucky ones with time on your hands and money in your wallet, don’t leave Netflix behind on your holiday!

Download the Netflix app on your tablet or mobile device, and simply pick up WiFi connection when travelling in the 50 countries where Netflix services are live to enjoy unique, local content not available at home.

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