Films for Travel Inspiration

Finding it difficult to choose which destination you would like to travel to next? I have put together a list of films which may help you to decide…

Under the Tuscan Sun – Set in Tuscany, Italy. This movie is about a recently divorced writer (the beautiful Diana Lane) who buys a villa in Tuscany on a whim, hoping it will lead to a change in her life. You will fall in love with the Tuscany countryside and Italian coastline!

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The Blue Lagoon. The film tells the story of two young children marooned on a tropical island paradise in the South Pacific. With neither the guidance nor the restrictions of society, emotional feelings and physical changes arise as they reach puberty and fall in love. Set on an island in Fiji, this movie will make you want to escape the world and move to a tropical paradise.

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Brooklyn. A story about a young Irish woman who travels by ship to Brooklyn, then falls in love with a local man. Set in both Ireland and America, this movie reminds us that we can be torn between two beautiful countries.

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30 Degrees in February. Actually this one is a series (on Netflix). This interesting program follows the lives of several Swedes who choose to move to beautiful, warm Thailand in search of happiness and a better life.

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Before Sunrise & Before Sunset. The story of a young American man (Hawke) and French woman (Delpy) who spent a passionate night together in Vienna. They touch on their failure to have met as planned six months after their first encounter. Jesse returned to Vienna but Céline did not, because her grandmother had died suddenly. Since the pair had never exchanged addresses, they had no way to contact each other at the time. In Before Sunset (the sequel), their paths intersect nine years later in Paris.

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Sleepless in Seattle. A love story featuring both cities of Seattle and New York. A classic with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan that never gets old. After watching this movie, you will want to kiss the one you love most on the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York.

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Follow the adventures of a group of hilarious drag queens who go on a four week tour through the outback of Australia. They drive together on a bus from Sydney, through the Simpson desert, to Coober Pedy, Alice Springs, they visit Uluru (Ayres Rock) then back to Sydney, encountering Aboriginals and homophobic locals along the way.

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Romancing the Stone. This movie will make you feel like you’ve ‘got to get to Cartagena’, a port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. At it’s core is the walled Old Town, with 16th-century plazas, cobblestone streets and colorful colonial buildings. Follow the adventures of Micheal Douglas and Kathleen Turner through the jungles of Columbia on their way to Cartegena.

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The Bucket List. Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die. Edward and Carter begin their around-the-world vacation. They go skydiving together, drive a Shelby Mustang, fly over the North Pole, eat dinner at Chevre d’or in France, visit the Taj Mahal, India, ride motorcycles on the Great Wall of China, attend a lion safari in Tanzania, visit the base of Mt. Everest in Nepal, and sit on top of one of the Great Pyramids in Egypt.

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Out of Africa. Starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, this movie highlights the best of Africa. A couple from Denmark marry and move to Africa to start a dairy farm, but things don’t quite go as planned.

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The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants. Four American teenage girls who are best friends, separate for the summer for the first time in their lives. Lena spends the summer in Greece with her grandparents; Tibby is staying at home; Bridget is going to soccer camp in Mexico; and Carmen is visiting her father in South Carolina. On one of their final days they went shopping together, the girls find a seemingly ordinary pair of jeans that fit them all perfectly and flatter their figures, despite their very different measurements. The girls dub them the Traveling Pants and decide to share them equally over the course of the summer. They part the next day, and the film focuses on each girl’s journey separately.

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So where will your next travel destination be??

Kristen.

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