If you have already read our travel inspiration section, then this list of films will also give you some inspiration to get out there and visit some of the exceptional destinations on offer. The film links below will give you an insight of different destinations for your travels. In no particular order, this selection should give you the motivation to plan and explore the places and to divulge yourself in experiences that will last forever.
The Beach tells the story of an American, who whilst travelling in Bangkok Thailand, obtains a hand drawn map of a lost island in Southeast Asia. He embarks on a journey with 2 French friends to find the hidden paradise. It’s a fast-paced adventure novel that will take you on a journey in the search for lost continents and island communities.
Into the Wild is the true story of Chris McCandles who as a young man, gave up everything he owned to go on a journey into the Alaskan wilderness on a quest for enlightenment and to live off the land. He paid the ultimate price in this great read, and come highly recommended, and if you enjoyed the book, the film also captures this remarkable story. Directed by Sean Penn.
A walk in the woods is about Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) who wants to reconnect with his homeland. Impulsively he decides to hike The Appalachian Trail, 1000 arduous miles stretching from Maine to Georgia. When his old buddy Katz, calls him out of the blue and offers to accompany him, he gets more than he bargained for as they set out on an expedition that men half their age struggle to complete.
Wild : Lost and found on the Pacific Crest Trail is the true story of Cheryl Strayed who embarked on the PCT’s 2650 mile trek from Mexico to Canada, passing through California, Oregon, and Washington with her monster backpack and supplies to get over her troubled past. The book is a great read of escaping into the wilderness to find ones meaning and a self help alternative therapy of all the outdoors has to offer.
Eat Pray Love is Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir of enlightenment and travels. From Rome to Naples in Italy, to an ashram in India, where she meets a bride-to-be and a remorseful man who nurture her altruistic side. Her sojourn ends in Bali. While there, she befriends a single mother and a single father who falls for her charms. Great photography of all the destinations giving an insight to future travel destinations.
The Way is about an American doctor who comes to France to collect the remains of his son killed in the Pyrenees while walking the route known as ‘The Way of Saint James’, The Camino de Santiago.
He embarks on the historical pilgrimage with his son’s backpack and guidebook, he begins the 800 km journey. He meets other pilgrims on the way all looking for greater meaning in their lives and was filmed entirely in Spain and France along the actual Camino.
The secret life of Walter Mitty is about James Thurber’s classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. Lovely scenery scenes from all over the world, that may be on your list of destinations.
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