Wanderlust-inducing Movies

Travelling is a very popular subject for movies. Many people have been on amazing adventures that become movie-worthy, but also the stories we all dream we can experience. Movies have always been a way for people to escape and get carried away, imagining themselves going on that same adventure and even saying, “I can do that too.” If you’re stuck at home saving up for your next big trip, staring out the window waiting impatiently for the day you can get back on a plane to fly accross the world, here’s a list of 10 wanderlust-inducing movies that may help with your craving.

Eat Pray Love (2010)
A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to “find herself”.
Destinations: Italy, India, Bali

Into the Wild (2007)
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
Destination: Alaska

Amelie (2001)
Amelie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.
Destination: Paris, France

The Motocycle Diaries (2004)
The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life’s calling.
Destinations: Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia

Wild (2014)
A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.
Destination: Pacific Crest Trail (California, Oregon, Washington, USA)

Tracks (2013)
A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.
Destination: Australian Outback

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
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.
Destinations: New York City (USA), Greenland, Iceland, Himalayas

The Beach (2000)
Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss – excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Destination: Thailand

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (2005)
Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly.
Destinations: Greece, Mexico, South Carolina (USA), Maryland (USA)

Up (2009)
Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.
Destination: Paradise Falls, Venezuela


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