I have a treat for those of you who like to travel during the holidays. You may not be able to travel this year (2020), but you can alleviate that feeling of being stuck inside. The following list of movies are guaranteed to satisfy your traveling bone. From the mishaps of infamous the Griswold family in National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) to the love affairs of a traveling princess in Roman Holiday (1953), this list is will virtually take you around the world. And sometimes, there are films that can help you travel away from and to another time or other unusual aspects of travel.
When planning a travel movie fest, you could also plan a dinner with the cuisine that matches your travel location. Of course, don’t forget to get a stock of popcorn with all your favorite toppings to go with your film adventures. Another idea: Sundaes! And Floats! All of these together with nachos added to your food list makes for a comfort food and travel time to be remembered.
A Walk in the Woods (Based on true story. A hiking adventure through the Appalachian Trail)
About Time (time-travel)
Almost Famous (rock and roll traveling band)
Chef (about a food truck business, thus food and travel - the best of the best combined)
Eat Pray Love
Edie (a trip to the Scottish Highlands)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
In Bruges (filmed in Belgium)
Into the Wild
Lord of The Rings trilogy (yes this is good for travel with its gorgeous landscape filmed in over 150 different locations in New Zealand)
Lost in Translation
Midnight in Paris
National Lampoon’s Vacation
Out of Africa (won seven Oscars).
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Princess Mononoke (on a quest to save the spirit of a forest)
Secret Life of Walter Mitty (features some of the most incredible travel destinations in the world.”)
Seven Years in Tibet (travels over the Himalayas, arrives in Lhasato, and becomes friends with the Dalai Lama. Filmed in Argentina, Chile, and Canada).
Shawshank Redemption (travels from a prison to freedom)
Shrek (travels from a swamp to a castle)
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (the adventures of a pair of pants as worn by various 16-year-old travelers)
Talented Mr. Ripley
The Bucket List
The Darjeeling Limited (travel across India on its chaotic train system)
The Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Grand Budapest
Under the Tuscan Sun (Transformation of a dilapidated house in Italy into a beautiful Tuscan villa.)
Up (Pixar Movie)
Up In The Air
Journeying by film can be an educational as well as an entertaining event. There are also numerous virtual travel opportunities on YouTubes from which to choose. Many have posted their previous travel adventures for you to see and enjoy.
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