7 of the Best Travel Movies That Will Inspire You to Hit the Road
Big-Screen Inspired Wanderlust
Need inspiration for a new and exciting place to travel? Looking at the best travel Instagram accounts is a great way to begin stirring those feelings of wanderlust, and reading a good travel novel will undoubtedly help replicate some of those feelings you get when you are exploring a new place.
However, sometimes there’s nothing like a movie to truly capture the breathtaking vistas that are out there in the world. Find a spot to get comfy, kick back and watch any one of these fabulous travel movies that are sure to get you inspired, and packing!
The Motorcycle Diaries
Set in South America, this fantastic dramatization of Che Guevera’s motorcycle road adventure, long before he became a legendary Latin American revolutionary, stars Gael Garcia Bernal and features incredible images throughout the continent, from the lush rain forest to the desert.
Not only will it show you how Guevera became a famous commander, it provides a glimpse at many breathtaking spots, including Patagonia, Machu Picchu, Atacama Desert, Miramar, Venezuela, Caracas and Buenos Aires. It’s so beautifully casted and well-directed that it will make you want to jump on your on bike and head across South America.
Or at the very least get your motorcycle license.
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An Idiot Abroad
An Idiot Abroad is a documentary series that offers a very unique perspective, following comedian Ricky Gervais’ pal, Karl Pilkington, a British guy who has zero interest in the world outside of his own backyard. Pilkington travels, mostly quite begrudgingly, to the Seven Wonders of the World, accompanied by Gervais who gets his kicks just seeing his friend so far out of his comfort zone.
It’s not only hilarious, you’re likely to get inspired to get off the couch and start checking out some of the planet’s most amazing wonders, as you see Pilkington’s views slowly transform.
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Under the Tuscan Sun
If you like romances, you’ll love Under the Tuscan Sun, but even if you don’t, it’s really the stunning Tuscany scenery that stars in this flick. You already know what’s going to happen – a girl starts feeling lost in life and wants to start fresh, so she meets a guy, and voila, happy ending.
Still, seeing someone fulfill such an amazing fantasy is a lot of fun. After all, who wouldn’t love to buy a villa in Tuscany on a sudden impulse? Along the way, you can at least envision yourself strolling through those jaw-dropping landscapes.
It’s also a wonderful reminder that life is an adventure, and sometimes we need to go outside of our comfort zones to enjoy a more enriched life.