When you are stuck inside and the next holiday seems far away the best thing to do watch a movie and be transported to another place. Can you think of better way than to experience a destination you haven’t been without leaving your comfy couch?! Check out this list of top 15 movies that inspire travel… these are my favorite films that instantly transports you to places all over the world.. even if only for an hour or two. It might get you inspired to pack your bag and plan that next trip!
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The Eternal City’s famous sights are the backdrop for the love story in the “Roman Holiday”. While the leads, played by Hollywood icons, Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, fall for each other, we fall for all things Italy. See how I have Italy twice on the list, one of my favorite countries and we have been there on 3 separate trips.
Dancing Northern Lights over Alaska
“Into the Wild” is the true story of a top student and athlete who gives up everything after his college graduation in favor of hitchhiking to Alaska and surviving in the wilderness. Based on a true story, this movie follows Christopher McCandless as he tries to shed his material life and get in touch with real life and nature. After graduating from college, Christopher sets out on a road trip through the USA before ending up in Alaska. The movie was filmed throughout the United States, in Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, and South Dakota.
Santa Barbara’s Wine Country
Napa wine country
Greenland and Iceland
Looking for Walter Mitty during our Glacier Hike in Iceland
In “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, Ben Stiller plays a negative assets manager who works for Life Magazine. The only excitement in Walter’s life are the daydreaming adventures he regularly escapes to at the most unexpected moments. But when the negative that is destined to be on the cover of the last print edition of Life Magazine goes missing, Walter takes the plunge and sets on a quest to track it around the world. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was filmed in Greenland, Iceland, Yemen and Afghanistan and the Himalayas. This one is hubby’s favorite and inspired our trip to Iceland.
Hobbiton Movie set in New Zealand
“Lord of the Rings” is a New Zealand based movie. Peter Jackson’s award-winning series never fails to leave you stunned by the diverse and beautiful landscape of New Zealand. From glaciers to rivers, mountains, and forests, New Zealand’s beauty is the star of this movie. It launched the country’s modern tourist industry and made it one of the premier destinations for adventure seekers. A place we dream of visiting soon.After landing in Auckland airport, every Middle Earth fan will want to visit the Hobbiton Movie Set in the North Island’s town of Matamata. Jackson has rebuilt the entire outdoor film set of Hobbiton in all its hobbit-hole, gardeny-green glory. Visitors can stroll through the lane where Gandalf first arrived in Hobbiton, pass by Sam’s house, gaze across the lake at the Green Dragon tavern, dance under the Party Tree and climb the hill to Bilbo’s house at Bag End, where J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure begins.