Nothing gets me more excited to travel than a good travel movie! I could watch these films over and over again, and never get sick of them. Grab a bucket of popcorn, sit back and enjoy the journey: it's time to inspire your wanderlust...
Summer is almost over, and the cosy season will soon arrive. It's time to get inspired while waiting for your next trip, with this list of 10 incredible travel movies. I must warn you though: once you've finished watching these, you might feel an urge to get off the couch, pack up everything and head out to explore the world. Ready? [photo ©Tracks]
Discover 10 movies that will inspire you to travel
Told through the visceral experience of a 6 years old, Given follows legendary surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin from their island home of Kauai through 15 different countries in the quest for surf and to fulfill a calling handed down through generations. - It's the kind of movie that shakes your world and makes you wander what you really want to do with your life. ❤
After years of reckless and destructive behavior, Cheryl Strayed makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience and driven only by sheer determination, she goes hiking more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. - Wild makes you want to go on a solo adventure, meet the world. Clear your mind of can't. Live something.
#3. Motorcycle diaries
With a highly romantic sense of adventure, two friends leave their familiar surroundings in Buenos Aires on 'The Mighty One' -a rickety 1939 Norton 500. Although the bike breaks down in the course of the eight month journey, they press onward, hitching rides along the way. - Call your bestie, you'll be planning a road trip together after watching Motorcycle Diaries.
She was only 14 years old when she decided to set out on a two-year journey in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. This is more a documentary than a movie -the true story of Laura Dekker, camera in hand, during her whole crazy adventure. - It makes you wander what the heck are you doing sprawling on the sofa when some people are this awesome.
#5. tokyo fiancée
Tokyo Fiancée is based on Amélie Nothomb's novel of the same name. It tells the story of a young Belgian Japanophile in Tokyo. - This delicate romance offers a refreshing change of scenery, that might make you want to pack up and go live abroad, soak up on a complete different culture.
Tracks tells the incredible true story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who in 1977 undertook a perilous solo trek across the stunning Australian outback with her four camels and faithful dog. - A real adventure from a real story. Wake up and smell the inspiration! ❤
#7. the darjeeling limited
A year after their father's funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other. - Their spiritual journey is crazy, comic, and full of surprises. It's a classic, and I can't get enough of it!
#8. lost in translation
Sofia Coppola's dreamy masterpiece takes us into the confusing beauty of Japan and its culture and how two strangers form a bond through their visit to Tokyo. - I loved it before, and I love it even more since I've been to Tokyo and fell in love with this dazzling city. Surely one of the most exquisite travel movie of all times! ❤
#9. The secret life of walter mitty
A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing. - Traveling doesn't have to be only in your imagination. Let life surprise you!
#10. Seven years in Tibet
True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet. - This choice of movie is very personal. It might be one of the first travel movies I watched, and since then I've developed kind of an obsession around Tibet. ❤