What are the best travel movies? What about the best travel shows? What sparks your wanderlust?
Here's a die-hard movie buff's entertainment collection of favorite films and TV series that will inspire you to buy a ticket to their beautiful and unique filming locations.
away we go
"No one's in love like us, right?"
why: music, wanderlust, love
travel to: Montreal, Phoenix, Tucson, Miami, Madison
the da vinci code
eat pray love
"I wanna go someplace where l can marvel at something."
why: wanderlust, food, scenery, love
travel to: Italy, India, Indonesia
"I have an acute case of wanderlust."
why: exciting adventure and history
travel to: the ends of the earth
fear and loathing in las vegas
game of thrones
a good year
"I would like a lifetime spent with an irrational and suspicious goddess, some short-tempered jealousy on the side, and a bottle of wine that tastes like you, and a glass that's never empty."
why: music, wine, a love story
travel to: Provence, France
hector and the search for happiness
"Happiness is feeling completely alive."
why: take risks, find happiness
travel to: China, Tibet, South Africa
an idiot abroad
"The fact that this one is called the 'Great' Wall of China annoys me. I'll decide if it's great or not. It might end up being the 'All Right Wall of China' to me.”
why: hilarious world adventures
travel to: anywhere
lord of the rings
"It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to."
why: fantasy, adventure, fun, Frodo
travel to: New Zealand
midnight in paris
"Be open to your dreams, people. Embrace that distant shore. Because our mortal journey is over all too soon."
why: scenery, adventure, comedy
travel to: Alaska
the no. 1 ladies' detective agency
"I am just a tiny person in Africa, but there is a place for me, and for everybody, to sit down on this earth and touch it and call it their own.”
why: music, scenery, Africa
travel to: Botswana
on the road
“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.”
why: vintage americana road trip
travel to: NY, Chicago, San Francisco
"It's a good country for myths. Things seem to take root here.”
why: fantasy, travel, adventure
travel to: Scotland
p.s. i love you
"Shoot for the moon, even if you fail, you'll land among the stars.”
why: Irish scenery, music, love
travel to: Ireland
the secret life of walter mitty
"I'm gonna show you a good time. We're gonna drink a lot of good wine. We're gonna play some golf. We're gonna eat some great food and enjoy the scenery and we are going to send you off in style."
why: road trip, wine, food, fun
travel to: California
sleepless in seattle
"Destiny is something we've invented because we can't stand the fact that everything that happens is accidental."
why: romance in the PNW
travel to: Seattle, New York City
"The two important things that I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavour is taking the first step, making the first decision.”
why: a brave adventure
travel to: Australia
"Gentlemen to bed! For we rise at daybreak!"
why: comedy, fun, food
travel to: England, Italy, Spain
the twilight saga
under the tuscan sun
"Life offers you a thousand chances... all you have to do is take one.”
why: adventure, love, Italy
travel to: Tuscany
"It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild... The experience was powerful and fundamental..”
why: adventure, spirit, bravery
travel to: California, Oregon, Washington