30 Travel Movies and Series to Inspire Wanderlust

30 Travel Movies and Series to Inspire Wanderlust

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
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away we go

the beach

"Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience."

 

why: scenery, adventure, paradise

travel to: Thailand

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the beach

captain ron

"El Caribe. The Spanish Main. It's the land of voodoo, hoodoo and all kinda weird shit."

 

why: fun, adventure, vacation

travel to: the Caribbean

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captain ron

the da vinci code

"What really matters is what you believe."

 

why: adventure, mystery, art

travel to: Paris, London

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the da vinci code

downton abbey

"We must always travel in hope."

 

why: English melodrama

travel to: England

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downton abbey

eat pray love

"I wanna go someplace where l can marvel at something."

 

why: wanderlust, food, scenery, love

travel to: Italy, India, Indonesia

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eat pray love

expedition unknown

"I have an acute case of wanderlust."

 

why: exciting adventure and history

travel to: the ends of the earth

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expedition unknown

fear and loathing in las vegas

"Buy the ticket. Take the ride." 

 

why: crazy fun wild road trip

travel to: Las Vegas

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fear and loathing in las vegan

game of thrones

"Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities."

 

why: fantasy, scenery, dragons

travel to: Northern Ireland, Iceland, Scotland, Spain, Croatia, Malta, Morocco

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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

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a good year

hector and the search for happiness

"Happiness is feeling completely alive." 

 

why: take risks, find happiness

travel to: China, Tibet, South Africa

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hector and the search for happiness

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

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an idiot abroad

the layover

“I think food, culture, people and landscape are all absolutely inseparable." 

 

why: food, travel, Tony

travel to: everywhere

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the layover

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

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the lord of the rings

midnight in paris

"That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me."

 

why: art, history, Paris

travel to: Paris

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midnight in paris

northern exposure

"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

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northern exposure

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

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the no. 1 ladies detective agency

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

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on the road

outlander

"It's a good country for myths. Things seem to take root here.”  

 

why: fantasy, travel, adventure 

travel to: Scotland 

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outlander

portlandia

"The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland."

 

why: Portland

travel to: Portland

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portlandia

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

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ps i love you

the secret life of walter mitty

"To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life."

 

why: wanderlust, scenery, music

travel to: Iceland, Greenland, Nepal

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the secret life of walter mitty

sideways

"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

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sideways

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

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sleepless in seattle

tracks

"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

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tracks

the trip

"Gentlemen to bed! For we rise at daybreak!"

 

why: comedy, fun, food

travel to: England, Italy, Spain

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the trip

the twilight saga

"I decided as long as I'm going to hell, I might as well do it thoroughly."

 

why: scenery, love, vampires.

travel to: Forks, Portland, Vancouver, Baton Rouge, St Thomas, Montepulciano

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twilight

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

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under the tuscan sun

wild

"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

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wild

wild hogs

"Come on, man, it's the open road. Riding free, that's the rush! This isn't freedom, this is a gas station built by the man, a prison for our souls!"

 

why: fun, funny, epic road trip

travel to: New Mexico

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wild hogs