Crisp Air. Cobalt blue sea. Bustling Markets. Endless Sky. Austere locations. Isn't that what always captures your imagination? Well, these movies will take you on a trip with them an give you serious life goals and might drag you from the couch. By the end of it, you'll be googling the shooting locations serving as an impetus to your much needed trip.
1. Under the Tuscan Sun
Where Does It Take You: Tuscany, Italy
Katherine: Never lose your childish innocence. It is the most important thing.
2. Lost in Translation
Where Does It Take You: Japan
Charlotte: Let’s never come here again because it would never be as much fun.
3. The Darjeeling Limited
Where does it Take you: India
Peter Whitman: I love the way this country smells. I'll never forget it. It's kind of spicy.
4. The Beach
Where Does It take you: Thailand
Richard: Trust me, it's paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven't tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It's probably worth it.
5. The Art of Travel
Where Does It Take You: Darien Gap
“It seemed an advantage to be traveling alone. Our responses to the world are crucially moulded by the company we keep, for we temper our curiosity to fit in with the expectations of others...Being closely observed by a companion can also inhibit our observation of others; then, too, we may become caught up in adjusting ourselves to the companion's questions and remarks, or feel the need to make ourselves seem more normal than is good for our curiosity.”
6. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Where Does It Take You: Greenland, Iceland, Yemen and Afghanistan in the Himalayas.
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.
7. Hit The Road India
Where Does It Take you: road journey to India
This is a travel adventure documentary about two friends participating in a 12-day rickshaw rally across India, from Mumbai to Chennai.
8. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Where does it take you: Spain
Opening Lines: Vicky and Cristina decided to spend the summer in Barcelona.
9. The Motorcycle Diaries
Where Does It Take You: South America
Ernesto Guevara de la Serna: Wandering around our America has changed me more than I thought. I am not me any more. At least I'm not the same me I was.
10. Before Sunrise
Where does it take you: Vienna, Austria
Jesse: Why is it, that a dog, sleeping in the sun, is so beautiful, y'know, it is, it's beautiful, but a guy, standing at a bank machine, trying to take some money out, looks like a complete moron?
11. Seven Years in Tibet
Where Does It Take You: Tibet
Dalai Lama: Tell me a story, Heinrich. Tell me a story about climbing mountains.
Heinrich Harrer: That's one way to fall asleep. Those stories bore even me.
Dalai Lama: Then tell me what you love about it.
Heinrich Harrer: The absolute simplicity. That's what I love. When you're climbing your mind is clear and free from all confusions. You have focus. And suddenly the light becomes sharper, the sounds are richer and you're filled with the deep, powerful presence of life.
Of Course! The list is not exhaustive. It's just an initiation. An initiation to this big, wide arena called the world. Do feel free to recommend me your favorite travel movies of all times.