10 Movies That Will Inspire You to Travel Whenever You Can

Movies that inspire you to travel
Most people usually watch movies because their favorite actor/actress is starring, or because the story helps escape the drudgery of daily life. Sometimes, however, the best way to experience a place you haven't been to yet is to watch a movie that was shot at that location. These are 10 of the best travel movies that will make you want to pack your bags and catch the first flight out.
The Endless Summer
This cult classic follows the journey of two young surfers, as they chase summer across the world, all the while looking for the perfect wave. The film takes you to Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, South Africa, and Hawaii. This movie will take you on a trip of a lifetime, more so if you are a surf fanatic.
The Motorcycle Diaries
This awe-inspiring movie is based on the real experiences of a young Che Guevara, where he and his friend take a dramatic 4-month, 14,000-kilometer-long trip on an old motorcycle across South America. This movie will not only inspire you to visit these breathtaking Peruvian landscapes, but will also echo on a deeper level of your being, as you really feel the connect between the road traveled and their friendship.
Encounters At the End of the World
This is an amazing movie about the animals and people living on Antarctica. Although Antarctica is one of the most desolate places on the planet, this film shows the true character and life that this land holds. It is sure to create an urge to pack up and head down there to experience this bizarre alien environment.
Amelie
This beautiful French film is an essential part of almost every list of travel movies. It is a romantic comedy about the life of a young French waitress, and her search for the purpose of life. The cinematography is excellent, and is one of the best ways to enjoy the sights of Paris, especially the area around Montmarte, without actually going there.
Into the Wild
Taken from a book on a true story, Into The Wild shows what exactly happens to a person who is consumed by wanderlust. The story follows Chris McCandless, a regular college graduate who gives up everything and everyone he knows, just to hitchhike to Alaska and experience living in the wilderness. The movie takes us through the ups and downs of living such a life, and what it takes to follow ones dreams.
Tracks
This film was adapted from the memoirs of Robyn Davidson, where she recounted her 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia, with just four camels and her dog. It seems insane, but shows us just how strong will and human spirit are. It is a good movie to watch if you are ever faced with self-doubt. It is sure to lift you up.
Wild
Here, we get to see a superb performance by Reese Witherspoon, as Wild has her portray the role of a solo hiker who walked over 1,100 miles without any previous experience, as she tried to recover from a personal tragedy. Based on a true story, this movie is definitely worth a watch, with some really great scenery, and can inspire you on your own trip to the middle of nowhere, just to be with nature and get away from it all.
A Map For Saturday
For people traveling around the world, each day is a Saturday. This movie is a documentary that takes you on a journey with four common people who are traveling alone around the world. The experiences of these teenagers and seniors, as they meet people in different cultures, and situations, is really heart-touching. Watching this movie is sure to give you the urge to forget about everything else, pack your bags, and set off on your own world tour.
180 Degrees South
180 Degrees South is a superb documentary that takes you on a journey with a group of friends as they travel along the South American coast to Patagonia. Here, they learn about how the natural world is gradually losing the battle against industrialization, and how a brave group of people are trying to stop this. The great visuals and soundtracks, along with a strong message, make this a great movie to watch.
Baraka
Baraka is an exquisite documentary that takes you through 24 countries across different continents, with superb camera techniques, and an amazing soundtrack. It is astounding how much of an impact this movie can make without any dialog. Just be sure that you watch the movie in HD, and without any interruptions, for the best experience ever.
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