What’s the best next thing about traveling? Watching movies that inspire you to travel! We all have those days when we want to just curl up in bed and put on our favorite flick that takes us to places we’ve always wanted to go but can’t for some reason. Those scenes where you can almost smell the salty air or feel the cold of winter just by watching movies. It’s depressing when you can’t instantaneously pack and leave but that’s what these movies will inspire you for.
In the mean time, let’s just get comfy in our pambahay, make home made popcorn, and stream these few movie suggestions to inspire you more to plan your next holiday!
1. Eat Pray Love- 2010
Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house, a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused, and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy, the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Indonesia- Eat Pray Love Wikipedia
Travel Trigger: “Eat Pray Love makes me want to go biking at those rice paddies just like Liz did. It felt like the place was very laid back and add the fact that she found LOVE in Bali too”
– Fatima Mationg, hotelier
2. La Vita e Bella- 1997
Life Is Beautiful (Italian: La vita è bella [la ˈviːta ɛ bˈbɛlla]) is a 1997 Italian comedy-drama film directed by and starring Roberto Benigni, who co-wrote the film with Vincenzo Cerami. Benigni plays Guido Orefice, a Jewish Italian book shop owner, who employs his fertile imagination to shield his son from the horrors of internment in a Nazi concentration camp. The film was partially inspired by the book In the End, I Beat Hitler by Rubino Romeo Salmonì and by Benigni’s father, who spent two years in a German labour camp during World War II. – Wikipedia
Travel Trigger: “It lets your mind wander on possibilities on how you want to live your life. I actually had the title tattooed on me. It was about embracing positivity no matter your life situation. To me, it inspired me to live my happiest life by investing on experiences and relationships rather than being solely consumed by material things (or problems) because in the end, all your gadgets (and sorrows) will go but happy experiences stick with you.”
– Karina, Cabin Crew
3. The Hundred Foot Journey- 2014
Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is an extraordinarily talented and largely self-taught culinary novice. When he and his family are displaced from their native India and settle in a quaint French village, they decide to open an Indian eatery. However, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the proprietress of an acclaimed restaurant just 100 feet away, strongly objects. War erupts between the two establishments, until Mallory recognizes Kadam’s impressive epicurean gifts and takes him under her wing. – Google Movie Overview
Travel Trigger: “It is set in a laid back French village and the movie shows many entertaining aspects like the beautiful sceneries, delicious looking food and the contrasting Indian and French culture”
– Michael Pahati, Global Reservations Manager
4. Camp Sawi- 2016
Five women, Gwen (Arci Muñoz), Bridgette (Bela Padilla), Jessica (Yassi Pressman), Clarisse (Andi Eigenmann) and Joanne (Kim Molina) enters a boot camp named Camp Sawi. Each woman, had a history of being heartbroken by their romantic interest and the girls as members of the aptly named camp help one another in dealing with their ill feelings under the watch of camp chef and head coach Louie (Sam Milby).
Travel Trigger: A camp for the broken, set in the beautiful island of Bantayan in Cebu, this romantic-comedy will not only fill your travel hunger but will also supply you with hugot lines to last for days. The best scene I remember is the moving aerial shot when Bridgette first arrived in Camp Sawi and people are actually pausing their vehicles to greet each other. I know it was for a movie but still, it’s nice right?
5. Sweet Home Alabama -2002
New York fashion designer Melanie (Reese Witherspoon) suddenly finds herself engaged to the city’s most eligible bachelor. But Melanie’s past holds many secrets, including Jake (Josh Lucas), the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. Bound and determined to end their relationship once and for all, Melanie sneaks back home to Alabama to confront her past, only to discover that you can take the girl out of the South, but you can’t take the South out of the girl. – Google Movie Review
Travel Trigger: What I like about Sweet Home Alabama is the fact that there’s an actual traveling in the movie as well as the other movies as well. I love that you can see both New York and Alabama in this movie. Plus the houses are ethereal! And the accents, they’re different to watch. I love it!
So if you’re looking for something to do this long weekend, try a movie marathon and dream about your next travel adventures! If you have other great movies that inspires traveling, hit the comment section and let’s talk about it! I’d love to hear from you.
See you next time!
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