10 Movies with unforgettable travel destinations

Travelling is most definitely one of the biggest pleasures in life, one that even gets a place in the big screen by the performances of huge celebrities like Diane Lane, Julia Roberts and Reese Witherspoon, making us believe, not only in love and life changing experiences, but that the best way to live is to travel.

We give you a list of the top ten movies that would make you grab your bags right now and start your next life-changing journey.

1. Under the Tuscan Sun

Destination: Tuscanny, Italy

This romantic mixed drama movie tells the story of Frances Mayes (Diane Lane) a writer in her mid- 30’s going through an ugly divorce, that leaves her without a home. Convinced by a friend to travel to Italy for a holiday, Frances finds an abandoned villa for sale, which she impulsively decides to buy, turning her life around completely.  

2. Mamma Mia!

Destination: Skopelos, Greece

A musical comedy tribute to ABBA that narrates the journey of the bride-to-be Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), trying to find the truth about her real father. She invites the three possible candidates to her wedding, without telling her mother Donna (Meryl Streep), something that serves for a lot of fun moments, surrounded by the enchanted background of Greece and the memorable songs of the Swedish group.  

3. Eat Pray Love

Destinations: Naples, Italy / Haryana, India / Bali, Indonesia

After the recently divorce Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) finds herself lost and confused, she steps out of her comfort zone embarking on a journey around the world. This self-discovery quest takes her to the pleasures of eating in Italy, the power of praying in India, and finally, finding inner peace and love in Bali.

4. 50 First Dates

Destination: O’ahu, Hawaii

A comedy that follows the life of Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) a man very afraid to commit to anyone until he meets the girl of his dreams, Lucy, who sadly suffers from short-term memory. This story, located in a Hawaiian paradise, shows that love can definitely conquer all.  

5. Wild

Destination: Oregon, USA

A recent tragedy makes the only possible way to recover for Cheryl Strayed (Resee Witherspoon) to hike 1,100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. This movie captures the sheer determination of this young woman and her experience through out this incredible journey of self-healing.

6. Out of Africa

Destination: Kenya, Africa

This story happens in the 20th century colonial Kenya, were the Danish baroness Karen (Meryl Streep) has an unforgettable love affair with the free spirited hunter Denys (Robert Redford). The combination of amazing actors and scenarios made it one of the most remarkable movies in the history of Hollywood.  

7. Seven Years in Tibet

Destination: Tibet, China

Nothing beats reality! Based on the life of Heinrich Harrer (Brad Pitt) an Austrian mountain climber that befriends the Dalai Lama at the moment of China’s takeover of Tibet. While Heinrich talks to the child about the world’s curiosities, he is exposed to teachings of Lord Buddha.  

8. Before Sunrise

Destination: Vienna, Austria

A romance tale of an American tourist, Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and French student, Celine (Julie Delpy) that started by chance on the train from Budapest to Vienna. The incredible connection they share makes them want to spend a full day together, before his scheduled flight back home the next day.

9. Cocktail

Destination: Port Antonio, Jamaica

This memorable Tom Cruise movie was filmed on Jamaica’s northeast coast town of Port Antonio. The story of Brian Flanagan, a talented New York City bartender (Cruise) that takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love with an upper class girl, Jordan Mooney (Elizabeth Shue). This match starts one very complicated love tale, served around the most beautiful surroundings.

10. Tracks

Destination: Flinders Ranges, Australia

This Australian drama is an adaptation of Robyn Davidson’s (Lily Pearl) memoir, chronicling the author’s nine-month journey across the desert. The 1,700 miles trek through West Australia consisted of four camels and the young woman faithful dog.

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