It would seem that international travel is off the cards until at least next year. Yet it does not mean you cannot experience the world through other mediums. Films about travel are one such way of immersing yourself in another destination from the comfort of home.
Below are five travel movies to inspire your next overseas adventure once the borders open again.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The magic of Jaipur is brought to life when a group of older people decide to live their lives in India. Join Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith as they adjust to sensory overload as they settle into the half finished Marigold Hotel. India is best explored with an open mind as you talk to the people and learn to appreciate the simplicity of life.
Midnight in Paris
Owen Wilson, a writer on holiday with his fiancé and her family, takes a walk one night through the streets of Paris. He finds himself transported back in time to the roaring twenties where he hooks up with famous writers of the past. The next day he wonders if he imagined it all until he retraces his steps the next night.
Under the Tuscan Sun
Italy has been one of the most popular destinations for travellers. Diane Lane travels to Italy for a 10 day holiday and spontaneously purchases a villa in Tuscany. Immerse yourself in the beautiful, rolling Tuscan hills and small country towns as Diane tastes and explores her surrounds.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Ben Stiller shows you how to step outside your comfort zone and swap your daydreams for real life. Curl up on your couch with a hot drink and travel through Afghanistan, Iceland, the Himalayas and more. When travel opens up again, you can turn Walter’s daydream into your reality.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
A little closer to home, this movie takes you on a fun road trip in a bus led by a talented group of drag queens. Join Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving as they set off on an adventure across Central Australia. If you love seventies disco, this movie includes the memorable lip sync of Gloria Gaynor’s hit I will survive.
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