It sounds silly that travel movies need to inspire you to travel. But when you’re not sure to make that one trip or you need some persuasion to act on your dreams, they can be quite helpful. Travel movies are able to give you that final push you need to go on your own adventures.
While his parents were planning his future, Chris had other things in mind. Just as me, Chris was looking for something more than just a classic life. He transferred all of his life savings to a charity and began to wander through the United States.
I know how hard it is to break free from everything to chase your dreams, well therefore Chris has my deepest respect.
Because of their different personality, they don’t get along at first. But when Carter & Edward embrace their cancer diagnose, they help each other to fulfill all of their life goals before they kick the bucket.
We procrastinate our dreams all the time. And when it’s too late to fulfill them, we get regrets. So, watch this movie and let it remember you that life is too short to have regrets.
When she figured out that her marriage isn’t what she was expecting, she got divorced. Not sure about everything anymore, not even herself she takes a life changing decision. In search for balance and happiness she goes on a trip ‘around-the-world’ for a year.
I understand that ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ is for a specific kind of people. But I don’t get all the negativity over this movie. There were a lot of stunning locations in it. The environment was well filmed, and I could appreciate the meditation and spiritual part in it. Well, perhaps I’m just too blind to see the negative parts in it…
This journey was the foundation of his incredible life. This film should be put in an own specific genre, as I never seen anything quite like this before. I do remember that I put the DVD in the player and I didn’t move the next 2 hours. Which was a bit strange, since I had no idea what I could expect from this movie.
The movie highlighted the fact that traveling can broaden up your horizon. Nothing is so confrontational as traveling and relying on yourself. When you travel a long time this way, your whole perspective about life can change.
While the movie was good, it didn’t blow me away. Not surprising though, as it’s hard to film only deserts and more sand. No one could ever be a better fit than Mia Wasikowska to play Robyn’s character (perhaps only Robyn herself?). It was the first time I saw Mia shining on the screen. And I became immediately a fan starstruck, which don’t happen that often..
All of the sacrifices, frustrations and disappointments. But she always kept pushing & believing, even when the rest of the world said she wasn’t able to complete this journey. And don’t forget the worst part, the camel training. (ieuw!)
If ‘Tracks’ won’t convince you that you’re able to achieve your travel dreams, nothing will do.
Anyhow, after a car crash where Kuki lost some friends in it, she decided to change her life dramatically. She goes in on a proposal from Paolo, a man she hardly even know. And together with her son, the fresh married couple moves to Kenya to live the dream and to face the problems that comes with the dream.
Mainly because I was in love with the landscape settings and the wildlife in it. So, the script itself didn’t had all my attention. I do remember the family integrated perfectly in the culture. Which is the only way to make it worthwhile to move to another country.
I never understood why you would move or go on a vacation to a country that you’re not interested in.
I can’t remember of any other movie that teased my senses so much as ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’. I was more alive during this movie than I was before and after. Apart from the cheesy love story this was a big hit for me. I could feel the kindness, happiness, freedom and joy from my TV screen into my couch.
BTW: Diane Lane is such a lovely lady to watch!
Nothing beats a city where everyone knows each other and get along. Instead of living next to each other, living with each other will give you so much more joy. It’s one of the things that makes you feel you’re truly at home.
Do not forget, the best memories come from the most spontaneously & unexpected adventures.
‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ must be praised for the outstanding beautiful landscape settings. No any other movie comes even close to the environments of Iceland & Greenland. It’s at the same level of some of the best documentaries from National Geographic.
Iceland itself the reference for a perfect country.Protecting the wildlife, respecting the nature and creating small towns for people who knows each other and get along.
The fantasy scenes didn’t bother me a lot, as I have daydreams myself sometimes. Not as much and fanatic as Mitty, but still. It’s good to daydream, as daydreams are the start of everything.
But at the end, you need to wake up and live the dream. Because those daydreams are nothing in comparison with the real deal.
I’ve never been to the filming location of ‘The Beach’ but it surely does like a paradise. The problem with a discovered paradise, is that it won’t stay long a paradise because of mass tourism. Mass tourism always ruins any experience for me. As it won’t let you absorb the impressions as much as when you’re alone.
‘The beach’ is perfect to watch and dream at same time. Especially the first part. The second part felt as it was coming from another movie. And for the ladies among us, Leonardo Di Caprio is acting quite a lot without a t-shirt 😉
On the run, he ends up in Lhasa. In this holy city lives the Dalai Lama which he eventually meets, not knowing it will both change their lives.
I always get angry when I think about Tibet. Why the hell is a country with an own culture and leader still not independent? It has more culture than most European countries nowadays.
Believe me, you won’t regret it! And perhaps there will be a movie about your life story in the future. Who will say?
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