If you’re looking for ideas on where to spend your next holiday, then thank God for Hollywood movies. We’ve admired the actors, we’ve seen the movies in the theatre. Time to “really see” them.
Here are ten travel destinations inspired by your favorite movies.
1. Rome – To Rome with Love
We are starting with the most conventional destination, Italy. This Italian capital must be visited at least once in a lifetime. And Woody Allen has fallen in love with the charm of this Italian city. To Rome with Love is a story with several storylines that focus on couples of various nationalities and their romantic adventures. We have an American family consisting of Woody Allen and Judy Davis who go to Rome to meet their future son-in-law, we have Roberto Benigni who is mistaken for a movie star and treated as such, and Alec Baldwin, an architect from California who is visiting Rome with some friends
After seeing the movie, or even the trailer, you already imagine yourself exploring the narrow streets of Rome and eating a pizza in a romantic restaurant.
2. India – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Are you dreaming of a trip to fascinating India? Elephants, Taj Mahal, spicy food and colorful fabrics? Very well. This is what the seven elderly British people were dreaming about, when seeing the Marigold Hotel. But once they arrive in India, they see a world with a crazy traffic, scented flowers in the streets, dishes with names hard to pronounce, which are reluctant to taste, poverty but also a positive way of thinking. Intrigued?
3. Mexico – How I spent my summer vacation
In How I spent my summer vacation, Mel Gibson spends the entire movie in a prison in Mexico and the action takes place right on the border with the United States and focuses on the criminals out there. The film is directed by newcomer Adrian Grunberg, who is also co -writer alongside Mel Gibson. The story follows the adventures of a criminal (Gibson) who fled to Mexico to escape U.S. authorities, but was arrested by Mexicans.
You should start with Mexico City and visit the Mayan and Aztec temples, the famous Chichen Itza pyramid and do not miss lucha libra (Mexican wrestling).
4. Kenya – Out of Africa
An Oscar film by Oscar with Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, who hardly needs any introduction. It’s the story of a Danish woman, Karen Blixen, who after getting married with a friend just for the title of Baroness, moves to Africa, where she starts a business with a coffee plantation.
The landscapes of Kenya, the simple way of life of Africans, the love story between the two and the simply fascinating music will make you think of just one thing: safari in Kenya.
5. Cuba – 7 Days in Havana
Cuba is a destination increasingly sought after. 7 Days in Havana shows a vibrant and sensual destination who calls for adventure.
6. Pripyat – The Chernobyl Diaries
This is probably the most extreme destination that you can try. Extreme tourism is not a myth, but a successful practice that makes people pay big money to see abandoned places, strange or even banned. And Pripyat, the city where the explosion occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is the top choice. Chernobyl Diaries is written by Oren Peli and the action is quite simple: we have a group of friends traveling to Europe, first in traditional cities like Rome or Paris and then become eager for extreme adventures. For reasons that are not related to them, they are forced to stay overnight in this ghost town, where they will very soon discover they are not alone.
7. Alaska – Into the Wild
This is an excellent choice, a must-see movie.It is the dream of all young people who crave for adventure. The film has inspired many generations to leave everything and see the world with new eyes. It is the true story of Christopher McCandles, a college graduate with a bright future ahead, but who chooses to go to Alaska in search for meaning.
8. Indonezia – Eat, Pray, Love
In the film Eat, Pray, Love, Julia Roberts plays a woman who take a sabbatical year in hopes of finding herself. One thing is for sure: the amazing landscapes will remind you of a long-awaited vacation. And destinations like Italy, India and Indonesia will always find their way on your to-do list.
9. Thailand – The Beach
The beaches of Thailand, a paradise that needs to be discovered.
10. Bueinos Aires – Diarios de Motocicleta
Diarios de motocicleta is an entertaining film that will stir your appetite for travel. The history and vintage images will convince you to buy your tickets to Buenos Aires as soon as possible.