Not that wanderlust ever really needs any encouragement, wild, relentless and overwhelming as it is, sometimes when you’re stuck at home it just feels best to feed the travel beast within however you can. So sit back, relax, and travel vicariously tonight with one of these amazing travel movies. Make sure to drop a comment if you think I’m missing out on any!

travel movies

Photo via Flickr/Ginny

1. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

Where: New York City, Greenland, Iceland, ungoverned Afghanistan.

2. Into The Wild (2007)

Where: Alaska.

3. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

Where: Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela.

4. Standby (2014)

Where: Dublin.

5. Roman Holiday (1953)

Where: Rome.

6. The Descendants (2011)

Where: Hawaii.

7. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Where: New York, France.

8. Into the Blue (2005)

Where: Bahamas.

9. Mamma Mia! (2008)

Where: Greece.

10. Up (2009)

Where: Paradise Falls.

11. The Last Samurai (2003)

Where: Japan.

12. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

Where: Antarctica.

13. Blood Diamond (2006)

Where: Sierra Leone.

14. Tracks (2014)

Where: Australia.

15. Eurotrip (2004) 

Where: London, Paris, Amsterdam, Bratislava, Berlin, Rome.

16. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

Where: Jamaica.

17. The Elephant King (2006)

Where: Thailand.

18. Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

Where: Tibet.

19. The Bourne Identity (2002)

Where: Switzerland, France.

20. Romancing the Stone (1984)

Where: Columbia.

21. Before Sunrise (1995)

Where: Vienna.

22. Before Sunset (2004)

Where: Paris.

23. Before Midnight (2013)

Where: Greece.

24. Leap Year (2010)

Where: Ireland.

25. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (Or, you know, any of the Indie films)

Where: Nepal, Egypt.

What’s your favorite travel movie?


American by chance, but Roman by choice, Sarah is currently feeding her adventurous soul with expatriatism and pizza. Her finest moments are always on the wrong bus with a backpack and an upside down map, waiting to see what the world’s got for her next, so long as she can blog about it. She likes writing more than talking, dolphins more than humans, old movies more than new, and Rome more than anything else.


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