Travel films to watch | STA Travel Blog
One of the perks of being in lockdown, is all the extra time we have to do all the things we say we never had time to do before. (Say that one quickly). Yoga, baking, binge watching the latest season of Money Heist in 48 hours.
We’re not ignoring those classic films like The Beach, Mamma Mia or Eat, Pray, Love that all did a great job of making us want to visit Thailand, the Greek Islands or have us dreaming of finding ourselves like Julia Roberts in Italy, Bali and India. However, here are six of our current quaranstream favourites that will help to keep your wanderlust alive – from your couch.
Although we all feel a little like Tom Hanks right now (isolated and potentially making friends with inanimate objects), Castaway was actually filmed on a beautiful island in Fiji and was one of the reasons behind a spike in visitors to the island destination.
There are plenty of movies set in Rome, or Italy for that matter, that have us dreaming of our next holiday when it’s safe to travel. Stereotypical of everything Italian – this black and white classic takes you all around Rome, showing everything this timeless city still has to offer today.
The Adventures of Priscilla
This movie showcases the iconic Australian Outback as two drag queens and a transgender woman take their eccentric act from Sydney to Alice Springs in a school bus. Who doesn’t have road trip across Australia on their bucket list?!
The Darjeeling Limited
Just like in Eat, Pray, Love, the focus of this film is around three brothers on a soul searching trip across India. Imagine vibrant coloured cities and spiritual enlightenment to entice you for your next travel destination.
Lost in Translation
How better to experience Japanese culture from your living room than by watching Lost in Translation, and pretending to visit Shubaya Crossing or sing karoke in a Tokyo bar with Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson?
Destination: The Airport
We had to add this one in. Because, well, we’re all thinking about that moment we’ll be allowed back in an airport again…