Since we travelling is a no-go for the majority of us at the moment, we decided to compile a list of travel movies that you can watch and travel book you can read to pass the time until your next trip.
warning: some of these might make you want to throw all your belongings into a suitcase and go on a soul-searching adventure. Continue with a precaution.
Top travel movies to watch
Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, a bit of action and a lot of Italian scenery that will make you want to visit Venice at least once in your lifetime.
A woman with one hell of baggage decides to trek the famous Pacific Crest Trail ( ~ 1,770 km). If you want to see a different side of the US, this is the movie for you.
Before Sunrise / Before Sunset / Before Midnight
For all those romance lovers out there. Trilogy from three destinations: Vienna, Paris and the Greek Islands.
Into The Wild
A guy who recently graduated throws away all his possessions and decides to hitchhike across America. This movie WILL make you want to start packing your bags and throwing away all your life to travel the world.
A very heart-warming story about a father who goes overseas to recover the body of his son, who died while trekking the Camino de Santiago in Spain, and eventually decides to trek the whole route himself.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
A laid-back movie which includes extraordinary adventure in the Himalayas, Afganistan, Iceland, Greenland and many more beautiful destinations that you’ll definitely want to visit after watching the movie.
The Bucket List
Classic Hollywood movie that will make you laugh and your heart melt. Filmed in various locations around the world: China, India, Egypt, Tanzania, the US, France.
A bit different than other travel movies, but it’s a super inspiring documentary about a professional rock climber. He attempts to conquer the first free solo climb of the El Capitan’s 900-metre vertical rock face at Yosemite National Park. An insane person who has our unconditional respect.
Top travel books to read
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
A holy bible for solo female travellers. This book is a sign that you need to give solo travel a chance. Based in Italy, India and Indonesia.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
An enchanting story about an Andalusian shepherd who wants to travel the world. This book is all about following your dreams and learning the meaning of love and life.
The Beach by Alex Garland
A story about backpacking and going off the beaten path in search of paradise. A beautiful book with valuable life lessons that can be applied to everyday life.
Vagabonding by Rolf Potts
A book by a full-time traveller who has been doing it for 10 years already and is eager to tell the truth of what it’s like and how can anyone do it too.
Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris
A memoir of a woman who spent one year cycling the Silk Road. The book contemplates about such questions as: where do you go when you feel that every place on earth has already been visited by millions before you? Is there any place left to discover?