Remember those days before the pandemic when you had so much work and little time?
Those days when you begged for some days off work to simply travel and catch a breath in another country.
It is a little disheartening to see that you now have all that free time and freedom to work from anywhere you want, yet, you cannot travel.
The pandemic has restricted your freedom of travelling, or so you think.
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to travel from your living room? Staying safe at home yet experiencing all the best adventures of being in a different country?
Below are 5 amazing travel movies that can help you travel the world without leaving your house.
- One Week
- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
- Eat Pray Love
- Under The Tuscan Sun
One Week (2018)
A classic road trip movie featuring lots of Canadian icons (like Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip). One Week follows Ben’s journey from Toronto to Tofino.
Along the way, Ben makes new friends and re-evaluates his life, his job and his upcoming marriage.
Ben rediscovers himself, reawakens his old passion for writing and ultimately learns to appreciate life. Meanwhile, his fiancée and family back home struggle to understand his decision.
One key lesson to learn from this travel movie is that taking risks is essential.
The secret life of Walter Mitty (2013)
This is an American adventure comedy-drama film. A man living a dull life dreams up romantic and action-filled scenarios in order to escape from monotony. When his own job is threatened, he sets out on a real romantic and action-packed journey.
It is a classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action.
When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter(Ben Stiller) takes action in the real world. Hence, embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
Eat Pray Love
Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house, a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused, and searching for what she really wanted in life.
Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery.
In her travels, she discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy, the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Indonesia. Click here to watch this travel movie on Netflix.
Cheryl Strayed, a recently divorced woman, decides to start a new life by hiking along the 1,100 mile-long Pacific Crest Trail. She begins to discover herself as she goes along her trek. With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope.
After years of reckless, destructive behaviour, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone.
Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her. This travel movie reveals that sometimes, all you need to heal is to travel.
Under the Tuscan Sun
A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life. When Frances Mayes learns her husband is cheating on her from a writer whom she gave a bad review, her life is turned upside down.
In an attempt to bring her out of a deep depression, her best friend, Patti, encourages Frances to take a tour of Italy.
During the trip, the new divorcée impulsively decides to purchase a rural Tuscan villa and struggles to start a new life, amid colourful local characters, including the handsome Marcello.
A Message Of Love From Travelotus
Today is the only day you are sure of. Do not spend all your time hoping for a better tomorrow if you are not ready to take the bold steps it takes to live the best of your life. COVID-19 came as a shock to many and ruined many travel plans. Suddenly, the world came to a standstill and everyone started appreciating life more.
However, all hope is not lost yet. A wise traveller once said: “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. Therefore, while you wait to regain your freedom to travel the world, you can anticipate various locations that were featured in these movies.
Watch and enjoy!
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