7 movies that will inspire you to travel

by | Feb 19, 2016

Have you ever had that wanderlust feeling where you just want to pack it all up and head out for an adventure to somewhere you’ve never been before? Me too!

Having spent the majority of the last decade of my life travelling, it’s no surprise that I’m addicted to these travel inspired movies. So I’ve hand picked several of my favourites that (when watching back home) give me that uncontrollable urge to pack up everything and hit the open road.

If you haven’t seen any of these, make sure you take some time out of your busy schedule to kick back, grab a beer or glass of wine and some popcorn, and give one (or several) of them a watch. While it’s not quite the same as the feeling you get when you’re out in the world, exploring for real. Hopefully it gives you some travel inspiration to get out there and start planning that next adventure.


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

The Motorcycle Diaries
The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life’s calling.

Into the Wild
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

The Way
A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the “El camino de Santiago,” and decides to take the pilgrimage himself.

Seven Years in Tibet
True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China’s takeover of Tibet.

180 Degrees South (documentary)
The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia.

A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.

What’s your favourite movie for travel inspiration?

Have a favourite movie that’s not on the list? Let us know in the comment below, so we can all give it a go. You never know, it might end up on the list above :-)

Hi, I'm Clint! Travel. Photography. Yup, that's my thing! I've been on the go for over a decade now, and have managed to see some pretty cool things. So will do my best to bring these moments to you! Enjoy... Read more

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