On New Year’s Eve, I made a promise to myself that 2020 would be the year dedicated to exploring the world. Either across the seven seas or just out and about in the city. I even planned to take a graduation trip to Croatia with my girlfriends, but little did I know what this year’s agenda held. Lately, one of my favourite ways to pass time is to hunt for the most gorgeous places in the world and scroll through their scenic images. Satisfying my inner wanderlust from the luxury of my humble abode, I have been soaking in the best of the world by ways of movies and images.

The idea of going through the hustle-bustle at the airport and finally boarding the aircraft to fly away to a new place thrills me and how! You know the tingly feeling you experience when your flight is taking off to your holiday destination and you can’t await the new adventure? It’s the best feeling in the world, isn’t it? You and I may not get the chance to feel that feeling anytime soon, but virtual travelling can ease the situation a little. How? Watch some of the best travel movies that will take you through a variety of stunning visuals of the world.

Scroll ahead for a list of 5 travel-based movies to binge on this weekend:

1. Eat Pray Love

Marriage, a successful career and a house—Elizabeth Gilbert is blessed with all the things a modern woman wishes for. Yet, like many, she finds herself dazed and lost in life. Eat Pray Love shows her journey of self-exploration to 3 countries—Italy, India and Indonesia. She discovers the joy of food in Italy, the power of prayer in India and finds a balance between peace and love in Indonesia.

2. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Bored of his monotonous work-life, Walter Mitty who works at a magazine finds himself dreaming of romantic adventures with a coworker. But his life takes a sharp turn when he sets on a real-life adventure to secure the cover image for the magazine’s final issue from renowned photographer Sean O’Connell. The movie showcases breathtaking scenes from Iceland and the Himalayas that Walter travels to in search of Sean O’Connell.

3. Wild

Cheryl Strayed embarks on a 1,100-mile journey of hiking to heal from the trauma of her mother’s death. Never having hiked before, Cheryl is faced with a lot of challenges during her journey. Wild covers Cheryl’s expedition through a desert, a dense forest and snowy lands of California. Despite the physical exhaustion, her voyage helps her heal from her loss and gain a better perspective of herself.

4. The Bucket List

Carter Chambers and Edward Cole cross paths when the two are admitted to the same hospital upon being diagnosed with lung cancer. Their friendship commences in the same hospital room they share. Carter has a bucket list of things he wants to do in his life but he discards the list when he finds out he has less than a year to live. Edward urges Carter to set the list in motion and also offers financial support for both of them. The two of them travel the world and indulge in life-changing activities. They skydive, visit the Taj Mahal, ride motorcycles on the Great Wall of China, attend a Safari in Tanzania, etc. The film offers a plethora of staggering visuals from around the globe.

5. Lost in Translation

Set against the backdrop of Tokyo, two strangers—an ageing actor and a bored housewife meet while on business. Bob Harris and Charlotte stay in the same hotel and encounter each other in the hotel bar. After several such encounters, Charlotte invites Bob to join her with her local friends in the city. Later, the two experience the city nightlife with a stunning showcase of Tokyo’s vibrancy.

Which of these movies will you be watching? Tell us below, and don’t forget to drop in comments for any more suggestions!

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