Adventure travel – How often do you feel adventurous? or you want to break free from the shackles of monotone? The daily commitments at work and life are sometimes very stressful which often dampens our spirits and ultimately leads to low productivity. An adventure travel is a great way to set things right when everything around has turned gloomy.
But breaking free requires a lot of strength and courage. Inspiration goes a long way to boost your courage, so to make sure that you never lose out on that part, here’s a list of movies, which will inspire you to travel and urge you to take that road trip:
Into the wild
Wanderlust Stations: Alaska
Christopher McCandless abandons all his possessions and goes out to live in the wilderness. McCandless is a celebrated athlete, who graduated top of class from Emory University. He donates his entire savings of $24,000 to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska.
During his travel, he meets a series of characters and events which changes him. A movie on realization and self-discovery has breathtaking views of the wild that you just cannot simply miss. You might not go to Alaska now, but camping a few nights under the starry skies in the mountain would definitely quench your thirst for adventure travel.
- The Motorcycle Diaries
Wanderlust Stations: Miramar, Buenos Aires, Venezuela, Patagonia, Atacama Desert, Nahuel Huapi Lake.
Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, then a 23-year-old medical student and his friend Alberto Granado a 29-year-old biochemist set off their motorcycle tour from Buenos Aires, Argentina with the desire to explore South America. They started their adventure travel on a 1939 Norton 500 cc which they called “La Poderosa” or The Mighty One.
During this journey through South America, Ernesto faces the harsh realities of life and the social injustice the common men has to face every day. It changes him as a person and thus grow the revolutionary in him. All the bikers out there would be deeply inspired by this movie. You would surely want to go on a motorcycle trip with your best friend. (Tag him/her and plan your trip ASAP )
- 180° South
Wanderlust Stations: Patagonia
A documentary based on a group of friends who celebrate the spirit of their heroes by travelling to Patagonia. As they drive along the South American coast with surfboards and climbing gears packed in their luggage, they discover for themselves, the destruction of nature and about the losing battle to industrialization.
The booming commercialization due to population explosion and the increased use of disposable items which affect our environment. This film based on how a few brave and passionate men trying their best to save Mother Earth. This adventure travel film is made rich with beautiful visuals from Patagonia, will definitely make the travel bugs bite you.
- One Week
Wanderlust Stations: Canada
Ben Tyler, a school teacher, takes a road trip on his vintage motorcycle from Toronto to Tofino. While touring, Tyler makes a number of stops at numerous landmarks to discover himself and to find the meaning of life, before his wedding.
Tyler gets detected with cancer thus he takes up this trip to realist the truths about his life, his relationship, his job and his ultimate aim to be a writer. The road trip on a vintage motorcycle is beset with a lot of realizations and unraveling about life and the views are to die for. So to inspire the wanderlust soul in you, this movie is a must watch.
- The Darjeeling Limited
Wanderlust Stations: The Himalayas, temples in Jodhpur, The Indian Railways.
Three brothers who did not speak to each other for over a year, take an overland train trip through India, to mend their bond. When three wealthy and spoilt brothers meet, things cannot just go right, but in the course of time with adventures along the way, the three brothers start bonding again.
From popping painkillers like candies to ultimately bonding with each other and coming out of depression, this movie will make you take a trip on the Indian Railways and explore India to satiate your wanderlust soul.
- The Bucket List
Wanderlust Stations: All across the globe.
The movie portrays the power of friendship and the spirit of wanderlust. Two terminally ill gentlemen meet and become friends. While one throws away his bucket list after getting to know that he only has less than a year to live, the other decides to finance a vacation for both of them to tick everything off the bucket list.
Thus, two elderly men start touring the world, from driving a Shelby Mustang to skydiving, they do it all. The spirit of the movie coupled with the beautiful menageries around the world will urge your wanderlust soul to take a trip. Now, that’s what you call adventure travel.
- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Wanderlust Stations: Greenland, the Himalayas.
A regular boring life transforms into a sea of adventures. Walter Mitty, a negative assets manager with the Life Magazine travels to Greenland and to the Himalayas on a quest.
He is in search of the cover photo negative for the last ever edition of the Life Magazine. The beautiful landscapes shown in the movie will make you fall in love with adventure and travelling.
- Zindegi Na Milegi Dobara
Wanderlust Stations: Barcelona, Costa Brava, Seville and Pamplona.
When three childhood friends meet in a distant land to tick off items from their bucket list, you know things are going to be epic. Kabir is getting married and as planned, the trio Kabir, Imraan and Arjun go on a trip to try out the adventure sports to get rid of their fears.
The movie captures the nuances of friendship and the picturesque landscapes with the adrenaline rush of adventure sports like skydiving, scuba diving and Bull Run. This movie will surely make you adventure hungry and would urge you to renew your old friendships.
- Midnight in Paris
Wanderlust Stations: Paris.
A successful but creatively unfulfilled Hollywood screenwriter struggles to finish his first ever novel. He goes to Paris with his fiancé with distant career objectives, and things go a bit topsy-turvy.
Contemplating about the novel and his ongoing issues with his relationship, while coming back to the hotel he sits down and with the stroke of midnight, a vintage Peugeot pulls up and as he gets welcomed inside the car, he is taken back in time. He meets Scott Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and all the stalwarts of that era.