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8 Movies to Watch if you are Craving Travel and Adventure

If you are like me and addicted to travelling, you are probably feeling a little down right about now. It is almost the middle of the year and my adventure desires are starting to itch! Luckily we have an array of online sources where we can watch a movie every now and then, to transport us to a great adventure. So turn on your Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Plus, Popcorn Time or whatever other source you have, and check out these amazing watching tips! Get ready to see the most unique, beautiful and mesmerising scenery, and experience a new and riveting journey

1. Burn Your Maps (2016)

An absolutely beautiful movie starring Jacob Tremblay and Vera Farminga. Wes is a 9-year old boy who, together with the rest of his family, is mourning the loss of his baby sister. He becomes obsessed with Mongolian culture, and genuinely believes this is where he belongs. Together with his mother, they go to Mongolia in an adventure of self-discovery.


2. Wild (2014)

Another journey of self-discovery, this time featuring Reese Witherspoon. Cheryl embarks on a solo hundred-mile hike through the Pacific Crest Trail in order to heal from a recent loss. This is an emotional movie with absolutely breathtaking views.


3. The Lion King (2019)

The re-make of the animated classic that we all know and love! Yes, this movie is still animated but it is done so realistically, that you might not even believe me. Get transported to the heart of Africa, and follow Timon & Pumba into the jungle with this nostalgic film.


4. Adrift (2018)

This adventure and drama film stars Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin and tells the story of one of the most catastrophic hurricanes ever recorded in history. Based on a true story, Tami and Richard are young and in love, and set sail for what they were hoping would be the greatest adventure of their lives.


5. The Lost City of Z (2016)

Not only is this movie set in the beautiful Amazon, but it is also enriched with history and culture. It follows British explorer, Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), in the 20th century as he discovers tracks of an unknown civilisation from that area.

6. Everest (2015)

A thrilling and exhilarating movie that has you sitting on the edge of your seat the entire time. It is based on the true events of the Mount Everest disaster in 1996. Be prepared to see mesmerising views, but also to possibly shed a tear.


7. The Sound of Music (1965)

Another great classic, featuring Julie Andrews. This musical is set in 1938, in the very beautiful Austria and follows governess Maria as she embarks on a new journey. Enjoy the tunes that we all know and love, while engaging in a bit of history and taking in the views.


8. The Bucket List (2007)

Finally, a very inspiring movie featuring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. These two fantastic actors play terminally ill men, who decide to take life head on and make the most of the time they have left. They visit all the places they ever dreamed of, and go on the greatest adventures together.



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