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Say, you decided to hit the road. Say, you bought a plane ticket. Say, you still have to wait for two looooong months till the Big Day of Departure finally arrives. Girl, it’s time to get yourself some popcorn, your favourite Ben & Jerry’s Ice-Cream (Cookie Dough, anyone?) and then work off this list of great travel movies.

1. Into the wild

Easily one if the best travel movies ever made. Into the wild is the true story of a young lad going out to find his freedom and see America. A fantastic road movie without a Hollywood ending. (see Katjas’ recommendation)

2. The Beach

Evene though the crew behind The Beach pretty much ruined this gorgeous untouched beach, the movie is still a great testimony on the bauty of Thailand. If you’re going to Thailand, this movie is a must-see, for it is stuffed with great music, beautiful locations and the sweet taste of getting off the beaten track.

3. Thelma & Louise

Going to the U.S. with your BFB? Watch this funny yet touching piece of film history and get on the track of Thelma and Louise, whose journey changed their life forever!

4.Under the Tuscan Sun

If you like romantic comedies as much as we do, chances are you will enjoy this one. This is the story of Frances, a writer who just got divorced and while traveling Tuscany decided to buy a house there and renovate it. 2 guesses what the chances are of her meeting a hottie italian on the way…

5. Roman Holiday

One of my favourite movies and even if you’re not planning on travelling to Italy, this classic will make you wanna go there! A sweet love story starring an even sweeter Audrey Hepburn.

6. Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain

One person can change your life forever. Amelie, an innocent and naive girl, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love. An artistic film that lives from the love to the most romantic city in the world: Paris.

7 .Darjeeling Limited

If you have never been to India, this movie gives a pretty sweet clue into what India is like. Dusty, a little unorganized with some funny people in it. And it is mostly set on a train, accurate again, since most people traveling through India spend days on end on the train, going through that vast country.

8. Slumdog MIllionare

A much less glamorous, but still very accurate side of India is portrayed in this Oscar-winning movie. Moving, insightful and optimistic. A great film experience and probably an eye-opener to the sometimes harsh reality of India.

9.  Y tu mama tambien

If you haven’t seen this movie just yet, I recommend it is time you do, because you are very likely to enjoy it. Y tu mama tambien is a cool and unpretentious road movie through Mexico about love and friendship and, yes, sex.

10. Motorcycle Diaries

Before he changed the world, the world changed him. This movie is essentially the dramatization of the motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life’s calling. An unforgettable journey around South America thatpaved the road to changing history forever.

What are your favorite travel movies?

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