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Movies that will make you travel virtually during lockdown

Traveling has always been the perfect way out to break the routine, to escape difficult situations or, simply, to discover the world beyond our borders and connect with ourselves. However, today we have to be responsible and fulfill the #StayAtHome and #TakeCare for the good of all. Because only then will we be able to do what we love the most: travel the world together. So even if we can’t travel today, we can dream: #DreamNowTravelLater. Dream about our wishlist trips that we will go to when we are finally safe and able to travel again. So, to make this quarantine more enjoyable and because now it is time to travel virtually from the sofa, here are some films and series that will help you travel virtually or make you dream where to go next: Paris Can Wait Anne finds herself at a crossroads in her life. Married to a successful film producer, one day she finds herself unexpectedly traveling by car from Cannes to Paris with a business partner of her husband. What should be a seven-hour trip turns into a fun-filled two-day adventure full of picturesque places, good food and best wine, lots of humor, wisdom and romance, awakening Anne’s senses and giving her new wishes. The Trip to Italy You can watch this series of movies which will teleport you to fascinating luxury places, restaurants, wines and hotels. In this case, you will be involved in a comedy where its characters work for gastronomic travel guides of modern times. The entire film is full of optimism and joy, so much so that in the end it makes you want to go to Italy and drink and eat it all. Murder on the Orient Express This movie based in the novel of Agatha Christie takes us to great places that the writer herself knew, such as Iraq or Syria. Regardless, the Murder book on the Orient Express and by extension the most traveling film is Murder on the Orient Express. And I say “despite everything” because it hardly shows places to want to travel since everything happens on the train itself, but is there anything that makes you think more about trips than a long-distance train line? Out of Africa: Some films over the years are reduced to an image or a scene and the rest does not matter so much in the collective imagination. This is the case of the movie Memories of Africa. The scenes of the plane, the unforgettable music and the landscapes of Kenya captured wonderfully by the cinematographer. Eat, Pray, Love: Of course, this hit that takes us on a journey around the world is a great option to spend these days when we only have to stay at home. Places like Italy, India or Bali can be seen in this movie. Little Miss Sunshine This dramatic comedy is a road movie capable of making the most travelers dream. Because … who has never wanted to get behind the wheel of a yellow Volkswagen Kombi and travel the American roads of California and Arizona? This film portrays the daily life of a dysfunctional family traveling in a ramshackle van so that their daughter Olive can participate in a beauty pageant. Irony, criticism and diversity will be the protagonists of what will become the adventure of their lives. Magical Andes A wonderful documentary that shows all the destinations around the Andes mountain range. With a wonderful photograph, this documentary will make you fall in love with all of South America. Midnight In Paris This may be Woody Allen’s tribute to Paris, but what begins as a collection of postcards ends at midnight as a declaration of love for life, strolling in the rain and the possibility that we will continue to think that we can change the course of our lives thanks to movies like his. Wild The plan of the this movies main character, a wild soul, is to cross the states of California and Oregon, from south to north, covering more than 1,600 kilometers. This route is known as the Pacific Crest Trail and becomes Cheryl Strayed’s last hope to guide her life. Abrupt landscapes, deserts, forests, rivers and mountains will be the setting for this American film that will make us dream of going through them. Soon. The Tourist Venice, Angelina Jolie and a guy who is her boyfriend but who is never there. In the middle of the equation, gangsters appear, Scotland Yard and a mathematician who travels as a tourist and who will become a victim of circumstances. The plot unravels, but the viewer anticipates. Like Angelina, The Tourist shows her calf, and then reveals herself modest. Lost In Translation Set in the city of Tokyo, this dramatic comedy will take us on a trip through the streets of the Japanese city, discovering such frenetic places as the Akihabara neighborhood, the artificial island of Odaiba or even encouraging us to live the experience of a Japanese karaoke. The stages of Tokyo will become the refuge of the two lost souls of the protagonists and, why not, ours in these days of quarantine. Hit play and enjoy the film that strengthened the career of Sofía Coppola and that won the Oscar for the best original screenplay. Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona Perfectly identifiable with Woody Allen and with the obsessions that have always characterized his cinema: desirable women, dialogues steeped in irony, Allen’s mischief and a project that someone has thought could become a magnificent commission to sell the Barcelona brand and from Spain. Carmen Caballero is Founder of Exotik Traveler. Exotik Traveler is a luxury travel design and consultancy firm which creates unique experiences for luxury travelers, tailored to their needs. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

Carmen Caballero

Carmen Caballero is the founder and luxury travel consultant behind Exotik Traveler, a luxury travel design and consultancy firm which creates unique experiences for luxury travelers, tailored to their needs. Globally-based in Madrid, Spain, and about 7 years of hard work developing her company, Carmen has worldwide loyal clients and is grateful to have a growing clientele that proudly recommend her services and repeat. Carmen focuses on the design of luxury travel experiences around the world, maintaining high quality standards for demanding worldwide customers and servicing above their expectations. Carmen has traveled notably, and currently continues her way with over 315 luxury hotels and over 38 countries, and continues to follow her passion which is to travel, and curate luxury experiences for her clients. Moreover, with over 70.000 followers in Instagram, Carmen helps some businesses in the luxury travel industry enhance their social media exposure. Her personal experience has taught her how to grow clientele in social media, conscious of how important brand image and first impression are in social media channels. Carmen knows in depth the needs and demands of the luxury travel industry and of high-demand clients.

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  1. The Tourist is for sure a nice one haha :) And Little Miss Sunshine, a true visual travel ! Very nice selection. James Bond movies are usally a good way to travel virtually too haha

  2. I’ve seen quite a few of these kinds of posts on various travel sites in recent weeks but this was a particularly good list. Some great choices here – well done! :)

    1. Yes, I like coming here for these recommendations as well. I’m not usually the most up to date person when it comes to movies. So I appreciate finding out some new ones to watch especially as they relate to travel.

  3. Now that I have all the time at home, I can binge watch movies I’ve listed long ago. Of all the movies listed here, I have only watched Eat, Pray, Love and I will definitely include all other movies mentioned in my list. I am hoping to watch them all but I am also hoping this pandemic will not last longer because I want to watch new movies again and go to the cinemas and eat popcorn.

    1. I really love that movie! I visited that area of Bali when I was there last year and it’s just such a beautiful place. I highly recommend visiting Ubud if you ever get the chance. Just to ride around on a motorbike around sunset is an amazingly simple and soothing experience.

  4. I just dropped into say thank you for this post. It helped me to get through a few dark days in lockdown. This piece brought back some memories of places I’d visited and gave me inspiration for future travels. It is so good that we’re travelling again and can see places for real and not just on film.

  5. It wasn’t just in lockdown that movies and travel went together. Often when I’m travelling I’m thinking of movies. I can’t go to Barcelona without thinking of Woody Allen’s great film that was such a beautiful homage to the city. Though, I have to say that I still haven’t been to Casablanca. But maybe there it was the tense war situation that partly made the movie so evocative.

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