Movies to take you places!

Looking for some inspiration for your next movie night? Here’s a mix of timeless classics and some hidden gems we hope will get you ready for a journey beyond the screen!

Out of Africa (1985):

Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance

Transport yourself to the vast landscapes of East Africa with this classic which tells the story of Karen Blixen and her life-changing experiences in Kenya. On our most recent trip to Kenya and Tanzania, we stayed at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden & Cottages. A charming boutique hotel pointing to Karen’s lasting impact on the region.

Invictus (2009):

Genre: Biography, Drama, History

After the most recent Springbok victory at the 2023 Rugby World Cup (Go Bokke!) we recommend watching this powerful sports film based around the reconciliation of South Africa, the “rainbow nation”. In this film witness the scenic beauty of South Africa, a country rich in history, culture, and natural wonders.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019):

Genre: Biography, Drama

Embark on a heartwarming journey to Malawi with this inspiring film based on a true story. This movie follows the life of a young boy who ingeniously harnesses wind power to save his village from famine. The authentic African landscapes and the resilience of the human spirit will undoubtedly spark your sense of adventure.

A Good Year (2006):

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

A family favorite that keeps us coming back year after year (“LANCE ARMSTRONG!”). This tale of a ruthless London banker who inherits a vineyard in Provence will make you yearn too for the charm of the French countryside, perhaps enticing you to plan your very own European escape.

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003):

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Take a trip to the sun-soaked landscapes of Tuscany with this delightful film. With the irresistible allure of Italian culture and scenes, Tuscany remains a favorite travel destination for all. Travel with us to this favorite destination and explore some of its hidden gems.  Visit boutique vineyards and delectable restaurants tucked away amongst the rolling hills. We can’t wait to show you!

The Italian Job (2003):

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

A heist film across iconic locations in glamorous Venice, hectic Los Angeles, and the breathtaking Italian Alps.

Mamma Mia! (2008):

Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance

Gorgeous Greek islands floating on aqua seas are the setting for this joyous musical experience. The lively atmosphere, stunning scenery and ABBA’s iconic tunes, will definitely leave you dreaming of a sparkling Mediterranean getaway!

The Holiday (2006):

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Could we call this a Neo-Christmas classic? Set in both the cozy English countryside and the vibrant streets of Los Angeles this is a charming tale of two women who swap homes for the holidays and relish the cultural differences.

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999):

Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller

This movie takes you from a famous New York art museum to a luxurious Caribbean villa with plenty of twists and turns to keep you intrigued from start to finish.

The Good Lie (2014):

Genre: Biography, Drama

A story of African refugees coming to America with a fascinating view into the immigration crisis from an African perspective. (A real tear-jerker!)

007 Movies(1962-2021)

These movies take us all over the world in their fast-paced spy adventures. Seek out the ones where James Bond’s action sees him enjoying the warm clear waters of the Caribbean or iconic highlights of the European capitals or both!

Bonus TV series:

“The Durrells in Corfu”

Touted as exotic and humorous, this TV series is set on the beautiful island of Corfu in the Adriatic Sea. Sure to become binge-worthy as much for the quirky family adventures as the captivating Greek scenery. It’s sheer delight!

Bonus documentaries:

Jane Goodall: The Hope (2020)  focuses on her journey with chimpanzees.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo(2011) brings this celebration of Scotland’s traditions and music to life.

We think you’ll enjoy these cinematic experiences and hope that they’ll help light the spark that ignites your next travel adventure. If you have a favorite travel movie please share it with us!

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