Take A Visual Vacation

By Laura Russell
Contributor

Have a passion for travelling yet lacking the funds? Take a visual vacation and watch movies with great scenery and cultural depiction. Here are 10 movies that will take you on a journey around some amazing places and make you feel like you’ve travelled thousands of miles.

1. Slumdog Millionaire

Although primarily shot in the slums of India, this movie still provides striking scenic views of the country. Run through the streets of Mumbai with Jamal Malik and discover what this cultural and colorful destination has to offer.

2. Out Of Africa

Always wanted to travel to Africa? Well here’s your chance to take in the beautiful landscapes and the extraordinary scenery through watching this movie. I mean who doesn’t love Meryl Streep?

3. Into The Wild

This movie is an inspiration. It shows the possibilities that open up to people once they let go of their fears and see what the world has to offer. This film will let you see the beauty and get in touch with nature.

4. EuroTrip

Need a laugh while you take your visual vacation? EuroTrip is the perfect solution. The film’s characters travel across Europe, giving insight into a variety of European culturs; from sexual encounters in Amsterdam to soccer hooligans in England, this is the perfect remedy if you’re unhappy about being stuck at home.

5. Lord of The Rings

Anyone who has seen this trilogy, or the Hobbit, will tell you that the scenery in these movies is amazing. The films will take your eyes and imagination on an intriguing adventure, leading you across New Zealand.

6. P.S. I Love You

Time to get a little romantic. If you’re in the mood to embark on a journey to Ireland, then this is the movie for you. It will make you fall in love with the Irish culture and feel like you’re walking down the cobblestone steps with the protagonist.

7. Cast Away

Although a sad story, this film will open your eyes to the beautiful landscape of the Fiji Islands. The secluded, natural island setting is a perfect break from the bustle of city life.

8. The Painted Veil

A British doctor and his wife travel to a Chinese village to fight an outbreak of cholera. The film will tug on your heartstrings and draw you in with its beautiful scenery. The visual setting is incredible and definitely worth watching, not only for the images but also for the story.

9. Eat Pray Love

This movie will take you on a trip around Italy, Bali and India following a woman’s journey of self-discovery. The film gives a great taste of what each culture has to offer, especially when it comes to the beautiful landscapes and cuisine.

10. Memoirs of a Geisha

The film provides a unique depiction of the life of a Japanese Geisha. Along with the insight to this type of prostitution, the scenery that the film portrays is beautiful and jaw dropping, making this a must see film.

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