6 Movies That Will Inspire Your Wanderlust

6 Movies That Will Inspire Your Wanderlust


A good movie can awaken desires within us that have long lay dormant. Here are nine movies that will inspire your wanderlust.

1. Chef, starring Jon Favreua and Sophie Vergaro

If you’ve ever wanted to combine your love for cooking with your lust for travel, this movie may have you thinking about ditching your SUV for a food truck.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Miami, Austin, New Orleans

What To Do When You Get There


Taste the spaghetti at Scarpetta’s like director Jon Favreau

Show off your bikini body at South Beach


Get sloppy with Franklin Barbecue’s BBQ brisket

New Orleans:

See the movie location spot on Frenchmen Street.

Play at Mardi Gras in February

Taste the beignet at Café Du Monde just like the father and son did in the movie.

2. The Big Year, with Owen Wilson and Steve Martin

Who knew that birding could offer such global adventure? Maybe it’s time to dust off your binoculars.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Attu Island, Alaska; Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada

What To Do When You Get There

Attu Island, Alaska:

Bundle up. The highest average temperature is 55, but it’s usually around the high 30s

Visit a former Coast Guard Station

Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada

Take a dip in Osoyoos Lake, the warmest freshwater lake in Canada.

3. A Coffee in Berlin, with Tom Schilling 

If college is getting you down, you could always quit and just wander around Berlin like the guy in this quiet film.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Berlin, Germany

What To Do When You Get There

Visit the site of the Berlin Wall

Mourn civilization’s history at the Holocaust Memorial

Enjoy some of the best beer in the world at an outdoor beer garden

4. The World’s Fastest Indian, starring Anthony Hopkins

Who says you’re too old to pursue your dreams? This movie, based on a true story, will make you rethink your destiny as well as your lifestyle.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Australia, Salt Flats, Utah

What To Do When You Get There


Take a guided tour of the outback and witness the Aboriginal culture firsthand

Walk Bondi Beach and learn to surf the big waves

Salt Flats, Utah:

Go on, take a taste of the purest salt on the planet. Bring some water, you’ll need it.

Marvel at the expanse. Wear sunglasses. You’ll need those, too.

5. The Grand Budapest Hotel, with Ralph Fiennes and Adrien Brody

This surreal tale of misadventure and fortune will have you packing your bags in no time.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Germany, Poland

What To Do When You Get There

Germany and Poland

Buy a Eurail Germany-Poland Pass and travel freely between the two countries.

6. Beyond the Edge, a documentary

This thrilling documentary about Mt. Everest will have you catching your breath.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Mt. Everest, Nepal

What To Do When You Get There

Climb, dammit, climb!