Dreaming of places where you want to go…it all starts by reading an amazing book or watching a beautiful movie. So to start this travelblog I will be keeping over the next months, I thought I’d start with some books and movies that will inspire you to travel the world. They cerainly did it for me.
- Into the wild – Jon Krakauer
I have to mention this one first. It is based on a true story, which tells the adventures of a man named Christopher McCandless, who is sick of modern society and leaves everything behind. He decides to travel to Alaska, but not before he has been in some amazing places like Dallas, Carthage, Sonora (Mexico) and Canada, where he met some wonderful people. He ends his travels in Alaska, where he finds a ‘magic bus’ where he lives a few months.
This book will definetely make you want to go on a road trip heading for Alaska.
- The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
This mysterious thriller will lead through secret passages from Paris to Rome and all the way to London. Beautiful descriptions from these three prominent cities in Europe will want you to get on a plane right now. Discover hidden secrets and get a new look on Christianity.
- Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
This heartbreaking story about a crippled, rich man and an ordinary girl takes us from a typical town in England to the sunny beaches of Mallorca and the beautiful streets in Paris to finally Switzerland where their love story comes to an end.
“You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible” -Me before you
- Narnia – C.S. Lewis
I know it’s fiction, but it just speaks to everyone’s imagination and gives you the urge to explore unknown countries, forests, mountain peaks, seasides,…even wardrobes. Everyone who has read this has to admit they checked every closset in the house just in case.
Just let your inner child loose
- Mamma Mia!
This amazing feel-good movie will force you to immediately buy tickets to the paradise we call Greece.
Ladies, it’s girls’ night! Guys are out of the house and you want to relax and enjoy a night without boy trouble? This is the movie you have to watch! Grab a glass of wine, a lot of chocolate or ice cream and some blanckets.
- Top Of The Lake
This BBC drama series tell the story of Tui Mitcham, a twelve year old girl living with her violent father and two brothers. She quickly learns to take care of herself, but one day she discovers something she can’t run from nor fight. Detective Robin Griffin, who just moved back to the small village Laketop in New Zealand, does everything she can to help the little girl. But what she didn’t expect is that ghosts from the past seem to work their way back into her life.
The series show some untouched nature. Mountains, forests, lakes,…all full of secrets.
- The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
Last but not least, this fun wander movie. If this one doesn’t make you want to get a backpack and start hiking, I give up.
It tells about a business man who is fed up with working and gets sucked into an adventure way bigger that he first intended. After the movie, you’ll want to do the same!