5 Movies That Will Inspire You To Take A Road Trip

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Road trips are a great way to head out and explore new places that you have never seen before. And they are also a great way to travel on your own or with a group. But if you need to get in the mood for a road trip or for traveling in general, it could be difficult to motivate yourself to pack up your things, take time off from work, and figure out where you should go. If that is the case, consider watching the five movies listed below, as they are sure to inspire you to hit the road with your friends or family and see new sights while experiencing new adventures.

1.      The Motorcycle Diaries

This dramatization of the motorcycle adventure that Che Guevara went on is sure to inspire you to do the same. For those who do not know, Che Guevara went on to become a Latin American revolutionary, becoming a legend and motivating people in many ways. The Motorcycle Diaries is a biopic that illustrates how he became so iconic as a commander, and it will also provide you with glimpses into a handful of the many incredible places throughout South America that he traveled to, such as Nahuel Huapi Lake, Patagonia, Machu Picchu, Atacama Desert, Miramar, Buenos Aires, and Caracas. Once you see all of the beautiful sights, you will probably want to go on a road trip through South America too!

2.      The Darjeeling Limited

In The Darjeeling Limited, viewers meet three brothers who have not spoken to one another for about a year. But after their father dies, they are forced to reunite, and they end up getting on a train in order to travel throughout India in an effort to bond with one another, as well as find themselves, again. The movie highlights some of the most beautiful places in India, as well as its culture, and it stars amazing actors, such as Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, and Bill Murray. This film will likely inspire you to take your own trip through India or another one of the many exotic countries out there to explore.

3.      Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun is a film based on Frances Mayes’ book, and it tells the viewer the story of a woman who is recently divorced and impulsively purchases a villa in Tuscany while on vacation in the countryside. Because it is filmed in several locations throughout Italy, including Siena, Arezzo, Florence, Positano, and Rome, and because you get amazing glimpses of the natural beauty of the Tuscan countryside and the coastline, you will want to head out there as soon as possible. So go ahead, book your ticket to Italy, rent yourself a car, and head off to see all of these cities and more for yourself.

4.      Extreme Days

Extreme Days is inspired, albeit loosely, on a true story. It tells the story of four men who go on a road trip that starts in San Diego and ends in Seattle. If you have ever dreamt of driving up the West Coast, this movie is sure to inspire you with all of the gorgeous scenery throughout it. Plus, the movie also showcases some extreme sports, such as surfing and snowboarding, along the way, which may inspire you to do the same on your own road trip to add an extra bit of adventure to your journey.

5.      The Endless Summer

This movie is a classic from 1966 and actually has quite a vibrant cult following because it focuses not only on travel, but also on surfing. It has been inspiring people to travel since its release because it tells the story of surfers from around the world who are in search of continuing their summer of surfing fun even after their own summers have ended. Throughout the film, you’ll see exotic places and cultures, along with really great stories about the travelers and their experiences. If you love summer, surfing, and travel, this is definitely the film for you.

Once the travel bug has bitten you and you are ready to go on a road trip in this country or any other, consider getting an RV and heading out in style and comfort. Find out more about your RV options and the benefits of traveling in one in order to determine whether it is really the best way for you to see new places and get your fill of all of the beautiful places you have yet to discover.


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