There’s something undeniably refreshing about entering a new calendar year. Consciously or unconsciously, you may be looking to make a change in your life – and that change could involve travelling.
Whether it’s hiking through the Welsh hills, a trip around Australia, an extended stay on a remote island you’ve dreamed of all your life, a backpacking odyssey across the seven continents, inter-railing through Europe or a spontaneous romantic getaway to Venice, there has never been a cheaper time to travel. Whatever your plans, a watch of these films will undoubtedly inspire you to pack your bags.
1. Into the Wild (2007)
‘So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.’
Based on the bestselling book by Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild stars the enchanting Emile Hirsch as Chris McCandless, whose true story unfolds across the West Coast of America in stunning scenes which will make you ache to travel. Sickened by the world he inhabited, McCandless one day cut up his credit cards, burned all his money and set out to experience the raw world. Into the Wild is the beautiful, emotional story of the things he saw, the people he met, and the price of his freedom. This film also has one of the best soundtracks I’ve ever heard – all performed by Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.