The Descendants

With the Oscars this Sunday, we’ve pulled together our own awards list: 2011′s Most Travel-Worthy Flicks. The Descendants is a no-brainer. Who doesn’t daydream about walking barefoot on a beach in Hawaii (and with George Clooney)?

But we were equally inspired to pack our bags for the City of Lights to find the “Lost Generation” in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Even the dark thriller Girl with the Dragon Tattoo had us eying Stockholm to see where the stories took place.

Postcard-perfect scenes in movies we saw years ago still influence our travel plans.  Even though it’s been years since we saw The Beach, we still have Maya Bay in Thailand on our bucket list. And its cinematic merits aside, Twilight couldn’t help but make us want to see the town of Forks, WA, for some of them most stunning scenery on the Olympic Peninsula.

Has a movie ever inspired one of your vacations?

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One Response

  1. DBCoop says:

    Movies and TV shows often inspire me to add travel destinations to my bucket list!

    Recently, while traveling in Thailand, I made a point of visiting Phang Nga National Park, site of the 1974 movie "The Man With the Golden Gun." I was amazed at the rich natural beauty of what is now known as James Bond Island. There are numerous other small islands nearby with equally scenic landscapes to boat in, around and yes, even through. Caves along the islands volcanic perimeter allow tourists guided in small skiffs to enter into a tropical wonderland that has to be seen to be believed. And don't forget to take along some bananas to feed those mischievous and misbehaving monkeys that inhabit these islands.

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