10 Films to inspire Wanderlust

Sunday, March 15, 2015






Tipi presents 10 films to inspire your next great adventure! We have the films, cities and quotes that inspired wanderlust in a generation of intrepid travellers from cult classics, biopics to Hollywood box office hits (Bruges, Belgium pictured)!

1. The Beach (2000) Richard, a young American backpacker arrives in Thailand with adventure on his mind. 






'Trust me, it's paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven't tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It's probably worth it' (Richard). 



Inspired wanderlust for Maya Bay, Thailand.

2. Into the Wild (2007) was the early 1990's biography of Christopher McCandless' travels across North America and his life in the Alaskan wilderness.  


'The core of man's spirit comes from new experiences' (Christopher McCandless).



Inspired wanderlust for solo travel across Alaska and North America.

3. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) the semi-biography of a motorcycle road trip of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara. 


'What do we leave behind when we cross each frontier? Each moment seems split in two; melancholy for what was left behind and the excitement of entering a new land' (Ernesto Guevara de la Serna).


Inspired wanderlust for road trips across Latin America.

4. The Darjeeling Limited (2007) a fictional tale of three brothers journey across India after their Father's death.

'I love the way this country smells. I'll never forget it. It's kind of spicy' (Peter). 



Inspired wanderlust for rail journeys and travels across India.

5. Lost in Translation (2003) an American man (Bob) and woman (Charlotte) cross paths in Tokyo. 

'Let's never come here again because it would never be as much fun' (Charlotte).


Inspired wanderlust for Tokyo city and encounters with strangers.

6. In Bruges (2008) hitman Ray and his partner await orders from his boss in Belgium town of Bruges.

'Coming up?' (Ken) 

'What's up there?' (Ray)

'The view.' (Ken) 

'The view of what? The view of down here? I can see that down here.' (Ray)

'Ray, you are about the worst tourist in the whole world.' (Ken)


Inspired wanderlust for Bruges, the capital of Belgium. 

7. Before Sunrise (1995) a young American, Jesse and a young French woman Celine meet on a train and spend one evening in Vienna together.

'You start to think about all those guys you've met in your life and what might have happened if you'd picked up with one of them, right? Well, I'm one of those guys. That's me y'know, so think of this as time travel, from then, to now, to find out what you're missing out on. See, what this really could be is a gigantic favour to both you and your future husband to find out that you're not missing out on anything.' (Jesse)


Inspired wanderlust for Euro rail journeys and Vienna.

8. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) with his job and life of a friend is threatened Walter takes on adventure across the world more extraordinary then he could imagine.

'To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life' (Walter Mitty).


Inspired wanderlust for Iceland.

9. Casino Royale (2006).

'Do you love me?' (Vesper Lynd). 'Enough to travel the world with you until one of us has to take an honest job... which I think is going to have to be you, because I have no idea what an honest job is' (James Bond).


Inspired wanderlust for Bahamas (pictured), Italy and the UK.

10. Eat Pray Love (2010) an autobiography of a Liz Gilbert unhappy with her life she embarks on a  round-the-world journey to find herself. 

'We all want things to stay the same, David. Settle for living in misery because we're afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins.' (Liz Gilbert)



Inspired wanderlust for Italy (pictured), India & Indonesia.

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