Tough times last when you’re tougher during these times. Every traveler is stuck due to the pandemic which is challenging the freedom of entire human race. Being in isolation is the only way to break the chain, is what we are continuously being told by multi media channels streaming out there. It’s a lot tougher for people who make their living through travel. It becomes quiet tougher to calm their travel hungry soul. Staying in quarantine is never easy. Our brains which are now wired for social interactions and travel adventures need some caffeine in the form of something which can keep us all motivated in these times. We are bringing out some of the curated content which can fuel the travel hunger soul and keep you motivated during this corona lockdown regime. Here’s the list of the some the coolest travel themed shows which ought to be in every travel hungry enthusiast:
- Into The Wild:
We are sure that there is hardly anyone out there who hasn’t thought of getting out of the city chaos and plan a travel trip to calm the soul and senses. We all are into this at some point of time and this is what “Into the Wild” is all about, where one college graduate, gives up his life savings and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Though the movie is a bag of mixed emotions, it succeeds in every frame to deliver the message that, “The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
- Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara :
Popularly acronym as ZNMD. Perhaps everyone must surely have watched this one for sure. If you haven’t, then this is something not to be missed during this quarantine period. The movie from Bollywood showcases how a group of friends sets sail from their life situations and challenge their biggest fears through multiple dare things they do and learn through it. Tired from their mundane lives they set themselves on the trip of a lifetime through lovely Spanish cities. Be it racing with the bulls in Pamplona, skydiving in Andalucia, scuba diving at Costa Brava or the celebration of La Tomatina in Bunol, the movie inspires major wanderlust through its scenes, and brilliant performances by the actors.
- Departures (2008):
If there is any show that establishes unshakable friendship and travel goals, it has to be this! Departures revolves around the lives of two best friends, Scott and Justin, who decide to head for a year of adventure after getting bored with the sheer monotony that surrounds them. The friends embark on a road trip that brings them face to face with challenges, unique experiences and new cultures. What you’ll truly enjoy, is the witty commentaries of the duo on food, or literally anything. The 3 seasons and 42 episodes are sure to keep you busy for a while and allow you to virtually travel through several cities.
- Call Me By Your Name (2017):
‘Somewhere in Northern Italy’, is the opening title of the movie and honestly, that is enough! Once in a while a movie comes which is as good in content as it is in generating the strong desire to travel. Adapted from the novel by the same name, the movie revolves around a happening summer, when the paths of Elio and Oliver cross in a small Italian town. The bursting greenery of apricot gardens, the gentle flow of backyard stream, the silent lanes and the unspoiled beaches are perfectly captured in different frames. The movie even takes you to Rome for a tour through its ancient streets. This Academy Award winner packs soulful music, an epic tale of love and the unexplored beauty of rustic Italy.
- The Motorcycle Diaries (2004):
Perhaps a well known movie which gives birth to a revolutionary. The Motorcycle Diaries is heartfelt and profound in its rendering of the formative experiences that turn Ernesto “Che” Guerva into a famous revolutionary. Two young Argentines, Ernesto Guevara and Alberto Granado, set out on a road trip to discover the real Latin America. Ernesto is a 23-year-old medical student specializing in leprology, and Alberto, 29, is a biochemist. The tale follows their journey as they unveil the rich and complex human and social topography of the Latin American continent.
- Anjana- Anjaani (2010):
Perfect Pic for someone looking for a romantic movie and a travel story crafted in the form of mocktail. An epic one in which two strangers from different life situations meet each other over a bridge and they plan for a road trip and later they find out a lot of things in common and fall for each other. They come out of their suicidal tendencies to find a meaning for their life.
- Long Way Round (2014):
This fun British television series documents the life of two friends in one epic journey, spanning more than 19,000 miles across 12 countries and 115 days. Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman set out for a thrillng journey, that takes them from London to New York, on their motorbikes, through Europe, Asia and Alaska. The show beautifully captures the struggles and joys of the duo during the course of their journey. The mesmerizing portrayal of Ewan and Charley’s experiences is too magical to miss. There’s hardly a dull moment in the show, and to say that you’ll be gearing up for a road-trip after watching it is to say the least.
Indulge your travel souls in these travel based epic visual entertainment series and movies and beat the quarantine blues in Covid-19 pandemic.