Leaving home, leaving routine, meeting new places and different cultures, other ways of life, making new friends and experiencing adventures. These are some of the several wishes that urges the desire of going on a trip. For the wandering lovers, travel books and films are great sources of inspiration. They can instigate and encourage travelers by their exciting and motivating stories in extraordinary places.
Therefore, there is nothing better than a good travel book or film to inspire your next adventure. Check out 5 tips of amazing travel books and films that are worth reading and watching.
1. On the Road – Book and Film
The book written by Jack Kerouac was released at the end of the 1950s and influences adventures until today. Its script has an autobiographical inspiration and tells the story of two friends and their trips around the United States and Mexico, involved by lots of jazz and poetry. Recently, the title also gained an adaptation in the Brazilian cinema.
2. 180º South: Conquerors of the Useless – Film
A must-see travel movie for the adventure lovers, 180º South: Conquerors of the Useless tells the journey of Jeff Johnson in Patagonia. The itinerary is inspired by a memorable trip taken in 1968 by Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins (that later founded the famous brands of outdoor equipment: Black Diamond, Patagonia and The North Face) to conquer a new climbing route at Cerro Fitz Roy.
3. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days – Book
Even nowadays, having women traveling around alone cause some strangeness. Then imagine in 1889, when the American journalist under the pseudonym of Nellie Bly decided to travel around the world in less than 80 days, when the women didn’t even have the right to vote. In her book, Nellie tells how the journey went, with her visions about the countries she has been, as well as the prejudices she went through even before leaving.
4. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail – Book and Film
Also having a woman as the leading figure, the book written by Cheryl Strayed portrays a journey of self-knowledge and life meanings seeking. The protagonist, after the death of her mother and end of the marriage, gives everything up and goes alone into a trail that crosses all the west coast of the United States. With no previous experience, it is possible to follow her growth and progress along the route. The book also inspired a film with the same title.
5. Into the Wild – Book and Film
Based on a non-fiction story, this is one of the most known titles when talking about travel books and films, being available in both options. Heavily criticizing the current society and way of life, it tells the story of Christopher McCandless that gives away all his savings after finishing school and gets out seeking for a liberating experience.
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