When embarking on your next adventure, it is always a good idea to delve into your favorite books and movies for travel inspiration. Canopy Airport Parking® understands that many times your dream destinations are often found within your favorite literary works. Getting to see the majestic scenery from your favorite movie can really bring a vacation to life. Your favorite books and movies can be used as airplane entertainment that will get you even more hyped about your exciting adventures ahead. For an exciting and personalized experience, pick out your favorite destinations and activities from the media you enjoy! Below are some of our favorite sources of travel inspirations that are sure to elevate your next vacation.
The Alchemist by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, is a favorite for inspiring travelers everywhere. Packed full of wisdom and deep insights, this journey around the middle east is all about self discovery. With plenty of elaborate details given to the scenery and culture, it promises to ignite your will to explore and see more of the incredible region. It’s overarching message of believing in yourself and realizing your full potential is especially applicable to the traveler, and it will leave you ready to conquer any adventure.
A Walk in the Woods
A Walk in the Woods is a travel book, as well as many other books by Bill Bryson, will leave you itching to visit wherever he has just taken you. A Walk in the Woods details the traumas, tribulations and triumphs of Bryson’s journey, hiking the Appalachian trail. The trek itself is only for the experienced outdoorsman with fewer than 25% of attempts to complete the trail ending in success. Despite the intimidating nature of the endeavor, Bryson makes it accessible and humorous. Full of fun and folly, it will definitely inspire you to get back to the great outdoors soon!
Eat Pray Love
Eat Pray Love by American author Elizabeth Gilbert, is a story about overcoming obstacles through self exploration. It is a great way to get you excited for the next adventure. The story follows a recent divorcee as she travels the world searching for the things she felt were lacking in her life back home. In Italy she indulges and learns to live a little, in India she is reintroduced to her spirituality, and in Indonesia she is challenged to balance these discoveries in the context of a new relationship. This book is great for both the destinations it explores as well as the personal development inspired in each location.
Out of Africa
A movie, starring Meryl Streep, will leave you questioning your lifestyle and aching for adventure. Set in Africa in 1913, the movie explores class, marriage, and family values in a sincere heartfelt manner. Known for its incredible cinematography coupled with an all star cast that delivers an award winning performance, this is a must see.
Lost in Translation
Finally, this classic Bill Murray comedy will leave you laughing and longing. Set in Tokyo, the plot centers around the relationship started by two travelers. When they finally muster the courage to go out together, they have a wild time discovering the Tokyo nightlife. Full of culture, comedy and insight, this movie is perfect to get into an adventurous mood. These are just some suggestions, but we understand that whatever speaks to you personally is going to result in the most exciting trip. So next time you’re reading a book and you find yourself lost in the imagery, remember that you can explore this world on your own! Movies and books are not an alternative to travel but should be viewed as sources of inspiration for your own adventures. Get out there and start making memories!