Our 15 Favorite Travel Movies

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In the mood for a good travel movie that can whisk you away from your living room and off on an adventure? Our PHL Airport parking members have gathered up their 15 favorite travel movies of all time:

Into the Wild (2007)

“After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.”

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

“In 1952, twenty-three year old medical student Ernesto Guevara de la Serna… one semester away from graduation, decides to postpone his last semester to accompany his twenty-nine year old biochemist friend Alberto Granado… on his four month, 8,000 km long dream motorcycle trip throughout South America starting from their home in Buenos Aires.”

The Way (2010)

“Tom is an American doctor who goes to France following the death of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees during a storm while walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of St. James. Tom’s purpose is initially to retrieve his son’s body. However, in a combination of grief and homage to his son, Tom decides to journey on this path of pilgrims.”

Encounters At the End of the World (2007)

“Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent’s beauty and investigate the characters living there.”

Wild (2014)

“When Cheryl Strayed’s life throws her one too many hurdles, she turns to the great outdoors for solice and closure from both the death of her mother and her previous addiction to heroin. This brilliant story follows her as she takes on 1,100 miles of the Pacific Coastal Trail, and the hardship that comes with it.”

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

“A year after the accidental death of their father, three brothers — each suffering from depression – meet for a train trip across India. Francis, the eldest, has organized it… After a few days, Francis discloses their surprising and disconcerting destination. Amid foreign surroundings, can the brothers sort out their differences?”

Lost In Translation (2003)

“A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.”

Eat Pray Love (2010)

“Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house, a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused, and searching for what she really wanted in life… Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery.”

Tracks (2013)

“A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.”

Out of Africa (1985)

“A Danish woman travels to Kenya. As she struggles to maintain a coffee farm and strives to improve relations with the local natives, her marriage of convenience to a titled aristocrat gradually gives way to an enduring romance with the noted hunter and adventurer.”

The Bucket List (2007)

“Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list.”

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

“When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.”

180 Degrees South (2010)

“The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia… Jeff’s life turns when he meets up in a rainy hut with Chouinard and Tompkins who, once driven purely by a love of climbing and surfing, now value above all the experience of raw nature and have come to Patagonia to help use their influence to help protect it.”

Away We Go (2009)

“A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover “home” on their own terms for the first time.”

*All synopses are taken from IMDb.com*