Monday, 27 August 2012

Festival Travel: The Top Festival Destinations around the World!

Holi Festival IndiaEver wanted to travel from party to party? Living life to the extremes? Beating boredom with one non-stop, fun-filled fiesta? Getting the most out of every destination you stumble upon?

Me too.
…and now we can!
Festivals make the perfect travel destination. Never is a place’s culture better showcased! Never is there a better time to meet and interact with the locals! Never is there so much to DO!
Festivals are, by definition, the best of the best – the biggest events on the calendar.
Here’s one of my favourite festival scenes from one of my favourite travel movies, Transylvania by Tony Gatlif:

 
What’s New in Travel? - The Birth of Festival Travel!
Now, don’t get me wrong, people have always travelled across the world for festivals, religious or otherwise, but never on the global scale that we are beginning to see today.
So how did it happen?
Here’s a (very) brief history of festival travel:
1)      Ancient times: At some point, people started celebrating stuff.
2)      582 BC: Delphi, Greece: Music became an integral part of the festival concept.
3)      1969: Woodstock drew over 500,000 people!
4)      Since 1969: The “music festival” has been growing in popularity…
5)      …as has global travel.
6)      1996: Alex Garland published The Beach, documenting the state of backpacker travel, with the “beaten-track” discussion already in full swing.
7)      Modern Day: The travel industry is always looking for new, niche, “off-the-beaten-track” destinations and, as all the places get used, it’s only natural that people start looking to particular dates and times. After all, what’s more of a rarity than a little-known local festival that only occurs once a year?
8)      At the same time, with the rise in prices of UK festivals, and the relative cheapness of international travel, people are starting to look ever further afield for their festival kicks!
9)      Right now: Pioneers such as Holiday-n-Adventure and First Festival Travel are already taking people to some of the most sought-out festivals around the world!

Where to Go? – Where are the Best Festivals in the World?

Here are the 15 best world festivals (the classics, plus a few personal favourites):
 
How to Make it Happen?
Here are 4 different approaches:
  1. Plan your trip then check if it coincides with any festivals.
  2. Check for cool festivals then planyour trip around them.
  3. Join a Festival Tour with Holiday n Adventure or First Festival Travel, depending on where you want to go!
  4. Set off without an itinerary, take locals' recommendations and see where you end up!
 
More on Festival Travel
Here are some other useful and inspirational festival travel resources:
The Guardian's Best Local Festivals of 2010 (I'm sure they're still pretty good in 2012/3)
A Guide to the Best Brazilian Carnivals
The 5 Best Weird Festivals by The Guardian

Got a favourite festival?

Have I missed it?

Let me know in the comments and I’ll amend the list. After all, I’m just one guy…and there’s a lot of amazing festivals all over the world!

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Mystery Trip! Can You Guess Where We're Going?

Hello all,

It's time to start playing Sherlock!

My friend is planning a "mystery trip" for me and a few others in October. I'm trying to figure it out, but this one has me stumped. If anyone can solve the mystery for me, you win...I don't know what, but I'll think of something cool as a prize. First person to solve the mystery or guess the correct answer wins! Plus, I'll give points if anyone gets his Plan B or Plan C.

Okay, so here are the clues:

Dates: October 18th - 22nd

The dates have been pushed back, suggesting it isn't a fixed event that is only on that weekend.

Flights cost less than £70 return per person.

Accomodation cost approximately £100 per person for 4 nights - but this could include some "activities" that would have given away the destination...

My friend doesn't like:
  • the heat
  • witnessing poverty
  • excessive drinking/clubbing
  • drugs or prostitution
  • walking, climbing, or, in fact, any strenuous physical activity
He can't:
  • drive
  • swim
  • ride a bicycle
He likes:
  • Good food...though nothing "weird"
  • Maritime history
  • Rock and metal music
  • and a whole bunch of other things which don't, at first glance anyway, seem relevant
He has a very good moral conscience and is fairly into his politics, which suggests he wouldn't take us to a country with a record of human rights violations or such like.

It isn't Portugal or Belgium...I'm pretty sure.

The people involved have recently returned from trips to: Istanbul; Varna, Bulgaria; Berlin; Ireland and Finland...not that that means anything in this crazy, mixed up game.

Seperate trips have been planned for Berlin and Stockholm so it's probably not them...unless this was all part of his plan.

It's possible he has been using a local to help him arrange it. Known contacts include, but aren't limited to: Karkov, Ukraine; Barcelona; Krakov, Poland; and elsewhere in Southern Poland.

He has lied about it being Iceland to throw us off the track. A double bluff? I think not.

We haven't had to apply for any visas, etc.

It's 4 guys, so essentially a "lads' trip" of sorts.

He has a vested interest in visiting Italy at the moment.

Above all, he is doing his best to get us off the scent. It's entirely possible he's picked the most obscure place he can think of...or the one that seems most obvious...

I've narrowed it down to 6 cities, but I think he'll surprise me.

If you need any additional info, let me know. Let's get some ideas bouncing around in the comments!

Thanks and good luck!

Sincerely,

Roy

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Top 10 North American Motorcycle Rides! - Part 2

Didn't get to read part 1 of my "Top 10 North American Motorcycle Rides!"?

Well, here's a second helping of great motorcycle rides in the United States and Canada:
 
6. “The Tail of the Dragon!” - We begin not far from where we left off, near Robinsville, North Carolina. Here, climbing into the Great Smokie Mountains, you'll find the tail of the Dragon, an exhilarating stretch of US Highway 129 that contains no less than 318 curves...in only 11 miles! The winding and treacherous nature of the road gave it its nickname, and the bends have names like "Wheelie Hell" and "Brake or Bust!" The ride begins at Deal's Gap, a small community with a permanent population of 6 (at least according to the sign) which also boasts a "Motorcycle Resort" for those preparing to tackle the Dragon, complete with a hotel, a lively bar and restaurant, gift shop and even the "Tree of Shame" - a tree hung with the loose wreckage of numerous failed attempts. The Tail of the Dragon has featured in numerous road movies, such as Two-Lane Blacktop, Thunder Road and The Fugitive. It has also featured on Top Gear. Though the speed limit has technically been lowered to 30 mph, bikers on these roads outnumber any other vehicle a hundred-fold and, because the road borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there is no development, meaning no side roads for people to pull out in front of you from. The growing popularity of the Dragon has led to a rise of many other motorcycling routes and hotspots in the vacinity. It also benefits from being close to the Cherohala Skyway, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Foothills Parkway, the Apalachean Mountains in general, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, 2 national forests, Lake Ocoee, white water rafting rivers, Harley Davidson dealerships, motorcycle shops and stops galore, cool cities such as Gatlinburg, TN and Asheville, NC, the Cherokee Indian Reservation (where the roadsigns are written in the Cherokee alphabet) and is also not too far from the Murtle Beach Motorcycle Rally in South Carolina.
 
7. The Alaska Highway - This is by far the greatest undertaking on the list. Far from being just another motorcycle ride, the Alaska Highway is an adventure all its own, not to be taken lightly! While the other rides I've mentioned so far can easily be done within a day-trip, the Alaska Highway requires planning and preparation and you'll want a couple of weeks at least to do it in full and to make the most of it. Saying that, it is definitely worth the extra time. The vistas you'll see and the things you'll experience cannot be imagined until you're up there doing it. The Alaska Highway starts at mile zero in Dawson Creek (not to be confused with Dawson's Creek) and runs an epic 1387 miles up British Columbia (BC), through the Yukon Territory and into Alaska. It finishes at Delta Junction, from where you can either head north to Fairbanks or back south to Anchorage. As soon as you set off on the Alaska Highway you get a feeling for its remoteness. The few settlements you'll come across are mere mileposts, with the exception of Fort Nelson, Watson Lake and Whitehorse, which are still only small towns at best and sit a full day's ride apart from one another. It's a good idea to plan your itinerary around this. Also, riding the Alaska Highway by motorcycle should be done in the summer months. (I did it in September and got stuck in Whitehorse for two days after a batch of snow fell earlier than expected. Not to mention, on the way back down, a lot of the mileposts - some of which are already hundreds of miles apart - were closed or closing up for the winter. A day later and I would've been stranded!) The most scenic section lies between Fort Nelson and Watson Lake, where the Highway crosses the Rocky Mountains and winds back and forth across the BC-Yukon border. Here's an extract from my journals to give you an idea:

A sea of trees, green and ancient, undulated into the distance until there were no individual firs, just one rolling mass of wilderness. This far north, the towns are just gas stations and the gas stations just somebody’s lodge with a fuel pump. A buckled steel disc clicks around, counting, and a sign reads; ‘Tell us how many litres'.”
“Do you skin these wolf pelts here yourself?” I asked the giant of a man inside.
“Actually my wife did those.” He took stock of me. “You’re on a motorcycle?”
“Yes.”
“Are you crazy?”
“Maybe.”
“You know it was snowing this morning, right?"
No. I hadn’t.
Back on the road, I glimpse my first sight of the Rockies, a distant ridge of glittering shark’s teeth stretching ear to ear across the horizon, dressed in smoky-white cloud and dividing blue sky from golden valley, each leaf a mirror for the sun. The mountains seemed to grow up in front of me at an exponential rate. Before I knew it I was amongst them. Snow topped the trees, lined the banks, began to spill into the already treacherous road. My fingertips went numb. My legs trembled in the icy winds.
At over four-thousand feet I came upon Summit Lake, shimmering like a vast silver plate; a flawless portrait of the sky above rendered on its delicate surface. Brooding, cobalt-edged clouds hung suspended in the lake as I skirted its banks, so close I could stroke them.

Highlights of riding the Alaska Highway include:
  • The Liard River Hot Springs
  • Summit Lake
  • Steaming bowls of broth
  • Rye whiskey
  • A herd of Buffalo
  • Live music in Whitehorse
  • Dog-sledding
  • The Northern Lights
It’s the journey that counts!

8. The Icefield Parkway - Jasper to Banff - While perhaps not the epic adventure the Alaska Highway is, in terms of scenery, the Jasper to Banff ride is second to none! This will take you down Western Alberta through some of the most scenic, beautiful and sought out spots in the Canadian Rockies and in fact the world; including Jasper National Park, a real-life glacier known as Athabasca (part of the the Columbia Icefield), Banff National Park and Lake Louise. You'll need to purchase a National Park permit to travel on the Parkway (officially Highway 93), but it's more than worth it!
9. More of Scenic Canada - Take the Cowboy Trail South out of Calgary and pick up the Crowsnest Highway heading west. This will take you across the Continental Divide at Crowsnest Pass and into beautiful BC. Here you'll find the Kootenays, one of the most scenic areas on earth, complete with lakes, mountains and easily enough forest to cover the British Isles (don't quote me on that, it's an expression). Not to mention Nelson, BC - one of the coolest little cities you'll ever come across. (I say city...it's only a handful of streets really.) Catch it in the "fall" when the vistas are monopolised by red and gold for the full effect. Then continue west to the Okanagan River Valley, notorious for having the most perfect climate in Canada, and centered around the sleepy streets of Kelowna.

10. Pacific Coast Highway 1 - It was a border policeman in Kosovo that first told me about PC1, and I was never able to get it out of my head ever since. Though technically a US Highway, in spirit you can ride this baby all the way from Vancouver to Baja California in Mexico. It's simply too long and too amazing to describe it all, but here's a list of must-sees when riding the Pacific Coast:

  • Vancouver
  • Vancouver Island
  • Victoria
  • First Nations/Native American Reservations
  • Hippies!
  • WWOOFing
  • Seattle - home of Starbucks, Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix
  • North West logging country - as in the novels of Ken Kesey
  • Mt Baker - otherwise known as Desolation Peak in the Kerouac novel, Desolation Angels
  • Portland - my personal favourite US city!
  • Eugene - more forest than city. Look out for the Morning Glory Cafe!
  • The Oregon Dunes
  • Gold Beach
  • Clam Beach
  • Arcata
  • Eureka
  • The Redwood Highway
  • Redwood Forests!
  • Sonoma Valley - the birthplace of the California wine industry
  • Point Reyes - Lighthouse and National Seashore
  • Napa Valley
  • Berkeley - Telegraph Avenue
  • Oakland - home to the first ever Hells Angels' Clubhouse
  • San Francisco - North Beach, Haight Ashbury, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39
  • Alcatraz
  • Reno
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • The Arlen Ness showroom, Gilroy
  • Hollister - the birthplace of the American Biker!
  • San Juan Bautista
  • Monterey
  • Carmel-by-Sea
  • Big Sur - setting of another Kerouac novel by that name
  • Hearst Castle
  • San Simeon
  • Pismo Beach
  • Malibu
  • LA - Hollywood, Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Belair, the OC (Orange County), Disneyland...you get the picture.
  • Cook's Corner
  • Slab City
  • San Diego
  • Tijuana
  • Baja!


  • ...and there's tonnes more too. I'll add them as I think of them, but the real joy of Highway 1 is simply riding, twisting along the dramatic Pacific coastline, stopping to watch the sunset on empty star-spangled beaches. There's a reason this is number one and a reason I saved it until last.

    I hope you enjoyed this list. It's by no means exclusive. There are thousands of superb motorcycle rides across North America. I haven’t even touched on Colorado, the Californian National Parks, Eastern Canada, Mexico, and so much more.

    What are some of your favourite motorcycle rides around the world?





    Friday, 17 August 2012

    Top 10 North American Motorcycle Rides! - Part 1

    We’ve all heard the statistics that say a huge percentage of Americans have never travelled outside the US, or even owned a passport…and the answer a lot of Americans come back with is “why would we?” Though perhaps a tad dismissive of the rest of the world, they’re right. North America does have it all…especially in terms of landscape variety; from mountains to deserts, big cities to the prairie, paradise beaches to immense redwood forests and wild rushing rivers! A haven for motorcyclists and all travellers!

    After five months on the American road, these ten motorcycle rides stood out above all the rest in terms of dramatic scenery, sheer joy of riding, and for showcasing what North America has to offer the intrepid motorcyclist.

    Roughly in counter-clockwise order:

    1.       Route 66 - "America’s Mainstreet!" "The Will Rogers Highway!" "The Mother Road!" The nation that has always claimed to have no history is only now taking notice of Historic Route 66. Officially opened in 1926, it became the first fully paved US Highway in 1938 and was officially decertified in 1985 with the birth of I-40 and the Interstate system. During its years, Route 66 saw the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl disaster and the death of James Dean. Its proximity to the painted Desert, the Grand Canyon and the Arizona Meteor Crater meant it saw its fair share of vacationers and two-bit tourist attractions began to pop up all along it, from reptile museums and Native American Trading Posts to Teepee Motels and the "Jesse James Hideout" (actually just somebody's barn).

    This led to the Highway's prosperity, with many diners (including the first McDonalds) opening here, but the higher you grow the harder you fall., and today Route 66 is a ramshackle museum of what America once was. Originally it ran from Chicago all the way to Santa Monica Pierhead. (Apologies for the crappy map). Today though, it is in pieces (called "National Scenic Byways") of which the best by far is the Oatman Highway, known for its hairpin bends, steep gradients and the old, gold rush town of Oatman. You can read my account of riding Route 66 in “I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name” parts 2 and 3. Henry Cole and Billy Connolly have also completed notable rides of 66.

    2.       NM Scenic Highway 152 - New Mexico is quite astounding in terms of variation of scenery, but Scenic Highway 152 really has the edge! "Soon the road starts to ascend into the mountains and the bends get tighter and tighter. I quickly identify this as the most beautiful road I've ever ridden, cruising amongst thick, green tree-covered mountains that stretch as far as the eye can see and turn blue in the distance as though the sky is made up of thousands of microscopic blue flecks that build up between my eyes and the horizon. The bends ask you to drop to 20mph, then 15, then 10. I don't, but it's good advice all the same. The bike glides swiftly through them, gaining confidence, leaning further than I've ever had it before. I rumble over cattle grids, a family of deer cross the road ahead watch me get close before scattering into the woods. Soft, plump raindrops splatter on the screen and taste good as they fall into my mouth. Lightning flashes white and lean and soundlessly against the deep blue above. I start to think about what a cool way it would be to die; getting struck by lightning...I sweep this way and that, each bend just visible from the last so that you already know what to do before you get there. Then you pass the Santa Rita Copper Mine, which has turned mountains into patchwork quilts of gold, red and purple and you feel ashamed because you have to admit they're beautiful too in there own way. Finally, when you come out the other side, and the road slowly straightens out, you can take these new bends at 85 with ease because you now know just what you and your bike are capable of."

    3.       I-10 Freeway - Though I wouldn't normally advocate Interstates, motorways or freeways, I have spoken to others about it and all concur that there is a stretch of the 10 which is the exception to the rule, just as it leaves Texas for South Louisiana. The change in scenery is dramatic. Amidst giant bilboards advertising "Sex Store Mega Malls" and "Handle Baby Alligators" are dense dark forests, trees growing vast and tall out of the water and from the banks and which every now and then grant you a view of the swamplands sheltered within. The freeway goes up on stilts, above lakes, rivers, creeks and more swamp. This is Huck Finn country and it makes you want to abandon the bike for a kayak and spend the rest of your life getting lost floating about the seemingly infinite network of marshland, which reflected the beauty of the trees so it was impossible to work out where the water stopped and the vegetation began. You are always crossing little rivers, catching glimpses of little wooden jetties, makeshift shacks built into the muddy banks, and you wonder what they're for, how long they've been there, who goes there...Then they disappear back into the trees. But the big highlights are when by suspension bridge you fly across enormous bodies of water such as Lakes Charles, Bigeux, Pelba and Pontchartrain, not to mention the mighty Missisippi itself! Definite one of my favourite regions of North America, and it leads right to New Orleans!

    4.       Florida Keys - East Coast USA is usually somewhere I strongly recommend bikers stay clear of, with a few notable exceptions, namely: the beautiful state of Maine and in fact anything North of Boston, the South Carolina to North Florida coast which has plenty of classic Biker haunts such as Daytona Beach and Myrtle Beach, and the btopic of today's agenda, the Florida Keys.  US Highway 1, or the "Overseas Highway" is another that spends a large portion of its length above water. Riding out on the Keys, you begin to get a strange sense of "where am I going?" As you island hop for over 120 miles, the Keys get smaller and smaller. The Atlantic to your left grows deeper, the Gulf of Mexico to your right grows brighter, more turquoise and you feel like you're in the Caribbean rather than the US (in fact, you are in the Caribbean). The climate, despite being in the sub-tropics, is undeniably tropical. The highway spans innumerable Keys, including Key Largo, Long Key and the infamous Key West, the end of the road (last, most Westerly inhabited Key), where you can find the Hemingway house (there is another Hemingway house across the water in Cuba), an abundance of Cuban culture and the "Southernmost Point of the Continental US". The region is also home to the Key Lime Pie, which is never more refreshing than when you pull over and rest on a scorching, white sand beach.

    5.       The Cherohala Skyway - One of the most impressive riding routes in the US, the 43 mile Cherohala Skyway runs through the Unicoi Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which in turn are part of the great Appalachean range that runs from Maine to Georgia, as well as the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests after which it is aptly named. This exceptional motorcycling road will take you from Tellico Plains, Tennessee to Robinsville, North Carolina. (In TN it follows the 165 and in NC the 143.) The area is a haven for bikers, including the treacherous "Tail of the Dragon" (coming up in Part 2 of my Top 10 North American Motorcycle Rides!)...



                         

    Wednesday, 15 August 2012

    Top 10 Best Travel Movies Ever Made!

    Here are my top 10 favourite travel movies of all time...with a slight bias on biker/motorcycle movies. These babies never fail to inspire me:


    Top 5 Travel Movies

    5. The Beach. 2000. d. Danny Boyle. This movie has to be on here. Just like the book, no other movie so captures the backpacker scene and travel in South East Asia and in general.



    4. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. 1998. d. Terry Gilliam. The ultimate road trip! Again like the book, Hunter S. Thompson's semi-autobiographical, drink-and-drug-fuelled search for the illusive American dream is a different kind of travel movie, but one I'm sure alot of us can relate to. Without it we certainly wouldn't have had The Hangover movies.
     


    3. Transylvania. 2006. d. Tony Gatlif. And infact anything by Tony Gatlif. Transylvania is the story of a french woman who has travelled to Romania in search of her lost love, only to find him and discover he doesn't want her anymore. Though what happens next has been pulled upon by critics for its supposedly weak plot, what I see in it is a highly thought out, deeply inspiring journey, both for the two fantastic main characters and for us, the audience. It's all in the subtext, that's all. As is Gatlif's way, no movie better captures the essence of travel in Transylvania. Prepare to be emotionally moved as you travel Romania in a love-sick blur of fleeting encounters, strange local customs, beautiful scenery and great travel moments. The music and visuals are superb!
     


    2. Lost in Translation. 2003. d. Sofia Coppola. Arguably Sofia Coppola's finest movie, Lost in Translation deals with all her usual suspects: it is a story of isolation and loneliness in a strange place (posibly the reason most Japanese people I've spoken to about it can't see what the fuss is about), and the subsequent finding of an unlikely companionship and bond. Like all of the movies in this list, it is one most travellers will relate to. It's also a fantastic representation of travel in Japan.
     


    1. Into the Wild. 2007. d. Sean Penn. This is everything a great travel movie should be! And the fact it's a true story makes it all the more powerful. Like all good road movies, it is a collection of fleeting moments, brief encounters and life long friendships, only put together with some of the most talented editing, camera work, visuals and music to ever grace a film, which only makes the great tragedy at the end sadder. There's too much to say here. You'll have to see it for yourselves!





    Top 5 Motorcycle Travel Movies

    5. World’s Fastest Indian. 2005. d. Roger Donaldson. This heartwarming motorcycle movie is held in high esteem by bikers all over the world. It is the true story of New Zealander and amateur motorcycle builder, Burt Munro, who travelled all the way to the Bonneville salt flats in Utah against all odds to test his own motorcycle. A true underdog story with all the ingredients of a classic road movie!

    4. The Wild One. 1953. d. Laslo Benedek. This is the film that kicked off the biker scene. A gang of young ex-servicemen turned vagabond bikers roll into a small town (based on Hollister, CA) and wreak havoc. Starring Marlon Brando in an early role, demonstrating his revelolutionary method-acting technique. Though very dated and just a tad sexist by today's standards, at the heart of The Wild One is what it means to be a biker...or wandering nomad.

    3. Quadrophenia. 1979. d. Franc Roddam. Okay so this is technically a Mod movie, but we're beyond all that aren't we? A group of Mods descend on sunny Brighton to have a good time, while the final message of the movie is anything but. Produced by The Who, Quadrophenia captures the riots of 1964 as well as the whole Mods and Rockers scene and the problems of the day (many of which I would argue are still the problems of today). Plus, I like it because it's set in Brighton and filmed in and around Eastbourne and Beachy Head - where I grew up.

    2. The Motorcycle Diaries. 2004. d. Walter Salles. This movie is god for so many reasons: It's a great representation of the struggles and the triumphs of motorcycle travel (yes, pun intended), of Patagonia and South America in general, it's an insight into the early life of Che Guevara, and finally the direction is simply fantastic - totally original! Keep your eyes on this space (I mean it...bookmark me!) for a review on Jack Kerouac's On the Road, also directed by Walter Salles!

    1. Easy Rider. 1969. d. Dennis Hopper. The original "Road Movie", Easy Rider had to be no.1. It opitimises everything about the 60s, an era of false hopes and illusory freedoms and set the genre that would later go on to fuel and inspire a million travellers.

    Honourable Mentions

    Stealing Beauty. 1996. d. Bernardo Bertolucci. Very Coppola-esque, this is another laid back travel movie set in Siena and the Tuscan countryside. After her mother's suicide, a 19-year-old American girl (Liv Tyler) travels to Italy to try to solve the mystery of who her father is...amongst other things.

    Slumdog Millionaire. 2008. d. Danny Boyle...again. Despite all the hype (which was fairly offputting) this is actually an exceptional movie and almost certainly the best India-travel-film out there.

    In Bruges. 2008. d. Martin McDonagh. Though not technically a travel movie at all, there's something about In Bruges that perfectly captures what it's like to be stuck in a tourist town with nothing to do but eventually meet people and have a good time.

    Anyway, I'm sure there are more. I just can't think of them off the top of my head.

    If you have any suggestions for me or the other readers, please post them in the comments and I'll review the list for you.

    Here are some other great travel movie lists:

    The World's 12 Best Travel Movies by Justin Marozzi
    Top 10 Travel Movies to Get You Going by T-Roy of Go Backpacking
    Top 30 Movies about Travel by Seattle's Travels
    The Best Travel Movies by Runaway Guide
    Top 10 Best Travel Movies by Michelle the Confessed Travelholic