It’s no secret that movies have the power to take us on an adventure through scenic locations. These five iconic travel films never fail to inspire the wanderer in its viewers with their beautiful scenery and entertaining storylines.
Roman Holiday (1953)
For those who love black-and-white classic flicks, this movie is an excellent choice. It showcases the talents of Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. This comedic love story centers around a princess on a visit to Rome, trying to shed her royal responsibilities, and an American journalist pretending to be her guide on an amazing tour of Rome.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Stephen Spielberg and George Lucas collaborated on creating this timeless film that ended up entertaining many generations for decades to come. We watch Indiana Jones, portrayed flawlessly by Harrison Ford, as he seeks to find the legendary Ark of the Covenant. The filming took place in France and Tunisia making this an inspiring travel film.
Up (2009) – One of the Most Family-Friendly Travel Films
Although animated, Up is much more than a children’s film. Its heart-wrenching story reaches children and adults alike. As Carl’s house is turned into a dirigible, the old man and his young friend Russel travel to South America to find the fantastical Paradise Falls that Carl and his late wife always dreamed of visiting.
Midnight in Paris (2011)
A young screenwriter and novelist, Gil Pender, and his fiance make a trip to the beautiful Paris. Gil is captivated by the Parisian creatives’ past and spends his time visiting their favorite spots of old. One night, he gets swept away to the 1920s for an evening of revelry. Starring Owen Wilson, this film shows the splendors of Paris in an enchanting manner.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Showcasing stunning locations, this is one of the travel films that awakens the wanderlust in its viewers! Played by Ben Stiller, Walter Mitty is a Life Magazine employee who embarks on a long and difficult journey that takes him from Manhattan through Greenland, Iceland, and the Himalayas. His goal is to find a lost photo slide from Sean O’Connell, a well-known photojournalist.
They might be the kings of music, but their roots lie in southern comfort. The Jonas family is all set to bring the magic of their southern restaurant to Las Vegas this year. Named “Nellie’s Southern Kitchen”, the restaurant will serve southern delicacies, live music, and plenty of soul at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Read on to know more about this delightful addition to Sin City’s restaurant scene.
Nellie’s Southern Kitchen is as homely as the name sounds. Named after the Jonas brothers’ grandmother, the restaurant’s first location is Belmont, N.C, which is where Nellie grew up and raised her family too. Kevin Jonas Sr, the father of the three world-famous Jonas boys, talked to Travel+Leisure about the family’s decision to choose Las Vegas as their second choice. He commented that the family has a history with Las Vegas and MGM, as it’s the place where Kevin, Nick, and Joe kicked off their Remember Me tour. And even though Belmont N.C is as far away from Las Vegas as possible in the atmosphere, Kevin Sr has stated that the family is confident of this move due to the famous brothers’ international fan base.
Nellie’s Southern Kitchen is, as the name suggests, all about the South. The restaurant will feature delicacies like chicken and dumplings, Carolina BBQ sauces, homemade sausage, and biscuits amongst other items. Along with the old items, the menu will also feature some specials for the Vegas location. And of course, there will be music. The restaurant will have a stage, and music will be as integral a part of the makeup of the place as food. Kevin Sr, while speaking about the importance of music to his family, talked about how they were always encouraged to sing around the table. Amidst the ongoing pandemic challenges, the restaurant will first open only for dinner, and then eventually start lunch and brunch.