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My Top 30 Favourite Travel Movies of all Time

by Tsvete Popp

These are my 30 all time favourite travel movies that will get you in the mood for adventure and make you want to pack your bags and explore the World! If you’re curious here you can find my top 15 Travel Songs too 🙂 Enjoy!


The Beach

Richard: “And me? I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for. Because it’s not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something. And if you find that moment… It lasts forever.”


Life of Pi

Yann Martel: “You must take life the way it comes at you and make the best of it.”


Seven Years in Tibet

Dalai Lama: “We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved there is no use worrying about it. If it can’t be solved, worrying will do no good.”


Into the Wild

Christopher McCandless“Happiness only real when shared.”



Given: “It’s a good thing that we are growing so we can fit in everything that we are learning.”


Eat, Pray, Love

Liz Gilbert: “Maybe my life hasn’t been so chaotic. It’s just the world that is and the only real trap is getting attached to any of it. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to Transformation.”



Saroo: “I’m safe and the questions are answered.”


Under the Tuscan Sun

Frances Mayes: “Where you are is who you are. The further inside you the place moves, the more your identity is intertwined with it. Never casual, the choice of place is the choice of something you crave.”


L’auberge Espagnole

Xavier: “When you first arrive in a new city, nothing makes sense. Everythings unknown, virgin… After you’ve lived here, walked these streets, you’ll know them inside out. You’ll know these people. Once you’ve lived here, crossed this street 10, 20, 1000 times… it’ll belong to you because you’ve lived there. That was about to happen to me, but I didn’t know it yet.”


The Chronicles of Narnia

Aslan: “Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen. May your wisdom grace us until the stars rain down from the heavens.”


Back to the Future

Dr. Emmett Brown: “No wonder your president has to be an actor. He’s gotta look good on television.”


Die Vermessung der Welt (Measuring the World)

Daniel Kehlmann: “Warum er traurig war? … Weil die Welt sich so enttäuschend ausnahm, sobald man erkannte, wie dünn ihr Gewebe war, wie grob gestrickt die Illusion, wie laienhaft vernäht ihre Rückseite. Weil nur Geheimnis und Vergessen es erträglich machten. Weil man es ohne den Schlaf, der einen täglich aus der Wirklichkeit riß, nicht aushielt. Nicht Wegsehenkönnen war Traurigkeit. Wachsein war Traurigkeit. Erkennen … war Verzweiflung. … Weil die Zeit immer verging.”



Thor Heyerdahl: “Early man did not see the oceans as a barrier but rather as a means of communication. This is science that can not be done behind a desk or by a committee. That a 1500 year old civilization. Possessed maritime and navigational skills to successfully maneuver a balsa wood raft over 5,000 miles. We are using the same stars as they did.”



Anatoli Boukreev: “We don’t need competition between people. There is competition between every person and this mountain. The last word always belongs to the mountain.”


Queen of the Desert

Gertrude Bell: “Peace and solitude surrounds me as an impenetrable cloak. Deeper sleep than civilization can try. And then desert without footpaths.”


The Physician

Ibn Sina: “Because there is nothing to be afraid of. Death is merely a threshold we must all cross… into the silence, after the final heartbeat… drifting away with our final exhalation… into eternal peace…”

Frosty Hesson: “We all come from the sea, but we are not all of the sea. Those of us who are, we children of the tides, must return to it again and again, until the day we don’t come back leaving behind only that which was touched along the way.”

Jay Moriarty: “You know, you just got to appreciate everything. Um, I think that’s one of the most important things in life, is just really appreciating it. Because, you know, we only get to do this once. And it’s not for a long time. So enjoy it.”


The Hangover

Sid Garner: “Remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Except for herpes. That shit’ll come back with you.”


Due Date

Peter Highman: “Okay, if you are going to travel with we have to set a few ground rules. First off, no asking me any questions. Second, if you fall asleep for any reason other than that you are in a bed and it’s nighttime, I will strangle you. Third, if you are allergic to waffles, don’t eat them.”

Ethan Tremblay: “Then don’t take me to a Waffle House.”



Drover: “Most people like to own things. You know, land, luggage, other people. Makes them feel secure. But all that can be taken away. And in the end, the only thing you really own is your story. Just tryin’ to live a good one.”


Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Juan Antonio: “We were both sure that… our relation was perfect, but there was something missing. You know? Like, love requires such a perfect balance. It’s… like the human body. It may turn that you have all the vitamins and minerals, but if… there is minus a single, tiny ingredient… missing, like, like, like, like, ooh, like salt, for example… one dies.”


A Good Year

Uncle Henry Skinner: “You’ll come to see that a man learns nothing from winning. The act of losing, however, can elicit great wisdom. Not least of which is, uh… how much more enjoyable it is to win. It’s inevitable to lose now and again. The trick is not to make a habit of it.”


Game of Thrones

Lord Varys: “Any fool with a bit of luck can find himself born into power. But earning it for yourself, that takes work.”



Cooper: “We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we’ve just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we’ve barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”


Indiana Jones (The Whole Series)

Indiana Jones: “Archeology is the search for fact, not truth. If it’s truth you’re interested in, Dr. Tyree’s Philosophy class is right down the hall. So forget any ideas you’ve got about lost cities, exotic travel, and digging up the world. We do not follow maps to buried treasure, and “X” never, ever marks the spot.”” class=”″]



Charles F. Muntz:You know, Carl, these people, who pass through here, they come up with pretty good stories. A surveyor making a map. A botanist cataloging plants. An old man taking his house to Paradise Falls. I mean, that is the best one yet. I can’t wait to hear how it Ends.”


Sex and the City (TV-Show)

Carrie: “They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.”


The Lord of The Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien: “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”


The Hobbit

Bilbo Baggins: “I have… I have never used a sword in my life.”

Gandalf: “And I hope you never have to. But if you do, remember this: true courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.”



Jack: “I figure life’s a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it.”


These are my all-time favourite travel movies! Which are yours?!

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