If you’ve watched a film recently, then chances are you saw the characters on a beach somewhere, or in a crowded metropolis. Did you see them and think, ‘I want to be there right now’? Well, with just a bit of research and some cash, you can probably achieve that dream. Here’s a few ideas on how you can holiday with a movie inspired feel.
Hit the Waves
The sea is a magical place that holds awe and terror for a lot of us. That’s why so many movies are filmed with its depths in mind, so join in on the action. There’s multiple ways to get that ‘surf’s up’ feel we all want at some point in our lives.
The usual surfing is always popular and there’s plenty of classes to attend if you need a course. Sometimes they even do this on location, so no extra effort needs to be put in before you go away. Try some paddle boarding if the usual surfboarding doesn’t appeal to you; no one should be kept from the waves when hitting the beach! Check out places like paddlingwithstyle.com for some good guides and boards that’ll keep you upright when you’re imagining yourself on a camera streak.
The City of Angels
Los Angeles has almost everyone intrigued. It’s sunny, and full of opportunities for those who go looking for them. Recent movies such as La La Land and Entourage have inspired a bit of wanderlust into us, and now we want to go looking for songs and sun too.
Venice Beach is the no.1 place to be for a good time these days it would seem, and it’s just a beautiful area. Them there’s the old classic itself: Hollywood! Visit the big business itself and witness the walk of fame stars for yourself instead of through the TV screen.
The Plains of Spain
Spain has a lot to offer in the ways of culture and experience, and anyone loves a good trip to the country. Whilst it may not be a movie, the series Game of Thrones does feel like one giant epic so it fits here.
See the dunes and mountains that inspired some of your favourite scenes, and even film your own pitch for a fantasy series with then in the background. The area is picturesque and has a lot more to offer than simple sun and sea. Find yourself at a beach in the south and you’re sure as hell likely to see Morocco on the horizon.
If you saw a particular place in a film you recently saw and thought to yourself, ‘that’s a pretty good backdrop, where is that?’, there’s a whole site dedicated to finding this out for you at movie-locations.com, so go wild with your holiday picks.
Branch out with your next holiday plan, and instead of trying the tourist hot spots of Thailand and Ibiza, feel well traveled by following your favourite characters around. There’s plenty of hidden gems to discover.