Every traveller loves watching travel movies. But being the hopeless romantic I am, I love when those travel movies incorporates a love story as well. These are the travel and romance movies that I watch over and over again feeding the hopeless romantic traveller within. (in no particular order)
And While We Were Here
A married woman has an affair with a younger man while working on a writing project on Ischia. This movie incorporates everything that travel and romance has to do with.
Oh, fall in love with a passionate relief worker who you travel around the world to see and save all while being married… no, please go ahead and make me cry ALL THE TEARS!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2 friends go to Barcelona for the summer and fall in love with the same man who has a crazy ex-wife. Essentially, the type of chaos I wish my life was.
Love & Savagery
A geologist from Newfoundland travels to Ireland to study rock formations and falls in love with a local woman who’s on her way to becoming a nun. Oh, star crossed lovers at their finest!
The Painted Veil
A rocky marriage living in the middle of a cholera epidemic in rural China, you bet you have a good story on your hands… Plus, Edward Norton. Need I say more?
(and Before Sunset, and Before Midnight)
This may be my all-time favourite trilogy. This is also how I hope to find my future husband though think it might be a bit harder with technology getting in the way of a lot of serendipitous moments. 1995 was a simpler time.
Letters to Juliet
Love is in the air in Juliet’s home town. A wannabe journalist travels with her fiance to Verona and ends up helping an old woman find her long lost love. It’s predictable and cheesy but I still love it.
An uptight American has a misadventure through Ireland to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day. It falls into the predictable and cheesy category like Letters to Juliet, but I love Amy Adams too much to say no.
Fall in love with a local while on vacation over the holidays. This is the essence of travel and romance.
Dirty Dancing Havana Nights
Move to Cuba with your family, enter a latin ballroom dance competition with a local boy you fall in love with. Though I have to admit, I love the dancing in this movie more than the love story.
Eat, Pray, Love
I didn’t put this on the list because I kinda hate Julia Roberts but looking past that, it’s a great story and I loved the book. Ugh. I just wish they had cast someone other than Julia Roberts.