Movie Talk: Vacation-Inspiring Movies & a Giveaway!

School is starting soon in Maryland, which means that summer is suddenly coming to an end. Obviously I want to squeak in one (or two) more mini vacations before ‘real life’ starts up again. I mean, I work year-round – so real life never ends – but once the kids are back in school it just feels less FUN. Am I right? Which brings me to today’s post… movies that inspire your traveling!

One of my girlfriends (hi Jenni!) totally planned her honeymoon for Greece because of Mamma Mia. Those amazing shots of Skopelos, Skiathos and Kerkyra would make anyone want to pack up their suitcase and visit, especially for a romantic honeymoon. And now I kind of want to go too…

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

As for me, I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii. We are hoping we can make it happen for our 10th wedding anniversary, which is coming up in a little more than a year. While I can’t remember the exact reason I started with my Hawaii obsession, Blue Crush may have pushed me over the edge with the amazing shots of Oahu.

Source: Universal Pictures


Now it’s your turn: have you ever traveled somewhere because you saw it on a movie or television show? Leave me a comment and tell me all about it! To add a little extra end-of-summer fun, one random commenter will win a prize pack containing John Grisham’s new book, Camino Island and a few other beachy goodies.


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I can’t wait to read all your comments and make my next movie viewing/traveling list!


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6 thoughts on “Movie Talk: Vacation-Inspiring Movies & a Giveaway!”

  1. “PS I love you” has always been 1 of my top 5 movie-inspiring getaway places! Ireland seems so gorgeous, full of live, and unpredictable. I would go there in a heartbeat, and I would get lost in the Wicklow National Park.

  2. Leap Year was not a great movie but I loved loved loved the Irish background and brogue. I’m hoping there is a trip to Ireland in my future. I found your blog this summer and have really enjoyed reading it, thank you! 🙂

  3. Roman holiday made me want to go to Rome in Italy- last year I did go and made a point to see the mouth of truth! Everyone else I was traveling with hadn’t seen the movie and had no idea what it was or why I wanted to see it- but it made my day!

  4. I went to Chincoteague as a kid because I had read the horse book series Misty of Chincoteague and begged my parents to take me there to see the wild horses!

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