Travel Movie Monday: One Week

Every second Monday I’m going to recommend you one travel movie (in no specific order). Each one of those mentioned, had some kind of an impact on me and I’m sure they will affect you too. Travel movies have the ability to inspire your wanderlust, the motivation to a new destination and give you the power to chase your goals.

ONE WEEK (2008)

Travel Movie Monday: One Week | The Cheerful Wanderer

Chronicles the motorcycle trip of Ben Tyler as he rides from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia. Ben stops at landmarks that are both iconic and idiosyncratic on his quest to find meaning in his life.

A movie about a man who travels across his country after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. What makes it different from all other travel movies is that we not only see a sampling of the beautiful country that Canada has to offer, but also get an insightful narration by Campbell Scott. On his way to British Columbia, Ben learns a few lessons about himself and what life might be about.

I personally enjoyed it because although it seems very depressing, when you read the synopsis, it’s the opossite. Narrator adds a bit more depth to the plot and provides us with several laugh-out-loud moments. Another big plus of this Canadian movie is that actually provokes thought.

Universal and timeless.


When you get those rare moments of clarity, those flashes when the universe makes sense, you try desperately to hold on to them. They are the life boats for the darker times, when the vastness of it all, the incomprehensible nature of life is completely illusive. So the question becomes, or should have been all a long… What would you do if you knew you only had one day, or one week, or one month to live. What life boat would you grab on to? What secret would you tell? What band would you see? What person would you declare your love to? What wish would you fulfil? What exotic locale would you fly to for coffee? What book would you write?

Learn more about the movie on IMDb.

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