Travel Movie Monday: Into the Wild

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.

INTO THE WILD (2007)

Travel Movie Monday: Into the Wild | The Cheerful Wanderer

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

This is one of those movies you could watch weekly and feel incredibly inspired by it. Into the Wild was released in 2007, but is still often discussed almost a decade later. Although movies rarely stay close to the books, Sean Penn’s spellbinding film adaptation did the source justice. It’s very easy to relate to the main character; haven’t we all at some point wished we could just throw it all away and escape the reality? Chris is an idealistic dreamer, who is intruduced to as someone most people would envy. He’s missing something in his life though, a connection with nature. What makes the movie so likable is the fact it’s based on a true story and shown that way. There’s a lot to learn about survival in the wilderness…

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