Are you stuck in a travel rut? Escape and get inspired by watching a movie perfectly suited to quench your thirst for something new.
Just answer the following 10 questions and keep track of your answers until the end of the quiz, then your hand-picked movie selection will be revealed!
Let’s get started…
1. You dream of a trip filled with ____________.
A: World famous art and chic fashion
B: Sun, surf and a secluded patch of sand
C: Beautiful scenery and lots of adventure
D: A road trip packed with campy fun
E: Picturesque countryside and carb-o-licious food
2. You can bring 2 essential items with you for this trip. They are:
A: A camera and… your significant other
B: A camera and… a swimsuit
C: A camera and… a trusty pair of hiking boots
D: A camera and… Twizzlers
E: A camera and… a wine opener
3. Describe your preferred accommodations:
A: A boutique hotel in the city center
B: A hut on the beach
C: A hostel dorm room
D: A random motel… each night someplace new
E: A rustic farmhouse
4. You have the whole day to yourself. What are you going to do?
A: Shop, shop, shop!
B: Lay out and work on your tan
C: Go bungee jumping or skydiving
D: Check out a quirky roadside attraction (largest ball of twine, perhaps?)
E: Stroll down to the local village to visit the market
5. What’s the best way to get around where you’re going?
A: On the back of a moped, hanging on tight!
B: All you need is your feet
C: A campervan
D: In a station wagon, nice and reliable
E: A Vespa, both stylish AND practical
6. The day is over… what are you going to do at night?
A: Take a romantic stroll with your sweetie
B: Party, of course!
C: Head to the local bar and meet up with some new friends
D: Explore the town you’re in because tomorrow you’ll be traveling to someplace new
E: A late dinner at a cozy trattoria
7. What are you looking forward to noshing on most?
A: Cheese, freshly baked bread and mouthwatering pastries
B: A fiery bowl of curry
C: A nice rack of lamb
D: Cheeseburgers and french fries.
E: Pasta. Lots and lots of pasta.
8. What are you going to drink while you’re there?
A: A glass of bubbly
B: An ice cold Singha beer
C: Sauvignon Blanc from a local vineyard
D: Some good ‘ol soda pop
E: A hearty glass of Chianti
9. You’re shopping for souvenirs… what do you buy?
A: The latest Chanel purse
B: A handmade hammock
C: A carved jade necklace
D: Magnets from everywhere you’ve visited
E: A bottle of freshly-pressed olive oil
10. If you could watch any kind of movie, you’d see a ____________.
A. Quirky foreign film
D. Screwball comedy
E. Romantic comedy
Now, tally up those answers…
If you picked mostly A’s… then check out AMELIE
Amelie is a whimsical modern day fairy tale about a girl living in Paris who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better while she searches for her own true love. This is the perfect film for anyone looking to get immersed in old world Parisian scenery and charm… or those looking to brush up on their French. (Heads up: it’s subtitled!) Grab a glass of champagne or Boudreaux and enjoy Paris through the eyes of our lovable heroine.
If you picked mostly B’s… then check out THE BEACH
At the beginning of The Beach, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character is looking to get off the beaten path in Thailand. Through a series of events he hears about a secret beach, which ends up being most definitely off the normal tourist trail. While this particular film has a bit of a dark side, the smooth stretch of white sand that serves as the centerpiece for this movie should satisfy all of your beach-based wanderlust.
If you picked mostly C’s… then check out THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY
There’s a reason why director Peter Jackson chose New Zealand to represent the varied landscapes of the Lord of the Rings’ Middle Earth… it’s simply one of the most photogenic and diverse countries on the planet. If you yearn for epic adventure alongside everything from dramatic mountains, to lush forests and waterways, then get your New Zealand fix with this fantasy classic.
If you picked mostly D’s… then check out NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION
Unabashed Americana is highlighted in National Lampoon’s Vacation, the ultimate celebration of the family road trip. From roadside antics to unexpected detours, watching the trials and tribulations of the Griswold family as they head from Chicago to the fictional Wally World, California is be both fun and hilarious.
If you picked mostly E’s… then check out UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN
If you’re longing to be immersed in the romantic Italian countryside, then Under the Tuscan Sun should perfectly fit the bill! Sure, this chick flick’s story deviates quite a bit from Francis Mayes’ original memoir, but the warmth and drop dead beautiful vistas of the Tuscan countryside will more than make up for it. Warning: It just may inspire you to pick up and move to Tuscany!
What was YOUR travel movie?