17 Travel Movies That Will Inspire You to Pack a Bag

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Eat Pray Love (2010)

Eat Pray Love is the soul searching movie for the modern woman. Starring Julia Roberts, it’s about a recently divorced woman unsatisfied with her life who travels around the world to find herself. Following in Liz Gilbert’s (Roberts) footsteps, many young women were inspired to go out into the world to do some soul searching.

This movie shows us that when we don’t travel, we’re missing out on a whole world of possibilities. Through immersing ourselves in other cultures like Liz did, we become stronger people. Like Liz, when we explore this world, we gain a better sense of our own identity.

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Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump, as played by Tom Hanks, taught us all about how fulfilling experiencing this world can be. This movie showed people how big the world really is, and more importantly, it showed us how much the world has to offer. The movie taught us that everywhere we go there are amazing people, incredible adventures, and plenty of stories to bring home. And through Forrest’s adventures, we realized that just by simply getting out there and taking part in the world, we can make a big difference, and change a lot of lives.

Just like Mamma Gump taught us, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” It’s a big, crazy, chaotic adventure, and it’s not always sunshine and roses. But if we learned anything from Forrest, it’s this: we should get out there anyways. Because it’s our world, and we should all be a part of it.



Styles of Wrestling from Around the World

Most of us are familiar with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). This brand rose in popularity within the 1980s, thanks to the likes of Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who placed wrestling on the pop culture map. As time wore on, the WWE has built a mass marketing and entertainment empire through their larger-than-life personalities, including the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Still, why some out there can state the WWE does profile some wrestling, it is a far cry from the true techniques that are involved in the sport itself.

Why You Should Travel While You’re Still Young

If you’re worried about embarking on a travel adventure and wondering whether it’ll negatively affect your life, the simple answer is “no, it won’t.” In fact, when you stop to take a closer look at it, the benefits considerably outweigh the risks. While in the past it may have looked like a frivolous undertaking, nowadays it’s considered a character-defining experience. If you have the chance to travel now, take it without thinking as your future-self will be forever grateful for the lessons, friends, and memories you will make.

Most Intense Long-Distance Marathons (Not for the Faint of Heart)

For those among us who love a challenge, these long-distance marathons and outdoor challenges are activities that can only be attempted after years of training, with the right gear, and only by those who are mentally ready to undergo such a feat. Here are some of the most intense and challenging marathons in the world.