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Incredible Things About Traveling You Can Learn From These 15 Inspiring Movies

Incredible Things About Traveling You Can Learn From These 15 Inspiring Movies

I enjoy traveling. It’s an amazing experience to explore this big world, understand different culture and meet people from around the world. How will you ever know what another country is really like if you’ve never been there? Besides, it’s such a big world out there that we’ll regret not seeing it with our own eyes before we die.

Here I’ve collected some of the incredible things about traveling from 15 movies which will get you pack your stuff and go traveling.

1. Life’s too short to stay in the same place, a big world is out there. Traveling widens your horizon and helps you feel the world.

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – From The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

Ben Stiller in a still from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    2. Sometimes to travel is the best reason to go traveling. Why do you need to give yourself different reasons just to take on a fun journey?

    “Miner’s Wife: Are you two looking for work?
    Ernesto Guevara de la Serna: No, we aren’t looking for work.
    Miner’s Wife: No?… Then why are you traveling?
    Ernesto Guevara de la Serna: We travel just to travel.”
    – From “Motorcycle Diaries”

    motorcycle diaries1

      3. Traveling takes you not only to a different place, but a different stage of life.

      “You wake up at Seatac, SFO, LAX. You wake up at O’Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth, BWI. Pacific, mountain, central. Lose an hour, gain an hour. This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time. You wake up at Air Harbor International. If you wake up at a different time, in a different place, could you wake up as a different person?” – From Edward Norton in Fight Club

      Fight Club (1999) Edward Norton and Brad Pitt (Screengrab)

        4. Not everything can be expected is what makes traveling exciting. Things just won’t always go the way you want as you travel.

        “I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up.” – From Jack in Titanic

        jack

          5. The best things’ not always mentioned in your map or guidebooks, you need to explore the world on your own.

          “We do not follow maps to buried treasure and X never, ever marks the spot.” – From Indiana Jones in “Last Crusade”

          indi jones

            6. Traveling enriches your experience, it changes you in a way you never expected.

            “Wandering around our America has changed me more than I thought. I am not me any more. At least I’m not the same me I was.” – From Ernesto Guevara de la Serna in “Motorcycle Diaries”

            motorcycle diaries2

              7. You never know the differences between one place and another until you really have been there and experience them.

              Vincent: Yeah, baby, you’d dig it the most. But you know what the funniest thing about Europe is?
              Jules: What?
              Vincent: It’s the little differences. I mean, they got the same shit over there that we got here, but it’s just…it’s just there it’s a little different.
              – From Pulp Fiction

              pulp fiction

                8. Traveling with fear is alright, it won’t hurt you.

                “I told myself spreading news was part of a traveler’s nature, but if I was being completely honest, I was just like everybody else: shit-scared of the great unknown. Desperate to take a little piece of home with me.” – From Richard in The Beach

                the beach

                  9. Don’t stay in your comfort zone, try exotic places where you can gain new perspectives of life.

                  “English, who needs that? I’m never going to England” – From Homer Simpson

                  simpson

                    10. It’s okay to feel lost when you travel. You don’t always have to know where you are to go on with your journey.

                    “We haven’t located us yet.” – From The Darjeeling Limited

                    The Darjeeling Limited

                      11. As you go on traveling and visiting more places, you start to realize how sweet your home really is.

                      “There’s no place like home” – From The Wizard of Oz

                      wizard of oz

                        12. The people you travel with are as important as the places you travel to. They are people who can make your journey memorable.

                        “Let’s never come here again because it would never be as much fun.” – From Charlotte in Lost in Translation

                        lost in translation

                          13. Traveling’s not about having a luxurious trip all the time, it’s about the experience of a different country and different culture.

                          “I’m not really wealthy as such but it I want to stay in the Hilton I could do it, but to me, to stay in the hostels and such, that’s really travel.” – From A Map For Saturday

                          A-map-for-saturday

                            14. Indeed there are unfortunate people who really can’t afford to travel, but most people only blind themselves with excuses to stay in their comfort zone and are not willing to take on an adventure.

                            “Most people don’t have the luxury of just leaving it all behind.” – From The Way

                            the way

                              15. Adventure is out there, as simple as that! Travel around and you can create remarkable memories in life.

                              “Adventure is out there!” – From Up

                              up

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                                What Should I Do Today? 30 New Things To Do Today

                                What Should I Do Today? 30 New Things To Do Today

                                It’s always fun to do something new, but often we fall into the trap of spending our weekends the same way.

                                If you’re stuck in the same old routine, it might be time to try something new.

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                                What should I do today? No ideas?

                                Everything listed here is something you can easily do no matter where you live, and even on a tight budget! Try out one of these 30 new things today, you’ll be happy you did.

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                                Try Out These 30 New Things To Do Today

                                1. Visit a suburb in your city that you’ve never been to before, or somewhere you haven’t explored much.
                                2. Learn ten phrases in a new language–what about Japanese, Italian or Portuguese?
                                3. Listen to a genre of music you haven’t tried before–perhaps Jazz, Punk or Blues?
                                4. Have a picnic in your local park complete with a packed lunch and your animal friends.
                                5. Start a daily journal to write your thoughts in.
                                6. Try a new cuisine–what about French, Lebanese or Korean?
                                7. Visit your local library and borrow some books for the weekend.
                                8. Plant some flowers in your garden. If you don’t have one, try an indoor potted plant.
                                9. Visit a local museum or art gallery and view their latest exhibition.
                                10. Learn a new skill–what about sewing, gardening or cooking? You’ll be surprised what you can learn in an afternoon.
                                11. Say hello to a neighbor you don’t usually talk to.
                                12. Make a card for a friend and send it to them with a handwritten note.
                                13. Learn how to cook a new dish for dinner. We all get tired of eating the same thing, why not try making something new?
                                14. Re-read an old favorite book. Don’t leave it gathering dust on your book shelf; get it out and read it all over again.
                                15. Research the culture of a different country online–what about India, Guatemala or Sweden?
                                16. Go for a walk or bicycle ride around your neighborhood.
                                17. Watch a classic film like Casablanca, The Godfather or The Wizard of Oz.
                                18. Make a photo album of a recent holiday you took. Don’t let your memories get lost on your computer hard drive; make a special keepsake album of your trip.
                                19. Visit your local farmers markets and pick out some fresh produce. Farmers markets are full of delicious fresh fruit, veggies and more. Find your local market and take a visit.
                                20. Plan a day trip to somewhere outside your city–it might be the seaside, mountains or another city!
                                21. Check out what community events are running in your area and attend one.
                                22. Make a birthday present for a friend. Handmade gifts are personal and much more special than anything you could buy from a store.
                                23. Attend a play at your local theater. Support your local theater and have a fun night out at the same time.
                                24. Volunteer with your local nature conservation society to plant some trees. Conservation societies are always looking for helping hands; do your bit and plant some trees.
                                25. Be a tourist in your own city and visit all the popular tourist sites you’ve likely never been to (don’t forget your camera!)
                                26. Call a friend you haven’t spoken to recently and have a good long chat.
                                27. Put on your favorite song and dance your heart out. You might be surprised at how much fun you have!
                                28. Invite some friends over for a BBQ. There’s nothing better than an afternoon spent with good friends and good food.
                                29. Try out a new form of exercise like Pilates, tennis or swimming.
                                30. Organize a clothing swap with your friends. You’ll have a great time, and save some cash and the environment all at the same time!

                                Now that you’ve read my list of 30 new things to try today, my question for you is, “what new things will you try today?”

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