10 Movies That Inspire Wanderlust… With Snack Pairings

In case you haven't been bitten by the travel bug yet

It is not hard for me to feel the familiar pangs of wanderlust. Five minutes into Eat, Pray, Love and I was practically booking a year abroad from my iPhone in the theatre. Anything from an entire film set in a country I love to a brief flashback to a foreign city can set me off, but there are some movies that can give even the most stubborn passport-phobe the travel bug.

No living, breathing human can watch Mamma Mia (tip: try watching on mute) and not yearn to be on an island in Greece. Few have ever watched Before Sunrise and thought, “meh — I guess Vienna’s all right.” Even Up in the Air turned business travel into pleasure travel, letting all work-aholics rejoice in Platinum airline cards.

Movies like these can inspire you to travel to a new country, try a new cuisine, or even just see your favorite city in a new light. Next time you and your fellow travelers feel like you've been sitting still for too long, try screening one of these ten films — complete with food pairings.


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