When you’re a true Wanderluster, movies, books, music… anything inspires you to keep traveling and discovering new destinations.
This year, filmmakers took us into an emotional journey through very special places all around the world.
Here are the best Oscars 2017 movies and their spots on the globe.
Get inspired by the Oscars 2017 films!
La La Land
Destination: Los Angeles, United States
The almost-best picture of the year glorified the City of Angels and some other towns around the stunning West Coast. Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, La La Land featured dreamy Southern California sunsets, fueling our wanderlust.
(Read: A West Coast Budget Road Trip)
Destination: Miami, United States
The director Barry Jenkins chose his hometown of Miami as the location for the Best Picture of the Year, and actually made an effort to film in locations where he lived. Moonlight is the first major film to represent these rough neighborhoods on-screen.
Moonlight is not only the Best Picture winner of 2017, it’s also the first Best Picture of the year with an all African American cast and the first LGBT film to win the award.
The drama will show you another face of Miami and how the Sunshine State is not just a party destination.
Lion received six Oscars nominations, including Best Achievement in Cinematography and Best Adapted Screenplay.
This emotional film, based on a real life story, shows us the devastating journey of Saroo, a 5 year old, through countless locations in India. It’s an extremely touching movie and shows the clear reason why India is one of the most visited places by volunteers around the world.
We won’t tell you more, if you haven’t seen it yet you’ll definitely will want to visit the theaters.
The winner for the Best Foreign Language Film was directed by Asghar Farhadi, a talented Iranian filmmaker known for his work on – another Oscar Winner – A Separation (2011).
Although Iran is not currently a very popular tourist destination, it is a country full of rich experiences that await adventurers. Iran will surprise you with a contrast between mountains and desert.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Destination: Jordan, Maldives and Iceland
To recreate the journey of the rebels saving the galaxy, the film producers picked different incredible landscapes from all around the world. We all know Star Wars has plenty of computer-generated imagery that is perfectly merged with (real) dream-like destinations such as Jordan, Maldives and Iceland.
If you’re in the need for some travel inspiration, just watch the Behind the Scenes of Rogue One and how fun it was for the entire production to shoot in these stunning places.
Manchester by the Sea
Destination: Massachusetts, United States
The drama, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan and nominated for six Oscars, was filmed in various locations on coastal Massachusetts. Known for its Colonial history, the state of Massachusetts is the perfect mix of nature and culture.
Destination: Ancient Polynesia
The Disney film highlights Polynesian culture and its beauty, as well as the importance of respecting your origins.
Moana also has a clear message of facing your fears, female empowerment, and cultural appreciation. Although it’s not possible to travel back in time and take a trip to Ancient Polynesia, we can think of a good list of islands on the Pacific Coast to put on your bucket list… Kiribati, Tonga, Samoa or Hawaii.
(Read: Hawaii by Air, Land, and Sea)
Kubo and the Two Strings
Capturing Japan’s beauty in an animated film isn’t an easy task, but the producers of Kubo and the Two Strings did it seamlessly.
This story tells us Kubo’s story through different scenarios in ancient Japan. The animated film definitely makes you want to experience Asian culture and its history.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Destination: New York
This film captures the magic of the Big Apple during the year 1926 and when you add a whole world of magic creatures, muggles, CGI and wizards you end up making a fantastic magic film!
This time New York was the perfect location (and inspiration!) to continue J.K Rowling’s stories.
Now, based on this Oscars 2017 travel inspiration where would you like to go next?
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