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Great Movies that Take You Places

At a time when so many of us find ourselves protecting ourselves and others by staying at home, binge watching video has become a way of life. The quest for new things to watch can become exhausting, using energy that might be better spent on other endeavors. Here are eight movies about travel or with characters who do the traveling for us, as well as where they can be found for immediate streaming online.


Away We Go: An unmarried couple in their thirties who go on a road trip around the U.S. and Canada to find the perfect place to live. Cities visited  are Denver, Phoenix, Tucson, Madison, Montreal, and Miami. Stars Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski, and can be streamed on Starz or rented from Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft, Prime Video, Vudu, and YouTube. 


The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel


British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. Stars Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy, and Maggie Smith and can be rented from Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft, Prime Video, Vudu, and YouTube. 


The Bucket List: Two cancer patients with little in common  both need to make peace with the lives they’ve lived, as well follow up on the things they always wanted to do before they die. These adventures take them all over the world including  Egypt, Africa, China and the Himalayas. Stars Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, and can be rented from Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft, Prime Video, Vudu, and YouTube.


The Darjeeling Limited: When their father passes away, three brothers come together for a trip across India. Stars Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman, and available on HBO or can be rented from Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft, Prime Video, Vudu, and YouTube. 

Eat, Pray, Love

A career woman with a  perfect life that goes sour journeys to Italy, India and Bali, where she discovers those parts of the world and herself as well. Stars Julia Roberts and is available on CBS All Access, IMDb TV or can be rented from Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft, Prime Video, Vudu, and YouTube.


Europtrip: Dumped by his girlfriend, a high school grad decides to embark on an overseas adventure in Europe with his friends. The cities covered are London, Paris, and Berlin and Matt Damon has a supporting role. Can be rented from Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft, Prime Video, Vudu, and YouTube. 


Into The Wild: Based on the 1996 book by Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild recounts the story of a college graduate from the suburbs, who turns his back on society and material possessions and sets off to the wilderness of Alaska. Stars Emile Hirsch and can be streamed on Starz or rented from Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft, Prime Video, Vudu, and YouTube. 


What's your favorite travel movie?

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