There’s nothing like a movie to bring the sights and sounds of the world to the comfort of your living room. But what if you could get up and actually go to some of the beautiful places you see on the big screen? The simple answer is, you absolutely can when you’re looking for your next luxury vacation rentals. Here are five movie-inspired travel destinations you need to travel to in 2019.
- Iceland — “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is a 2013 film starring Ben Stiller. The film included a lot of travel, but some of the most striking scenes include Stiller as Walter skateboarding away from the eruption of the Icelandic ice cap Eyjafjallajökull. The film was shot in several locations around Iceland, including in fishing villages along the scenic Hornafjörður harbor. If you are in search of an off-the-beaten-track travel destination with luxury vacation rentals, take a trip to Iceland, Walter Mitty-style.
- Paris — “Midnight in Paris”
There’s no doubt that Paris is a timeless, classic travel destination, but it was shown to its absolute best advantage in “Midnight in Paris,” starring Owen Wilson. The only way to make the City of Love look even better than it already does is to show it during the Jazz Age. “Midnight in Paris” might be a couple of years old, but you still have the chance to head for the Eiffel Tower and its luxury vacation rentals in 2019.
- Japan — “Shoplifters”
“Shoplifters” is currently up for an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film. The 2018 film chronicles the story of a criminal family who takes in an abandoned child. The beautiful cinematography will make you want to pay a visit to Japan in 2019, especially since it offers a glimpse of Japan that Westerners don’t usually see. The film was shot in Tokyo, where visitors can find plenty of luxury vacation rentals.
- Singapore — “Crazy Rich Asians”
“Crazy Rich Asians” came out in 2018 and showcased the decadent side of life in Singapore. Singapore might not be a travel destination at the top of everyone’s list, but after seeing this movie, you may want to add it. The movie offered dazzling glimpses of Singapore culture and sights that make it a perfect place for your next vacation. It was shot at a variety of locations in Singapore and Malaysia, including two mansions in Kuala Lumpur, which also has plenty of luxury vacation rentals.
- Alaska — “Into the Wild”
It’s been 12 years since “Into the Wild” came out, but it’s still considered one of the best travel movies of all time. It focused on Christopher McCandless, a young man who drops everything after graduating from college and moves into the Alaskan wilderness to find himself. McCandless saw Alaska as his personal frontier and headed into it completely on his own. Travelers and tourists, thankfully, can still experience the beautiful Alaskan wilderness from the best luxury vacation rentals.