Published 8th March 2017

Thinking of doing a TEFL course but still not convinced?

Frustrated in your job but not sure what else to do?

Dreaming of travelling the globe but reality holding you back?

If this sounds like you, then you are not alone. Many people fantasise about leaving their job and travelling the world, but they feel that it’s an impossible dream. The thing is, it’s not. Doing a TEFL course is the first step on a great adventure which can take you anywhere in the world; TEFL is your way to try out a new life for yourself and discover amazing new places at the same time.

But if you’re still not convinced, take some time off and watch these movies. These movies are travel classics: watching them will introduce you to new and exciting destinations around the world and will have you dreaming of what your life could be like.

 The Motorcycle Diaries

This 2004 biopic tells the story of the motorcycle journey made by Che Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado. In 1952, the two friends set off on an epic journey across South America, meeting people of all social classes on their adventure. Thought-provoking and political, it is the startling landscapes and breathtaking scenery that will capture your imagination.

The Beach

The classic backpacker movie, The Beach is based on the novel by Alex Garland and tells the story of Richard (Leo DiCaprio) and his search for a mythical beach paradise in Thailand. Everything is not quite as idyllic as it seems, but it the cinematography is enough to make you believe such a life could be real.

Eat, Pray, Love

Eat, Pray, Love is the story of all of us who want to travel and experience the world. Liz (Julia Roberts) decides to take a break from her usual life for a year and travel to Italy, India and Bali. The sights and sounds of this movie give you a glimpse of a round-the-world adventure.

The Darjeeling Limited

Directed by Wes Anderson, this movie takes you on a train ride across India with three brothers. Starring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Scwatrzman, it’s a quirky, off-the-wall comedy which showcases the beauty and adventure of train travel and India.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Ben Stiller is Walter Mitty, a daydreamer whose very ordinary life is turned upside down as he adventures to Greenland, Iceland and the Himalayas on a mission to find a photograph negative. With a killer soundtrack and awesome visuals, this movie will make you believe you can do anything.

Ready to pack your bags? Get TEFL certified and turn one of these movies into reality.