February may be the shortest month of the year, but there’s always time to sit back and relax with some Netflix. If you’re anything like me, that free time will probably come when your friends are all out with their significant others on Valentine’s Day, but have no fear.
Whether you’re happily single, drowning your single sorrows in wine, tiptoeing around that awkward “talking” phase or feeling madly in love, these shows/movies will definitely ignite your wanderlust and maybe even inspire your next trip.
Whether that trip is a solo one or not is to be determined…
Although some people may not be in the mood for movies about love this month, there are three reasons to watch this RomCom before February is over.
- 2016 is actually a leap year so it’s pretty ironic to watch this movie now. This opportunity won’t come for another four years so take advantage!
- It follows the story of a young woman traveling to Ireland on a mission to propose to her boyfriend on leap year, which is supposedly an old Irish tradition. Oh course, trouble ensues blah blah blah. I don’t want to spoil it. It’s a cute movie, but most importantly…
- Any movie that could potentially inspire you to visit Ireland is absolutely worth watching. Ireland is a gorgeous country with friendly people, lively music and (surprisingly) a lot of delicious food to go along with all that beer. The movie plays up on some stereotypes, but Ireland is still one of my favorite countries. Do yourself a favor and go to Ireland so you can see exactly what I’m talking about.
If I could steal Anthony Bourdain’s job, I would do it in a heartbeat because his show combines the two things I love most: travel and food. Mr. Bourdain has been on television for several years making us all envy his life as he travels around the world meeting locals and exploring the cuisine of every country he visits. Each episode of his show turns into a mini documentary about the country he’s filming in and their cream of the crop food.
Recently, he’s even focused more on countries that aren’t typically considered big tourist destinations. This show will broaden both your food and travel horizons. Just don’t watch on an empty stomach… or with a credit card at hand unless you’re prepared to dish out some money on a flight. The show is that good. Trust me.
This movie can be a bit of a tearjerker, but it’s also incredibly inspiring and not just in the sense of wanderlust. The Way is all about Tom, a grieving father who decides to hike the 500-mile pilgrimage known as El Camino (The Way in English) in honor of his son who died trying to make the same journey. Tom starts El Camino in the Pyrenees in France and makes his way to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain allowing us to admire all the gorgeous scenery, towns and cities along the way. Thousands of people of all walks of life make this deeply personal pilgrimage every year and watching Tom make his way through El Camino might make you want to go on your own journey.