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Travel Movie Tuesday: Dreaming of 'The Endless Summer'

August 26, 2014 at 7:15 AM | by | Comments (0)

From Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck falling in love in Rome to Julia Roberts circling the globe to find herself, film has played an important role in shaping both the golden years and current day of travel. Thus, we present our newest series, Travel Movie Tuesday, where we detail the most inspiring travel films.

As the days get shorter and shorter in the approach to the end of Summer, we've chosen this week's travel movie for the purposes of sun, beach and sand. "The Endless Summer" is a 1966 film following two Southern Californian surfers, Mike Hynson and Robert August, around the globe as they search for the best waves in some of the most picturesque locations on the planet.

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Coming to a Museum Near You: 'The Hunger Games' Exhibition

August 22, 2014 at 3:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

Fans of The Hunger Games are going to have one more way to immerse themselves into Katniss Everdeen's dystopian world.

During a conference call with investors last week Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed the studio is still working on a traveling exhibition that will feature props, costumes, and other fun stuff featured in the movies. The Hunger Games: The Exhibition will travel to major museums and institutions across the country next summer.

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Travel Movie Tuesday: 'The Terminal' Tops All Long Layovers

August 19, 2014 at 11:33 AM | by | Comments (0)

From Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck falling in love in Rome to Julia Roberts circling the globe to find herself, film has played an important role in shaping both the golden years and current day of travel. Thus, we present our newest series, Travel Movie Tuesday, where we detail the most inspiring travel films.

We like airports. They've got airplanes, travelers and usually involve emotional good-byes or joyful reunions, but we can't say we'd love airports as much if we experienced them like the main character of "The Terminal." This brilliant Tom Hanks film tells the story of a Krakozhian (fictional Southeastern European country) traveler that becomes "country-less" while flying to New York-JFK. It sounds like hell to us.

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Ohio is All About Shawshank's 20th Anniversary Party on Labor Day Weekend

August 15, 2014 at 12:10 PM | by | Comments (0)

Last time we checked in on the town of Mansfield, Ohio, it was busy promoting the "Shawshank Trail," a "drive-it-yourself" tour of the sites used in the movie. Now, the town is looking to go big once again as the movie celebrates the 20th anniversary of its release at the end of the month (the actual release date was September 23rd, 1994).

Scheduled for Labor Day weekend, the 20th Anniversary Celebration will feature events such as a special screening of the movie at the same venue that hosted its premier back in 1994 and a cocktail party at the Ohio State Reformatory, which starred in the film as Shawshank State Prison.

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Travel Contest Alert: 75 'Hobbit' Fans Needed for New Zealand Trip Prize

August 4, 2014 at 1:20 PM | by | Comments (0)

Do you think you're one of the world's biggest Hobbit fans? Then we've found the contest for you.

In anticipation of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hitting theaters on Dec. 17, Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand recently announced The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest.

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Travel Movie Tuesday: The Drug Travel Cautionary Tale of 'Brokedown Palace'

July 28, 2014 at 2:38 AM | by | Comments (0)

From Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck falling in love in Rome to Julia Roberts circling the globe to find herself, film has played an important role in shaping both the golden years and current day of travel. Thus, we present our newest series, Travel Movie Tuesday, where we detail the most inspiring travel films.

Jetting off to exotic foreign lands after high school graduation is common practice and, unfortunately using that time to experiment is just as normal. Using this as inspiration, the 1999 movie Brokedown Palace explores the dark side of tourism as two innocent girls head over to Thailand and end up biting off more than they chew.

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It'll Take $3.5 Billion to Build Asia's Newest Theme Park by 2018

Where: Korea
July 24, 2014 at 6:59 AM | by | Comments (0)

It seems like Asia is the hotspot when it comes to theme park construction and expansion, and now there’s news that the continent will be adding yet another place to hop on some rides and enjoy some attractions.

The company behind the new plans is 20th Century Fox, and they’re ready to build something brand new over in South Korea. Details like rides and attractions are limited at this point—as in non-existent. Alas, we do know that the new park will take up around 75 acres and be a key feature of the Ungdong Entertainment Complex in Changwon City.

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Travel Movie Tuesday: 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles'

July 22, 2014 at 11:39 AM | by | Comments (0)

From Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck falling in love in Rome to Julia Roberts circling the globe to find herself, film has played an important role in shaping both the golden years and current day of travel. Thus, we present our newest series, Travel Movie Tuesday, where we detail the most inspiring travel films.

Here's a flick that is right up our alley and yours: Planes, Trains and Automobiles. While it might sound like a perfect description for a great adventure, this John Hughes film is a comedy that encapsulates the stress of travel so perfectly that we can't help but to laugh out loud. Starring Steve Martin as high-strung marketing executive Neal Page, and John Candy as Del Griffith, an eternally optimistic and clumsy shower ring salesman, the movie follows the duo's attempts to get home in time for Thanksgiving with family.

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Why Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Princess Kate are All Heading to Malta

Where: Malta
July 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM | by | Comments (0)

Malta is about to have a moment as three of the world's most famous people are headed there this fall.

Kensington Palace just announced The Duchess of Cambridge will visit Malta on September 20 and 21 to represent The Queen on the 50th anniversary of Malta's independence. The tour will be significant, not only because it is Kate's first solo foreign tour, but also because The Queen considers her stay there in the 1950s one of the happiest times in her life

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Find Out Exactly What It's Like to Fly with Dusty in 'Planes: Fire & Rescue'

July 18, 2014 at 2:58 PM | by | Comments (0)

Disney fans and wannabe firefighting pilots will all be able to experience what it's like to put out wildfires in the extreme wilderness, just like Dusty and his friends do in Planes: Fire & Rescue.

Flight simulator manufacturer Redbird has created a simulator in support of the movie that provides an authentic and challenging flight experience. As pilots are put in the air with water tanker Dusty, they are tasked with putting out a fire near "Piston Peak" National Park.

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Travel Movie Tuesday: 'The High and the Mighty'

July 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM | by | Comments (2)

From Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck falling in love in Rome to Julia Roberts circling the globe to find herself, film has played an important role in shaping both the golden years and current day of travel. Thus, we present our newest series, Travel Movie Tuesday, where we detail the most inspiring travel films.

We're heading way way back, 60 years back to be exact, for this weeks travel-themed movie. The High and the Mighty is a 1954 disaster flick from the best-selling book of the same name, which paved the way for more modern movies of a similar genre and eventually the parody film of 'Airplane!'. The movie tackles the unknown of air travel in the '50s and simultaneously reaffirms the fears of nervous flyers and makes a statement of how safe it actually was.

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Travel Movie Tuesday: 'The Darjeeling Limited' and Serious Train Travel

July 8, 2014 at 10:31 AM | by | Comments (0)

From Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck falling in love in Rome to Julia Roberts circling the globe to find herself, film has played an important role in shaping both the golden years and current day of travel. Thus, we present our newest series, Travel Movie Tuesday, where we detail the most inspiring travel films.

Few movies investigate family bonding, self-actualization, and travel like 'The Darjeeling Limited'. Wes Anderson's flick, about three brothers reunited for a spiritual journey through India while they re-establish their relationship one year after their father's death, had us giggling at some moments and blinking away tears at others, but longing for a long-haul train ride throughout.

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