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With the Last 'Hobbit' Film in Theaters, What's Next for New Zealand?

January 2, 2015 at 12:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

The impact the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies has had on New Zealand tourism has been well-documented, but will the country be able to sustain the hype now that the final movie has hit theaters?

It is estimated The Hobbit films bring in $50 and $500 million per year. Recognizing the movies' role in tourism, New Zealand-based companies have started incorporating the films into their marketing strategies. Air New Zealand, for example, flies jets emblazoned with images from the movies, has commissioned Hobbit sculptures in the airports, and plays safety videos featuring characters from the films.

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The Best Travel Movie of 2014

December 31, 2014 at 3:10 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's that time of the year again, the time when the year just plain ends. Alas, we can't just let 2014 go that easily, especially since travelers spent it both up in the air and up in arms over a crazy range of topics. Now we take a brief look back at the best and worst of 2014 with the Jaunted Travel Awards,—or as we fondly refer to them—The Jauntys.

In a year with so many great travel movies, from Wild to Chef and the final movie in The Hobbit series which has inspired thousands to visit New Zealand, it was hard to narrow it down to just one. But, after much consideration, a little movie derived from a BBC comedy series is our winner.

In The Trip To Italy, comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon take a largely improvised road trip through Italy, from northern Piemonte to the Amalfi Coast, following in the footsteps of Percy Shelley and Lord Byron.

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Where to View the Art Inspiration Behind the New Movie, 'Big Eyes'

December 26, 2014 at 1:26 PM | by | Comments (0)

The release of Tim Burton's Big Eyes may have been overshadowed by the controversy surrounding another Christmas Day release, but that hasn't stopped the film's subject, Margaret Keane, from enjoying her rekindled fame.

Big Eyes follows the drama behind Keane's famous big eyes portraits, which her husband, Walter Keane, passed off as his own until they eventually divorced and she took him to court.

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Travel Movie Tuesday: 'Four Christmases' is a Nightmare Turned Comedy

December 23, 2014 at 10:16 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.

The idea of re-doing Christmas over and over until all relatives are satisfied is not a nightmare, but having our dream vacation plans changed at the very last minute due to an "act of Mother Nature" sure is. Just imagine escaping the cold and snow of the the northern hemisphere to spend Christmas Day in tropical Fiji but, at the very last minute all flights are grounded and you're not going anywhere.

Such is the very start of 'Four Christmases' and the hilarity that ensues might just make for a new holiday tradition of watching this travel-themed movie with your own family.

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Three US Museums with 'Night at the Museum'-Style Overnights in 2015

December 19, 2014 at 3:26 PM | by | Comment (1)

This weekend, Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb hits theaters and, in honor of its release, we have a look at three museums where your kids can spend the night in 2015.

La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, CA

The Overnight Adventures program at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County now includes the La Brea Tar Pits. Camp Goo at the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits gives children the chance to get down and dirty in the tar pits with special flashlight tours, a scavenger hunt, and sticky crafts. All overnight adventures also include light snacks, a museum patch, and entry into the museum the following day. Check out the full schedule of upcoming camps at nhm.org.

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Travel Movie Tuesday: 'Seven Years in Tibet' and Perception

December 16, 2014 at 10:26 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.

Crossing timezones while bleary-eyed and immersing yourself into foreign cultures at the risk of looking out of place is all par for the course when it comes to experiencing new lands and the people that inhabit them. In the years between World War I and World War II, travel also held the dangers of political instability and the emotional scars of war. 'Seven Years in Tibet' combines all of these elements to tell the true story of famed mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer, and his experience traveling during such a time.

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Win a 'Wild' Trip to Oregon and Hike the Pacific Crest Trail

December 12, 2014 at 3:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

Today is the last chance to enter Fox Searchlight's #LifeIsWild contest in honor of the new movie Wild, which follows the real-life Cheryl Strayed's life-changing 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.

With award nominations piling up for Wild, the state of Oregon - where the movie was filmed - is anticipating a tourism boom.

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Travel Movie Tuesday: Escapism and an Expat Life in 'Under the Tuscan Sun'

Where: Italy
December 9, 2014 at 3:16 PM | 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.

Expat life is quite a decision; you pack up your life and heading to a destination that's not only a new city, a new country, but possibly also a new culture and new outlook. Major life changes like new jobs, marriages (and divorces), or just the desire to immerse oneself in a new part of the world are usually the driving forces behind such a change, and a mild combination of all of them form the basis for "Under the Tuscan Sun."

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Go Behind the Scenes of 'The Imitation Game' at the Real Bletchley Park

December 5, 2014 at 3:23 PM | by | Comments (0)

Visitors to Britain's Bletchley Park, where Alan Turing and his team cracked the German Enigma code and helped end World War II, can now go behind the scenes of the movie based on Turning's life, The Imitation Game.

The Imitation Game: The Exhibition is now on display in the room where the movie's bar scenes were filmed at Bletchley Park.

“Filming at Bletchley Park was amazing," said star Benedict Cumberbatch. "The parts where we were at Bletchley Park were magical moments in the filming schedule. It really was very special. You really feel like you're playing slightly with ghosts. It's nerve-racking, fictionalizing what happened."

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Travel Movie Tuesday: 'Stand By Me' is More Than Childsplay

December 2, 2014 at 9:15 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.

A desire to explore and experience new things is innate for most kids; it's a part of youth. "Stand By Me" focuses on this urge with the the tale of four adolescent boys who seek to escape their tumultuous lives at home, and make their naiveté and childhood wonder work in discovering what makes a true adventure.

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Determined to Visit Antarctica? Watch 'A Year On Ice' First

November 28, 2014 at 3:07 PM | by | Comments (0)

This weekend moviegoers can experience what it's really like to live in Antarctica as the movie Antarctica: A Year On Ice hits theaters.

The film is directed by Anthony Powell who, along with his wife Christine, has been living in Antarctica for more than 10 years. Powell's first documentary captures a year in the life of these two brave Antarctica dwellers, including everything from months of darkness to some of the worst storms on earth.

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Travel Movie Tuesday: 'Out of Africa' Makes You Want to Get in Africa

November 25, 2014 at 11:47 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.

Early in the 20th century, two young Danes decide to get married and head to Africa to open up a dairy farm in British East Africa. Sounds like a perfect dream escape for the adventurous pair as they start a new ex-patriot life in the colonial continent of 1913, but of course it doesn't come easy. Enter "Out of Africa."

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