With the next James Bond film being shot in Jamaica, it reminds us of all the other famous films from the franchise to use the beautiful Jamaican landscape as a backdrop. Here are a few to inspire (more) wanderlust this summer.
Before Daniel Craig’s James Bond, there was Sean Connery (and a slew of others), but specifically Dr. No comes to mind. The film, starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, was primarily filmed in Ocho Rios, or Crab Key as the fictional island was called in the film.
Other scenes in the film, one set at Queens Club, was actually the Liguinea Club in Kingston. This nod to local culture is followed by several other scenes showing off the region’s natural beauty in North Kingston along the stunning Blue Mountains.
Another Bond adaptation, Live and Let Die, starring Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto and Jane Seymour, was filmed again in Ocho Rios, but at Couples San Souci. This film showed off more of the region’s iconic natural beauty, as well as it’s more tumultuous side.
A cemetery scene was constructed on Falmouth Road, north of Montego Bay as well as a bus chase scene along Montego Bay-Lucea Highway. Live and Let Die also took viewers through the popular Green Grotto Caves, located on Jamaica’s north coast.
Another famous setting in its own right, Rose Hall Great House is a haunted 18th-century plantation with a sorted history. Located in Montego Bay, you can see the old house with a makeshift graveyard — interesting considering the property has an existing graveyard — as well as a poppy field scene, actually an open lawn toward the back of the house.
Have you binge-watched one of Netflix’s hottest new shows, Bridgerton? If you have, you’re probably absolutely obsessed and can’t wait for season two to be released. A new experience from The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, just launched, inspired by this period drama, and fans can get their Bridgertonfix before the next season comes.
Say “Yaas Queen” at Cleveland, Ohio’s, Kimpton Schofield Hotel. Celebrate with your squad in the hotel’s three-bedroom penthouse on the 14thfloor. The promotion welcomes a change of environment and allows you and your best friends a chance to stay in one of the most unique spaces in all of Cleveland.
Alexandria, Virginia, is full of cultural attractions, historic landmarks and outdoor activities. With its close proximity to Washington, D.C., Alexandria is a great city to see on its own or if you’re visiting our nation’s capital. There are plenty of things to do for less than $100 a day.
While many people visit Las Vegas to gamble, some go to watch the shows or explore the Strip and surrounding attractions. Almost all of the hotels in Vegas feature an expansive casino with plenty of tables, slot machines and other games. Along with gambling, most of the casinos also allow players to smoke in the casinos. A new Las Vegas resort is about to change the scene.
The sustainably chic h2hotel in Healdsburg, California, relaunched its Living Room styling amenity that allows guests to decorate a suite with a variety of plants from Dragonfly Floral, an organic flower farm and full-service florist. Upon check-out, guests can choose to purchase any of the in-room plants. The offer is available year-round and starts at $150.