Many travelers draw inspiration from films, TV and books. Some love traveling to the same settings that were used or to hang out where their favorite actors were filming. Those who are fans of animated films, most of the time cannot visit the exact destinations from the movie, but can either visit the places that inspired the film or use the film as encouragement to travel.
Studio Ghibli is Japan’s answer to Disney. They produce fantastic productions beloved around the world. Many of the films involve characters going to places they’ve never been before. Watching these films can inspire folks to travel.
For example, in Studio Ghibli’s most popular film, Spirited Away, a young girl is moving to a new home with her family and stops at a market along the way. This market turns out to be a magical place that turns people into pigs to be used by a mystical Japanese bathhouse. The young girl must navigate her way around the bathhouse in secret trying to figure out how to save her parents. Travelers can relate to this story and might feel encouraged to travel to Japan to experience their bathhouses.
In another film, Kiki’s Delivery Service, the main setting is inspired by Europe. It’s a town by the sea with many winding alleyways and small streets. The main character, Kiki, is new to this town and must learn her away around. Throughout the movie she travels a lot and makes friends along the way. Fans of this film may follow in her footsteps and visit a foreign city.
Travel to Africa can be daunting for those unfamiliar with the culture so different from our home. However, it’s also one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences available to travelers. If you’re unsure where to begin, here are the safest countries on the continent to begin with.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Being stuck in the middle seat on an airplane is hardly anyone’s first choice, but for travelers who aren’t willing to shell out extra bucks to choose their own seat, the middle seat may be randomly assigned to them. However, there are a few ways to make the most of this situation and breeze through the flight with the most comfortable experience possible.
Along Guyana’s Rupununi River, Karanambu Lodge is an oasis of comfort and compassion in a largely wild region undisturbed by commercial tourism. Guyana is a land rich in biodiversity and Karanambu is dedicated to its conservation, operating as both an eco-tourist lodge and a charitable trust devoted to the preservation of the Rupununi, savannah and waters.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.