I took a few days off for some rest and relaxation this past Christmas- the first time I’ve taken in a while.  As the days went out, a familiar feeling started to creep in- wanderlust.   If you suffer from it, you know all too well the itch to travel and adventure- to give your normal life two weeks’ notice and hit the road.  But I didn’t have to pack my things into a hobo bindle and hitchhike to find what I was looking for- I just watched the movie versions of all my favorite adventure tales.

Here are the movies that let me adventure without going too far:

  • 1

    Eat, Pray, Love

    Based on Elizabeth Gilbert's 2007 best seller by the same name, my all time fav Julia Roberts left me feeling confident that should I divorce, I'd know what to do.

  • 2


    This movie just hit theaters but is based on the real-life story of Cheryl Strayed and her journey across the Pacific Coast Trail. Despite all of the crying this movie (and book!) made me do, I wished it hadn't ended or had a Part 2.

  • 3

    Into the Wild

    By far one of the more tear jerking adventure stories- Into the Wild is based on the true life story of Christopher McCandless.  It is worth every single 148 minute