We love movies and watching TV. Right now we have cable, Amazon firesticks and a firebox, Â Skyler has a PlayStation 4, and James has a XBOX One. We always have something playing in one of the rooms. We also have a Western Digital Cloud that has over 200 movies that we currently don’t watch because, well who needs it when we are this connected right now. Â I have been adding travel movies that inspire wanderlust and we have found our top 5 travel movies to add to our cloud for now and onto our watch list.
Top 5 Travel Movies
“This is the true story of Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch). Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, McCandless instead walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure.”
Into The Wild is also based on the book by the same title. Â The story follows Christopher across America until he settles in Alaska. What would possess a person to cut ties with society and choose a life of solitude? Â IMDb rates the movie an 8.1/10
“Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find joy in life.”
The Bucket List has two of my favorite actors,Â Jack Nicholson andÂ Morgan Freeman. Life is short and we don’t always have the time to do the things that we want to do unless we make the time to do them.Â
“Following his parents’ death in Africa, John Clayton has been raised by an ape, was known by the name Tarzan, but eventually left Africa and for his parents’ home in England, along with the woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He is asked by Belgian King Leopold to go to Africa to see what he has done there to help the country. Initially, he refuses. But an American, George Washington Williams, wants him to accept so he can accompany him. He says that Leopold might be committing all sorts of atrocities to achieve his goal, like slavery. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. When they arrive, a man named Rom, who works for Leopold, attacks their village and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington’s help, he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle. Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it.”
Legend of Tarzan is here because I just loveÂ Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd and the imagery is beautiful in this movie.Â
“The year is 1936. An archeology professor named Indiana Jones is venturing in the jungles of South America searching for a golden statue. Unfortunately, he sets off a deadly trap but miraculously escapes. Then, Jones hears from a museum curator named Marcus Brody about a biblical artifact called The Ark of the Covenant, which can hold the key to humanly existence. Jones has to venture to vast places such as Nepal and Egypt to find this artifact. However, he will have to fight his enemy Rene Belloq and a band of Nazis in order to reach it.”
Really, I think any Indiana Jones movie is great for wanderlust, but Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of our favorite movies.
“Frances Mayes is a San Francisco-based literature professor, literary reviewer and author, who is struggling in writing her latest book. Her outwardly perfect and stable life takes an unexpected turn when her husband files for divorce. He wants to marry the woman with whom he is having an affair. Frances supported her husband financially as he was writing his own book, and he sues her for alimony despite her financial difficulties. And he wants to keep the house. Frances eventually accepts her best friend Patti’s offer of a vacation, a gay tour of Tuscany which Patti and her lesbian partner Grace originally purchased for themselves before Patti found out that she is pregnant. The gift is a means to escape dealing with the divorce, from which Patti feels Frances may never recover emotionally without some intervention. Feeling that Patti’s assessment may be correct in that she has too much emotional baggage ever to return to San Francisco, Frances, while in Tuscany, impulsively ditches …”
And a Gadget?
One thing we have noticed is, how are we going to carry all of our movies and DVD’s? Megan’s collection is on her hard drive but requires an internet connection. James has 100’s of DVD’s but in a bulky binder. How do we solve this down the road when we are traveling?
Kodi and Raspberry Pi to the rescue! I have been wanting a Raspberry Pie for a while now, and you can install Kodi right onto it and create a media center. The pi’s can also have retropie installed to run older video games, and I have also seen the older Super Nintendo and PlayStation games. We will be hooking the pi up to an external hard drive to house all of our movies and pictures on them, but not a cloud-based one. It will need to be one that doesn’t need internet to run it. It also will need its own power supply.
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