Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Vacation Movies: Woody Allen Take Me Away

Don't let the title fool you; I am not a Woody Allen fan. At least not until recently. I am, however, a fan of travel itineraries for the financially-challenged. Sometimes you just want to be transported to someplace else. Care to travel on a budget of around ten dollars? Here are a few recommended destinations:

Midnight in Paris

Have I mentioned that I've never made a movie? Yeah, well, I can still have a judgement. I've made plenty of those. 

This film was truly charming, whimsical, and transporting.  This is one great Vacation Movie.

Great shots of Paris, terrific wardrobes, and unexpected travel companions will join you on your tour, led by your guide, a boyish and slightly befuddled Owen Wilson. 

Have a wonderful trip. I guarantee, you will wish you could stay in Paris a little longer.

Vicki Cristina Barcelona

Another fabulous vacation brought to you by Woody Allen. Who'da thunk? Certainly not me.

Chemistry 101:
Place three extremely sexually attractive people together in beautiful Barcelona, titrate with Penelope Cruz, and see if something explodes. 

This is one of those 'feast for the eyes' movies. It just has this airy, open, vacation-y feel. But, it's not for the kiddies. This is a humorous and titillating trip for adults. Be careful, you will be seduced.

Letters to Juliet

Remember how Stealing Beauty made you just want to to pack up and move to Italy? Oh, wait, that was me.

This is one of those super-lightweight romances, so just relax, quit being a stodgy snob, and try to enjoy yourself.

Again with the open air, and the eye-feast. I hate to be repetitive, but those are great qualities to look for in a Vacation Movie. Italy is so very photogenic. And it was so great to see Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero! I was so glad that they were able to make the trip with us.


Honorable Mention:  All those Bourne movies. Not very relaxing, but you get to travel around quite a bit.

And, sadly, this concludes today's journey. Please book with us again. We're running a special in April.


  1. My favorite "travel with movies" movies have to be the Japanese and Indian ones. They transport you not just in place, but through time as well. I'm thinking classic Ozu, Kurosawa, Satyajit Ray. If you ever want recs on this genre, let me know! :-)

  2. Sure! Recommendations would be great.