6 Best Movies to Watch for Boomer Tourists
It’s official: we’ve definitely caught the travel bug since we’re sharing a list of some of the best movies to watch that’ll inspire you to get out and explore the many wonders that the world has to offer! Of course, there is no way that we’ll be able to collect and list down every single travel movie out there. What we have today are some flicks that we believe would connect to baby boomer and retirement concerns. And we do hope that these movies do inspire you to travel – let’s head on over to the first choice:
Baby Boomer Travel Movie#1: The Beach
Our previous article, 4 International Travel Tips to Keep Boomers Abroad, showed that safety should always be prioritized when traveling in foreign places. And as a way to both inspire and allow boomer tourist to be wary of what to expect in different cultures, The Beach is a good movie to watch. Released in the year 2000, the Leonardo DiCaprio film highlighted the many wonders Thailand has in store for tourists. It also showed the importance of tourists to choose who to trust in foreign soil. The point of the matter is, it always pays to be respectful with the locals – and to be part of a trusted group of people when traveling.
Baby Boomer Travel Movie#2: Lost in Translation
Age is just a number when sparking connections in the Sofia Coppola film, Lost in Translation. Featuring the talented Bill Murray as an old movie actor, and the stunning Scarlett Johansson as a young girl in Tokyo, the film showed that sometimes, the best relationships are forged in strange cities around the world. Other than the great cinematography and the neon-lit atmosphere of the metro, Lost in Translation may also delight boomers who enjoy quirky alcoholic drinks – anyone up for Suntory time?
Baby Boomer Travel Movie#3: Lord of the Rings
Stare in awe at the majestic splendor of New Zealand by watching the Lord of the Rings films. But more than the visual delight, boomers can get some travel inspiration from the Tolkien saga itself. Retirement can be seen as a new quest, a journey that rewards in terms of new experiences, skills, and friends. Plus, if Gandalf can get around Middle-earth, then who’s stopping boomers from accomplishing the same feat, right?
Baby Boomer Travel Movie#4: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
What’s stopping you from living a life of adventure? Bills to pay, responsibilities at home, still stuck to a job, perhaps? Then The Secret Life of Walter Mitty may just be a good movie for you to watch. In as so much having and sticking to a routine can be efficient, just simply getting out of your comfort zone and into the great unknown can very well be the best thing you’ll do in your life. Boomers can motivate themselves with this film, that taking that plunge into exotic destinations can make the golden years even brighter!
Baby Boomer Travel Movie#5: Up
Who would have known – an animated film made it into this list of best movies to watch! But don’t let Up fool you. The Disney and Pixar collaboration can be seen as a love letter for boomers. With all of these changes happening in their lives, don’t you think most boomers wish they can simply fly off and escape to a simpler time and place? Without spoiling too much, Up shows not only the wonders of older adults traveling. It’ll also show them that kids nowadays are still sweet, and if given the chance, can help them see the world through brighter and cheerful eyes.
Baby Boomer Travel Movie#6: Vicky, Christina, Barcelona
Last on our best movies to watch list, and for boomers who plan or wish to travel to Spain, we’d like to highly suggest the wonderful Woody Allen film, Vicky, Christina, Barcelona. The comedy-drama film shows tourists what to expect in the country – the food, art, music, and even relationships. The uncertainty of life, even during the twilight years, is something to ponder on in this film!
Also, we’d like to remind you folks of learning more about Medicare Supplemental Plans. As we’ve mentioned before, this insurance can help cover for emergency health services, even in foreign countries. For an even more practical approach when purchasing a plan, make sure to apply during the Medicare Supplement Open Enrollment period. Please ask your insurance agent for more details.
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