For the Love of... Staying Inspired and Staying Busy

Here at FTLO, we are in full support of #stayathome so we can beat Covid-19. While we're hunkered down, we thought we'd put together some worldly ways to pass the time. Because even if we can't go anywhere right now, looking forward to our next adventure can help ease the pain.

So, on that note, we decided to crowd sourced our social followers favorite travel-inspired past times so we could share with the rest of our FTLO Community.

Internationally-inspired movies and TV shows:

ROMA

Hassan Kadam is an extraordinarily talented and largely self-taught culinary novice. When he and his family are displaced from their native India and settle in a quaint French village, they decide to open an Indian eatery. However, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the proprietress of an acclaimed restaurant just 100 feet away, strongly objects. War erupts between the two establishments, until Mallory recognizes Kadam's impressive epicurean gifts and takes him under her wing.

Available to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more!


Eat Pray Love

Liz Gilbert thought she had everything she wanted in life: a home, a husband and a successful career. Now newly divorced and facing a turning point, she finds that she is confused about what is important to her. Daring to step out of her comfort zone, Liz embarks on a quest of self-discovery that takes her to Italy, India and Bali.

Available to watch on Amazon Prime, Vudu, and more!



The Hundred-Foot Journey


Hassan Kadam is an extraordinarily talented and largely self-taught culinary novice. When he and his family are displaced from their native India and settle in a quaint French village, they decide to open an Indian eatery. However, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the proprietress of an acclaimed restaurant just 100 feet away, strongly objects. War erupts between the two establishments, until Mallory recognizes Kadam's impressive epicurean gifts and takes him under her wing.

Available to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more!

Whale Rider

Only males are allowed to ascend to chiefdom in a Maori tribe in New Zealand. This ancient custom is upset when the child selected to be the next chief dies at birth. However his twin sister, Pai, survives. At age 12, she enlists the help of her grandmother and the training of her uncle (Grant Roa) to claim her birthright. But to break with convention, she'll have to do the impossible: win over her ultra-traditional grandfather.

Available to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more!

Other wanderlust-inducing movies:​


Series that will have you on the edge of your seat:

Travel Man: 48 hours in...

Richard Ayoade attempts to visit all the top tourist attractions in various cities in a 48-hour period. Each episode sees Richard travelling with a different companion (often time celebrities) to places such as Iceland, Barcelona, Istanbul and Marrakech.

Available for streaming on Hulu and iTunes.




No Reservations

In the Emmy Award winning series, No Reservations is a series that followed the late Anthony Bourdain while he traveled the globe to explore new cities, villages and countries that offer life’s truest surprises.

Our take: Anthony Bourdain is the original foodie and travel GOAT.

Available for streaming on Hulu.


NorseMen

The residents of an 8th-century Viking village experience political rivalry, social change and innovations that upend their culture and way of life.

Our take: It's HILARIOUS. And has no subtitles.

Available for streaming on Hulu and iTunes.


Other Shows We'll be Binging:

  • Chefs Table

  • Outlander

  • Ugly Delicious

  • Gran Hotel

  • Grand Tour

  • Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

  • Don't Feed Phil

  • Travels With my Father's



​To Shake the Sleeping Self

By Jedidiah Jenkins

On the eve of turning thirty, terrified of being funneled into a life he didn’t choose, Jedidiah Jenkins quit his dream job and spent sixteen months cycling from Oregon to Patagonia. He chronicled the trip on Instagram, where his photos and reflections drew hundreds of thousands of followers, all gathered around the question: What makes a life worth living?

Check it out here →




West With the Night: A Memoir

By Beryl Markahm

"Born Beryl Clutterbuck in the middle of England, she and her father moved to Kenya when she was a girl, and she grew up with a zebra for a pet; horses for friends; baboons, lions, and gazelles for neighbors. She made money by scouting elephants from a tiny plane. And she would spend most of the rest of her life in East Africa as an adventurer, a racehorse trainer, and an aviatrix―she became the first person to fly nonstop from Europe to America, the first woman to fly solo east to west across the Atlantic. Hers was indisputably a life full of adventure and beauty."

Check it out here →

Infidel

By Ayaan Hirsi Ali

"One of today’s most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following the murder of Theo van Gogh by an Islamist who threatened that she would be next. She made headlines again when she was stripped of her citizenship and resigned from the Dutch Parliament."

Check it out here →



Other Top Reading Suggestions:

(Spoiler alert! Most can be enjoyed as major motion films as well.)

  • "Shantaram" - Gregory David Roberts

  • "Zorro" – Isalbel Allende

  • "Life of Pi" – Yann Martel

  • "Alone Time" – Stephanie Rosennloom

  • "In a Sunburned Country" – Bill Bryson

  • "On The Road" – Jack Kerouac

  • "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" – Cheryl Strayed

  • "A Walk in the Woods" – Bill Bryson

  • "What I was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir" – Kristin Newman

  • "At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe" – Tsh Oxenreider

  • "The Lord of The Rings" – J. R. R. Tolkien

  • "Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life" – William Finnegan

Introducing: FTLO Travel Spotify

We are building out travel-inspired playlists for you to groove to and move to during this time of social distancing and self isolation. Check out the "Keep Calm, Quarantine on" playlist for major vibes.

Dance with us here!→ FTLO TRAVEL PLAYLIST

Spotify Top 50 Lists by Destination

and the list goes on...


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