Everything We Know About Travel We Learned From 90s Movies
The first rule of travel hails from the movie ”Armageddon”: You don’t want to miss a thing. Consult travel guides and experts to make sure you make the most of your trip. If something doesn’t go according to plan, at least it’s not the end of the world.
Here are 14 travel tips, suggestions, and recommendations that have been cultivated from the wisest of the wise: some of the best, most treasured films that cinema had to offer in the 1990s.
1. “Forrest Gump” — Pack light
If Forrest can run across the country with only the shirt on his back and a hat on his head, you certainly don’t need a suitcase that weighs more than 50 pounds for your quick hop to the beach. Whether you’re going away for a weekend or a week, try this trick: Pack, evaluate and cut, repack, re-evaluate, and cut some more. You just don’t need four pairs of heels or 10 button-downs. Peruse websites like Amazon or ebags, and find an organization-savvy rolling carry-on, like the Tumi Alpha 2 or Delsey Helium Breeze.
Packing light will help you run through the airport Gump-style (Photo: Thinkstock)
2. “Pretty Woman” — Talk to strangers
Talking to a stranger changed Richard Gere’s life in this movie. No, we can’t advocate a late-night cruise down Hollywood Boulevard to rent yourself a Julia Roberts. But we can recommend that you seek out strangers and make new relationships during your travels. If you’ve never had a cruise best friend or Caribbean fling, we feel sorry for you. So chat up the traveler next to you while in transit. Strike up a conversation with the local bartender, and engage with people you come across. If you’re already traveling on the same path for a day excursion or as part of a group outing, you’re starting off with similar interests (which makes for much better icebreakers than, “How much for the week?”) And if the person is a local, well, at least you’ll have similar interests for the length of your trip. You can always stay in touch through Facebook and Skype.