As a group of people it’s fair to say that we’re quite easily influenced. Whether we know it or not, TV shows, films and music all have a big impact on determining how we view our lives, our goals and our ambitions.
So when it comes to holidays, it’s no wonder that we want to replicate what we see on the big screen. Whether it’s Audrey Hepburn walking sultrily through Manhattan in Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Meryl Streep dancing her way around a Greek island in Mama Mia, there are examples everywhere you look.
So if you’ve seen it in the movies, here’s how you can see it for real this summer.
Set on a stunning tropical island, The Beach introduced Thailand to a whole new generation of travellers and adventure-seekers.
Depicting a semi-self sufficient community of international misfits, the film has inspired many backpackers to head to Thailand’s beautiful coastline.
If you want to live just like Leonardo DiCaprio and friends –without the trouble they got into later in the film, of course – then there are plenty of high-end, boutique-style beach resorts dotted along the Thai coast and throughout its many islands.
You can spend your days soaking up the sun or having spa treatments, before spending the night lying under the stars listening to tales from your fellow travellers.
Lord of the Rings
As epic as the country that they were filmed in, The Lord of the Rings trilogy gave New Zealand’s spectacular countryside the fame and attention it deserves.
Follow in the fellowship’s wake by taking part in a hiking trip through some of New Zealand’s hills and mountains.
Or if your sympathy lies with the Riders of Rohan, get in the saddle and hire a guide to lead you on horseback through this stunning environment.
Released in 2001, this charming French film became an instant hit among the young and ‘young at heart’ around the world.
And who, after watching Amélie’s quirky adventures in Paris, wouldn’t want to go and experience a little of the magic themselves?
You can spend the weekend retracing Amélie’s steps around Montmartre and the rest of this beautiful city, before stopping off at the Sacre Coeur to watch the sun set
So, if you’re looking for a weekend break with a difference this summer, head to your local cinema for some inspiration and easily book your holiday with Superbreak. Who knows where you’ll be heading next?