Most Travel Inspiring Summer Movies 2008

3. Mamma Mia & Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Mamma Mia was filmed in several locations, but the most travel inspiring location is certainly the Greek Island, Skopelos. The Greek Islands are a beautiful fantasy location for many but the weak dollar makes it seem out of reach. If you are interested in traveling to the Greek Islands, consider a cruise. Cruises are all inclusive which cuts cost and often offer discount rates.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was filmed for the most part in Connecticut and of course we brought you highlights of all of the filming as it was happening last year. But like Mamma Mia, they also filmed scenes in the Greek Islands (Oia, Santroini). Once both films are in theaters we are sure there will be a tourism boom to these luxurious islands.

2. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull hasn’t even hit theaters yet and already the internet is abuzz with disappointment. But whether the film lives up to the others in the franchise or not, the film’s worldwide locations make it a travel inspiration. We reported last summer from the set in New Haven, CT and at the time we shared the best of what the area has to offer but this was not the only location used in the film.

The first Indy 4 filming location was Deming, NM. which filled in for Morocco. We chose Deming because it is located in Southwest New Mexico making it a perfect stop over for a South West Road Trip from White Sands National Monument to Tucson, AZ.

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The third U.S. site for filming was Hilo, Hawaii, an obviously travel inspiring location. Hilo is located on the big island of Hawaii and is a great option for those looking for a getaway to Hawaii that offers hotels and activities for tourists but isn’t as hectic as Waikiki. Hilo is also known for their black lava beaches. For more information about traveling to Hilo, take a look at this travel guide.

For a list of all the Indy 4 locations, check out IMDB.

1. Sex and the City: The Movie

No explanation necessary, SATC is NYC no matter where the movie was premiered. Check out our SATC NYC Weekend Guide for the best tips on visiting New York City in true Sex and the City style.

Here is a list of our runners up, you can find more information about their filming locations by searching our site or IMDB.

The Happening
Mummy 3
The Dark Knight
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