Looking for different destinations to visit – why not travel to some of the exotic and wonderful locations where this years ‘Best Picture’ Oscar nominees were filmed.
The Revenant (filmed in Alberta, Canada)
Alberta, Canada is so cold in the winter DeCaprio was working in -30C temperatures most of the time. In fact, at one point it reached -40 C. DeCaprio said they couldn’t open their eyes and finally the camera gear locked. They took a break and suspended production for five weeks.
Things to do in Alberta – Don’t visit in winter unless you’re skiing. Good summer destinations include Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Calgary Stampede and Moraine Lake. Travel Alberta
The Big Short (filmed in New Orleans and Manhattan)
The majority of this film was filmed in Wall Street, New York as you would imagine, but parts were also filmed in New Orleans. Both are great cities to visit.
Things to do in New York – September 11 Memorial and Museum, Rockefeller Centre, Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, Central Park and the High Line.
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Things to do in New Orleans– French Quarter, Jackson Square, City Park, St Louis Cathedral, Preservation Hall and the National WWII Museum Travel New Orleans
The location of this tragic and true story was a windowless 10 by10 foot enclosure – best forgotten and never visited.
Bridge of Spies (filmed in Berlin)
The majority of this historic drama- thriller was filmed in Berlin.
Things to do in Berlin – Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandengerg Gate, Reichstag Building, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe Travel Berlin
Mad Max: Fury Road (filmed in Namibia, Africa)
This movie was filmed in Namibia and Namib Desert. It is southwest in Africa, with the desert along the Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife with a significant cheetah population.
If you are looking for wildlife, nature and an adventure take a look at some of their attractions.
Things to do in Namibia– Etosha National Park, Sossusvlei, Fish River Canyon, Twyfelfontein, Caprivi Strip Travel Namibia
The Martian (filmed in Wadi Rum, Jordon)
The backdrop for Mars was filmed in Wadi Rum which is a stunning UNESCO world heritage site located in Jordan. It’s also known as The Valley of the Moon and is the largest wadi in Jordan. It is home to local Zalabia Bedouins who guide tourists and trekkers through the wadi. They have made a success of developing eco-adventure tourism, now their main source of income. The area is now one of Jordan’s important tourist destinations.
Things to do in the Wadi Rum: camping under the stars, riding Arab horses, hiking and rock climbing among the massive rock formations Travel Jordan
Spotlight (filmed in Boston and Toronto)
This true story investigating allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church was filmed in Boston and Toronto.
Things to do in Boston: Freedom Trail, Museum of Science, Fenway Park, Boston Commons, Boston Harbour, walking tours Travel Boston
Things to do in Toronto: CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Lomo, Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto Island, St Lawrence Market Travel Toronto
Brooklyn (filmed in Ireland and New York)
Things to do in Ireland: Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, Guinness Storehouse, Blarney Castle, King John’s Castle, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Travel Ireland