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9 Most Inspiring Travel Movies Slideshow

9 Most Inspiring Travel Movies Slideshow

The Descendants

The Descendants was one of our favorite films of the year for a number of reasons, not least of which was how it showcased the beautiful landscapes, beaches, and mountains of Hawaii.

What to serve? Pineapple upside-down cake washed down with this My Oh My Ty cocktail.

The Hangover Part II

This film might not have been an Oscar contender, but The Hangover Part II was a successful sequel in at least one way: wanderlust. The Hangover made us want to throw some clothes into a carry-on and head to Vegas, and the second installment was no different in making us want to get to Thailand.

What to serve? It may not be Thai, but the boys from The Hangover would approve of this Bacon, Vodka, and Tomato Cocktail. Serve it with green papaya pad Thai.

Midnight in Paris

Owen Wilson's character in Midnight in Paris was created, it seems, for the sole purpose of inspiring wanderlust as he strolls down the cobblestone streets of Paris, ducking into romantic old cafs and bars that, while historic and cultural, still exist. Say no more, Paris here we come.

What to serve? Get inspired by Hemingway and serve this Death in the Gulfstream cocktail along with these buckwheat crepes with peach and raspberry compote.

Lost in Translation

An instant classic, Lost in Translation takes us into more than a handful of colorful Tokyo scenes, from the iconic karaoke adventure to subdued drinks in the hotel lobby and beyond.

What to serve? Of course, serving whiskey is the obvious (and highly recommended) choice, but why not go one step further with this Japanese Courage cocktail instead? Snack on tempura vegetables, too.

Roman Holiday

Watching Audrey Hepburn flutter around Rome on the back of Gregory Peck's Vespa never gets old. The princess, finally on her own (temporarily), indulges in plates of pasta and dripping cones of gelato, making us all but book a flight.

What to serve? Take cues from the film and make this spaghetti alla carbonara, followed by this bourbon gelato an adult version of her sweet treat.

The Kids Are All Right

It might be about two kids being raised by lesbian mothers who decide to find out who their father is, but it's also something of an ode to Los Angeles and Californian cuisine. The first time we're introduced to Mark Ruffalo in the film, he's carrying fresh vegetables into his restaurant, and from there it's all sunny LA days and gorgeous laid-back scenes (some drama ensues, too, but).

What to serve? Fish tacos are intrinsically LA, and theyre best served with a blood orange, ginger beer, and tequila cocktail.

Buena Vista Social Club

This long-loved documentary about the rich, hidden world of Cuban music is filled with romantic scenes of Havana's winding streets and fascinating characters. Buena Vista Social Club shows Cuba as it is, with cars from the 1950s and crumbling architecture, and it makes us hope for the (coming) days of uncomplicated travel to Cuba.

What to serve? Sip on an original daiquiri, and serve it with arroz con pollo.

Whale Rider

We know, you'd forgotten all about Whale Rider. This movie, from 2002, is about a young, ambitious Maori girl in New Zealand (specifically in Whangara on the North Island) and both the story and the incredible scenery have made us want to jet to the other side of the world ever since.

What to serve? One of the most iconic dishes in New Zealand is a pavlova.

One Day

Anne Hathaway may be faking her British accent in One Day (and the dramas that ensue between her and Jim Sturgess will make tears well up in your eyes), but their romance spans two decades and a handful of beautiful settings from Scotland to Paris to London to Dinard, in Brittany.

What to serve? Represent the U.K. with fish and chips alongside this mulled cider with Calvados inspired by Brittany.


There's More to TikTok Than Just Baked Feta Pasta — These Are the Best Recipes of All

Real foodies know that the best spot to find tried, true, and trendy recipes is on TikTok. The social media platform is home to countless hashtags that house some of the most mouthwatering recipes of all, and wow, are they good. #FoodTikTok, #foodrecipe, #ChefsofTikTok, #Blackchef, and #RecipesofTikTok contain ideas that are delicious, easy to follow, and dangerously drool-worthy. After baked feta pasta started trending on the app, it was apparent that TikTok was filled with countless other recipes that deserved the same amount of attention. From deliciously easy baked oats recipes that'll make any morning better to Disney-movie-inspired meals that are creative enough to be deemed magical, TikTok is the place to go when you want to shake things up in the kitchen.

If you're ready to try the most mouthwatering recipes out there, all you have to do is follow these ideas and get cookin'! Whether you're looking to whip up a hearty dinner to impress your favorite foodie (hello, Gigi Hadid's spicy vodka pasta) or you're in search of how to re-create the sushi sandwich that's about to take over the FYP, these recipes will give you all the inspiration you need. Check out the best recipes from TikTok, ahead.


The Top 50 Most Inspirational Movies

Movies are a wonderful source of inspiration. Especially when you’re running short on inspiration, movies can quickly reignite your excitement. In fact, there are many inspirational movies that help you to get into that mindset where inspiration flows and creativity abounds.

Watching inspirational movies brings back those exciting moments of great creativity and inspiration. They can inspire you to give everything you can to see your vision implemented and will also keep you going through difficult times. In short, the best inspirational movies do not only come with meaningful lessons but also help you to brim with creativity once more.


10 Inspiring Travel Bloggers You Need to Start Following

Few of us would turn down the opportunity for a vacation, domestic or abroad. What we tend to have trouble with is actually making travel a priority, setting our sights on a destination and making it happen. Enter the travel blogger, whose whole life seems to revolve around their next getaway. Even if we can&rsquot imagine the same lifestyle for ourselves, they offer inspiration. If this person can manage to make travel top of their list, so can I.

Here are some travel blogger we really, really love, both for the variety of their adventures and their ability to inspire us to book a flight.

1. The Globe Getter


The Globe Getter is Tausha, a full-time communications worker in New York who manages to do all her incredible world traveling in her spare time. Most recently, she took a bike tour through the Blue Mountains of Jamaica.

2. Whimsy Soul


Whimsy Soul is an all-over lifestyle blog run by San Francisco-dwelling Kara, but Kara does a ton of travel and looks stylish as heck while doing it. Her latest post shows she stopped over in Frankfurt and gave a few quick tips on what to do on a layover.

3. I Am Aileen


Aileen is a multilingual Filipino travel blogger who quit her job to travel the world and has kept the momentum going for nearly five years. She recently took an epic trip to Antarctica. She also focuses a lot on the details of a trip &mdash what kind of money you need to bring, what to pack and how to get the most out of your experience. Think of her as your personal travel guide.


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Giant Marshmallow and Cornflakes Christmas Tree Treat

"It's not going in the yard, Russ. It's going in the living room."

Pay homage to the Griswold Family Christmas Tree with this fun twist on traditional Rice Krispie treats. To get the effect, cornflakes are swapped for rice krispies for more of a "leaf look," green food coloring gets the color right, and piped white icing and M&Ms serve as the "lights." With all the ooey-gooey melted marshmallows, this tree might be just as sticky as the Griswolds: "Little full, lotta sap."


Easy + Amazing Instant Pot Meals to Kick Off the Memorial Day Weekend

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1. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

“It is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, to look them in the eye and say, ‘no, you move’.”

Our first quote comes from Captain America: Civil War, arguably one of the best MCU films to date. This movie introduces memorable characters like Peter Parker (a.k.a. Spider-Man) and T’Challa, King of Wakanda and the Black Panther and has action and witty lines at every turn. In this scene, agent Sharon Carter speaks at her aunt’s funeral and delivers a moving and powerful speech guaranteed to inspire you. “It’s inspiring, especially as a woman at a school that is 80 percent men, to be reminded that just…because someone else thinks that I am not capable of something, doesn’t mean thats true,” said Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University freshman Emma Bucey. “I am strong, I am worthy, and I am not going to be silent about it.” Sharon Carter reminds us to hold true to our beliefs and never budge for anyone, no matter the circumstances.

2. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

“…you will stay who you are. Not a perfect soldier, but a good man.”

A memorable moment from Cap’s first movie comes from a conversation between Dr. Erksine, the Army doctor who helped develop the super serum, and pre-serum Steve Rogers. Dr. Erksine’s words prove that true character comes from within. Sometimes a true hero isn’t the strongest or most perfect person, but rather the person who never gives up. “It’s always good to hear that there is value to the struggle of being ‘the little guy’,” University of Florida freshman Thomas Moore said. “Erksine needed someone who is good on the inside first.” Having high integrity helps boost morale, especially when a team feels low or burnt out. Self-motivation truly comes from within, making Dr. Erksine’s point about Captain America true.

3. Iron Man (2008)

“Sometimes you have to run before you can walk.”

The movie that started it all and introduced the world to Marvel superheroes has several amazing quotes. This scene comes as our hero, Tony Stark tries out his Mark I suit for the first time. Rather than playing it safe as his artificial intelligence JARVIS tells him to, Tony decides to push boundaries and see what he can do. “Life is about situations that require you to step outside of your comfort zone and try despite fear,” University of Florida freshman Shradha Arun said. Living your life comfortably may be safe but stepping out and trying new things makes life rewarding. Without exiting your comfort zone, you could miss out on countless opportunities to do great things. Tony embodies this idea-literally-by stepping out of his comfort zone and seeing how the suit works.

4. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

“I’m not as strong as you.”-Thor

Thor: Ragnarok, a fan favorite out of the Marvel franchise, became wildly popular for its witty jokes and relatable characters. However, one of the most overlooked moments in the movie come in this conversation between the title character Thor and his father Odin. Just when Thor wants to give in, he speaks with his father and has a touching moment when he realizes that his power lies in himself, not his hammer. “It made me realize that I am more than anything I attach myself to,” said University of Florida freshman Cathryn Hierak. “Although I might have help from people or things along the way, it doesn’t diminish what I accomplished.” Realizing your inner strength sometimes may be all it takes to power through. We’ve all been there—it’s 10 p.m., two hours until your paper’s deadline, and you really just want to throw in the towel and take the L. However, realizing that you can achieve great things could be that last push to completing your assignment in time. Resilience lies in everybody. Tapping into your inner strength could be that final push you need to crank out that paper and get the A.

5. Black Panther (2018)

“We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us…We must find a way to look after another as if we were one singular tribe.”

Ryan Coogler’s critically acclaimed Black Panther introduced the world to T’Challa, king of the fictional African country of Wakanda. While the catchphrase “Wakanda forever!” may be the most memorable quote, T’Challa’s speech to the United Nations at during the end credits scene may be the most inspiring. He talks about coming together and relying on others to help the world, which makes a large contrast from his opinion of remaining isolated at the beginning of the movie. “T’Challa was willing to change his beliefs for the greater good.” University of Central Florida freshman Skylar Payne said. “It goes to show…that if something you believe is wrong, you can change your values and beliefs.” His growth during this speech shows that reaching out to others for help should not be seen as not a sign of weakness, but, a sign of strength.

6. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

“I’d rather just stay on the ground for a little while…somebody’s gotta look out for the little guy, right?”

Peter Parker swung into the MCU (and our hearts) with the 2017 release of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Throughout the movie, Peter constantly tries to prove to his mentor Tony Stark that he should be an Avenger. This scene at the end of the movie shows, however, that Peter has a change of heart after fighting The Vulture. Peter’s change of heart shows that goals can change. Growth makes us human. Changing your goals should be seen as a good thing because it shows that your adaptability to the world around you. Maybe you want to change majors because you find that you love music despite your background in science. Finding your passion and making yourself happy is what life is all about, and your goals should reflect that.

7. The Avengers (2012)

“There was an idea…to bring together a group of remarkable people, see if they could become something more.”

Nick Fury’s speech to the Avengers after the death of Phil Coulson will go down as one of the top 10 iconic moments in the MCU. This audio has been used countless times including in the Avengers: Infinity War trailer. After listening to him describe the mission of the Avengers, you want to do two things: go re-watch the entire Marvel franchise and find an idea to believe in. “Nick Fury’s words inspired me to really take a stand for something.” University of Florida freshman Emma Etzold said. Finding your purpose and having a common idea with others shows team unity and proves theres strength in numbers. Having a common goal, especially during assignments like group projects shows that the team wants to succeed and will do whatever it takes to accomplish that task.

8. Tony Stark/Steve Rogers- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

“Then we’ll do that together, too.”-Steve

Age of Ultron introduced us to pivotal characters like Wanda Maximoff and Vision but also introduced us to another iconic quote spread throughout the MCU. The argument between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers causes a pivotal moment in the movie. When poised with how Steve would solve the problem, he says he would do it as a team. Despite Tony Stark pointing out they will lose, Steve stands by his words and wants to take a risk. Putting faith in your friends and team lets them know that you can trust them. Teamwork relies on trust. Without it, a team cannot function as it should.

9. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

“And you think life takes more than it gives, but not today. Today it’s giving us something. It is giving us a chance.”

Some of the MCU’s funniest moments come from the Guardians. Drax’s ridiculous jokes or Peter Quill’s quick wit always delight audiences everywhere. However, despite the comedy, Quill knows how to motivate his team at the end of the first movie. When faced with trying to outsmart one of the villains, Yondu, he uses a little tough love to urge his team to act. “Whether your life is good or bad isn’t determined by what life hands you but what you make of it,” University of South Alabama freshman Alyse Brassard said. “You should stand up for what you believe in even if it may seem impossible. Quill shows his team that just because they’re the underdogs doesn’t mean they will lose. We all face adversity in life, but Quill reminds us that our past doesn’t define who we are. By taking a risk, putting the past behind you and trusting in your team, anything can happen.

10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

“The price of freedom is high…and it’s a price I’m willing to pay. If I’m the only one, so be it. But I bet I’m not.”

Captain America’s defining traits, optimism and determination, shine bright in The Winter Soldier. Throughout the course of the movie, Steve Rogers realizes things are different than they seem and he sees the organization SHIELD in a new and unfamiliar light. In order to expose SHIELD for the bad guys they really are, Captain calls others to action by telling them he’s not afraid to stand up to them. Throughout college and life, we face trying situations. Maybe your group members don’t pull their weight in a project or you see someone getting picked on in your organization. Advocating for your beliefs shows that you want to make a change in the world. The next time you’re faced with a difficult situation, remind yourself of Cap’s speech and how he stood up for justice. If Steve Rogers could take down SHIELD, you can get your group to work together for that A.


Recipes from Alabama

A 2019 study by Hotschedules, a restaurant and hospitality software, revealed that Americans eat out a lot. In fact, 56% of Americans told the company that they eat out two to three times a week, which included both in-restaurant dining and ordering takeout. Diners certainly have a wide variety of options to choose from: There are mor than 1 million restaurants throughout the country, according to the National Restaurant Association.

But in the last year, the novel coronavirus pandemic has affected almost every corner of American daily life—not the least of which being how we eat. With rules for social distancing in place along with various states of shutdown orders since March 2020, many people have turned to home-cooked meals in lieu of going out or even getting something delivered.

Of course, eating local favorites is a special kind of treat—so to help you on this home cooking journey, Stacker scoured Allrecipes’ collection of more than 3,000 recipes grouped by state to bring you a list of beloved favorites from Alabama.

Many of these recipes are great for any skill levels—so don’t worry if your culinary expertise leave something to be desired. Keep reading to gain some inspiration for your next meal.

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 40 minutes
- Total: 55 minutes
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 1 - 9x13 inch pan
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

- Prep: 5 minutes
- Total: 5 minutes
- Servings: 1
- Yield: 1 cocktail
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 2 hrs 15 minutes
- Total: 2 hrs 35 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 17
- Read more about the recipe here

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr 30 minutes
- Total: 1 hr 40 minutes
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Additional: 8 hrs
- Total: 8 hrs 15 minutes
- Servings: 30
- Yield: 30 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 20 minutes
- Total: 35 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 20 minutes
- Additional: 30 minutes
- Total: 1 hr 10 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 30 minutes
- Additional: 20 minutes
- Total: 1 hr 10 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Cook: 10 hrs
- Total: 10 hrs 10 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 16
- Read more about the recipe here

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 2 hrs
- Additional: 2 days
- Total: 2 days
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 15 minutes
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 45 minutes
- Total: 1 hr
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Additional: 1 day
- Total: 1 day
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 16 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 25 minutes
- Total: 40 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 1 cobbler
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 20 minutes
- Total: 40 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 10 minutes
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

- Prep: 1 day
- Cook: 12 hrs
- Total: 1 day
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 16 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here


SLIDESHOW: Most kick-ass movie heroines of all time

From crime-fighting superheroines to undercover spies to everyday battlers, there are thousands of legendary female characters we could choose from, but we've narrowed it down to a bunch who we think really stand out.

Who are the coolest movie heroines of the big screen? The ones that kick the most butt, of course.

From crime-fighting superheroines to undercover spies to everyday battlers, there are thousands of legendary female characters we could choose from, but we've narrowed it down to a bunch who we think really stand out.

It's shaping up to be a great year for kick-ass heroines, with the first coming in Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) in Hollywood's epic version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (out January 12).

In the meantime, check out our latest MovieFIX gallery of the most kick-ass movie heroines ever:


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