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Armchair Travel: Love Is In The Air

by Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström Nov 14, 2008

This week, you’ve probably noticed from the various articles published across the Matador Network that we’ve got love on our minds.

In Love Tour: World’s Best Cities for Singles, Sascha Matuszak scouts out the ideal locations to look for love. He also presents dating internationally as a surefire way to improve your language skills in Five Reasons Dating Abroad is the Best Way to Learn a Language,

Erin Ganat gives you seven reasons why an international romance should be on your resolution list for 2009 in 7 Reasons to Fall in Love Abroad in 2009.

Don’t despair if there are no travel plans in your immediate future. Without giving away any plots, here are some classic movies that will flame your dreams of a global romance.

Under the Tuscan Sun

No travel romance movie list would be complete without the staple – Under the Tuscan Sun. A heartwarming story of a divorcee who finds true love against the breathtaking scenery of Tuscany, Italy. This is the quintessential chick-flick so grab some wine and cheese instead of popcorn.

Price: $9.99 | BUY

The English Patient

Adapted from Michael Ondaatje’s award winning novel set during World War II, the English Patient transports you across continents – from Italian countrysides to North African deserts – while unraveling an enduring multilayer love story.

Price: $15.49 | BUY

Before Sunrise/Before Sunset

It all started with a Eurorail ticket – Young American meets French girl aboard a train in Europe and falls madly in love. Thus begins their whirlwind romance that spurred a sequel.

Price: $22.95 | BUY

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

This Caribbean journey of self-discovery finds a successful, independent woman colliding with a young, laid back guy 20 years younger. Set against the lush, tranquil backdrop of Jamaica, its a testament to the fact that love knows no age.

Price: $11.99 | BUY

Do you have a favorite romance movie that flames your wanderlust? Tell us below

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