TV + Movies

There are few better ways to get to know a place than through the media surrounding it. Television and movies — by Hollywood, Bollywood (India's version), Nollywood (Nigeria's version), or any other overseas industry — can give you an understanding of a place's history and culture, from its political leanings down to its people's sense of humor. And when you're tethered to your everyday routine for months on end, movies and TV can give you a much-desired travel fix and reawaken your sense of wonder.

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Melissa McCarthy on a vacation home/hotel balcony
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