“Every man dies. Not every man really lives!” So start livin’, Mel, and book a sabbatical from work to go on this exclusive tour of the world's most famous movie locations with VeryFirstTo. The epic endeavor'll ensure you rack up a lot of in-flight films as well -- exploring 10 countries over the course of three months, you'll walk in the footsteps of 20 iconic, cinematic spots.
As you’d expect from a trip with this kind of price tag, everything's mega-luxe: tours are private, flights are business class, and accommodation is exclusively in fancy-pants hotels like the Hotel Bel Air, the Four Seasons Paris, and the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo. Because YOLO.
18. Alcatraz -- San Francisco, CA
Escape from Alcatraz
No one will stop you from trying to leave, but you can hide on the ferry back to San Francisco and pretend you're being followed.
17. United Methodist Church of La Verne -- La Verne, CA
Find yourself a cougar, dawg.
16. Church of Gran Madre Di Dio -- Turin, Italy
The Italian Job
Rent a Mini Cooper and floor it around town; stealing gold is optional.
15. The Trevi Fountain -- Rome, Italy
La Dolce Vita
Find yourself a hot Swedish-American chick and take a dip in the fountain (just make sure she's single first).
14. Macchu Pichu -- Peru
The Motorcycle Diaries
1) Rent a motorcycle; 2) Grab your bestie; 3) Try like hell to survive -- driving in South America's absolutely terrifying.
13. Wadi Rum Desert -- Jordan
Lawrence of Arabia
Rather than fight endless battles, find yourself a camel and canter through the desert in a flattering tunic.
12. Petra -- Jordan
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
Find some Nazis. And the Holy Grail. And Sean Connery... wow, this movie had it all!
11. Ko Phi Phi Leh -- Thailand
Grab a harpoon, hunt dinner, and make love to a French beauty. This is the life, man. You might never go home, either.
10. Glen Coe -- Scotland, UK
OBVIOUSLY you're going to sprint down a hill yelling FREEDOOOMM at the top of your lungs. You've been doing that since touching down in Scotland.
9. Bookshop -- Notting Hill, London, UK
Hang around bookshops trolling for American women (preferably while faking a British accent).
8. The apartment -- Paris, France
Creep around town while stalking people and scheming, but in an adorable way (?) so no one files a restraining order.
7. The apartment -- Paris, France
Last Tango in Paris
Two words: Anonymous sex.
6. Imperial Palace -- Kyoto, Japan
The Last Samurai
The ascetic and disciplined lifestyle of a Samurai is not for you. Next.
5. Park Hyatt Hotel -- Tokyo, Japan
Lost in Translation
Find a much younger hottie and bond over mutual existential ennui.
4. Forbidden City -- Beijing, China
The Last Emperor
Employ eunuchs to wait on you, hand and foot. Alternatively, order room service.
3. Wudang Monastery -- Wudang, China
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Work on your swordsmanship. No sword handy? Grab a big-ass steak knife... and indulge in some fine bovine.
1. Katz's Delicatessen
205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
Many of NYC's most famed culinary contributions have seemingly been surpassed: foldable slices of street pizza have been displaced by Neapolitan offerings at the top of the pie pyramid, and some local restaurants have even taken to shipping their bagels down from Montreal. But one place that has remained steadfast through any and every crazy is Katz's, which has been serving delicious & classic pastrami, corned beef, and turkey sandwiches to New Yorkers, celebrities, and tourists alike since 1888. It's won titles like the Manliest Sandwich Shop in America, Best Hot Dog in NY, and New York's Grandest Deli. Customers receive a paper ticket upon entering and order at the counter, where butchers quickly mark down prices and sling meats onto cafeteria-style trays. Sample cuts before committing to a sandwich, but once you do you better stock up on napkins and grab a seat. Don't lost that ticket! You may have to pay a fine to leave the restaurant.
3. Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94123
This notorious island, former home of the most villainous villains, is located in the San Francisco Bay. Today, you can tour the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast and the former prison on what is also known as "The Rock".