Thinking about booking a flight to nowhere? We have a better idea for you.

Qantas caused a stir last week when they released tickets for a flight to nowhere - and it sold out in 10 minutes. The flight, which costs between $787 and $3,787, takes off and lands at Sydney Domestic Airport and takes its passengers on a "joyride" around the country to see hotspots like Uluru and Great Barrier Reef from above. 

The popularity of this flight is a true testament to how much we all miss long haul travel, and follows in the footsteps of other international airlines such as Taiwan's EVA Airways and Japan's ANA that are also looking for COVID-friendly ways to give people a taste of adventure without actually going anywhere or physically crossing any borders.

But many have criticised the flight for various reasons, with environmental concerns at the top of the list. Airplanes are known for being a major polluter and the idea of taking flights with no actual destination in mind strikes many as not just ridiculous but also quite destructive.

So how do you get a taste of travel and adventure without ruining the planet? We have a suggestion for you - how about creating your own destination-themed film festival?

It's a great way to embrace a travel vibe without leaving the comfort of your own home. For an evening, or even a whole weekend, immerse yourself in stories and visuals from another place and imagine you're there. To really get into it, we suggest going the whole way and preparing a themed menu and maybe even adding some appropriate music and costuming.

Interested? Great!

Here are some suggestions to get you started:

Take a trip to... PARIS

What to watch?

Amelie
Midnight in Paris
Before Sunset
Ratatouille

What to eat?

Baguettes, brie and other stinky cheeses, confit duck, quiche and lots of either champagne or red wine

Added extras?

Some music by Serge Gainsbourg or Edit Piaf, and wear a beret if you have one!

Take a trip to... NEW YORK CITY

What to watch?

You've Got Mail
Annie Hall
Old reruns of Sex in the City or Gossip Girl
The Wolf of Wall Street

What to eat?

Hotdogs, giant slices of cheese and tomato pizza, baked pretzels with mustard, pastrami sandwiches and a big slice of cheesecake to finish.. 

Added extras?

Playing Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" on repeat should definitely get you in the mood.

Take a trip to... TUSCANY

What to watch?

Under the Tuscan Sun
Stealing Beauty
A Room with a View
Only You

What to eat?

Pasta, pasta and more pasta!! You can eat any other Italian food as well, of course... but make sure there's lots of pasta. A sparkling glass or two of lambrusco would also be a fun touch.

Added extras?

It's probably a nice idea to flick through some cookbooks while you're watching the films for extra Italian-ness, maybe Tortellini at Midnight by Emiko Davies or anything by Anna del Conte or Marcella Hazan, to either plan future meals or just indulge in some harmless food porn.

Take a trip to... TOKYO

What to watch?

Lost in Translation
Midnight Diner
Akira
Jiro Dreams of Sushi

What to eat?

Sushi, edamame, miso soup, ramen noodles and lots of sake. You can try making it yourself, but we recommend supporting your local Japanese restaurant with a giant order with a bit of everything on the menu.

Added extras?

A few sprigs of cherry blossom will certainly help to set the scene and an elegant table setting with a pot of green tea will help too.