OAKLAND, Calif., July 7, 2010 — Based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir, the film “Eat Pray Love ” tells the story of a modern woman who seemingly has everything, yet leaves it all to search for what she really wants in life. Her journey of self-discovery takes her around the world, where she regains the true pleasure of eating in Italy, unearths the power of prayer in India, and finally achieves unexpected inner peace and balance of true love in Bali. From the ambitious streets of New York City to her unique experiences in Rome, India and Bali, viewers will be immersed in a personal celebration of travel in a way that is sure to encourage many to embark on their own adventures.
Lonely Planet is excited to be involved as promotional partner for the film, helping build excitement around the destinations and motivating travelers to discover the world – and themselves – through travel.
With a special Lonely Planet page created for the film at www.lonelyplanet.com/eatpraylove, you’ll find inspiration, recommendations and products to take your own Eat Pray Love journey.
Italy – Eat
‘Tutti a tavola!’ (‘Everyone to the table!’) is one command every Italian heeds without question. Italian food is best when it’s made in Italy so get started with the country’s national obsession: eating.
India – Pray
For those seeking spiritual sustenance, India has oodles of sacrosanct sites and stirring philosophical epics. And if taking a vow of silence at an ashram isn’t your style – there are still experiences and places that will fill your soul.
Bali – Love
Ask travelers what Bali means to them and you’ll get as many answers as there are flowers on a frangipani tree. Rich in visual beauty and blanketed with exquisite little offerings left all over the island that materialize as if by magic, we promise you will leave with a sense of well-being and a happy heart.
In addition enter to win the journey of a lifetime in the STA Travel “Eat Pray Love” Sweepstakes! The grand prize 21-day trip for one (Just like in the book and film.) to Italy, India and Indonesia –including airfare, tours, accommodations, and a collection of Lonely Planet guides – is the perfect way to discover your own passions.
Eat Pray Love opens nationwide in US theaters on August 13. Go to www.letyourselfgo.com to watch the official trailer and find out more about the film.
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