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* In behind-the-scenes interviews for ''Film/TheMalayChroniclesBloodlines'', Australian actor Gavin Stenhouse and Chinese actress Jing Lu-si (they played a Roman Prince and a Han Dynasty Princess, respectively) cited this trope as to why they're willing to spend six months making a movie in Malaysia. Gavin even expressed how much he enjoyed the ''durian'' fruit during his stay in said country.


* Creator/BusterKeaton, although be had visited Canada often, felt that he had not seen enough of it. So when Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada offered him the chance to see a lot of Canada by rail in the short Film/TheRailrodder he jumped at the job, which also had the benefit of indulging Creator/BusterKeaton in his RailEnthusiast tendencies.

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* Creator/BusterKeaton, although be he had visited Canada often, felt that he had not seen enough of it. So when Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada offered him the chance to see a lot of Canada by rail in the short Film/TheRailrodder he jumped at the job, which also had the benefit of indulging Creator/BusterKeaton in his RailEnthusiast tendencies.


* Many of the guest stars did ''Series/TheLoveBoat'' was so they could go on the cruise that was inevitably taken for location shots.

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* Many of the guest stars did ''Series/TheLoveBoat'' was so they could go on the cruise that was inevitably taken for location shots.

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* The 2021 Irish film ''Spears'' has segments taking place in Florence, London and Berlin. When scripting these portions, the cities were chosen partly based off how fun they'd be to visit. Rebecca Rose Flynn even celebrated her birthday while filming in Berlin, and took advantage of the chance to go out on the town.

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* Creator/BusterKeaton, although be had visited Canada often, felt that he had not seen enough of it. So when Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada offered him the chance to see a lot of Canada by rail in the short Film/TheRailrodder he jumped at the job, which also had the benefit of indulging Creator/BusterKeaton in his RailEnthusiast tendencies.


* By his own admission, ''Series/DoctorWho'' producer Creator/JohnNathanTurner started setting stories in exotic locations purely because they had the budget to go there for location shoots. The first example, dating from his days as main production assistant rather than producer, was when he realized they had the budget to shoot "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath City of Death]]" in Paris so long as they rejigged the script for a modern-day setting. Creator/DouglasAdams did this in the space of a weekend despite his famous RidiculousProcrastinator personality, knowing that to do so meant he could go to Paris and get apocalyptically drunk. When he took over as producer, Nathan-Turner tried to include overseas filming in at least one serial per season: "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E1ArcOfInfinity Arc of Infinity]]" was partially set in Amsterdam, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire Planet of Fire]]" was a crew holiday in Lanzarote, and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The Two Doctors]]" had to switch from New Orleans to Seville when funding for the former fell through. (Although in the last of these the location filming caused a significant production headache when Nathan-Turner was informed that one of the filmed scenes had been ruined by a scratch on the negative after the two actors involved in the scene had returned to England, and they had to be flown back out again at significant expense, only for it to later turn out that the reported scratch was virtually invisible and the original footage was perfectly fine. This led to Nathan-Turner either being ordered not to film outside the UK again by BBC executives or deciding not to - reports vary - although it ended up being academic as the budget was cut for later seasons and they could no longer afford overseas shoots.)

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* By his own admission, ''Series/DoctorWho'' producer Creator/JohnNathanTurner started setting stories in exotic locations purely because they had the budget to go there for location shoots. shoots.
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The first example, dating from his days as main production assistant rather than producer, was when he realized they had the budget to shoot "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath City of Death]]" in Paris - and, in fact, it would be cheaper to actually shoot it there rather than do it in a studio - so long as they rejigged the script for a modern-day setting. Creator/DouglasAdams did this in the space of a weekend despite his famous RidiculousProcrastinator personality, knowing that to do so meant he could go to Paris and get apocalyptically drunk. When he took over as producer, Nathan-Turner tried to include overseas filming in at least one serial per season: "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E1ArcOfInfinity Arc of Infinity]]" was partially set in Amsterdam, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire Planet of Fire]]" was a crew holiday in Lanzarote, and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The Two Doctors]]" had to switch from New Orleans to Seville when funding for the former fell through. (Although in the last of these the location filming caused a significant production headache when Nathan-Turner was informed that one of the filmed scenes had been ruined by a scratch on the negative after the two actors involved in the scene had returned to England, and they had to be flown back out again at significant expense, only for it to later turn out that the reported scratch was virtually invisible and the original footage was perfectly fine. This led to Nathan-Turner either being ordered not to film outside the UK again by BBC executives or deciding not to - reports vary - although it ended up being academic as the budget was cut for later seasons and they could no longer afford overseas shoots.)


This is heavily subjective, but if an actor signs onto a production that was already being shot in a vacation spot, that's a different trope (so, Creator/BruceCampbell signing up for ''Film/{{Congo}}'' doesn't count, even though he admitted he did it just because they needed him for a few days, and the studio would pay for him to tour the rest of the time).

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This is heavily subjective, but if an actor signs onto a production that was already being shot in a vacation spot, that's a different trope (so, Creator/BruceCampbell signing up for ''Film/{{Congo}}'' doesn't count, even though he admitted he did it just because they needed him for a few days, and the studio would pay for him to tour the rest of the time).
time). More than one director has joked about using location scouting as a justification for taking vacations to exotic places.


* Creator/AvaGardner starred in ''Film/{{Mogambo}}'' for three reasons - Creator/ClarkGable, Creator/JohnFord, and a free trip to Africa.

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* Creator/AvaGardner starred in ''Film/{{Mogambo}}'' for three reasons - Creator/ClarkGable, Creator/JohnFord, and a free trip to Africa. She also agreed to appear in ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'' so she could spend the summer in Los Angeles.


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* Creator/BruceCampbell was out of running for the lead in ''Film/{{Congo}}'', but he was instead offered what he called the "the small, dead-in-five-minutes" role of the main character's doomed fiance. He happily took the role anyway because it meant a few days of work on set amid several weeks of awesome tropical vacation on the studio's nickel.

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* Creator/BruceCampbell was out of running for the lead in ''Film/{{Congo}}'', but he was instead offered what he called the "the small, dead-in-five-minutes" role of the main character's doomed fiance. He happily took the role anyway because it meant a few days of work on set amid several weeks of awesome tropical vacation on the studio's nickel.dime.


* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' was actually filmed in New Zealand because it was the location that the producers thought looked most appropriate for Middle-earth (i.e. not ''just'' because people wanted to take a vacation)--and of course, let's not forget that the [[Creator/PeterJackson director]] was a Kiwi--but many of the cast members have talked about how much fun they had filming there. (Including an invocation of EverythingsBetterWithPenguins.) While this wasn't the reason for the location choice, some of the actors have said this was the reason they chose to be in the film. While the particular section of New Zealand chosen is beautiful, it's also highly dangerous. This is because there is a distinct lack of roads (the film had to build a fair number of roads, and did a lot by helicopter), not to mention [[EverythingTryingToKillYou the local wildlife]]. But, this was also a film that inevitably hired a fair number of people who would actually want to go on vacation to such a place. Not all of the actors though. Despite being exactly the kind of person who would vacation to this type of place, Viggo Mortenson has confirmed that he did NOT take the role for this reason. He had a much better reason: his son asked him to do it. Whether or not they took their roles for this reason, many of the cast members described the filming this way, despite the highly demanding roles and the occasionally primitive filming conditions.

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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' was actually filmed in New Zealand because it was the location that the producers thought looked most appropriate for Middle-earth Middle-Earth (i.e. not ''just'' because people wanted to take a vacation)--and of course, let's not forget that the [[Creator/PeterJackson director]] was a Kiwi--but many of the cast members have talked about how much fun they had filming there. (Including an invocation of EverythingsBetterWithPenguins.) While this wasn't the reason for the location choice, some of the actors have said this was the reason they chose to be in the film. While the particular section of New Zealand chosen is beautiful, it's also highly dangerous. This is because there is a distinct lack of roads (the film had to build a fair number of roads, and did a lot by helicopter), not to mention [[EverythingTryingToKillYou the local wildlife]]. But, this was also a film that inevitably hired a fair number of people who would actually want to go on vacation to such a place. Not all of the actors though. Despite being exactly the kind of person who would vacation to this type of place, Viggo Mortenson has confirmed that he did NOT take the role for this reason. He had a much better reason: his son asked him to do it. Whether or not they took their roles for this reason, many of the cast members described the filming this way, despite the highly demanding roles and the occasionally primitive filming conditions.


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** Martine Beswick said she greatly enjoyed being paid to get a nice sun tan on the set of ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', which was filmed in UsefulNotes/{{the Bahamas}}.

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** Martine Beswick said she greatly enjoyed being paid to get a nice sun tan suntan on the set of ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', which was filmed in UsefulNotes/{{the Bahamas}}.



* Creator/AvaGardner starred in ''Film/{{Mogambo}}'' for three reasons - Creator/ClarkGable, Creator/JohnFord and a free trip to Africa.

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* Creator/AvaGardner starred in ''Film/{{Mogambo}}'' for three reasons - Creator/ClarkGable, Creator/JohnFord Creator/JohnFord, and a free trip to Africa.



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* Episodes of ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' were filmed on location in London, in Mexico and on a cruise ship.

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* Episodes of ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' were filmed on location in London, in Mexico Mexico, and on a cruise ship.



* ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}'' only had one American appear on the show during it's original run, a boy named Brennan Pilcher who appeared in the Tummy Tales segment in "Brennan's Moonwalk". He stated [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arVpBNf80fk in his upload of the segment]] that he was enrolling at TASIS (The American School in Switzerland - presumably the [=UK=] branch) where the crew just so happened to be filming.

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* ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}'' only had one American appear on the show during it's its original run, a boy named Brennan Pilcher who appeared in the Tummy Tales segment in "Brennan's Moonwalk". He stated [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arVpBNf80fk in his upload of the segment]] that he was enrolling at TASIS (The American School in Switzerland - presumably the [=UK=] branch) where the crew just so happened to be filming.



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* Music/PaulMcCartney intended this when he decided to record the Music/{{Wings}} album ''Music/BandOnTheRun'' at a studio in Lagos, Nigeria. This backfired ''spectacularly'': upon their arrival, they discovered the studio was decrepit, with some pieces of equipment not functional. If that wasn't enough, one night Paul and wife Linda got robbed at knifepoint of all their valuables - including some songbooks and demo tapes - and Paul fainted during one recording session due to heat stroke. All of this took place amid general nationwide political tension in the country.

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* Music/PaulMcCartney intended this when he decided to record the Music/{{Wings}} album ''Music/BandOnTheRun'' at a studio in Lagos, Nigeria. This backfired ''spectacularly'': upon their arrival, they discovered the studio was decrepit, with some pieces of equipment not functional. If that wasn't enough, one night Paul and wife Linda got robbed at knifepoint of all their valuables - including some songbooks and demo tapes - and Paul fainted during one recording session due to heat stroke.heatstroke. All of this took place amid general nationwide political tension in the country.



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* A large number of Creator/AdamSandler's films, particularly ''Film/JustGoWithIt'' and ''Film/JackAndJill'' are highly suspect to this, given the extravagant locations (Hawaii, a Royal Caribbean cruise) and the fact that the vacations themselves have little to do with the main plot and have flimsy explanations for their relevance. In fact, some such as WebVideo/RedLetterMedia have speculated that the vacations were also a chance for extra advertising revenue.

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* A large number of Creator/AdamSandler's films, particularly ''Film/JustGoWithIt'' and ''Film/JackAndJill'' are highly suspect to this, given the extravagant locations (Hawaii, a Royal Caribbean cruise) and the fact that the vacations themselves have little to do with the main plot and have flimsy explanations for their relevance. In fact, some such as WebVideo/RedLetterMedia have speculated that the vacations were also a chance for extra advertising revenue. Sandler himself would later admit that he was choosing movies based on where he wanted to go on vacation rather than [[CreatorsApathy any interest in the script]] on ''Series/JimmyKimmelLive''.


* Some Film/JamesBond films, unsurprisingly considering many take place in exotic locations.
** Martine Beswick went on to say she greatly enjoyed being paid to get a nice sun tan on the set of ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', which was filmed in UsefulNotes/{{the Bahamas}}.

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* Some Film/JamesBond films, unsurprisingly considering many of them take place in exotic locations.
locations. Several cast and crew went on to say they loved filming in such locations with the very caring producer Creator/AlbertRBroccoli.
** Martine Beswick went on to say said she greatly enjoyed being paid to get a nice sun tan on the set of ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', which was filmed in UsefulNotes/{{the Bahamas}}.

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