Based on a true story, and the book. After graduating from University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, changed his name to Alexander Supertramp, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Along the way, Supertramp encounters a series of characters who shape his life. Some say that this doesn’t qualify as a travel movie. The fact that he is running away from most of the things that make up travel; human interaction, culture, worldly experiences, etc., make some people question the theme.
But to put it simply, he is traveling, and he has a great deal of insight into the World.