The Art of Travel looks at the emotional and physical journeys one young man takes after he experiences heartbreak. Conner Layne (Christopher Masterson) has recently graduated from high school and is about to marry his first love. On his wedding day, Conner catches his fianc''e and best man in a compromising position and he runs from the altar. He buys a ticket on the first available plane and heads to Nicaragua. Once there, Conner has several more life experiences when he is mugged and two Dutch girls comfort him with an invitation to a threesome. After several months of traveling, Conner winds up in Panama, where he meets Darlene (Brooke Burns) and Christopher Lorens (Johnny Messner), a couple who are obsessed with crossing Darian Gap, a dense, 125-mile-wide jungle between Panama and Columbia, in record time. Conner joins them and several others for an intense and dangerous trek through the mountainous jungle.