More and more people are planning travel around their favorite movies and television shows, according to photo app PhotoAid.
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And the most popular destination for this set-jetting in America is Hawaii, says the app. That’s thanks to:
On Oahu, fans of the six-movie franchise can tour filming locations at the Kualoa nature reserve in Kaneohe, about 20 miles from Honolulu. (Transportation for some tours is available from certain Waikiki hotels, including The Modern Honolulu and the Sheraton Waikiki.)
Other big- and small-screen hits that inspire U.S. travel include:
Devotees of the ten-season sit-com flock to the Pulitzer Fountain in New York City‘s Grand Army Plaza — even though the landmark was merely the inspiration for the soundstage prop that the six city dwellers splashed around in the series’ opening sequence.
Another popular spot is the American Museum of Natural History — although paleontologist Ross worked at the fictitious Museum of Prehistoric History; Joey worked there too, as a tour guide.
Separated from his family and fending off criminals during a second Christmas, Macauley Culkin’s character visits some of Manhattan‘s most iconic tourist sites, including:
Poland-based PhotoAid also checked out popular films and shows for international screen travel:
New Zealand boasts lots of LotR tours by:
Fans of this eight-season fantasy series can span northeastern and south-central Europe.
In Northern Ireland, you can:
In Croatia, you can:
It’s back to the U.K., where London boasts lots of Sherlock Holmes tours by:
I fell in love with travel on a trip to Mexico when I was nine years old. Since then, I’ve travelled the globe from Israel to El Salvador. I’ve skied the Swiss Alps and hiked national parks like Acadia, Zion, Shenandoah, and Virgin Islands. I’ve marvelled at masterpieces in the Prado, the Uffizi, the Huntington, and the National Gallery of Art. I’ve stayed in a cabin on a mountaintop in Norway and on a kibbutz along the Sea of Galilee, and been kicked out of the Ritz at the Place Vendôme. I’ve taken cooking classes from New England to the Caribbean, and watched a chef prepare traditional shakshuka in the kitchen of his restaurant in Tel Aviv. I weave historical research and my personal experiences together in writing this blog. I hope you find it helpful. Read more …