Where do books, TV shows & movies make you want to travel?

I’m not really one for weekly memes, but The Broke and the Bookish has a good one this week. They’re asking for the top ten places that books have made you want to travel.

I’ve been lucky enough to travel quite a bit, so I’ve already seen a lot of the United Kingdom and Europe, particularly all the “obvious” places like Paris, Rome, Venice, Amsterdam, London, Greece, etc. But there are a few more places that I’m dying to see as a result of the media:

New Orleans – as seen in the TV show, The Originals
I’m planning an America trip for a couple of weeks in May 2015, but unfortunately New Orleans won’t be on the list. I’d love to see it though. It looks really bohemian and fun.

Harry Potter World, Orlando – inspired by the Harry Potter series
Because how awesome would this place be!

What places are you dying to visit after seeing them in a TV show or movie? Or reading about them in a book?

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30 Responses to Where do books, TV shows & movies make you want to travel?

  1. emmawicker says:

    Ooo, great question! New Orleans would be lovely, I love The Originals and it would be great to visit there. I think the Tomb Raider games have inspired most of m ‘to visit’ locations. I’d love to go to Egypt, Bolivia, Nepal, Tibet so many places really!

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  2. Sleepy Hollow, New Orleans, Salem. Rivendell too, but maybe I read different books.

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  3. Sleepy Hollow, New Orleans, Salem. Rivendell too, but maybe I read different books.

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  4. Rococopay says:

    New Orleans is beautiful and full of culture. History books make me want to travel to the sight of old battle fields. Normandy was an amazing experience for me. I want to go to Japan and see Vladimir’s castles

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  5. kookiekrysp says:

    I WILL travel to New Zealand some day because of the Lord of the rings movies. I’m not even that big a fan of those movies, but the scenery is breath taking!:D

    I have been to New Orleans several times, and I have to admit, it is beautiful. It’s like visiting another country, and the food is amazing! Enjoy your trip!

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    • jodiellewellyn says:

      New Zealand is spectacular! I’ve been twice and I love it. There is so much to do there too. Adventure galore!

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      • kookiekrysp says:

        Really?! I was just planning on staring wide eyed at all the pretty greenery and mountains, but now that I know there will be things to do too, I am even more determined to go!

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      • jodiellewellyn says:

        Sky diving, bungee jumping, white water rafting, canyon swings… Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world. It’s cool because most main streets in towns have cafes and clothing stores… Queenstown has all its extreme adventure sign up offices 🙂

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  6. mihrank says:

    amazing journey and new Orleans has a great history!

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  7. New Zealand and Alaska, Scottland and Wales. And my heart’s home Switzerland again.

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  8. cheisserer says:

    New Orleans, no question about it. And Washington/Seattle/Oregon side. Much magic to be found out there, methinks. Not to mention Iceland. Yum. 🙂

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  9. 80smetalman says:

    After watching the film Gettysburg, I realise that I have never been there and I would like to go.

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  10. Raúl says:

    I’d go to Paris because of Hopscotch; Dublin for Ulysses; the coasts of Greece for the Iliad; finally, I long for Iceland due to the music of Sigur Rós!

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  11. brixmcd13 says:

    My imagined love affair with New Orleans started with Interview With A Vampire…and finally going there this year for Thanksgiving! Very excited.

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  12. amandagrey1 says:

    I would definitely love to see New Zealand because of the Lord of the Rings, such gorgeous scenery there! And, I’m with you on Orlando, Florida to see the Harry Potter theme park…but mostly, I just want to try butterbeer, lol.

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  13. jeezusgut says:

    London and Scotland because of Parks and Rec. Seattle because of a web series on Penny-Arcade.

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  14. BTW07 says:

    Someone mentioned it, but I would love to travel to New Zealand and do the LOTR tour! And if you travel to Harry Potter World, it’s amazing! I went there last year for the first time and want to go back now that the new Diagon Alley is built!

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  15. Okay not going to lie… New Orleans, Charleston and Roswell were all on my locations during my road trip across the U.S thanks to books/movies and tv shows.
    New Orleans thanks to my love affair with Anne Rice (and seeing her home with the shrunken head fence just made the entire US trip for me! Squeal!!!) Charleston because of that stupid freaking Notebook film!!! (It was mainly due to the fact that I am a photographer that I wanted to head to the location to take photos than the appeal of being there as tribute to the movie.) Roswell was more of a ‘we are headed in that direction and need a stopover’. It came from my love affair with the TV show when I was younger. And in all honesty, I didn’t really rate the town. All the shops were closed down and it was just a bit eerie.

    Oh and Romania because we wanted to see ‘Dracula’s Castle’. That was probably the one trip that was most influenced by a book 😀

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  16. I’m a sad auld man and would love to visit New Zealand to see where Lord of the Rings films were made.

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  17. After watching the movie Walter Mitty I have to go to Iceland! And everyone who mentioned New Zealand, GO! it’s amazing. I’ve been once and dream of going back someday…

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  18. webbzephyr says:

    England in general, Derbyshire more specifically due to my love of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I realize that Pemberley is a fictional estate, but I would love to see the land all the same.

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  19. The Vampire diaries where Klaus goes to New Orleans has made me want to go to their solo to check out clubs and live music. The city just seem to be captivating with a life of it’s own.

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  20. Andrew says:

    The way Orhan Pamuk describes Istanbul and the Bosphorus makes me curious to experience it.

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  21. laurenlola says:

    I read a lot of books that take place in NZ and I’m a fan of that NZ show “The Almighty Johnsons.” You could probably where this is going. I want to visit New Zealand SO BADLY, I can hardly describe the intensity of my desire to go there one day.

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  22. humblewomble says:

    I have a friend who’s been to Harry Potter land twice in the last two years… I am so ridiculously envious it’s unbelieveable.

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  23. Eliza says:

    Planning on visiting the lakes and the Beatrice Potter house in England soon. Last time i was in England i did the CS Lewis (and Harry Potter) tour of Oxford. I visited several locales from various Salman Rushdie novels in India and I’m intrigued by Savanna after reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

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  24. scaserta11 says:

    Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles made me always want to live in New Orleans. That seems obvious though. I also have always wanted to travel to India because of the Jungle Book.

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  25. Kim Barker says:

    I know I’m a copycat but New Orleans and The Harry Potter park are on the top of my list. Also, New Zealand because of LOTR and Prince Edward Island thanks to my childhood fixation with Anne of Green Gables. I’d probably round out my wish list with New York City, Ireland, England, Scotland, and France. Phew!

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  26. Shawn says:

    Lawrence of Arabia makes me want to explore the Middle East.

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