TV and movies offer you the opportunity to armchair travel - but sometimes you just have to get up out of your chair and experience an amazing location for yourself. When you take your next vacation, consider choosing a spot to visit from this list of the 4 most spectacular movie and TV filming locations:
1. Movies: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Filming Location: New Zealand
Were you positively enchanted by the various locations portrayed in the Lord of the Rings trilogy? The cosy village of Hobbiton, the grand Misty Mountains and the imposing Mount Doom all seemed so compelling in the films.
You'll be delighted to learn that you could take a New Zealand Lord of the Rings tour to visit all of these locations on your next vacation if you wish -- even the quaint little Hobbiton village. Because the movie set is still intact on location, it's possible for you to explore the winding hobbit holes of Hobbiton and marvel at its adorable vegetable garden patches; then you can even enjoy having a few drinks with your mates at the Green Dragon Inn.
So far, Disney has produced 5 different Pirates of the Caribbean movies, with a sixth movie in the series expected in the future. All of these films feature interesting filming locations. The cast and the crew visited locales around the world ranging from Queensland, Australia to Sandy Cay in the Exumas, Bahamas. While all of these locations are beautiful and well worth visiting, one of the most scenic of the lot is Molokai, Hawaii. Visitors to Molokai will be amazed at its beauty, laid-back ambience and lack of overt tourist attractions.
The Game of Thrones series includes some of the most captivating cinematography imaginable. This series introduces us to a huge variety of incredible places to visit, one the most fascinating of which is Dubrovnik, Croatia. This coastal city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site offering numerous activities and attractions to tempt vacation travellers.
4. Movie: Under the Tuscan Sun Filming Location: Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
It seems as if there have been zillions of different motion pictures filmed in Tuscany. In the early part of this century, so many references to Tuscany appeared in pop culture that it sparked a Tuscan trend in home décor; Tuscany also became one of the most adored travel destinations at that time. One popular film that contributed to the craze, and depicted Tuscany in all its glory, was Under the Tuscan Sun. The film debuted in 2003. The 17th-century estate featured in the movie, known as Villa Laura, is now available for hire as a vacation rental. Villa Laura is a grand complex of three buildings located near Cortona, Tuscany in Italy.
If you're in search of an interesting place to travel on your next vacation, any of these 4 locations would make a fascinating destination to visit. Taking one of these trips would be particularly delightful if you and your travel companions enjoyed the movie or TV show that was filmed there.