WEIRD TRAVEL

4 PLACES TO GO FOR YOUR NEXT FANCATION

WHEN FAN CLUB JUST ISN’T ENOUGH, TRY ONE OF THESE FANCATION DESTINATIONS WHERE NO ONE WHO WANDERS IS LOST…

Does your devotion to fandom border on a wee-bit obsessive? Ever been to Middle Earth, greeted a friend in Elvish or dreamt of finding District 12? Lucky for you pop-culture tourism is back with a bang, so get ready to immerse yourself in 4 fun fancations straight out of your favourite TV shows and movies.

Whether you’re fixated with Walter White, Katniss Everdeen or Dr. Who, visiting the locations associated with your favourite movie or TV show can make for a great holiday. You might not travel through space and time in a phone booth, but you’ll be as close as you get. So maybe it’s time you indulge your media obsessions with all that vacation time you’ve been saving up? Somewhere in the world, there’s a fancation with your name on it.

Things have come a long way for die-hard film and television fans since trekkies first raised a few eyebrows. Pop culture tourism is in. So is chasing fire and moseying around Mordor by the looks of things. The iconic landscapes that form the backdrops for our favourite on-screen stories were a magnet for their production companies and it never takes long for tourists to follow suit. Tired of exploring the world from the comfort of their couches, more and more people are opting to get closer to the action. Why stop at a fan club? With the help of this infographic travel guide for superfans, from the folks at InterContinental Hotels, you can go wild planning the perfect fancation. Katniss Everdeen eat your heart out. 

Afterword: I apologise for writing “fancation”, what the hell is that… Let’s pretend that didn’t happen.

HAVE YOU EVER GEEKED OUT & GONE ON A FANCATION?

If you had to choose one fictional destination from your favourite movies, books & television shows, which one would it be? Game of Thrones perhaps? Or maybe you really do want to go find yourself a hobbit… For more cool infographics with information on the stunning destinations that inspired some our most loved movies check out this infographic of 16 unbelievable fairytale locations that actually exist. Coming back to reality, make sure you take a moment to check out this look at my favourite Australian artist, Anya Brock. For more of the travel & lifestyle resources I can’t live without, head to the Things I Love page. Until next time folks ♥ J

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