Can you believe that Christmas is only one week away? Many of you will be headed home soon to spend the holidays with family, while others will take the opportunity to do a bit of traveling to discover a new place. If you’re a very last minute planner and haven’t decided your destination yet, why not try one of these places featured on the big screen. Here are 5 itineraries inspired by movies in the theater now.
London: Night at the Museum 3
After taking over New York and Washington DC, the third installment of the saga starring Ben Stiller makes its way overseas to London, England. During Christmas the English metropolis is a spectacle of lights and colors, with ice rinks, Christmas trees and markets popping up across the city. Don’t miss a trip to the British Museum, the filming location for the adventures of night watchman Larry Daley.
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Madagascar: Penguins of Madagascar
The best dressed characters from the Madagascar film series landed their own movie deal which was released in theaters late November. Besides being entertaining, the film served to peak our desire to visit this magnificent island. A paradise with a delicate ecosystem, which we talked about in our post about places to see before they vanish, gives visitors plenty of options to discover the island, whether it be while hiking, on a photographic safari or by relaxing on the beach and taking in a dip in the turquoise waters.
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New Zealand: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
The first part of the last novel in the J.R.R. Tolkien saga. The extraordinary variety of landscapes in the stomping grounds of the Maori Tribe offers visitors the possibility to choose any type of holiday, from adventurous to romantic, from relaxing to sporty. A place that seems to have been created by the imagination of a surreal novelist, bewitches travelers by carrying them away to a different dimension.
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Dublin: Jimmy’s Hall
The director Ken Loach once again brings Ireland into the forefront in his film. The island country is a fascinating mix of tradition, modernity and green meadows and pastures that have earned it the name the “Emerald Isle”. While visiting, don’t pass up a Guinness in an Irish Pub!
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Nice: Magic in the Moonlight
After Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen returns to France, this time to the south to direct Academy Award winning actor Colin Firth in his new comedy. The regions of southern France, like Provence and the French Riviera, have a charm that captivates: a land that is deeply attached to its culture and traditions, framed by a clear blue sea where all visitors are enraptured by the pleasures of good food and wine.
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