Game of Thrones fans gather around their televisions every Sunday night to see what sort of roller coaster ride the show´s writers will take them on each week. The characters develop and shocking twists unfold among some of the world´s most beautiful backdrops. The popularity of the show has spread worldwide, so much that some of the show´s filming locations now host tours for devoted fans, mostly in Spain, Iceland and Croatia. See below for a select few of the best spots to become one with the fantasy world, and start planning your European road trip.
The Catalonian city sits approximately 90 miles north of Barcelona and is where Arya underwent battle training in Braavos. A quick half-hour drive east puts travelers at the Mediterranean beaches, coincidentally known as the beaches of Costa Brava.
After viewing the site of King´s Landing in Dubrovnik, travel north to visit the Red Keep´s gardens and the Trsteno Arboretum where many clandestine conversations among Cersei, Margaery and Lady Olenna Tyrell have taken place. Head even further north to Krka National Park, which has appeared in many traveling scenes and is a wonder to see on its own.
Even without the influx of GOT fans, Iceland has become a bucket list favorite for many travelers. Fans of the show can extend their visit beyond the large cities and Golden Circle by traveling north to Dimmuborgir to view the site of Mance Rayder´s camp, south to Vik to catch sight of the Frostfang Mountains and include a final stop at Vatnajokull National Park (a.k.a. Beyond the Wall), also the home to Europe´s biggest glacier.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
The internet is teeming with countless listicles that advise you on what to pack for your next vacation, especially when it comes to products to help you stay safe and healthy while miles away from home. But there are some medical products you might not really need, despite the overflow of suggestions.
While the snow continued to fall at a steady clip, my taxi pulled up outside Hotel Bonaventure Montréal. A quick departure from my cab and a few steps later, I was taken in by the distinctive style of the entrance corridor. A quick elevator ride to the lobby is necessary because Hotel Bonaventure Montréal sits on the final two floors of a 17-story business and professional complex. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Montréal, and even connects to the city’s underground concourse.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.