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.
Santa Monica, California, has such an incredible array of restaurants and bars, it can be difficult to choose one. Rustic Canyon on Wilshire Boulevard makes it easy to decide; the restaurant manages to clearly set itself apart from the rest.
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Many travelers are exchanging their regular home lives for a more exciting life abroad. However, no matter where in the world you visit, money is needed to live a comfortable life. Gaining work experience abroad can diversity a resume and open opportunities worldwide. For travelers who wish to live a more nomadic lifestyle, getting a short-term job in a country is also a great option. This will ensure travelers have enough money to get by and give them experience. Before leaving for a country or while in a foreign land, travelers can use the internet to find jobs or local resources.
One of the best ways to experience and learn more about a culture is by looking for and picking through the local markets. Depending on the destination, markets can be found in the out-of-the-way nooks and crannies of larger cities or can function as attractions on their own merit.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.