I was hoping to do something a lighter to start off the week. So today I am looking at my favorite fictional places and where I would go if could plan a trip touring 12 of these fantastic locations. So grab a broom, wardrobe or the nearest flying car and let’s get started!
Hold onto your ruby slippers, because for all of its wonder and even more terrifying moments, I simply could not plan a trip without stopping in the Land of Oz. A trip down the yellow brick road is a must!
“If we walk far enough,” says Dorothy, “we shall sometime come to someplace.”
We are going to require more than a handful of pixie dust for the next part of my journey. Pirates, fairies, and lost boys; we are off to Neverland!
“Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning. ”
Because who doesn’t love chocolate and snozzberries with a horrific boat ride?! A trip to Wonka’s Chocolate Factory is in order.
“The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!”
You did not think we were going to take a trip without taking in some educational sights, did you? I wouldn’t dare skip Hogwarts!
“Shooting stars all over Britain? Owls flying by daylight? Mysterious people in cloaks all over the place? And a whisper, a whisper about the Potters…”
Ankh-Morpork because.. well it is truly hard to explain if you are not a fan of Discworld. In which case, you should probably familiarize yourself. Thank me later!
“Ankh-Morpork! Pearl of cities! This is not a completely accurate description, of course — it was not round and shiny — but even its worst enemies would agree that if you had to liken Ankh-Morpork to anything, then it might as well be a piece of rubbish covered with the diseased secretions of a dying mollusc.”
Narnia promises endless magic and Mr. Tumnus. What more do you really need?
“Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia.”
Anyone who is familiar with Carroll’s classic, Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland, knows it is always tea time and nothing is impossible. Which makes number 7 on the list, while frighteningly bizarre, perhaps one of my absolute favorites; Wonderland.
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Boasting some of the most unique inhabitants and the breathtaking Ivory Tower, I would be hard-pressed not to include Fantastica from the Neverending Story on this list.
“Every real story is a never ending story.”
One does not simply travel without seeing the capital (and largest city) of the Seven Kingdoms. King’s Landing from GRRM’s Song of Ice and Fire promises to deliver plenty of thrills.
“In King’s Landing, there are two sorts of people. The players and the pieces… Every man’s a piece to start with, and every maid as well. Even some who think they are players.”
Having always held a strong affection for the odd and different, I could not resist including Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I found myself instantly drawn to the local residents and their unique abilities.
“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.”
How could I have almost forgotten Newt Scamander’s suitcase!? Just kidding, I didn’t and I wouldn’t!
“My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice.”
The final and most important stop (come on, if you know me you knew it was coming); The Shire for second breakfast of course!
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”
Which fictional locations would you choose to visit?