Tagged: The Lord of the Rings

Literary Vacations to Story Settings


Have you ever taken a trip to see a specific location because it was the setting of a book? Or the setting of a movie or tv show based on a book?

I’ve been to a couple Laura Ingalls Willder¬†sites (DeSmet, S.D., and Mansfield, Mo.), and I’ve been fortunate enough to visit the setting of Anne of Green Gables (Prince Edward Island, Canada).

This summer I’ve read three kids’ books (Hitty, Her First Hundred Years; The Penderwicks at Point Mouette; and The Sign of the Beaver) set in Maine, and I didn’t realize any of these were Maine books before I started. They¬†rekindled my desire to visit Maine.

Someday, I also want to see New Zealand, where the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed. New Zealand made such a beautiful Shire, Rivendell, Rohan, and Gondor.

How about you? What story settings have you visited? Where do you want to visit?