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Has a book, TV show, or movie ever inspired your choice of a vacation destination?

Has a book, TV show, or movie ever inspired your choice of a vacation destination?

Jan 24th, 2004, 07:13 AM
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Reaidng all of Pat Conroy's books made me want to visit South Carolina. I finally went to Beaufort, SC during Thanksgiving, along with Charleston and Savannah. Of course, Midnight in the Garden was part of the reason I wanted to see Savannah! I loved Savannah and Beaufort both. I just wish I could have seen Mr. Conroy himself--he's my favorite auther.

I also read mystery novels set in London (P.D. James; Anne Perry), so they had an influence on my wanting to visit there. I've been twice and had terrific trips.
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Jan 24th, 2004, 07:15 AM
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That should be "Reading". Sorry the typo.
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Jan 24th, 2004, 08:36 AM
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We're friends with the family who owns the ranch where the car drove down the railroad tracks, through the tunnel and sat on the train trellis in A River Runs Through It.

I actually visited that site before ever seeing the movie. I couldn't wait to get back home to Texas to see the movie.

True Grit--back roads east of Ridgway, Colorado

Documentary on Denali National Park--ended up liking the Kenai Peninsula area better but glad we went once.
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Jan 24th, 2004, 09:56 AM
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The movie Summer Lovers inspired me to go to Santorini, Greece. Every males fantasy-2 women.... I went with and stayed with one women but it was a spectacular trip.
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Jan 25th, 2004, 06:07 PM
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Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire. After reading it, we visited Havasupai in the Grand Canyon - it is an amazingly beautiful place. Abbey worked at Arches, which we finally got a chance to visit as well this past year. About 15 years ago, we got a book on the National Parks and started planning our vacations around the ones we thought had some amazing scenery.
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Jan 25th, 2004, 06:23 PM
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Sue Grafton's books (A is for Alibi, B is for...) make me want to see Santa Barbara. She makes her fictional Santa Teresa, based on Santa Barbara, sound beautiful.

I read romance novels like mad when I was in high school and they made me want to see England. The attraction of the romance novel has faded, but not the desire to see England. The A and E adaptation of Pride and Prejudice rekindled that desire.

The Big Easy (is that the name of the movie with Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner?) made me want to see New Orleans.

So many movies and TV shows do a great job of showcasing Washington DC that I would like to see it.
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