Set-jetting: Travel to Movie & TV Show Locations

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Set-jetting, aka location-based tourism, is the practice of traveling to destinations where popular movies and TV shows have been filmed.  People visit these locations to experience the settings in person. Intrigued by the scenery, culture, and landmarks showcased in movies and TV shows, they want to experience them firsthand. Viewing new destinations on screen offers a window into different cultures and inspires people to explore new places.

This type of travel has become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks in part to social media and the ease of sharing travel experiences online. People now choose their destinations based on recommendations from friends and family at almost the same rate as from filming locations.

Destinations can range from large cities, like New York or London, to remote and exotic locations, like New Zealand or Iceland. Some popular examples of set-jetting destinations include locations from the “Harry Potter” films in London, “The Lord of the Rings” in New Zealand, and “Game of Thrones” in Croatia, Northern Ireland, and Spain. Anime and manga have a massive following worldwide, and many fans travel to Japan to experience the culture and visit the places featured in their favorite shows.

My family and I have been set-jetting for many years. Visiting film locations for Star Wars, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones. Seeing and experiencing these locations in real life actually increased our enjoyment when re-watching our favorite movies and tv shows.

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