Getting lost in a book or wrapped up in a movie can make you feel a distinct sense of reality—as if you are within the pages or on the other side of the screen, living in tangent with a world of characters that you come to know and love. But when that book closes or the credits roll, we are forced to reconcile with our own non-fiction sans the poetic narratives we have to break up with in order to proceed with life as usual.
It is a force of magic, mentally travel to an otherworldly place, to be able to walk the footsteps of our favorite literary and cinematic heroes and heroines, so if you need one last good trip before we transition from vacation season, here is a list of landmarks to better transport to the fictional backdrops, to turn those fantasies into fact.
Tender is the night
The French Riviera
The French Rivera is the playground of the rich and famous, a luxe chain of breezy towns carved along the coastline of the Mediterranean.
The Sun Also Rises
Pamplona still holds the annual tradition each year so you too can try Hemingway’s shoes on for size.
Love in the Time of Cholera
The Fault in Our Stars
P.S. I Love You
Ferris Beueller’s Day Off
Thelma & Louise
The Grand Canyon
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
New York City / Upper East Side
The Great Gatsby
Pride & Prejudice