Fictional Vacation Destinations

I’ve thinking a bit more about other fictional places I wish I could visit that would be a tad more hospitable than Westeros in part because it’s fun to think about and also because it’s freezing here.*

So here’s my list so far. Some of the selections are a bit stranger and less hospitable than others, but that’s the best part of made-up travel plans.

  • Arkham, Kadath, and Innsmouth from H. P. Lovecraft’s short stories
  • Ankh-Morpork, Lancre, and Überwald from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series
  • Dinotopia from James Gurney’s Dinotopia series
  • Hidden Leaf Village from Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto manga series
  • Hogwarts from J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series
  • Middle-Earth from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
  • Moomin Valley from Tove Jannson’s Moomintroll series
  • Oa from Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps
  • Oz from L. Frank Baum’s Land of Oz series
  • Redwall Abbey from Brian Jacques’ Redwall series
  • The Enchanted Forest from Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn
  • The Lake House and Braddock Manor from the Excalibur series
  • The Wild Wood from Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows
  • Gotham City especially Wayne Manor and Arkham Asylum from Batman
  • X-Mansion (or Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters) from the X-men series

What fictional places would you to visit?

By the way, The Dictionary of Imaginary Places is a great reference for fictional places like the ones listed above. Not only are there really detailed entries for a ton of imaginary locations, but there are maps as well including an awesome one for Lovecraft’s Arkham. Being a colossal geek, I used to love to copy maps and then fill them in with colored pencils.

* I’m not kidding. There was a little igloo icon next to the temperature on Weatherbug this morning. Brr!


About April

I'm a librarian, reader, and writer whose main goal in life is to be able to swim in books the way Scrooge McDuck swims in money. Although my reading choices will always be wildly eclectic and I never plan on leaving any genre unexplored, my favorite reads tend to be Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Gay Romance, or Historical Fiction. You can e-mail me at inspector[dot]librarian[at]gmail[dot]com.
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