When travelling in exotic locations, a lot of the appeal for a place comes from visiting those which you have seen or heard about. While these sites are often known via word-of-mouth, magazine articles, social media or internet reviews, they are more commonly recognised through television or film references, especially if they are the setting for a particular iconic scene.
Travel guide conglomerate Lonely Planet has recognised this distinct tourism quality and have thus released a small book which features over one hundred of the most iconic film and television locations around the world. While the majority of the locations can be found in America and Europe, there are also others in Australia, South America, Africa and Asia, and these are pin-pointed on a world map towards the front of the book.
Each page (or double page spread) features a picture of the popular landmark, as well as the television or film title, the year/s it was released, the actual name and location of the place and where it is located on a map inset. There is a short, often entertaining paragraph about the significance of the place for film and television buffs, and even the coordinates are listed for those interested in the exact geographic location of the site.
If you plan your travel around particular sites, or are interested in visiting the set of one of your favourite films or television shows, then this may be the perfect book for you.
Rating: 3.5/ 5
Published: April 2017