New travel trend has fans traveling to favorite movie destinations

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Traveling to England specifically to visit film locations from the Harry Potter movies did not seem extreme at all to Kymri Wilt. (KFSN)

Traveling to England specifically to visit film locations from the Harry Potter movies did not seem extreme at all to Kymri Wilt.

"The books came out when I was pregnant with my daughter, and my husband and I were reading them through pregnancy and she grew up with the books and the movies," said Wilt.

It turned out to be the trip of a lifetime for her daughter.

"Being able to explore those places was very exciting," said Zuri Fores, set-jetting traveler.

"Everyone dreams of waking up in the middle of a film, you know. Whether it's the glamor of James Bond or the magic of Harry Potter, and so travelers these days are doing just that-- they're booking trips to destinations where their favorite TV shows and movies were filmed," said Colleen Clark, Travel and Design Expert.

Professor Roger Riley studies film-induced tourism and explains the appeal.

"Primarily, it's the attractiveness of the land itself. One might think of the hill-scapes in Lord of the Rings in the south island of New Zealand. One might think of the blue mountains of the Man of Snowy River in Australia."

But this kind of travel can get expensive, especially with sets in other countries. Clark said there are some slightly less expensive ways of doing movie set escapes, like self-led tours or guided ones.

"Self-led is great because you can kind of immerse yourself in the experience and see the destinations that are important to you, but if you want the sort of insider experiences you should really go with a company that can hook you up with these sort of once in a lifetime opportunities."

There are movie tour companies, books, and online resources that can also help if you're interested in such a tour.

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