The Travel Trend That Gripped Travelers In 2023

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Set-jetting, is defined in the Dictionary as “the practice of visiting places used as locations in feature films”. Research states that movies inspire family travel by showcasing beautiful destinations, diverse cultures, and exciting adventures. 

According to a recent study, 81% of traveling parents cited movies as the top resources that provide US families with travel inspiration. Movies significantly motivate families to embark on memorable journeys.

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Movies Create the Ultimate Wanderlust?

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Movies showcase iconic landmarks and picturesque locations; when families see these locations on the big screen, they want to experience that moment in person.  For travelers wanting to set-jet and live big-screen moments, here are five locations packed with movie-inspired adventurers for film-loving families.

Mix With Muggles in London 

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Visit Kings Cross Train Station for a photo opportunity at platform 9¾. Potter fans can also head to the heart of Soho and the House of Mina Lima; Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima created much of the movie artwork.

Why not visit the beloved friend of the late Queen Elizabeth II, Paddington Bear? Travelers can explore Notting-hill Market, where Paddington whizzes down the high street after a pickpocket, or find one of the Paddington bear statues in Paddington Station or Leicester Square.

Play Piano in New York 

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New York is a significant movie lover’s location. It is cited as a 2023′ top ten cultural capital’ from following Kevin’s footsteps and staying at the Plaza just like Home Alone to tapping a tune on the famous piano from Big in FAO Schwarz.  New York has many instantly recognizable locations, such as the Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and Times Square, which offer abundant family movie moments.

Let It Go in Norway

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Photo Credit: Sarah Christie, Adobe Firefly.

Norway offers a rich and varied landscape with a culture of vikings, trolls, and maidens turned into waterfalls intended to excite and engage. Visiting Norway between November and February also offers the chance to catch the Northern Lights. 

Go Forward Bravely in France

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Disney fans will fall for the charm of France. Fans of Beauty and the Beast will enjoy visiting historic castles full of romance and magic, such as Chateau Saint Fargeau, with its village of winding streets, where visitors can stay in the former residence of Joan of Arc.

The hustle and bustle of Paris inspired by Ratatouille offers the perfect opportunity for families to try delicacies Chef Remy may have made. 

Let the Force Be With You in Orlando

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Photo Credit: Karen Beddow

Despite the Galactic Starcruiser closing, Orlando offers set-jetting opportunities in abundance. Disney World and Universal have the movie themes sewn up with greats such as Frozen, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and Marvel Universe– the highest-ranking movie franchises ever.

The theme parks offer a perfect world version, with shiny streets and smiling faces. Movies are reenacted and celebrated. Travelers are invited to join the adventure, from themed hotels to food, cocktails, and rides. The Orlando-based theme parks are hard not to love. 

The World is Your Movie

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Many families have a favorite movie; these link to memories of times and places. Linking films and travel inspiration creates an excellent foundation for family vacation planning. Giving family travel another depth makes lasting memories and links fantasy to reality.

Also See, Top 10 Harry Potter Themed Hotels/Airbnbs

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Photo Credit: Sarah Christie.

No matter how old you get, you will probably never stop if you once loved the Harry Potter series. There is something magical about either passing down the nostalgia you feel for the books and films onto your children or having watched them grow up during the Harry Potter hype. And because of its longevity, Harry Potter-themed hotels and Airbnbs are still very popular in 2023, so we’ve compiled a list of the best for you.

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Sarah Christie is a craft, food, cruise, and family travel blogger Extraordinary Chaos, Cruising For All and Mini Travellers. Known for her unique perspective and ability to find beauty in chaos, Sarah designs and creates craft projects as well as creating recipes for people who want to cook from scratch the easy way. Whilst also exploring family travel and how to navigate it.

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