There is travel magic to be found when you are out on in the world. Like the magic that occurs when a new place rises up to surprise you, revealing its secrets to you. Or the magic of meeting new people and sharing experiences that sear into your memories.
The Art of Finding Travel Magic
Magic Through Serendipity
Unconsciously Drawn to Magic
Seeking Out Magic with Deliberate Intent
And then, sometimes you actively seek out travel magic. Religious pilgrims put their faith into the curing waters of Lourdes. Beach goers face west with unblinking eyes hoping to see the green flash of sunset. In Baja Mexico, whale lovers go out in a rickety boat seeking a chance to go eye to eye with a humpback. An intense experience to be sure and one that I hope to experience. Are we just checking off the bucket list or is it magic?
It was with this last, more deliberate sort of intent, that I spent the last year seeking out travel magic by exploring the wide world of Harry Potter.
Seeking out the Magic of Harry Potter
The Magic in Orlando, FL
The Magic in Los Angeles, CA
The Magic in the United Kingdom
I then engaged Dobby the House Elf to be my Harry Potter tour guide in the UK. He showed me around Edinburgh pointing out sources of inspiration for Rowling’s early drafts of the books. Then he took me to London where we explored Potter-inspired literary sites and toured the Warner Brothers movie sets. It was great to first see how to books were brought to life in Rowling’s imagination and then see how her imaginings were brought to life for the big screen.
How Travel Magic Makes the Heart Go Flip
Your Parting Shot
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