I never became a fan of Stephanie Meyer’s popular series, Twilight. I cannot pinpoint the reason – I did try to read the first book but I didn’t particularly care for it. I am sure that countless people around the world – people of all ages – will vehemently disagree with me. In fact, “Twilight tourism” is fast becoming a buzz word in travel circles these days.
The idea is not that novel. After all, a lot of people have embarked on their own journeys to experience Dan Brown’s stories for themselves. The Da Vinci Code started it all, and the subsequent stories added more destinations for fans to visit. Now, it’s Twilight’s turn. In spite of the fact that Halloween is over, the idea of visiting the setting of the story enchants fans.
Forks, Washington is the center of all the attention, for it is the place where Bella and the Cullens reside. Forks is in the northwestern part of the state, and is known for high levels of rainfall. This remote town is taking advantage of the attention, and even has a Twilight Lounge where events are held. A couple is also planning on opening a restaurant called Volterra, a city in the novels, by next year.
If you’re into cruises, you could join next year’s Twilight Cruise, which will be joined by Ashley Greene, Alex Meraz, and Michael Welch. It sails from Seattle on the 8th of August next year. By the looks of it, the cruise will soon be fully booked so you should get your tickets as early as you can.
Twilight fans, have you ever visited a place that is Twilight-related? Would you like to visit one in the near future? Tell us about it!
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