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TV Show Location to Travel By

It seems that every tourism agency is getting on the bandwagon whether they have one TV show location or many movie locations. They offer tie-ins, tours, and websites.  So here are some of the TV show locations that lure me to want to travel. See more of my picks at Reel Life With Jane.

 

TV Show Location: Albuquerque

Albuquerque, Sandia Mountain. Photo by Dan Hinojosa

TV Show Location: Albuquerque, NM

Shows: In Plain Sight; Breaking Bad

I was a great fan of In Plain Sight, which, sadly, is no more. For its first seasons, it operated the way most TV shows do that pretend to be somewhere other than a Hollywood sound stage.  They used establishing shots of New Mexico at the beginning of the show and occasionally the cast would drive on a highway that might have been in New Mexico.  However, in the last season, they got serious about showing Albuquerque. You could see downtown areas, old adobe neighborhoods, and Sandia Peak surrounded by colorful desert.  I felt its portrayal of Albuquerque was spot on, once they started using real locations. Continue reading

Traveling to Paris?

 MuseeCarnavalet, Paris

MuseeCarnavalet, Paris. Photo complements of Janine Sprout

Destination: Paris, France

Book Cover
Book: No Worries Paris: A Photographic Walking Guide by Jerry & Janine Sprout

In case you win that trip to Paris mentioned in my review of the Marc Levy book, All Those Things We Never Said, you may need a good solid guidebook to help you plan. Enter No Worries Paris. Continue reading

Historic USA in 8000 Picture Books

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park, Tucson

Destination: USA

Books: Series by Arcadia Publishing (1993-present)

Bookstores can provide a window into a community when you travel. In San Diego I wandered in to a large downtown bookstore in search of a section on local authors. Instead I found shelves of Arcadia books. There were books about the railroads, books about the fishing industry, books about the Chinese immigrants, books about baseball–you name your interest and there was a book about San Diego for that subject. Continue reading