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TravelPulse's Mark Murphy Discusses 'Star Wars,' Game of Thrones' Destinations

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | June 27, 2016

TravelPulse's Mark Murphy Discusses 'Star Wars,' Game of Thrones' Destinations

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If you absolutely need a reason to travel, then why not consider a trip inspired by some of the most spectacular fictional universes?

TravelPulse founder Mark Murphy was on WCIU’s You & Me to discuss travel and some pop culture icons you may have heard of in your lifetime: “Star Wars” and “Game of Thrones.”

Sometimes we need a good kick in the behind to get on out there and live life to its fullest. As you see from the video below, it doesn’t really take much to reach locations featured in some truly wonderful cinematic scenes.

From Death Valley to Europe, Murphy has some ideas perfect for that movie or television buff in your life.

“Star Wars” is now a franchise that commands attractions at Disney parks worldwide and movies that will continue to meet the demands of all generations. It even lives on in the travel industry in such destinations as California’s Death Valley, which doubled as the sand-swept confines of Tatooine. As Murphy suggests, you can head on over to Panamint Springs Resort if the need to make like your own C-3PO strikes you and you simply must roam the desert.

Or if utter mayhem and royal glory are more your speed, Europe has a wealth of options for you “Game of Thrones” enthusiasts. Actually, we’ve highlighted a great many European getaways dedicated to Westerosi holidays here at TravelPulse.

Just before this past season launched, we regaled you with various trips that might satisfy even the greediest usurper out there. Discover Northern Ireland makes things easy with a list of locations you’ll recognize from the hit HBO show.

And there are of course many tours you can take that blend perfectly with reality and fiction, giving you the memories that will last to that next binge-watching session.


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