Experiencing the world through film and television

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Michael Santalucia

Hamburg, NY
Advisor Specializing in Hawaii, Alaska & Europe

When my wife and I opened SantaLucia Travel, LLC our primary ambition was to help people see the world while making memories with the people they love. Whatever your travel dreams, we put our expertise and passion for the industry to good use, pla...

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Film Tourism has become one of the top reasons for many guests to experience places they may not have considered venturing off to.  Exotic destinations often are home to some incredible film and movie sites.

Did you know that New Zealand was the exclusive home to the filming of the 
Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies with more than 150 film sites throughout the North and South Islands?  Middle-Earth on fans can even visit the infamous Shire and tour Hobbiton first hand!  The Hobbit movie set is completely intact and accessible for day tours on New Zealand's North Island.  

Or perhaps you've dreamed of visiting Scotland for the opportunity to experience the wizarding magic of the Hogwarts Express as it crosses the iconic viaduct featured in the Harry Potter movies.  This too is possible with an easy morning or afternoon tour out of Fort William.  

Did you know you could visit a galaxy far, far away off the southern tip of Ireland, or perhaps you'd rather play the Game of Thrones up in the north?  

The Hawaiian Islands have been featured in so many movies and television series that one can almost consider the islands to be Hollywood's exotic backlot!   From adventure films such as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Jumanji: The Next Level, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Jurassic Park , Jurassic World, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.  Comedies such as Throw Momma from the Train, 50 First Dates, and Jungle Cruise as well as dramas such as The Descendant's and Soul Surfer and war movies such as Pearl Harbor or Midway were also filmed in the Hawaiian Islands.  And lets not forget the many television series that have been filmed on the islands including Hawaii Five-O, Magnum PI, and LOST.  Many of these films and television series were filmed on Oahu and some still have sets standing at the incredible Kualoa Ranch Private Nature Reserve.

I've personally experienced many of the film sites in each of the locations above and would love to share my first-hand knowledge to help fulfill your dreams!

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