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My Fictional Bucket List: Top 5 visits

We all wish that we could jump into a book / tv series / movie – land, some are the places that dreams are made of, others are made of nightmare material but we still wonder what it’d be like to visit that place. Well I do anyways. So without further ado, grab your suitcases and come on fictional trip with me!


First off (I think this may be a popular one), i’d like to travel through the looking glass and visit Wonderland (not with Alice though!), purely for the description of it. I can imagine how beautiful it would be to walk through the field of singing flowers, hearing the wonderfully wise rantings of The Hookah-smoking caterpillar (aka Absolem in the animated films). After a long day of adventure, a cup of tea and a slice of cake with The Mad Hatter would not go amiss. I will always imagine Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter, when I read it because he was so bloody great! And again “We’re All Mad Here” sums my house up quite nicely!


Next i’ll jump on the Jabberwock, where he would drop me off to Goblin King; Jareth’s Castle smack bang in the middle of The Goblin City. If you’ve seen The Labyrinth you will know what I Am talking about! For me, this film gave me the worse nightmares as a child, I didn’t like The Muppets either. But those flamingos that can remove their heads? Nope! Then why, you ask, would I want to visit there? Well my darlings, I would love to try and conquer the disorientating stairways in the famous Escher Room (Loved the scene of David Bowie having a sing song, swoon!) Even though I hated the film, I would love to walk every single step in that room, with David Bowie, obvs!


After the tour of The Goblin Castle, it’s straight to New York City. Everyone reading I am aware New York is not a fictional land BUT the person i’d like to visit is (I wish she wasn’t but I don’t have that power!). I’d like to grab a coconut latte and cake with Virginia Lewis. I don’t think this character is globally famous like Harry Potter but Virginia, Wolf and Tony’s travels with Prince Wendell turned dog by the Evil Queen as they try and save the 9 kingdoms from her evil reign. Everything about this made me so happy! (Please put it on your Christmas list for santa!) Basically the book and tv show is hugely based on The Grimm’s Fairy Tales! It’s perfection! Anyways, the book and show seemed to promise a prequel, do you think it ever came? It did not! So a little catch up with my girl V and i’ll know exactly what happened in her ‘Happily Ever After’, can’t just leave me hanging for 20 years and never let me know! #fangirl


After my New York visit (and a nap), i’ll be taking myself down to the car rental place to start my journey in search of Shirley Jackson’s Hill House. Although throughout the book The Haunting of Hill House was never identified, I bet I could find it (this is fictional so not really). I’d like to stay there for the night, because I think the ghosts are pretty lonely and just want someone to catch them up with the events of the world. Maybe Ii wouldn’t last the whole night but I bet I could at least stay an hour or so after dark! Eleanor was a lovely girl, she’d protect me…. right??


Finally, after a long few days of travelling around the fictional world, there’s nothing quite like going somewhere that feels like home. Where there is always someone to talk to, and home cooked meals! No peeling potatoes for me, I’ve got my wand! Have you guessed where my last visit is yet? Yes you’ve got it! How could I possibly not visit the warmest fictional family we have all come to know and love at their home, The Burrow? I’ve always loved the Weasleys, they are a beckon of light on a bad day. And I love the twins Fred and George, although I couldn’t tell you which is which…. well, if I visited after George loses his ear I can, or after Fred dies (*sob*). But death and maiming aside, I would love to cause a bit of mischief around the burrow and Hogwarts with this terrible (lovable) twosome! I’d love to sneak some of their puking pastels into Professor Umbridge’s tea, that would wipe the smile of her little annoying face! I wouldn’t say no to a cuddle with Mrs Weasley, she’s a sweetheart, but lets not forget she’s also a fierce Queen!


So that’s my top 5 on my fictional bucket list! Although, there are so many more trips I would make that we’d be here forever! What’s on your fictional bucket list? Let me know, leave a comment or tag me in your fictional post! Thank-you for reading!


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13 thoughts on “My Fictional Bucket List: Top 5 visits

  1. What a great idea for a post. I’d love to stay in the burrow – I’m surprised nobody has done a tree house style place like it and rented it out.

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    1. I’m sorry I’ve just caught your comment now. Oh now you’re talking!! That would be fantastic, Harry Potter themed getaways, on to a money-mine there! Also, The Burrow has always felt cozy and homely! Thankyou for reading and your praise! X

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      1. Yes I think it’s a viable business model. Even better if you get Weasley-eque staff. I could easily be Mrs W.


  2. This is a really creative post! I’m with you on visiting the Goblin Castle πŸ™‚

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    1. Thankyou so much! I’m glad you enjoyed! Goblin castle is definitley my favourite!


  3. This is a really interesting idea, and I like your choices a lot. May pilfer this idea at some point (appropriate credit will of course be given 😁)

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    1. Definitley do this!! I’d love to read what is on you trip itenary! X


  4. This is such a cool post. I think I would follow this exact journey into these fictional worlds. I might linger at the Weasleys for a while though, Mrs. Weasley is just awesome. One fictional world I would also visit would be in Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series, it would be very scary, but Roland will protect me I think πŸ˜‚

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    1. There’s always room for a travel companion!! Thankyou for the blog post love! I’d be too worried that The Man in Black would get me first πŸ™ˆπŸ˜±

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      1. πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ Yes that would the fear wouldn’t it.


  5. Would you go to the setting of Labyrinth and The Goblin King’s castle from Wintersong or the movie? (I haven’t read Wintersong myself.) Personally I love the setting in Caraval and I would love to visit the Seelie and Unseelie courts as depicted in Tithe by Holly Black.

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    1. From the movie , I haven’t read the books but maybe I should!!!

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      1. I really want to check them out! I love the covers, so…


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