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Tolkien Tourism Brings Fans to New Zealand

December 26, 2012


Hobbit-fever has created a new kind of travel in New Zealand: Tolkien Tourism.  MarketMAPS looks at how New Zealand has embraced its identity as “Middle Earth.”   Director Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies were famously shot on location in New Zealand’s countrysides, valleys, mountains, and rivers.  Fans have begun to think of New […]

En Route to the First Thanksgiving

November 21, 2012


You may not be looking forward to traveling this Thanksgiving.  But if you take a look at the Pilgrims’ cruel voyage from England to the New World, you’ll suddenly feel much better about your own journey.  MarketMAPS maps out the route to the first Thanksgiving.    1620 England A group of English and Dutch Pilgrims, […]

The Art of the Road Trip

August 25, 2012


Every year, millions of us hear the call of the road and take off on our own journeys of discovery.  We get out there on motorcycles and bikes, in cars, buses, and RVs.  You learn a lot from road-tripping across the landscape and today, MarketMAPS shares a little bit of what we’ve learned about the art […]