Animal Lover Paradise

If you love animals, it is very important to interact and connect with them in an ethical way. While dolphin shows and huge aquariums are fairly common in some areas these days, some of them may do more harm than good. In this article, we have listed five places where you can enjoy the company of animals without harming them.

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The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in Woodstock, New York
Located in New York, this rescue shelter believes that animals should be respected and treated with compassion. Guests can learn about the effects of eating meat from animals during their visit. They rescue, rehabilitate, and care for animals that most people know as food—goats, cows, chickens, and pigs. The best part is guests can even pet the beautiful creatures!

Okunoshima, Japan
Also known as the “rabbit island,” this small island has more than 300 wild rabbits that freely roam around and interact with visitors. It can be accessible by a ferry ride from Hiroshima. Aside from being surrounded by cuddly furry friends, the island is a resort and has camping grounds and swimming pools for use. If you love the furry creatures, this is a must-go-to destination!

Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand
One of the many activities you can do in Thailand is ride elephants. Sadly, many of these elephants are abused to entertain human. Luckily, ENP or Elephant Nature Park, a rescue and rehabilitation centre in Chiang Mai, allows tourists to interact with elephants in an ethical way. You can volunteer and help them bathe and feed the gentle giants. All money earned by the organisation will go back to the elephants and to the local volunteers.

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Serengeti in Tanzania
More than a million animals traverse through the Serengeti every single year. Here, you can witness an incalculable number of lions, giraffes, elephants, hippos, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, zebras and so much more. This is truly a one of a kind experience!

Bear Rainforest Ship Safari in British Columbia, Canada
Bears may be “beasts” to some, but they are actually very intelligent and interesting creatures. Hop on a wooden schooner or tugboat and cruise through the Great Bear Rainforest where you can observe bears (and wolves, occasionally!) in their natural habitat. Bonus: a percentage of the profit goes to bear and whale conservation research.

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Invernesshire, Scotland
Love dogs? You have to put this on your bucket list! Every year in July, the Golden Retriever Club of Scotland holds the Golden Retriever Festival or Guisachan Gathering in Scotland. Participants can enjoy the dog show and bond with more than 200 fluffy dogs! Heaven!

Senda Verde Animal Refuge and Eco-Resort in Yungas, Bolivia
Make your trip more worthwhile by volunteering at this animal refuge centre. You can care for parrots, turtles, bears, monkeys, wild cats, and more. The site uses solar energy to power the oven that is used to prepare food for the animals, and only sources local raw materials. This place is, on all levels, ethical!

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Lougantai, Zhouzhi
It is without a doubt that pandas are lovable animals. I mean, just look at them! So cute and cuddly, ugh!!! Luckily for those who love pandas, Xi’an has a volunteer program that allows travellers to care for panda and interact with them. Guests can feed them, and of course, clean after them.

We are eco-friendly and we strongly believe that ecotravel. Find out more from us at askus@ladyredot.com on how you can travel responsibly today.


mish

Hello, I am Mish! I used to work as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since I graduated, I decided to give up my corporate job to focuses on my 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. I am a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, I’m tiny but I am an Olympic-level glutton. Let me bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach me at LinkedIn.

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National Parks In United States

The first national park in the world was established in Wyoming when legislators passed the Yellowstone National Park Act of 1872, protecting more than two million acres of public domain. From then to now, the number of national sites has increased to 450!

The idea has expanded from natural parks to historical, recreational and cultural sites including national monuments, national memorials, national seashores, national Military parks and more. In the U.S. over 25 states are proud to showcase their jewels encompassing fascinations like the Everglades in Florida, mountain and valley ranges in California, wilderness in Alaska and volcanoes in Hawaii. Here’s is a taste of some of best in the States.

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
This park is a scenic mountain paradise with over 100 peaks all above 11,000 ft- the highest is Longs Peak at 14,259ft! Some parts of the mountain range cross over the continental divide. Meaning snow melting off the western side will find its way to the Pacific Ocean while on the snow on the opposite side will eventually melt into the Atlantic. Hikers and skiers here enjoy hundreds of miles of trails. For a favourite local hit Eldora Ski Resort. Eldora offers full services including ski rental, lessons, groomed slopes, and night time shredding. While enjoying the slopes you might encounter the park’s many local inhabitants. Maybe passing Bighorn Sheep, Elk, Marmot, or Moose, even a rare occasion a Mountain Lion or Black Bear – beware!

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
The canyon was the U.S.’s 17th National Park. The physical make-up is of layered bands of red rock stretching across a staggering 1,900 square miles- 277 miles long and 18 wide. The Grand Canyon is considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world and visited by an annual 5 million people. In the past it was inhabited by Native Americans- some considering it a holy site, making pilgrimages. Now it is a haven for animals and lots of rock. For the adventurous few some trips can be done through the canyon. One provided by Western River Expeditions has been around for 50 years. They offer a week-long rafting trip down the almost 300-mile river- food and camping provided.

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Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico
Although not a park is known for its natural appearance, Chaco is still worth mentioning. It is considered one of the most important pre-Columbian areas in the U.S. It was deemed a national site in 1980 and is the location of an intricate assembly of Pueblos. Coined by Spanish explorers, Pueblos refers to stone and mud built communities by Native American. The ancient Pueblo ruins seen as a sacred ancestral homeland to both the Hopi and Pueblo people. Today it is a hot spot for hiking, biking, camping, and stargazing. There is one campground in the park that holds 51 sites. During special seasons the park rangers open up the area to a stargazing party- lending telescopes and offering advice. There is also an observatory open to the public with a 25″ telescope displaying a jaw-dropping view into the heavens.

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Haleakala National Park, Hawaii
Haleakala located on the island of Maui, surrounded by 33,265 acres of land including a dormant volcano with the same name as the region. Haleakala translates to “house of the sun”. The park also is home to the Haleakala Observatory, responsible for surveying satellites and debris orbiting Earth.

This region is another great area for stargazing as light pollution is low and the volcano sits 10,000 ft. Above sea level. The road to the summit is a 38-mile drive and while ascending climates drastically change. From a humid subtropical at the base to subalpine deserts higher up. On the east side of the park, visitors can view the Kīpahulu Valley. In this area, some of the rarest birds exist. To name three: The Hawaiian Petrel, the Hawaiian Goose, and Honeycreepers.

There are many more beautiful enchanting parks in the United States that we are happy to share with you. Planning a trip abroad? Why not talk to us at askus@ladyredot.com. 


josh-mayHello! I’m Josh and I’m a journalism and business student from the U.S. I grew up near Boston but now I’m living in Thailand. In the past I’ve been a ski instructor, waiter, and camp counselor. Now I’ve taken up the pen and want to develop my skills as a writer. I got hooked on traveling last December. I found the microscopic image of my town and realized how much of the earth I hadn’t seen. Since then I’ve had a fire in my belly to see and do as much as I can. My experience here in Thailand has been so great and now I’m eager to share and inspire others to get out, it’s worth it! You can keep in contact with me at LinkedInUpwork or Facebook.

Bucket Lists: Must Try Activities for Adventurous Hearts

Going on an adventure is unquestionably good for you physically, mentally and emotionally. It’s a unique way to travel and appreciate the beauty of the world. If you haven’t created your 2017 trip itinerary, considering doing it the adventurous way.

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Shark Dives
Irrespective of the type of sharks you’ll be swimming with —hammerhead sharks, reef sharks, white tip sharks or the gentle giant whale sharks—dipping in the water with even just one shark takes a lot of courage and is not for the faint-hearted.

However, the activity is as rewarding as it is risky, and is certainly a unique way to respect and appreciate marine life, specifically sharks, which usually spell menace to some people. Lucky for those who’d love to give this a try, this activity is available in a lot of places. You can do this in Mexico, Bahamas, Philippines, South Africa, Costa Rica, Maldives, Fiji, North Carolina and of course, most places in Australia.

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Adventure Caving
Not for the claustrophobic, this activity requires one to not only be physically fit but also mentally committed. With headlamps as your only source of light (99% of the time), you’ll have to squeeze your way through tight and moist places, and you have to be ready for unexpected bumps.

After gruelling hours in dark passages, caverns decorated with beautiful rocks or breathtaking waterfalls usually, will cap the trip with so much satisfaction. If you want to see the beauty of the underworld, New Zealand, Belize, Vietnam, China, Slovenia, Malaysia, Philippines, Austria, Iceland, France, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, Venezuela, USA, and South Africa are all famous for their mysterious caves.

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Hiking and Trekking
Hiking and trekking can take hours, or even days depending on your trail, so stopovers are necessary to regain your momentum. Both require a lot of stamina and preparation as you’ll not only be walking for a long time, you also have to be ready for heat or cold depending on where you are. The rewards you reap from these activities are many, from the scenic views to the quiet and still moment with nature.

If you want to hit the road less traveled, try the best trails in the world: Queen Charlotte Track (New Zealand), Bay of Fires (Australia), Chilkoot Trail (Alaska), Fitz Roy Trek (Argentina), Kungsleden (Sweden), Tonquin Valley (Canada), Croagh Patrick (Ireland), Kalalau Trail (Hawaii), and Mountain of the Moon (Uganda).

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Skydiving
While jumping out of a plane and freefalling from thousands of feet above may be something you’d never do even when it’s the only way to survive, skydiving can be very fulfilling especially to those who want to challenge their fear of heights. If your guts (and budget) allow you, try skydiving in Palm Jumeirah (Dubai), Livingstone (Zambia), and Cairns (Australia).

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Heli-ski
This is perhaps the least famous one on the list, as there are only a limited number of spots that offer this kind of adventure. Also, the ski equipment you need and the helicopter ride mean this activity does not come cheap. To heli-ski, a helicopter takes you to a remote snow mountain so you can ski or snowboard downhill. If you like to get that adrenaline rush while you slide downhill, try heli-skiing in Japan, Switzerland, British Columbia, Russia, and even India.

If you are ready for the adventure of your lifetime, we are ready for you! Allow LadyRedot plan your adventures in 2017 and create a lifelong worth of memories for you. Have a chat with us at askus@LadyRedot.com.


mish

Mish worked as a travel expert, customer service specialist and a communications trainer in the past. After working for eight years straight since she graduated, she decided to give up her corporate job. She now focuses on her 4-year old son, works as a freelance writer and a real estate assistant. She is a sun-worshipper, a water baby, and an earth warrior. And oh, she’s tiny but she is an Olympic-level glutton. Let her bring your tummy around the globe! You can reach her at LinkedIn.

Places to see (Sakura) cherry blossom in 2017

 

If you have not seen Cherry Blossom at least once in your life, you are actually missing out on its beauty. I’m going to show you that Japan isn’t the only choice though that is obviously the most popular choice among all.

Japan
The cherry blossom season in Japan starting from late March to early May, depend on the locations. Some of the best spots to watch the show are:

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Takayama city, Gifu
A beautiful spring festival framed in white and pink colour, an enchanting sight that allows your eyes to feast on its beauty.

Kinosaki Onsen town, Hyogo
A romantic movie-like scene when Spring season arrives, where the pink glows along the street, it is an irresistible beauty.

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Fukuoka Castle Ruins at Maizuru Park, Fukuoka
The vintage classic atmosphere of the ruined castle blends perfectly with the fascinating blooming of more than 1000 cherry trees.

Japan Mint, Osaka
Passed down centuries of tradition since the end of the 19th, every year this place held the seasonal festival for the public to enjoy the gorgeous, iconic flowers blossom.

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Mt. Yoshino, Nara
The best among the best. Just vision the whole mountain covered in pink and white, the most romantic picture-perfect setting I believed.

Hirosaki Castle Park, Hirosaki city, Aomori
Another favourite spot where cherry blossom addicts flock to while in Japan.

Korea
Lesser known than Japan doesn’t mean Korea has less to offer in this springtime. Check out the hot spots for your magnificent cherry blossom backdrops:

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Busan
There are many sites in this touristic town, where your craving for cherry blossom is satisfied: Haeundae Dalmaji Road, colour Stream Park, Igidae Coastal Promenade, Mt. Hwangnyeong Ring Road are among the best to enjoy the springtime performance.

Seoul
Book your ticket to come here in early April and participate in festivals like Seokchon Lake Cherry Blossom Festival, Yeouido Spring Flower Festival. The splendid sightings of the pink and white fallen petal carpet ensure plenty picture perfect moments.

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Jeju Island
The idyllic island is famous for their legendary cherry trees, which only blossom for 2 – 3 days each year. A well worthy rare sight that should not be missed.

Europe
After a long cold, snowy winter, Spring time is widely welcomed around Europe. In some countries, this comes with the glorious blooming of cherry trees. Let check them out together:

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Yes, not only tulip fields but also Sakura, get yourself to the English park and being rewarded with the romantic walkway here.

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Stockholm, Sweden
The classic fairy tale sightings blend with the silky pink color from million cherry petals entirely a princess dream comes true.

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London, UK
Despite numerous flowers unfold their beauty during spring time, it is undeniable, cherry tree holding the crown.

Other Countries
Vancouver, Canada
The spring celebrations here has always included the beauty of cherry blossom. If you already used to the incredible yellow Falls, try to visit Vancouver during Spring for a change, which is equally impressive.

Washington DC, US
Cheering your US spring with cherry blossoming isn’t a bad idea at all, especially when it has such irresistible natural beauty.

Dalat, Vietnam
If you happen to be in South East Asia yet still love to have a glimpse of Sakura blooming, you are at the right place. Starting from Feb, the little city change to its pink dress to celebrate Tet, the Vietnam New Year.

Chiang Mai, Northen Thailand
Another budget-friendly spot to enjoy the shower of cherry flower or Tiger Queen as how the local like to refer to. Unlike the professional festivals in Japan or Korean, or the entirely different fairy tale look in Europe, cherry blossom here mixes with the rural breath, giving another unique experience.

As one of the most famous iconic flowers signalise Springtime, Cherry Blossom is not only a show of nature beauty but also a remind of how fragile and quick beautiful moments flash. Enjoy the short yet elegant beauty as much as you treasure the little joys in life.

Do not miss out the little treasures in your life, let us help you to take small steps to create memories. Just askus@LadyRedot.com.


june June explores different roles to find out what is her passion. She used to be a travel consultant, a Kindergarden English teacher, an Expedia’s Lodging Partner Support agent, and the latest is being a freelancer. Eventually, she figures that her passion is to express the hospitality spirit from her heart and inspire others from her works. Being a writer for LadyRedot, where she get inspired and inspire others, and running her own bed and breakfast in her homeland. She views life as a colorful and adventurous journey, join her as she shares her passion with you! You can reach out to her @ LinkedIn.

New York City’s Biggest Party

New York City, The Big Apple, The Empire State, The Melting Pot, The Center of the Universe; this city has many names. Similarly, it is known for many things. One of the most exciting is the New Year’s Eve (NYE) countdown celebration. Millions of travellers flood the city and billions tune in to watch. The event is a true spectacle. Here are four of the best the city has to offer come December 31st.

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The Countdown
What would this hundred-year-old tradition be without the iconic Times Square ball drop? One million exuberate people squish into Times Square, giving a jubilant welcome to the new year.

The first drop was recorded in 1907, by the owner of the New York Times paper, celebrating their change in headquarters. Currently the paper has changed buildings, but the site is still used to showcase the ball. Along with the drop is the singing of classics like Auld Land Syne, Imagine by John Lennon, New York New York by Frank Sinatra and preceding midnight are live concerts.

A useful tip: The event is on a first come, first serve basis; for a good view try aiming to arrive around 3pm. One of the best places to view is The Bowtie, near the big screen and sound system to watch the event unfold. But be careful public intoxication is prohibited and there are no public toilets. Also to make it more enjoyable bring snacks and dress warmly- remember it’s the winter!

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Marriott Marquis Hotel Party
For a higher class, less crowded event head to the Marriott Marquis. This 1,949 room hotel is located is the middle of Times Square, providing a cosy safe haven for the party goers. Although expensive, the hotel does not disappoint. One promotion they offer is the “ultimate luxury New Year’s Eve Package”, which includes a limousine, champagne, music, a buffet menu, dancing, bar, and a prime view of the ball dropping.

Although the price (usually in the thousand range) the scene is smack in the middle of the party with radio city music hall, Central Park, Carnegie Hall, and Madison Square Garden are all minutes away. The hotel also has three restaurants and lounges on site. The View one of the more popular, is NYC’s only revolving rooftop bar with a panoramic view live music. The bar encourages a semi-formal 1920s theme and will surely be a luxurious time.

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Phish at Madison Square
Another legendary event is Phish’s Madison Square Garden performance. Forming in 1983, the band plays a wide range of music including funk, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, country, blues, bluegrass, and pop. Overall, Phish has had little mainstream recognition but this doesn’t stop their dedicated fan base. They have played a total of 9 concerts on NYE at Madison, the first in 1995.

This year their venue is lasting four days! Starting December 28th and ending the 31st for the countdown. The concert starts at 7:30 and lasts for several hours with usually with 3 sets and an encore. Tickets range from $75-$90. For those loving a good jam, this will definitely add a positive vibe to your celebration.

Central Park
For the more laid back event, head to Manhattan’s Central Park for vendors, face painting, DJs, strobe lights, and giveaways. There’s also an entire wall dedicated to New Year’s Eve resolutions. Write down yours then head over to the NYRR midnight run.

Every NYE, runners gather in the park to a friendly competition. This four-mile loop is illuminated by 15 minutes of dazzling fireworks and music. Join the event for a healthy way to start the year.

If you missed out the celebration for the New Year Eve countdown this year, call us up to help you arrange an unforgettable time for the next New Year Even countdown next year! You can reach us at askus@ladyredot.com. We will make sure it will be your best ever countdown yet!


josh-may Hello! I’m Josh and I’m a journalism and business student from the U.S. I grew up near Boston but now I’m living in Thailand. In the past I’ve been a ski instructor, waiter, and camp counselor. Now I’ve taken up the pen and want to develop my skills as a writer. I got hooked on traveling last December. I found the microscopic image of my town and realized how much of the earth I hadn’t seen. Since then I’ve had a fire in my belly to see and do as much as I can. My experience here in Thailand has been so great and now I’m eager to share and inspire others to get out, it’s worth it! You can keep in contact with me at LinkedInUpwork or Facebook.

Top 5 locations for Christmas

Christmas, a festive season for many families to get together and celebrate the wonders of Christ. Besides getting too commercialised and think Christmas is all about surviving the mad crowds and rush discounted shopping, it is also about giving and sharing, under the blanket of snow on a magical night, in front of a warm fireplace. Here are some of my personal favourite locations for Christmas.

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Munich, Germany
The Bavarian capital- is a great way to spend a traditional Christmas. With the city dating back to 1158, there seems to be a story behind every building. The Christmas gem, what gives this place its charm during the holidays, is their famous city markets. Marienplatz (St. Mary’s Square) is Located in the centre of Munich. The shops start on November 25th and lasting until the December 24th. At this century-old event buyers can find Bavarian wood carvings, local food, clothes, carved nutcrackers, homemade soaps and much more. Along with this, the scene is illuminated by a 100ft Christmas tree and during the afternoon live music can be heard.

New York, U.S.
With a population over 8 million, everyone can find their holiday niche in the big apple. For the more touristy people, Rockefeller Center Plaza should be the first stop. With their 80ft Norway Spruce decorated with over 45,000 lights topped off with a 550lb star, this iconic sight fills spectators with holiday spirit. Next take a trip over to a Broadway performance or check out the Rockettes at Radio City Christmas spectacular. For more local visitors, try driving through the city’s boroughs to check out neighbourhood competition for better decorations or if the weather permits, go to one of the many parks for some sledging.

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Napapiiri, Finland
Most popularly known for their midnight sun, northern lights and ski resorts, Napapiiri makes this fairy tale come true. With Santa Claus Village, an amusement park that opened in 1985, tourists can walk to the Arctic Circle, talk with Santa or visit their mail post where over 15 million letters have been received. For the older crowd, this place is great for skiing and snowmobiling or maybe you’re looking to take a sledge ride with reindeer. For the more laid back, trying spending the holidays with savoury finish food after a candle lit saunas out looking a snow white landscape. But be warned, this area only has 5 hours of sunlight during December and temperatures can reach far below freezing.

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Paris, France
As the 3rd most popular place in the world to visit, the city of lights does not disappoint coming Christmas time. With the colourful carousels and markets that come to life and decorated stores competing for the best window displays, this location exudes the holiday charm. Some of the most recommended places to visit include making a trip to the Notre Dame Cathedral, exploring the dazzling light displays and ice skating on the first level of the Eiffel tower, at 200 ft. Maybe even stop at a before bakery to grab a famed pastry.

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Christmas is not always the picture-perfect winter wonderland, but even so, places like San Juan still pull it off. This Spanish capital is known to have the longest Christmas celebration, starting the day after Thanksgiving and ending January 14th. The music is different, the food is different, the traditions are different, but the man in the red suit is still the same. One great tradition is the parrandas you might hear after night. Friends will gather together and surprise one of their buddies by spontaneously playing music. After they are done sometimes more will join sparking parrandas that last the whole night. Another, one of the day’s highlights occurs on Jan. 6th when the wise men, three locals riding horses, ride into San Juan, signifying the start of gift giving.

It isn’t too late to plan where you like to spend your Christmas this year. Leave it to us to create the perfect Christmas holiday for you and your family at asks@ladyredot.com.


 

josh-may

Hello! I’m Josh and I’m a journalism and business student from the U.S. I grew up near Boston but now I’m living in Thailand. In the past I’ve been a ski instructor, waiter, and camp counselor. Now I’ve taken up the pen and want to develop my skills as a writer. I got hooked on traveling last December. I found the microscopic image of my town and realized how much of the earth I hadn’t seen. Since then I’ve had a fire in my belly to see and do as much as I can. My experience here in Thailand has been so great and now I’m eager to share and inspire others to get out, it’s worth it! You can keep in contact with me at LinkedIn, Upwork or Facebook.

10 horror movies location around the world

If you are the type that rather enjoys the haunted houses, or eager to explore the real shooting locations of your favourite scary movies, then scroll down, as we walk you to the famous horror movie scenes worldwide.

Touring around Spain this Halloween season, make sure you pay a visit to these places:

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Los Hornillos Palace, Spain – The Others (2001)
A huge and beautiful 200 something-year-old cattle ranch, belongs to the Duke of Santo Mauro’s family is an obvious perfect setting for horror theme. The place attracts several film producers, including the famous movie: The Others (2001). Set foot here and if you are lucky enough (or maybe not), you may have interesting talks with the lady, her sun-feared kids, and the servants and then found out they are not real! Goose bumps!

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Partarriu Manor located in Asturias, in Northern Spain – The Orphanage (2007)
This beautiful large and impressive house is surrounded by the perfect factors for a getaway family trip: beach, cliffs and a forest. I hope that knowing this is also a shooting location for the creepy movie :The Orphanage (2007) will not stop you from exploring this place. Do let us know if you ever find invisible friends, evil spirits and strange occurrences like what happened to the little kids in the movie.

Or heading to the UK for haunted movie scenes, you are at right place:

Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire – The Haunting (1963)
Built in the 12th century, Ettington Park is one of the oldest buildings in the Midlands. After several different ownership, this place, once a prisoner of war camp for Italian soldiers during the WWII and now transformed into a hotel. Maybe it was not only haunted in the movie, but also in real life where several strange activities were reported here by stayed guests and the hotel employees. Why ruin the thrill? Just go spend a night there and ask for the spookiest room, who knows you can even come up with a better plot than the Haunting.

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The Infamous Oakley Court Hotel, Berkshire, England – The Reptile, Curse of Frankenstein, Nightmare, Die, Monster, Die!, The Screaming Starts
Located next to the Bray studios, this 157-year-old hotel made appeared in countless classic scary movies. Having 118 rooms, you can easily book a Frankenstein shadowy type bedroom, and played the movie shot in that very own room. Enough of hair standing, I believe.

Wandering around Asia, don’t worry, we send you to the chilling movie spots:

The Haunted House at Nong Jork, Thailand – The Victim (2006 film)
As this is a criminal horror movie, the settings featured real criminal scenes, one of them is The Haunted House at Nong Jork. This is an abandoned unfinished house due to the death of a worker while constructing it. The place is a favourite spot to locate dead bodies dumped by the criminals, just enjoy the movie but stay away from there, folks.

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The Ju-On: The Grudge house, Tokorozawa, Saitama. – The Grudge series
No different from any ordinary double story house, yet this house is one of the eeriest houses in the Japanese movie history. If you love the feeling of shiver down, we suggest you have treasure hunt trip to this iconic house. The Grudge describes a curse that is born when someone dies in the grip of a powerful rage or extreme sorrow, so just don’t go there when you are upset.

Take off to the nearby continent, Australia, horror fans, let’s continue your journey:

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Melbourne, Australia – Knowing (2009)
Numerous locations in this beautiful city were made used in the sci-fi thriller Knowing, to name a few: the Geelong Ring Road, Melbourne Museum, Mount Macedon, the corner of Collins Street and Williams Street, the Docklands and Camberwell High School. Although the movie is rather a sci-fi big screen, it isn’t the lack of thrilling factors that sent your spine chilling.

Finally, the land of the most horrific movies, America:

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Dunsmuir House, Oakland, California – Phantasm (1979)
The Dunsmuir House and Gardens (also known by the name The Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate) is a famous shoot for Phantasm (1979), So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993), A View to Kill (1985), Partners in Crime (1984), So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993). If you want to host a Halloween party, you can contact the place to rent for the occasion, if you do not mind the spooky atmosphere.

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Dakota Residential, Manhattan, New York, USA – The Rosemary’s Baby
With the reputation of being a residential building for the rich and famous, this place is very famous for its tragic history where in just a few steps from the building, the legend John Lennon was shot in 1980. Not only stop at that, it is where the psychological horror movie Rosemary’s baby was filmed.

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The Evans City cemetery in Pennsylvania – Night of the Living Dead
To the Night of the Living Dead’s fan, you might be intrigued by the idea go searching for the headstones that were filmed in the movie. Just remember, it is a resting place of many souls, show your respect around this old graveyard.

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Yaquina Head Lighthouse located near Newport in Oregon – The Ring
Do you know the “Moesko Island Lighthouse” in the movie was actually this Yaquina Head Lighthouse? To recreate the scene in the movie, simply book the Lighthouse tours, daily operation except for Wednesdays; a first come, first served basis.

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