Thank you for choosing Bookish Travel Agents to book your next vacation! As you’ll see, we have a comprehensive array of fantasy worlds for you to visit. Craving some multiverse-hopping? Dying to see your current city in a radical, dystopian light? Always wanted to be a wizard or knight? On a budget and can’t afford to physically go to another realm? Our handy travel tips will help you narrow down which world best matches your dream trip, and how to navigate once you’ve passed through that magical or interdimensional portal. Bon voyage!
Destination: Narnia ("The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe’)
How to get there: Step in to a seemingly locked wardrobe and push your way through rows of fur coats until you think you’ve reached the back. Then keep going.
Exchange rate: Any foreign treasures or sweets will undoubtedly endear you to the locals. But under no circumstances should you accept any Turkish delight!
Destination: Dystopian Chicago ("Divergent")
How to get around: The el train survived Chicago’s dystopian transformation, but watch out for the pierced and tattooed kids dressed in all black jumping on (and off!) at every stop.
What to pack: Dress in layers, but choose your colors carefully. Steer clear of gray (Abnegation), red/yellow (Amity), black/white (Candor), all-black (Dauntless), or blue (Erudite) unless you want to get lumped in with one of the city’s factions.
Destoination: Storybrooke ("Once Upon A Time")
How to get there: A sleepy town on the northeastern coast of Maine, Storybrooke seems so ordinary that you’ll forget that it didn’t exist before 1983.
Local perks: No one seems to ever age! Of course, there is the small matter of…
Watch out for: None of Storybrooke’s residents can step outside of town—so make sure you don’t stay long enough to become a permanent resident.
Destination: The Wizarding World ("Harry Potter")
How to get around: No matter your traveling hang-ups or phobias, there’s a way for you to navigate the realm between Muggles and wizards. Broomsticks are pretty standard, though Floo powder will get you there faster. And if you’re feeling especially sneaky, try enchanting a portkey for a spontaneous side trip.
Exchange Rate: One Galleon is about £5, or $7.50, so you better start saving up now!
Destination: OASIS ("Ready Player One")
How to get there: The beauty of James Halliday’s OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation) is that you can plug in from anywhere! Well, for a small connectivity fee collected by Gregarious Simulation Systems.
What to pack: Once you’re set up with a headset and haptic gloves, you can spend hours, even days inside the OASIS. If you rent a special pod at an Internet cafe, no one will bother you—even if you play until you expire.
Not to be confused with: Every ’80s movie, TV show, and song referenced in the various planets. If you’re not careful, you’ll think you stumbled into a John Hughes movie.
Exchange rate: Sure, credits are a key way to hop from planet to planet, but knowledge is the real currency in the OASIS. If you have a clue to tracking down Halliday’s Easter Egg, you’ll have gunters swarming around you for help… or to steal your intel.
Destination: Dystopian Portland ("Delirium")
How to get around: After the bombings of decades past, travel between cities is highly restricted. So do yourself a favor and contain your explorations to the neighborhood you’re staying in.
Watch out for: Restrain yourself from getting too touchy-feely with your fellow travelers, or you might get diagnosed with the very contagious, very dangerous amor deliria nervosa that afflicts every citizen.
Off the map: If you’re tempted enough to hop the electric fence and explore the Wilds, then maybe this isn’t the right vacation spot for you.
Destination: Tortall ("Song of the Lioness")
How to get around: The usual medieval routes: Horseback, boat voyages, and on foot.
Local history: Unlike its neighboring lands, Tortall has a celebrated (if somewhat sordid) track record for training lady knights.
Watch out for: Immortals—after the portal between worlds got breached, they’re everywhere. Hint: If you see steel-feathered Stormwings circling overhead, you won’t want to investigate the gory scene they’ve unearthed.
Destination: The Multiverse ("His Dark Materials")
How to get around: This is a tricky one, since there’s only one way to move between these varied worlds. You’ll need the Subtle Knife, which is wielded by Will Parry (who, incidentally, comes from the same world as you). You’ll also have to be willing to sacrifice a few fingers.
What To Pack: If you can get your hands on an alethiometer, it’ll help answer all of your traveling questions—existential ones, too.
Watch Out For: Spectres, scientists, and basically everyone who tries to separate child travelers from their daemons. But on the flipside, there are also armored polar bears!
Destination: Panem ("The Hunger Games")
How to get around: Trains are your best bet, since you really shouldn’t be traveling without the Capitol knowing your location at all times.
Don’t miss: The raucous parties in the Capitol—the perfect occasion to display your newest plastic surgery and eat until you throw up (then keep eating)!
What to pack: Fan-written guides like “The Panem Companion” and “The Hunger Games Companion” will enhance your trip by giving you all the well-kept secrets and fun trivia of Panem.
Off the map: If you know what’s good for you, you won’t try and find the lost District 13, which got bombed out of existence during the Dark Days.