Friday is May the 4th, and that means it’s Star Wars Day!
Have some friends over for a movie screening and discuss which of George Lucas’ planets you’d like to live on, or start planning a real Star Wars pilgrimage to one of these places:
The Yoda Fountain at Lucasfilms HQ , San Francisco: If you find yourself in the City By the Bay then make your way to the Presidio area to see where at least some of the magic happens. Lucasfilms doesn’t give tours, but you can still get to this fountain outside and soak up some tiny green wisdom.
Naboo, Spain: The site starwarslocations.com can point you to filming locations in the U.K., Italy, Norway, Tunisia and other places, including Sevilla, Spain. Scenes set on Naboo were filmed here so you can walk a few steps in Natalie Portman’s shadow.
Star Wars Celebration VI: This massive fan convention is once again taking place in Orlando, Florida. Be there August 23-26, 2012 to meet stars and crazed geeks (and stay a few days longer to visit Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando).
It all sounds awesome, right? I’ve done adventure travel, sustainable travel, budget travel and more, but I don’t think there’s anything that quite compares to geek travel.
May the 4th be with you!