This week’s Photo Friday: Volterra’s clock tower, made famous by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer.
This is the latest of our weekly travel photo series, inspired by #FriFotos on Twitter. This week’s Photo Friday theme is CLOCKS?TIME. The photo above, of the Town Hall building in the Piazza del Priori in Volterra, Tuscany has a backstory that predates this blog’s existence: In spring 2009, USA TODAY sent me to Italy for a […]
Visit to Rialto Beach and La Push Beach cabin, run by the Quileute tribe, where the Twilight vibe is Team Jacob all the way.
Edward may rule the hearts of the girls in Forks. But down the road at La Push, on the Quileute Nation reservation, it’s Team Jacob all the way. In the book, Jacob and other members of his wolfpack/family are Quileutes, which happens to be the same name as the tribe who has lived in La […]
Was Twilight filmed in Forks, Washington? No. But Forks has been changed by Twilight, evidenced by Twilight tour and Twilight store.
I made it to Forks, known to Twi-hards throughout the world as Vampire Central, after a gorgeous 90 minute drive from Port Angeles through the Olympic Peninsula. There’s not too much to the city and after the drive through Olympic National Park, the scenery seemed sparse and depressing. That’s a testimony to Forks’ history […]
Driving to Forks, Port Angeles is the first stop on an Olympic Peninsula Twilight tour.
I spent the weekend on the Olympic Peninsula, in search of the real-life Washington sites mentioned in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight books. The timing coincided with the release of Eclipse, the third installment of the Twilight movies, which is coming out June 30. I’m not really a Twilight fan, but I’ve been introduced to the books […]
My articles from USA TODAY on New Moon tourism in Montepulciano and Volterra in Tuscany
My article from our New Moon-themed trip to Volterra and Montepulciano last April is now up on the USA TODAY website. The story was a kick to write – not only because the girls in the lead – Stephanie and Kiersten – were so fun, but now we’re seeing scenes from Tuscany during the New Moon […]
Tuscany Trip Report – Montepulciano & Volterra
I saw the first trailer for the second Twilight movie, New Moon, at the theater last night (it opens Nov. 20). So it might be a good time to post my trip report from Tuscany. We went to two towns associated with the second movie in the Stephanie Meyer series in April: Montepulciano and Volterra. […]