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Pop Culture

Pop culture includes the prevailing perspectives, attitudes, icons, art forms, and other phenomena within the mainstream of any given society. As such, a place’s pop culture can significantly influence travel, both in the sense of what pop culture a traveler experiences at ground level, as well as the attitude a traveler brings into his or her travel experience.

Matador contributors explore various elements of pop culture and how they inform culture, travel, and life.

Photo: Republic of Korea

Northern Ireland is the real-world Westeros: Experience Game of Thrones yourself

This hilarious Instagram account shows how unoriginal travel-influencer photos are

Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” is returning for its final season

Sunflower farm bans visitors forever after thousands of Instagrammers descend to take photos

A “Stranger Things” corn maze is coming to Indiana

This “Mamma Mia!” cruise is the best way to experience the Greek Islands

You can buy House Tully’s Riverrun castle from “Game of Thrones”

Fake power outlets are the newest infuriating airport prank

You can buy Bella Swan’s house from the “Twilight” movies

A Doctor Who escape room is coming to the UK

The house from “Full House” is now off limits to tour buses

Game of Thrones is filming the new prequel on the Isle of Skye, so you need to visit now before the fans take over

This shirtless Jeff Goldblum sculpture appeared next to London’s Tower Bridge

Americans fail to identify the US on a map (or name a single country) in “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” clip

You can now take a “Call Me by Your Name” tour of Italy

The Louvre is running a Jay-Z and Beyonce-themed tour

What’s Akon up to? Building the world’s first Crypto City in Africa, apparently.

You can stay in the Italian villa from “Under the Tuscan Sun”

Elvis’s private jet is for sale and we’re all shook up

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