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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

[Travel Deeper] The Video Game Capital of Japan

The 10 best pop culture exhibitions in the world

An epic “Sherlock” escape room is opening in London

8 horror movie locations you can visit in real life

Fans will soon tour ‘Game of Thrones’ filming locations in Northern Ireland

Fifteen-foot Harry Potter wands will light up London next month

This map shows the filming locations of movies set in Iceland

Universal Studios’ new “Stranger Things” attractions look just as creepy as you’d expect

Harry and Meghan’s wedding attire will be on display starting this fall

These animals of Instagram travel way more than you do

Inside the complex, Hollywood-like world of building escape rooms

You can spend this year’s Halloween in Hogwarts with Death Eaters

Brew your own Harry Potter cocktails at this New York City bar

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

Fake power outlets are the newest infuriating airport prank

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

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

This hilarious Instagram account shows how unoriginal travel influencer photos are

A “Stranger Things” corn maze is coming to Indiana

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