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Totally Geeked Out Vacations!

By Vadim Newquist May 28, 2013

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5. Hobbiton



Since Peter Jackson's Lord of The Rings trilogy captivated audiences just over a decade ago, New Zealand has basically made it their cottage industry, and the ultimate example of this is the Alexander family farm, better known as Hobbiton. This sprawling majestic setting was discovered by Jackson's location scouts in 1998 before filming of the LOTR, and they found it so closely resembled the shires described in Tolkien's classic that they needed to look no further. The destination has become so popular that the once humble farm now contains a small hotel and even a bar called the Green Dragon. This is truly one vacation to rule them all.

Tags: vacations, summer, summer vacations, geeky things

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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