Set-Jetting: The latest trend in travel?

Posted at 11:33 PM, Feb 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-08 23:33:42-05

Set-jetting is the latest travel trend that puts you on the set of your favorite movies, TV shows or even book settings. 

Traveling to England specifically to visit film locations from the Harry Potter movies didn't seem extreme to Kymri Wilt.

"The books came out when I was pregnant with my daughter and my husband and I were reading them through the pregnancy and she grew up with the books and the movies," she said.

It turned out to be the trip of a lifetime for her daughter, Zuri. They are part of an exploring trend in travel; set-jetters: people seeking the thrill of seeing sets for movies and TV shows first hand.

There are other motives for movie travel. This kind of travel can get expensive, especially with sets in other countries. 

Jet-setters Colleen Clark says there are different ways of doing these movies set escapes, like self-led tours or guided ones. 

"Self-led it great because you can kind of immerse yourself in the experience and see the destinations that are important to you," she said. "But if you want the sort of insider experiences you should really go with a company that can hook you up with these sort of once in a lifetime opportunities."

For Kymri, reality was almost as good as fiction.

"They seemed magical because something special happened there and where the films were using special effects or we were fans of the actors or what have you, it brought a lot more to the experience," she said.

This kind of travel has exploded in recent years, with people covering the glob to see destinations previously featured on the big screen and the silver screen. 

Tour companies are built around it and tailor-made trips are offering to get you on set, if you're willing to pay the price.