7 Spots Every Game of Thrones Fan Needs to Visit

Though perhaps best known for its gory death scenes, HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones actually scores high on many production elements, from its intricate costumes to its awesome special effects.

As travelers and wanderlusters, though, our eyes go straight to the gorgeous locations around the world used for filming. With Season 5 now over and summer officially here, it’s time to pack your bags and tour some of the locations behind your favorite show:

1. The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland

This beech tree-lined road was used in the show as the Kings Road and the Dark Hedges of Armoy.

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Striking Sculptures

What sculptures a city or town chooses to display as public art can be a window into their identity. From classic Parisian busts to Seattle’s modern sculpture parks, these striking works of art will inspire you to a take a moment to contemplate art and what it means for a city’s civic pride. Your own private viewing awaits.

Rodin Museum, Paris, France

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Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA

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Umlauf Sculpture Gardens, Austin, TX

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Storm King Art Center, Orange County, NY

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Platja de la Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain

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Cloud Gate, Grant Park, Chicago, IL

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Still have some time for more artistic endeavors? Find some of the best art from around the world  in our Art From Around The World List. Need more artistic inspiration? Find the best art around the world at Trover.com.

Lazy Morning Cafes and Bakeries

Roll out of bed, grab your paper and let the delicious aromas of freshly baked breads, pastries and tarts kick off your day. No hurries here, just a warm cup of coffee and a friendly good morning from the locals at these Trover picked cafes and bakeries. Just remember to change out of your pajamas.

Toby’s Estate Coffee, New York City

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Mike’s Pastry, Boston, Massachusetts

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Daily Dose Cafe, Los Angeles, California

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Angelina, Paris, France

 

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Lavish Habit, London, England

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Ready for a second cup? Find more coffee talk here.

Insane Selfie Posse

Trovers from all around the globe are snapping some insanely creative and thrilling selfies in some unique places. There are some that have nerves of steel (Chicago) and keeping warm in an ice blue glacier (New Zealand). Trovers are mastering the art of the selfie all over the world. Check it out.

Nerves of steel on the Sky Deck at Willis Tower, Chicago.

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Thrills while sky diving in New York.

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Underwater worlds at Milln Reef Queensland, Australia.

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Staying warm in the Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand.

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Striking a pose at Titar Gangga Water Palace, Abang, Indonesia.

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Check out more great Selfies with Substance, with a list from our very own Trover-in-Chief, Jason Karas. Follow Jason and his many adventures and find out about our other dynamic Trovers at Trover.com.

Best Restaurants in New York City

New York is the city of food. From black-tie celebrity restaurants to infamous greasy-spoon diners, these are our favorite places to eat in NYC.

1. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in New York

Smoked pulled pork at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que                                                          Photo by Lauren Bassart

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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is nationally claimed for their lip-smacking barbeque and sauces. Their spice rub and sauces are all homemade and their menu is deeply rooted to their strong Southern BBQ traditions. No wonder they were featured as the “No. 1 BBQ” by Good Morning America. Continue reading