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8 vacations based on books

By: Josh Lew on April 29, 2013, 3:44 p.m.
A lake in northern Washington state

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'Twilight' in Forks, Wash.

The small-town Pacific Northwest is hardly the most exotic and exciting place to spend a vacation. That is, unless you are a fan of the impossibly popular "Twilight" series. A pleasant place about a four-hour drive from Seattle, Forks has a lot memorabilia shops and touristy sites relating to the series. Team Forks Twilight Tours takes visitors to the most important sites from the book via bus. You can see Bella's House, the Forks High School, and town's quaint-looking city hall. The best thing about Forks, however, is the fact that it acts as a gateway to the surrounding ancient forests of the Olympic Peninsula. Some tours take you through the forests all the way to the seashore. It is in these naturally beautiful areas that you can start to soak in the Pacific Northwest atmosphere that played such a prominent role in the tone of the books.