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Staff Sound-Off: Filming Locations

We asked our staff, “What’s a place you’ve seen in the movies or on TV that you’d love to visit?” See which film locations we’d love to experience.

After seeing the movie ‘Only You,’ starring Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei, Positano, Italy, has been at the top of my bucket list.

— Kelly Tyner, director of sales and marketing

I would love to visit Kellerman’s Mountain House [aka the Mountain Lake Lodge] in Pembroke, Virginia. It was the setting for ‘Dirty Dancing’ in 1987. The remoteness and abundance of activities have always appealed to me. I love the fresh air and the views of the Appalachian mountains in the summer for a relaxing getaway without any hubbub.

— Melissa Riley, operations manager

That’s a tough one, but I’d have to say, it would be The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island where ‘Somewhere in Time’ was filmed.

— Donia Simmons, creative director

Tuscany, Italy. When I saw the movie ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ with Diane Lane — don’t judge me — I fell in love with the countryside and always loved the looks of villas. That movie sealed the deal.

— Daniel Jean-Louis, account manager

I loved the television series ‘Burn Notice’ from about 10 years ago. The series featured a former U.S. intelligence officer who working with old friends in Miami to help innocent people fend off criminals. The show was filmed almost entirely on location and made Miami look incredibly fun. I’d only ever been to the Miami airport, so I look forward to the day when I get to spend some time in the city.

— Brian Jewell, executive editor

Definitely Munich — and I want to be there during Oktoberfest.

— Kyle Anderson, account manager

I would love to go to New Zealand. So many amazing movies have been filmed there, like the ones in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ series, ‘The Last Samurai,’ ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ and ‘Jurassic Park.’ Plus, it’s hard to beat the gorgeous landscapes and interesting history around the country.

— Ashley Ricks, graphic designer and circulation manager

I loved Ben Stiller’s film adaptation of ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.’ He uses a travel theme and a mesmerizing soundtrack to introduce James Thurber’s classic character to a new generation of fans. Played by Stiller, Walter morphs from a hopeless introvert into a world adventurer through the course of the film. His travels in Iceland and his exploits across the north Atlantic capture the outdoor allure of that trending destination and definitely reinforce my desire to spend time there.

— Mac Lacy, publisher

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