If daydreams about life in Middle Earth keep you distracted from work, get away from the grind completely on a Lord of the Rings-inspired vacation. Since the film trilogy was filmed in director Peter Jackson's native New Zealand, the picturesque countryside is the top destination for fans. Off-the-beaten-path hotels, tours, and even a volunteer opportunity will have you feeling at one with J.R.R. Tolkien's vision.
Sep 21 2011 - 8:12am