I’ll admit right off that I have a hard time taking the whole vampire thing too seriously. Probably has something to do with the fact that the first image that pops into my mind when I think of vampires is comedian Joe Flaherty’s recurring “Count Floyd” character from the old SCTV series.
But, then again, I’m not a teenage girl (or a middle-aged woman, for that matter). If I was, I might be as gaga over the new Twilight movie as these young ladies.
If you’ve got an equally vampire-smitten female in your house, you might want to check out the new Twilight Movie Fan Trips from the folks at Beyond Boundaries Travel. The 6- to 9-day excursions scheduled for July 2009 take participants to the hilltop village in central Tuscany where the young movie vampires choose to spend eternity and on to Transylvania (a.k.a.: Romania) to explore the roots of these vampire legends. Both tours include explorations of vampire legends, a special screening of the movie, and a vampire-themed farewell dinner, not to mention a healthy dose of Italian culture.