"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort." - J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit I read this first in the 2nd grade. I love Tolkein.
Tourists have been flocking to New Zealand to visit the film locations. From the rolling green hills of the Shire to the snow-capped Misty Mountains, New Zealand proved the perfect place to bring Tolkien’s world to life. The landscapes of this little country at the bottom of the world has ended up taking one of the starring roles in the Peter Jackson blockbusters The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings (LOTR): http://www.worldwanderingkiwi.com/2013/12/new-zealand-hobbit-film-locations/
Hobbiton Tours, A Public Tour in New Zealand of the Real Hobbit Village From the ‘Lord of the Rings’ & ‘Hobbit’ Film --> Visit this place and make a wish come true from my awesome friend and her boy! (Tayla)