Planning A Trip To Middle Earth? Don't Forget Your Travellers' Guide!

Although I'm not entirely certain I agree with Peter Jackson's decision to split The Hobbit into a trilogy, I certainly can't deny that he's raking in big bucks at the box office. People seem downright ecstatic...and really, who can blame them? Jackson already proved to everyone that he's got the chops to make incredible films, just look at how popular The Lord of The Rings was.

Anyway, I appear to be rambling a touch, as I too-often tend to do. Today, I'm going to depart from my usual fare for a brief moment, in order to bring you an entertaining, quirky little infographic called "The Travellers' Guide To Middle Earth." Released by travel agency HRS in celebration of the upcoming second movie in the Hobbit trilogy (The Desolation of Smaug), the Travellers' Guide gives weary wanderers a play-by-play of some of the best tourist attractions the realm has to offer, including The Shire, Mirkwood, Lake-town, Smaug's Lair and The Misty Mountains. 

That's not all the guide offers, either. There's also a common-sense list of etiquette reminders(avoid meddling in the affairs of wizards, and never ask an Ent for directions), as well as advice on what to do in the event of a dragon attack (or a pint of dwarven ale in the tavern; both are equally hazardous for their own reasons). You can check out the full infographic below. Be sure to give it a read if you think you're going to be travelling through the Misty Mountains or visiting Bree any time soon. 

Click on the image below for the full version.