If you need some travel motivation for the day, take a few minutes and watch this short Youtube video.

My good friend Ian Brodie, author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Location Guidebooks (among many others), has been travelling the world photographing landscapes and film sets. He has an incredible ability to capture the mood of a scene, and now composer Andreu Jacob has written an original piece of music that brings even more emotion out of already beautiful images.

I could go on, but really you just need to watch this. Comment below and tell me your favourite image in this clip!

Ian’s Hobbit Location Guidebook is a fantastic tool for anyone planning their adventure to Middle-earth. Once you’re inspired, let me show you around!