25 NEWT-Level Wizarding World of Harry Potter Tips
Planning a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? It doesn't matter whether you've been to Orlando, Hollywood, or Osaka – or are about to take your first trip on the Hogwarts Express: there's something truly magical about Harry Potter world at Universal Studios. As you plan your trip, you might wonder what you need to know to have the best, most magical time possible...
7 Powerfully Magical Harry Potter Locations in Oxford
While growing up, I was heartbroken by a bittersweet fact: all of the Harry Potter films were made entirely in Britain, featuring British actors only. My hopes of playing Hermione were dashed at an early age, let me tell you! Luckily, the Harry Potter films also featured some incredible locations around Britain, including London, the English and Scottish countrysides, and even Oxford...
How to Plan the Ultimate Harry Potter Movie Night
I focus a lot on this site, trying to bring the magical world into the Muggle one. But there's nothing that quite compares to the magic of re-reading the Harry Potter series or re-watching the Harry Potter movies. From the first notes of the score to the final credits roll, there's something truly special about the Harry Potter films and the magical feeling they make us all feel inside. That's why it's a special occasion to plan a Harry Potter movie night!
How to Make Polyjuice Potion for Muggles (No Toenails or Hair Required!)
When Polyjuice Potion was introduced in the Wizarding world, little did we know how important this one potion would be! Despite this, Polyjuice Potion is consistently described as one of the more gross-sounding potions to actually drink. For that reason, I set out to create a Polyjuice Potion recipe for muggles that tastes delicious...
The 71 Best Harry Potter Podcasts for Every True Potterhead
Have you listened to the Harry Potter audiobooks enough times you can quote it? Heard the scores of the movies so many times you dream with them as a soundtrack? Maybe it's time to find something else to listen to – and that's where Harry Potter podcasts come in...
The Best Horcrux Gifts for a Complete, Creepy Collection
When it comes to being a Harry Potter fan, you might feel compelled to get every piece of Potter memorabilia you can get your hands on – including Lord Voldemort's Horcruxes. Sure, they're pure evil in the books, but they're also a kinda cool collection of objects. Best of all, The Noble Collection has replicas of each one available – and they make perfect Horcrux gifts, for yourself or the Potterhead in your life...
The 17 Best Harry Potter Airbnbs Around the World
When most people travel, they book a flight (or other transport) and choose a hotel or vacation rental from all the reviews and listings on the internet. Not us magical folks though – when we’re planning a trip, we want it to be magical from start to finish! That’s why these Harry Potter Airbnbs are perfect for witches and wizards who also love to explore the world. After scouring Airbnb listings from across my global Marauders Map...
33 Terrific Facts about the Weasley Twins
One of the most wonderful aspects of the Harry Potter series is how each character has a rich and complex backstory. This is true not only for main characters like Harry, Ron, and Hermione, but also for secondary characters, like Ginny, the Weasley twins, Draco Malfoy, and Luna Lovegood. Learning more about each of these characters adds additional color and context when reading the books – it makes each subsequent re-read more interesting, in my experience...
The 8 Best Harry Potter Afternoon Teas
Despite taking place exclusively in Britain, Harry Potter and his friends rarely have tea. Maybe they’re busy in class during afternoon tea times, or it’s the kind of thing only anglophiles really do. In any event, Harry Potter fans can certainly enjoy afternoon tea with a magical twist. There are a number of great Harry Potter afternoon teas across the U.K. to choose from. Don’t worry though – it’s not at all Dolores Umbridge-y; these Harry Potter afternoon teas lack pink doilies and cat plates on walls. Instead, you’ll get the chance to try your hand a potion-making, savor magically delicious snacks, and escape the Muggle world for these quintessentially…
9 Brilliant Hermione Granger Scented Candles
If there's one character in the Harry Potter series that I most identify with, it's the brilliant, inimitable Hermione Granger. From her bushy hair, large front teeth, and bossy demeanor in the first book to the actress (Emma Watson) that played her in the films and grew into a kick-ass woman, Hermione is a character that is both inspiring and intimidating – "You're a little scary sometimes, you know that? Brilliant, but scary," as Ron puts it...