Halloween is creeping closer and closer. For an out-of-the-ordinary fall vacation, why not visit get a fast passport and visit the scenes of some of your favorite horror stories?
- London, England: This city is the scene of horror classics like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and parts of Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula.
- Bran Castle, Romania: This castle, located in Transylvania, is billed as “Count Dracula’s castle” although it was not a primary residence of the historical Count Dracula, Vlad Tepes. However, it’s located in Transylvania and looks exactly like what you would expect Dracula’s castle to look like, so there you go.
- Geneva, Switzerland- In Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, A Modern Prometheus, Victor Frankenstein grows up near Geneva. Mary Shelley first got the idea to write Frankenstein while she and her future husband, Percy Bysshe Shelly, were staying with friends on the shores of Lake Geneva. The weather was horrible, so the group resorted to telling ghost stories to pass the time, and Frankenstein’s monster was born!
- Paris, France: The Phantom of the Opera was set in the old Paris Opera House, although the opera has since moved to a newer building. The famous Cathedral of Notre Dame was, naturally, the setting for Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Of course, to travel to any of these destinations this month, you’ll need to get a fast passport. Actually, you’ll need a really fast passport. Regular passport processing takes approximately 6 weeks to complete, while the government’s expedited service takes approximately 3 weeks.
The easiest way to get faster passport processing is to use a private passport expediting company like RushMyPassport.com. At RushMyPassport.com, we hand-deliver your passport application to the Department of State, resulting in processing times as fast as 24 hours.