This Harry Potter-Themed Airbnb Rental in Atlanta Can Sleep Up to Eight People for Less Than $100 Per Night

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Whether you’re a certified Harry Potter fanatic or an “I’ve seen some of the movies” type of Muggle, it’s not hard to find yourself wishing your own life had a little more wizarding-world magic in it. This Airbnb rental in Atlanta is doing its best to make that wish come true for you and up to seven of your coolest friends.

Harry Potter Airbnb Atlanta outdoor view
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The property is one full floor in a condominium, complete with two bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchen, and its own street entrance. It sleeps up to eight people, provided that several guests don’t mind bunk beds, and costs roughly $79 per night, depending on the travel dates, and not including fees. That’s quite a bit cheaper than building your own personal Hogwarts castle.

Virtually every corner of the condo is adorned with decorations and accessories straight from the beloved book series. Some highlights include candlesticks hung from the kitchen ceiling, similar to those bewitched to hover above the Great Hall; a bedroom wall papered with clippings from the wizarding newspaper The Daily Prophet; a toilet seat decal that reads “This way to the Ministry of Magic”; three Quidditch broomsticks fixed to the wall; and Hogwarts House-themed bedclothes.

Harry Potter Airbnb Atlanta sitting room
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Harry Potter Airbnb Atlanta bedroom
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The enchanting decor is only part of the property’s appeal—it also contains everything you need to partake in wizard-worthy activities, too. Whip up Harry’s favorite treacle tart or Mrs. Weasley’s classic meat pies with the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, and then retire to the sitting room to play a rousing round of Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit or Clue. There’s also, of course, a complete collection of Harry Potter books and DVDs for a binge session of your choosing.

Amenities include all the usual modern-day Muggle trappings like Wi-Fi, cable television, air conditioning, a coffee maker, a microwave, and a washer and dryer in the building. And there’s a small side yard if you’d like to host an outdoor dinner à la the Weasleys at the Burrow.

With a wave of your wand (or, more literally, a couple clicks of your mouse), you can book your vacation now on Airbnb. If you find all seven hidden magical objects on the premises, you’ll unlock a 10 percent discount off your next stay. Bringing kids? Check out Mini Boden’s new Harry Potter clothing line here.

Learn Travel Blogging, Novel Writing, Editing, and More With This $30 Creative Writing Course Bundle

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It seems like everyone is a writer lately, from personal blog posts to lengthy Instagram captions. How can your unique ideas stand out from the clutter? These highly reviewed courses in writing for travel blogs, novel writing, and even self-publishing are currently discounted and will teach you just that. The Ultimate Creative Writing Course Bundle is offering 10 courses for $29.99, which are broken down into 422 bite-sized lessons to make learning manageable and enjoyable.

Access your inner poet or fiction writer and learn to create compelling works of literature from home. Turn that passion into a business through courses that teach the basics of setting up, hosting, and building a blog. Then, the social media, design, and SEO lessons will help distinguish your blog.

Once you perfect your writing, the next challenge is getting that writing seen. While the bundle includes lessons in social media and SEO, it also includes a self-publishing course to take things into your own hands to see your work in bookshops. You’ll learn to keep creative control and royalties with lessons on the basics of production, printing, proofreading, distribution, and marketing efforts. The course bundle also includes lessons in freelance writing that teach how to make a career working from home.

If you’re more of an artistic writer, the calligraphy course will perfect your classical calligraphy scripts to confidently shape the thick and thin strokes of each letter. While it can definitely be a therapeutic hobby, it’s also a great side-hustle. Create your own designs and make some extra cash selling them as wedding placards or wall art.

Take your time perfecting your craft with lifetime access to the 10 courses included in The Ultimate Creative Writing Course Bundle. At the discounted price of $29.99, you’ll have spent more money on the coffee you’re sipping while you write your next novel than the courses themselves.

 

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This Livestream of Brasov, Transylvania, Is Great for Virtual Vampire-Watching

The vampires of What We Do in the Shadows are more likely to be found in Pennsylvania than Transylvania—but you never know.
The vampires of What We Do in the Shadows are more likely to be found in Pennsylvania than Transylvania—but you never know.
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If vampires were real, they would best be viewed from a distance. That makes a livestream of Brasov, Transylvania—a.k.a. Dracula's hometown—the ideal set up for vampire-watching.

According to Thrillist, this stream from Webcam Taxi provides a 24/7 look at Brasov's Old Town neighborhood. It's worth checking out just for the scenic view: You can see famous buildings like the 17th-century Black Church, with the Carpathian Mountains hedging the scene. For viewers more interested in the region's spooky reputation, the town is also home Bran Castle—one of the inspirations for Dracula's dwelling.

While researching his Gothic vampire novel at The British Museum, author Bram Stoker was struck by the Romanian landmark. His book describes Dracula's dwelling as sitting "on the very edge of a terrible precipice"—a characteristic it shares with the real-life castle just outside Brasov. The site is a tourist destination today, hosting tours and the occasional costume party. The attraction is currently closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, which makes a virtual visit to Brasov especially appealing.

The Brasov cam streams around the clock, but serious vampire-spotters should wait until after sundown to make the most of the experience. This is one of several webcams for people with high patience levels and an interest in the supernatural. After vampire-hunting from home, see if you can spot Nessie in this Loch Ness livestream.