Looney Tunes Characters: Inspiration for Holiday Destinations?
Cartoon characters don’t age, so you might be surprised to hear that Daffy Duck is nearly 75 years old. Although he’s well over pension age, this resourceful bird continues to delight audiences, performing comedy tricks to outwit his enemies. Like other cartoons, he’s stayed loyal to his roots over the years, and his American spirit. If you’re stuck for ideas for your next trip, take a look at these famous characters and their home nations.
This Mexican mouse is probably as well known for his catchphrase – “¡Ándele! ¡Ándele! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba!” – as for his Mexican outfit, a sombrero and red kerchief. He is usually shouting his catchphrase as he thwarts Daffy Duck and Sylvester the Cat. The mouse’s home nation is a great location for those looking for a range of holiday options. With so many cheap holidays to Mexico on offer, it’s easy to visit on a budget. There are also plenty of luxury resorts if you’d rather push the boat out. The country is blessed with a stunning coastline, a hot climate, and vibrant, thriving cities, as well as quiet fishing villages.
Wile E. Coyote
Like Daffy Duck, this hapless hound also comes from the States, which may inspire you to think about booking holidays to the USA. Wile E. Coyote is often running around the Texan landscape trying to annihilate his enemies – usually Road Runner and Bugs Bunny. But you’d hopefully not encounter such an enraged wild dog on your own trip to Texas! Instead, you can expect a varied location that offers hundreds of miles of coastline, and vast open spaces like Big Bend National Park, where you can go kayaking and horse riding. Cities such as Houston, Austin and Dallas are a shopper’s paradise.
Pepé Le Pew
This lovelorn skunk hails from France, and does all he can to attract females – without much success! To experience French charm for yourself, you only have to visit one of the most romantic cities in the world – Paris. Wander through the atmospheric streets towards the Arc de Triomphe, visiting high class fashion outlets and delicious bakeries along the way. Beyond the city, there are a wealth of seaside resorts, vineyards and chateaux to visit.
Also known as the Tasmanian Devil, this carnivore stays close to type by eagerly trying to devour all other characters that come into his path. He hails from the Australia island state of Tasmania – the only place in the world where these feisty animals are found. Sometimes overlooked in favour of its bigger neighbour, New Zealand, the island of Tasmania is well worth a visit. It’s small enough to cover plenty of ground on a two-week trip, where you can take in the varied scenery – soaring cliffs, green valleys, and glistening beaches. Capital city, Hobart, is a mix of colonial-style buildings, hip hangouts and classy restaurants.