Star Wars Nerds Restore Luke Skywalker's Home IRL

Star Wars junkie Mark Dermul has a pretty sweet job: He leads tours in North Africa of different locations featured in the films. On a 2010 trip to Tunisia—er, Tatooine—he and his cohort realized that Luke Skywalker's boyhood home—the Lars Homestead—was in serious disrepair. NPR reports how they brought it back to… » 7/09/12 6:40pm 7/09/12 6:40pm

Star Wars on Earth Should Be Your Next Vacation

Die hard Star Wars fan might know this already but for the rest, here's your next vacation: Tunisia. Four of the Star Wars filmed in Tunisia (as the planet Tatooine) and most of the buildings are still in good shape, which means you can visit it. It's Star Wars, but instead of being a galaxy far, far away, it's on… » 2/12/12 6:00pm 2/12/12 6:00pm