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Sunnydale – A Nerd Girl’s Guide to the Universe

Welcome one and all to the Last Door on the Left – a travel agency for the adventurous soul. Have you always wanted to see the world beyond the wardrobe?  Longed to wait for the train at 9 ¾? Pined for tickets to hear Plava Laguna sing at Phloston Paradise? Look no further.

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Hello, my fellow wanderers! And welcome back to the Last Door on the Left; the inter-dimensional travel agency not for the faint of heart.  

“Come on, this is Sunnydale! How bad an evil can there be?”

Now, you might be thinking to yourself, “Famous last words for $1000, Alex.”, but we here at Last Door on the Left think that it’s about time we visited somewhere with a little sunshine, and where better than the Sunnydale, California?


Though slightly…isolated…from other communities, Sunnydale itself has a lot to offer as a tourist attraction. Conveniently adjacent to both the Pacific coast and the desert, it offers a wide variety of landscapes for every traveler. And a veritable plethora of picturesque cemeteries await the gothic-lover in the family!


Sunnydale High School Library is a must-see, with its well-stocked shelves; though rumour has it, they’re not *quite* as well stocked as they once were. And any Neo-Pagan worth their salt knows that the Magic Box on Maple Court, downtown Sunnydale, is the place to go for all your spell casting needs.


I know what you’re thinking: “Do I really want to vacation over a Hellmouth?” But tell me this: Doesn’t a holiday at a convergence of mystical energies sound SO much better? Five by five.

Having said that, visiting principals from out of town should probably take one or two extra precautions – the track record with educators isn’t spotless. And come October, special care when selecting Halloween costumes IS advisable, and not every party is worth attending.


(Savvy traveler side note: in Sunnydale, taunting Fear Demons is considered quite tacky).

Of course, if at any point you’re feeling unsafe, there IS the local military base nearby, and I’m sure they’d like nothing more than to show a few visitors around.


As for a little after-dark entertainment, look no further than The Bronze! Ever infamous for its equal parts music and mayhem, who can resist the lure of “the bad side of town”?  Because it’s at nightfall that this quaint little, seemingly-serene town truly comes to life, and it’s denizens are sure to try to make you feel right at home.


So stock up on your stakes, weaponize your holy water, eat a LOT of garlic at dinner, and remember:



I science all day, and unwind with a solid dose of comic books, video games, superhero movies/TV, and anything with a decent whodunit bent. Been reading the Great Detective since I was wee, and watching Doctor Who since I was in utero. Make of that what…

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