Region: Middle Earth
For the likes of me I can not remember who offered this link earlier, as I have saved it. Maybe it was Dwarven Mines or March of Maedhros, but please forgive me if I am mistaken. I can't find the original post, but its highly interesting!
If you ever have half an hour to watch, there is a great youtube video explaining the events of the Second Age.
Lord of the Rings: Second Age (Complete)
On that channel there is also a First Age video, a Before the First Age video etc. The events following the start of the Second Age are a bit ... uneventful, but things do grow in intensity. Maybe not as much as the conflicts in the First Age. The Second Age is basically mellow times in Middle Earth (except a few times when Sauron goes on to attack) and expansion and corruption in Numenor.
Then you definitely would like the idea I expressed above, that there is a mystical and a physical world that at one point were linked together, but as time and Ages passed, the mystical world separated from the physical world and so, Valinor could be on a floating island, but just that people no longer can see it, since its part of the mystical world. So its there, but its invisible to our eyes / in an other dimension of existence.
Exactly what Lindon-Rivendell's video was mentioning at one point; the actors did a near-perfect job in the movies, regarding the emotions and expressions. So its hard to find other actors to impart the same sentiment.