4 Travel Destinations Inspired by Books and Authors

4 Travel Destinations Inspired by Books and Authors

As we read, we always envision the scenery surrounding the characters. Visiting those locations becomes quite tempting when the books we read occur in the real world. Consider visiting some of these travel destinations inspired by books and authors if you love to read. 

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is a magnificent city, and the historical areas may make you feel like you’ve gone back in time or are living in a fairytale. You can further that feeling by checking out one of the castles, especially if you love fantasy stories.

Many famous writers came from Dublin, making it an ideal place for any literary lover to visit. Some of the most well-known writers from this city include Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, and James Joyce. This beautiful city is also home to Trinity College Library, which is the perfect place to check out if you love the smell of old books.

New York, USA

New York is a must-see city to add to your travel list if you love the arts. The Big Apple is historic, home to Broadway shows, and many famous stories take place here. Some of the most famous stories set in New York include:

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

A visit to this bustling city could inspire you to write or see the places you’ve imagined. Not much tops getting to walk around in the real settings in which classic novels take place.

London, England

Looking to go on a mystical adventure? London, England, is another must-see travel destination that inspired many books and authors. While here, you can check out The George Inn, the pub that Charles Dickens used to visit. Or you can check out King’s Crossing if you’re a Harry Potter fan.

Countless historical authors came from this city, including Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, George Eliot, William Blake, and Elizabeth Bowen. On the plane ride to England, read or reread some famous works by these classic authors.

Paris, France

While many of us consider Paris the City of Love, it’s also home to several incredible stories, such as Victor Hugo’s classics Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Other stories, such as The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, also occur here. 

You can also check out some of the bookstores in Paris or get cozy in a café. Not much tops the feeling of reading your favorite book in an authentic French café as you enjoy a cup of coffee and a fresh croissant.

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