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A Storied Stay for Literary Lovers: 10 Great Bookish Hotels

One of my weird obsessions is Anthony Melchiorri’s Hotel Impossible. I love a good reality TV show (okay, and bad ones ...

Cool Bookish Places: National Palace Museum, Taipei

I kicked off my winter vacation this year with a short trip to Taiwan. I had never been, and I ...

Literary Tourism: Real Landmarks Made Famous By Fiction

Readers everywhere keep lists, even if just in their heads, of fictional places they’d love to visit in real life. ...

Cool Bookish Places: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter recently expanded over at Orlando, Florida to include Diagon Alley at Universal Studios, and ...

On Travelling Vicariously Through Books

In the Northern part of the planet, it is definitely summer at the moment. And summer is often equated with ...

Literary Traveling Companions

For the first time in years I’m actually taking a substantial vacation, one that involves airplanes and oceans and everything. ...

Literary Tourism: 19th Century Paris

Everyone knows Paris is called the City of Lights. But what sort of lights? In French, the word for light, ...

“The Library, Then Ice Cream,” or How I Became a Reader

When I think back on how I became happily addicted to books and reading, I inevitably focus on three things: ...

How Reading Big Books Helped Me Conquer Living Abroad

This is a guest post from Rachel Dorsey. She is the recent founder of a travel company, Supporting Cast Travel, which ...

5 Qualities for the Perfect Vacation Read

One of my favorite things about going on vacation in the summer — usually to my parent’s cabin on a ...

Summer Travel: The Top 5 Places I’d Go If Fiction Were Open to Tourists

Ah, summer, the season of vacations for people who like to travel, or of staying inside and reading lots of ...

Five Books to Watch For in July

Maybe it’s something about summer, but the books I was drawn to for this feature are about travel: to Shanghai, ...

How to Pack a Suitcase Full of Books

How many of us traveled after the holidays with a pachyderm’s weight worth of new books in our suitcases? I’d ...

The Misanthrope’s Guide to Reading While Traveling (or How to Be Left Alone)

One of the best parts of traveling is picking out books for the trip. It’s fun, but don’t let the ...