Literary Travel: A New Way to Travel This Summer | Guest Post

Hey guy! Today I bring you something super cool. The people at CarRentals (bear with me) reached out to share this interactive map that’s centred around books and I wanted to share it with you all. But I won’t say another word, here’s their own introduction to it that sums it up much better!

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to say “see you soon” to home and “hello” to your next international destination. Doing so starts with a bit of research and literature is just the place to go for inspiration. In fact, literary works from across the globe have attracted people to countries like India, China, Australia and other amazing destinations for hundreds of years.

When we think of literary travel, Ernest Hemingway and Jack Kerouac are often writers that come to mind. Other examples of literature that attract international tourists include “The Art of War” and “Like Water for Chocolate.” “The Art of War,” a popular Chinese novel, inspires many to visit China and learn more about the history behind the Chinese military and warfare. “Like Water for Chocolate,” a fictional story about a Mexican family living near the U.S. border during the Mexican Revolution, similarly attracts tourists to the vast landscapes and colourful culture of Mexico. Literary travel can elevate the way you experience the world and spark a new interest. Engage with the words from authors like Harper Lee and Colleen McCullough. Then, see the world yourself!

Inspired yet? Start exploring the world by book with this interactive literary travel map and find a reason to visit a new country. The guide is user-friendly and highlights a few book recommendations based on the country you select. Any sovereign nation you can think of, this guide has it—featuring destinations from all corners of the world like Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, and Suriname. Whether you are a new college graduate or established in your career, it’s never too early or late to start your literary travels. So, break out your luggage and start planning your summer adventures.

I thought this was just really fun so I hope you enjoy poking around that map and getting some inspiration like I did. As a sneak peek, here are some of the countries and books to discover:

But tell me! What was the last country you visited? Where do you want to go next?

Happy Reading

~~ Kirstie ~~


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