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Off The Beaten Page : The Best Trips For Lit Lovers, Book Clubs, And Girls On Getaways (2013)
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Call Number 910.2/SMITH,T

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Adult Nonfiction910.2/SMITH,TOn Holdshelf
Published: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2013]
Description:  xiv, 290 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781613744260 (pbk.), 1613744269 (pbk.), 9781613744260,
Language:  English


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Off the Beaten Page


Reading and traveling are two of my favorite things, so I was thrilled when I stumbled upon the book Off the Beaten Page: The Best Trips for Lit Lovers, Book Clubs, and Girls on Getaways by Terri Peterson Smith, which encourages combining the two.

Like pairing wine with food, traveling to the places you read about or reading a book set in your next vacation spot only enhances your experience. Whether you travel alone, with family, or with book club friends, this book is packed with creative reading and travel ideas.

Within the pages of her book Terri Peterson Smith describes fifteen of her favorite literary destinations. Each section provides an extensive reading list, made up of fiction and non-fiction titles, as well as excursion ideas. The excursions range from very simple to the more elaborate. She bases her itineraries on a three day trip but offers extension ideas. She even suggests hotels and restaurants. And if a getaway isn't in your plans, you can still enjoy her "field trip" ideas; local excursions that only require a couple of hours in or near your hometown.

All I have to do now is grab my book club, choose a book and begin planning our trip. I hope you do too!

Books+Girlfriends+ Travel=Fun!


A very well written & thoroughly researched piece of non- fiction. We all love to escape into a good book & to pair the book with a "field trip" to a destination relating to the story is even better. Terri Peterson Smith suggestions range from nearby visits to a candy shop after reading "Chocolat" to an amazing Charleston trip after reading Pat Conroy's "Beach Music".
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