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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 + Travel= Nirvana! Avid readers travel to quaint towns, dingy back streets, or breathtaking mountain tops every time they pick up a book. What if you actually went to the setting of the books you enjoy?
Author, Terri Peterson Smith’s non-fiction book, Off the Beaten Page: The Best Trips for Lit Lovers, Book Clubs, and Girls on Getaways, invites us on several literary journeys.
Peterson Smith guides you through the basics, from choosing the group members wisely to budgets and the logistics of travel arrangements. Some of the book based excursions are day trips while others are more ambitious involving cross country plane trips. The chapters are well organized featuring 15 cities and numerous book choices, restaurants, hotels, and itineraries.
This book is well written, creative, and makes me want to “hit the road!”
I picked this book up because I've seen his T.V. show and have enjoyed it. This book is a light, breezy travel book covering the author's motorcycle trip from Sydney to Tokyo. I liked the travel aspect of this book especially the food and scenic descriptions. I think any motorcycle fans would really enjoy this book as Charley is a Cycle fanatic. I also should mention Charley is the son of director "John Boorman".