Are you inspired by a favorite book? Does your mind wander while reading that beloved novel to destinations depicted within it? Does that page turner leave you dreaming of a literary-based escape of your very own? Have you ever considered booking a literature-based vacation?
Maybe you should! A much loved novel can be the impetus for an incredible vacation. Read on and see how you too can go on a literary-based journey, following along the path of that much loved novel.
Book Based Travel Destinations Sure To Please!
The next time you are in search of a vacation destination, think outside the box! Consider that cherished novel for inspiration. It might just have the makings of a fabulous vacation, one where you can relive and reimagine favorite scenes, where you too can see what your favorite characters have seen.
Not sure where to begin such a search? Here’s several book-based travel ideas sure to inspire and invoke thought about where to travel next.
- Inspired by The Great Gatsby? New York City is where you’ll want to be.
- The Hunger Games a hit? Take wilderness survival classes in North Carolina.
- Find Sherlock Holmes intriguing? Head on over to London to his stomping grounds.
So go on, be inspired by your favorite novel, or by one of these literary-based destination ideas. And be sure to scroll past the infographic for my own favorite literary-based vacation ideas inspired by my three favorite book series.
Infographic via Visualistan.
3 Additional Book-Based Travel Inspirations
A book-based destination vacation can be so much fun! Trust me. I’ve done it twice now, and I am considering another one in the near future. Check out these three vacation inspirations based off my most favorite – and wildly popular – book series. These are adventures I have taken with my family, or adventures I am planning for the near future.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Got kids? Harry Potter’s Great Britain is a wonderful family vacation destination, whether or not you are a Harry Potter Fan. Fans and muggles alike are sure to be engaged, enthralled, and entertained on an adventure through Great Britain in search of Harry Potter. It’s one I’ve taken with my own family, and one yours is sure to love as well.
Here’s where a Harry Potter inspired vacation might take you.
- A Muggle’s Exploration of Harry Potter’s England
- Alnwick Castle – Quidditch Anyone?
- A Muggle’s View of Harry Potter’s London
- Lacock Abbey: Inside a Hogwart’s Classroom
- Gloucester Cathedral: Inside the Halls of Hogwarts
- Oxford: It’s More Than Hogwarts Dining Hall!
Ready to begin planning your own Harry Potter vacation? Check out Plan Your Own Trip To Harry Potter’s England for tips and quick links to trip planning sites.
Outlander – Exploring Jaime and Claire’s Scotland
If Outlander inspires you to search for kilted clansmen and Scottish heather, then a trip to the British Isles is where you’ll want to go. Here are several sites ready and waiting for you to kick that Outlander inspired travel plan into high gear.
- Scotland – The Land That Inspired Outlander
- Outlander Tours 2015
- Scottish Outlander Tour – Blazing the Claire & Jamie Trail
- The Jaime And Claire Tour
A guided tour isn’t the only way to explore Jaime and Claire’s Scotland. Create your own “Jaime and Claire Tour” based around your favorite sites, as I did. There’s so much to see and do in Scotland, so much that will inspire any Outlander fan to recall their favorite Outlander characters and scenes. Here’s three destination ideas to get you started.
- Culloden Battlefield – Haunting Reminders On A Scottish Moor
- Cawdor Castle – A Living Legend in the Scottish Highlands
- In Search of Castle Ruins and Loch Ness Monsters in the Scottish Highlands
Whether you choose a guided tour option, or go with self-guided tours, you are sure to enjoy walking in Jaime and Claire’s footsteps!
Game of Thrones – Lands of Kings, Queens & Dragons
Oh my! This is one series that has taken on a life of it’s own. And it’s chock full of uber-cool destinations perfect for a Game of Thrones inspired vacation experience. Destinations like Iceland, Ireland, Malta, Croatia and Morocco.
Ready to investigate your own Game of Thrones adventure? Here’s several sites to jump-start the journey and set you on the path to a Game of Thrones inspired adventure.
- Ten Stunning Locations Used In Game of Thrones
- The Real Life Locations for Game of Thrones
- All Men Must Travel: Game of Thrones Destinations
Be inspired! Think the Frostfangs and First Men while hiking glaciers in Iceland. You can almost feel the presence of Daynerys and her dragons along exotic streets in Morocco. Stroll along castle ruins in Ireland, wondering if this is where the Stark family may have lived. Imagine the Red Keep while touring Fort Lovrijenac, Croatia. Yep, so many inspired traveling adventures await the intrepid Game of Thrones fan!
Though I have yet to follow my own Game of Thrones trail, I’m excited about the possibilities! Just can’t decide on which way to go, there are so many adventurous options.
What’s Your Travel Inspiration?
Bringing a favorite literary piece to life through travel makes for fab vacation inspiration. That’s my opinion, of course!
How about you? Have you ever been inspired to travel to a destination based upon a cherished novel? Where did you go, and what book was your inspiration? Do share!