Blogger: Rachel Kent
I have many travel dreams that are born from books I’ve read and that I hope to fulfill someday. I have been to quite a few places in my life, but currently travel isn’t as easy with young children and a very busy daily life.
I would like to travel to England because of Jane Austen’s books. I’d love to see Bath, the province of Kent, the Lake District, London and many other locations. I have seen some of author Julie Klassen’s pictures of her travels, and it looks so fun! I’m not sure I’m ready to dress in a regency gown and go to a ball, but I could watch and clap from the sidelines. Some of our agents (not me this time) are going to tour England with Julie this year. It should be grand!
I also would love to go to Prince Edward Island because of the Anne of Green Gables books and Liz Johnson’s Prince Edward Island Dreams series. What a beautiful place it must be! L.M. Montgomery and Liz Johnson paint a wonderful picture of the timeless island in their books.
Robin Jones Gunn’s Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes made me want to travel to the Netherlands. I want to see the fields of tulips, Amsterdam and Corrie ten Boom’s Hiding Place. An added bonus to traveling to the Netherlands would be to see my husband’s extended family. My mother-in-law was born in Holland.
I have many other lofty travel dreams, but I’ll go ahead and admit this lowly wish: I would like to go to the Universal Studios Wonderful World of Harry Potter someday. Not nearly as beautiful as the Lake District or Prince Edward Island, I’m sure, but it looks like a fun experience, and I did enjoy those books.
I got to experience Maui, Hawaii while on my honeymoon. I had dreamed of going to Maui since I was a young teenager and read Robin Jones Gunn’s Christy Miller Series. I knew of many places to go on the island because of the books and loved experiencing the famous road to Hana that Christy drove when her boyfriend Todd was stung by a bee.
How about you? What books have inspired travel dreams for you?
Have you traveled anywhere because of a book?
Have you been to any of my dream locations listed above? Anything I should know?