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Blog posts tagged with 'literary pilgrimage'

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France

Kindly contributed by Katharine Soper, a good friend of Longitude, and the author of Steps Out of Time, a travel narrative alive with the many intangible gifts of the Camino de Santiago.

Tucked away in the foothills of the French Pyrenees is the charming Basque village of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. I first visited it with my French fiancé when I was twenty and living in Paris. This was my introduction to the French countryside—la France profonde—and it was love at first sight.

Jack London State Park
Kindly contributed by Terri Peterson Smith, author of Off the Beaten Page and a writer after our own hearts. Her excellent guide to literary sites across the U.S. is ideal for book clubs and small groups looking to plan a trip around their favorite books. The thoroughly researched book includes practical advice for planning stress-free group travel, recommended reading, essays describing each destination's literary heritage and suggested three-day itineraries curated around popular and classic literature. You can learn more at www.offthebeatenpagetravel.com.
  I developed a serious crush on a guy during my last vacation.
Rowan Oak, Oxford, Mississippi
Kindly contributed by Margaret Eby. In her inspired new book South Toward Home, Eby explores the haunts of the Deep South literary giants, peeking into liquor cabinets, digging into literature-inspiring cuisine and visiting Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Her journeys focus on enduring writers William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Barry Hannah, Harper Lee, Truman Capote, Harry Crews and Flannery O'Connor, and her prose will inspire many a literary pilgrim to journey to their own favorite literary spot.