Website, Book Features Travel for Book Clubs
Some of my best travel memories are the times I spent with my fellow book club members getting away for a weekend. With time to hang out we got to know each other in a way that we couldn't when meeting for a few hours once a month. Plus we got to have lots of fun. We played games, sipped wine, took long walks on the beach, got massages, hiked, ate great food and generally had a good time. If you've considered taking a trip with your book club, whether you tie it into a book choice or simply want a little time together, there's a blog for you, soon to be followed by a book dedicated to literary travels.
Off the Beaten Travel Page
, created by Terri Peterson Smith features stories and ideas for book club members or readers anywhere to take literary walking tours, get ideas for book-related travel and more. Smith says she explores "the places where literature and travel intersect, both how to escape with a good book and how to understand the places we travel through the eyes of authors who have gone there before us."
Smith's book, Off the Beaten Page: The Best Trips for Lit Lovers, Book Clubs, and Girls on Getaways
, is due from the Chicago Review Press on May 1. Smith interviewed me about book club travel for comments in the book, and she recently featured some of my thoughts in a blog post called Book Club Travel Tales
. So if your wanderlust is kicking in with the advent of spring, you may want to check out the blog for ideas. You can also pre-order Smith's book
at Amazon.com. That way you'll be able to get her advice on planning your trip as soon as her book is released.