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betterwordspod. @the_litedit forever providing our goals for literary inspired travel

@the_litedit forever providing our goals for literary inspired travel 😍 what’s on your travel bucket list? 📷: @the_litedit . . . #bookishtravel #weekendvibes #literarytravel #literarytravels #selfcare #bibliophile #bookishlife

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Happy (belated) Birthday to Jane Austen. I picked up this beautiful copy of the book when in NYC at Shakespeare & Co. I love picking up books at souvenirs when traveling - they are practical and hold the memory of the vacation.

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nomadic_academic. Woke up to the first snow today, and am nostalgic yet again! Perhaps m

Woke up to the first snow today, and am nostalgic yet again! Perhaps my favorite snowy destination is "Dracula's Castle" in Romania, which is believed to have served as an inspiration for the novel. Visiting it in the heart of winter gave it that spooky/beautiful appeal that I had envisioned in my mind for so long 💙 this literary destination is a must! . . . . . . . #literarytravels #visitromania #romania #exploreromania #transylvania #dracula #draculascastle #travelblogger #wanderlust #globetrotter #travellersunite #backpacktheworld #backpacker #travelphotography #travelphoto #travelblog #worldtravel #worldtravelpics #shewanders #shetravels #instatravel #instapassport #passportpassion #traveleurope #easterneurope #offthebeatenpath #adventure #bucketlist #backpacktheworld #solotravel

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Pretending I’m in a Georgette Heyer novel #bath #georgetteheyer #literarytravels #england #bookstagram

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elizabeth_gaskells_house. Delighted to find out that we are in the 2019/20 #lonelyplanet guide t

Delighted to find out that we are in the 2019/20 #lonelyplanet guide to Great Britain - Our #lonelyplanetsticker has pride of place on the Tea Room door! #elizabethgaskell loved to travel and to hear about her friends travels (you can see her actual passport on display in the Drawing Room) #literarytravels #literaryhouse #lithouse #visitorattraction #placestovisitinmanchester #travellers #tearoom #bestofmcr #manchester #northandsouth #visitmanchester @visitmanchester #unescocityofliterature #manchesterliteraturefestival #secondhandbooks

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evergreenstories. The extraterrestialesque (yes I've made this a word!) landscape of Ice

The extraterrestialesque (yes I've made this a word!) landscape of Iceland was inspiring. Mist, volcanoes and colossal glaciers were all good for the imagination. #Iceland #Heimaeyisland #Vestmannaeyjararchipelago #volcaniccrater One of the things that inspired me to travel here were the Icelandic Sagas and hearing Sjón, author of The Blue Fox (Skugga-Baldur) speak at The World Poetry Summit, Southbank. #Sjón #sagas #literarytravels

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Edinburgh books and eminent thinkers! (Post 3 of 3) 📚 🤔 💭 • There are several great bookstores in Edinburgh (can’t you see how excited I am??). I popped into 3 of them, including the pictured Armchair Books which is just a wonderful book labyrinth full of tight corridors and tall stacks. 📚 • David Hume, the philosopher (prominent work: “A Treatise Of Human Nature”) has a featured statue along the Royal Mile. His right toes are worn bronze, so I figured I’d also rub them for “good luck” (I think he is rolling around in his grave if people do it with a real belief in luck, 😂) • Adam Smith, the economist (prominent work: “The Wealth of Nations”) also has a statue along the Royal Mile (the pose for which I’m attempting to mimic 😁). But not only that: he’s buried at Canongate Kirkyard which is just off the Royal Mile, so we stopped in for a visit. • Finally, we were walking along and randomly spotted a memorial tablet dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, the novelist & poet (prominent work: “The Lady of The Lake”). • #Edinburgh #RoyalMile #ArmchairBooksEdinburgh #DavidHume #AdamSmith #SirWalterScott #literaryTravel #literaryTravels #bookLife #readingLife #literaryLifestyle #bookishLife #readersOfInstagram #literary #iLoveBooks #bibliophile #bookish #bookworm #bookNerd #bookLover

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A gorgeous autumn day well spent at the Bronte parsonage at Haworth 🍁 The sisters would write around the dining table. Which is where Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey were written. Swipe right to the end for a Bronte inspired comic strip by Kate Beaton #harkavagrant. 🍁 * #haworth #bronteparsonage #yorkshire #watsonliterarytour #fangirl #annebronte #emilybronte #charlottebronte #englishliterature #autumncolours #bibliophile #booksagram #literarytravels

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heathervf12. Me & Issac Babel in Odesa. #literaryukraine #literarytravels #fulbrigh

Me & Issac Babel in Odesa. #literaryukraine #literarytravels #fulbrightukraine

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Paid a pilgrimage to Stephen King’s house today. Who knew parts Bangor could be so picturesque? #Bangor #Maine #StephenKing #LiteraryTravels #Vacationland #207isGreat

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keniasedler. The last stop of our tour was York! This adorably small, medieval town

The last stop of our tour was York! This adorably small, medieval town is so much fun to explore. • Beginning our walk along Stonegate, which used to be the road that was lined with all the book shops and printers, we spotted the Minerva carving (Roman goddess of wisdom and drama) with her stack of books. At the time, she was placed there to mark the book shop on that corner. (It is no longer a book shop, but there is now one just across the street from her...which of course I visited and made a purchase!) 📚 • Also on Stonegate, we ran into an old Printer’s Devil carving that used to mark the printer’s workshop location. The printer’s apprentices were called Printers’s Devils because one of their tasks was to handle the Hellbox, the container where all the hot, metal typesetting was thrown into after printing. 👹 • We walked along the famous Shambles in the evening, which also claims to have influenced Diagon Alley from Harry Potter (although I think most of the influence was really from Edinburgh’s Victoria Street). Along the way we found The Shop That Must Not Be Named! ⚡️ • #YorkUK #printersDevil #Minerva #TheShambles #literaryTravel #literaryTravels #bookLife #readingLife #literaryLifestyle #bookishLife #readersOfInstagram #literary #iLoveBooks #bibliophile #bookish #bookworm #bookNerd #bookLover

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Edinburgh pubs! (Post 2 of 3) This city has a lot of great pubs. Here are a couple of literary-themed ones that we visited. • Badger & Co. is based on the children’s classic The Wind In The Willows. It is a very adorably chic New Town pub and restaurant. • The Frankenstein pub in Old Town is really neat too! Frankenstein is actually one of my all-time favorite novels. This place has a Frankenstein show where the monster comes out for a bit, and the atmosphere is punctuated with a couple of screens showing the original black & white Frankenstein movie! 🧟‍♂️ • #Edinburgh #FrankensteinPub #BadgerPub #Frankenstein #TheWindInTheWillows #literaryTravel #literaryTravels #bookLife #readingLife #literaryLifestyle #bookishLife #readersOfInstagram #literary #iLoveBooks #bibliophile #bookish #bookworm #bookNerd #bookLover

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Wolf Hall: the beautiful Montacute House and village in Somerset where the BBC filmed scenes from their adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall. Damian Lewis bought a round of drinks for locals at the Montacute Inn. A gorgeous village!⠀ ⠀ #NationalTrust #Hilarymantel #booktravel #books #literarytravels #damianlewis #clairefoy #historicbuildings #listedbuildings #statelyhomes #beautifulhouses #filmlocations #bbc

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To be able to travel to the places I read about is a joy. It brings a sense of legitimacy, trust, and passion to my teaching. From Dracula's castle to my cozy couch in Brooklyn! ⚰🎃 . . . . . #draculascastle #literarytravels #travelsinspiredbybooks #whatilearnedistraveler #whatilearnedis #travelromania #romaniatourism #teacherintransylvania #teacherswhotravel #readerswhotravel #fallfanatic #ivanttoreadyourbook #coupleswhotravel #girlswhotravel @barnesandnoble @finding_romania @topromaniaphoto

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Edinburgh! (Post 1 of 3) I was so excited to visit this city for several reasons—one of which is that this is where JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter! ⚡️👓 • So, of course, I located JK Rowlings hand prints. 🤗 • Our AirBnB was steps away from Victoria Street, the inspiration for Diagon Alley. It even has a joke shop (Gambol and Japes! 🤮) and an antiques shop (Borgin & Burkes! 🗝)! • I found The Boy Wizard shop. ⚡️ • And, finally, I found Tom Riddle’s grave in Greyfriars Kirkyard cemetery (zoom in to see the name). 💀 Every year, on Hallow’s Eve at midnight, Tom Riddle’s resting place is surrounded by Harry Potter fans engaging in wizard duels in honor of He Who Must Not Be Named (...because hardcore Harry Potter fans are crazy). Supposedly, JK Rowling spent a lot of time walking through this graveyard, and that is how she came across this grave. • #Edinburgh #HarryPotter #JKRowling #TomRiddleGrave #VictoriaStreet #HarryPotterEdinburgh #literaryTravel #literaryTravels #bookLife #readingLife #literaryLifestyle #bookishLife #readersOfInstagram #literary #iLoveBooks #bibliophile #bookish #bookworm #bookNerd #bookLover

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One of our employees visited Salem this week and stopped by the inspiration for Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The House of the Seven Gables"! Tell us, have YOU ever visited a town solely because of a book you love?! Where did you go?! #bookexchangevb #bookexchangevbtravels #757 #salemmassachusetts #thehouseofthesevengables #nathanielhawthorne #literarytravels #bookinspiration #goodreads #books #movies #music #virginiabeach #chesapeakeva #norfolkva #hamptonroads

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Dublin (post 2 of 2): Trinity Library!!! 📚📚📚 😆 (SOOO excited as we approached the entrance!!) I was so in awe of being surrounded by so many old books in such a beautifully designed library...that I immediately felt jealous of all the scholars who actually get to go through them and study them. *sigh* Maybe in another life... • It’s also lined with the busts of many prominent thinkers (alas, only of dead, white, European men...c’est la vie), and I couldn’t help but stop to think deep thoughts next to Plato...🤣 • #Dublin #TrinityLibrary #Ireland #oldBooks #libraries #librariesOfInstagram #historicLibraries #literaryTravel #literaryTravels #bookLife #readingLife #literaryLifestyle #bookishLife #readersOfInstagram #literary #iLoveBooks #bibliophile #bookish #bookworm #bookNerd #bookLover

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Dublin (post 1 of 2). This was the second stop on our trip. Ireland has produced so many astounding writers, including one of my favorites: Oscar Wilde. So I was very excited for this one!! • I of course made it to the Dublin Writer’s Museum, which was a fascinating display where I got to lay eyes on a 1st edition copy of Bram Stoker’s Dracula! 🧛‍♂️ • I was also pleasantly surprised to find that our AirBnB was decorated with Oscar Wilde quotes! I mean, what a coincidence! • We visited St. Patrick’s park, where they have what’s called the Literary Parade alongside one wall, with plaques dedicated to several famous and award-winning Irish writers. • Even the pubs have their odes to Irish writers: we found one with various water color portraits, including my man Mr. Wilde! • Finally, I had to go visit my Friend in Merrion Square, where I found he was sporting a very fine hat as part of a city-wide art effort that had a fashion artist design hats for various statues around the city! 🏳️‍🌈 • #Dublin #OscarWilde #DublinWritersMuseum #StPatricksPark #LiteraryParade #MerrionSquare #LGBTQwriters #Ireland #IrishWriters #literaryTravel #literaryTravels #bookLife #readingLife #literaryLifestyle #bookishLife #readersOfInstagram #literary #iLoveBooks #bibliophile #bookish #bookworm #bookNerd #bookLover

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Said hello to this dude today. 😊 The Book of Disquiet has been sitting on my bookshelf since studying Pessoa in my Creative Writing MA modernism module well over a year ago - I must read it when I get back to the UK! 📚📚📚 It's one that I just didn't get round to but I loved A Little Larger than the Entire Universe... 🌌🌍 I'm also hoping to visit Casa Fernando Pessoa before leaving Lisbon tomorrow evening! #fernandopessoa #theyearofthedeathofricardoreis #thebookofdisquiet #lisboa #lisbon #portugal #portuguesewriters #portuguesepoets #literarytravels #modernism

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ea12l. Any travel wouldn't be complete without visits to #libraries and #book

Any travel wouldn't be complete without visits to #libraries and #bookstores! I went to the #Tacoma Main Library where they currently have a Maurice Sendak exhibit running through December; University of Washington's Tioga Library; University Book Store; Tacoma Rainbow Center's Lending Library; King's Books; and Tacoma Book Center where they claim to be Washington's Largest Used Bookstore with half a million books! #LiteraryTravels #BooksellerLife

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Explored Cardiff Castle when in Wales and, OF COURSE, as soon as I walk into the library and randomly turn to the bookshelves, the first thing I lay my eyes on happens to be this lovely Jane Austen collection!! • Also...we’re in a pub on our FIRST DAY of our trip, when someone sits down to READ! In a pub!! 😍 I knew I loved the UK already. 📖 🍺 • #Cardiff #Wales #CardiffCastle #CardiffCastleLibrary #literaryTravel #literaryTravels #bookLife #readingLife #literaryLifestyle #bookishLife #readersOfInstagram #literary #iLoveBooks #bibliophile #bookish #bookworm #bookNerd #bookLover

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quietbookwormreads. Literary adventures in #edinburgh included a stop by The Elephant Hous

Literary adventures in #edinburgh included a stop by The Elephant House, the shop frequented by J.K. Rowling, Ian Rankin, and Alexander McCall Smith. I wanted to grab a cup of tea and my notebook and write for hours. Maybe next time... #literarytravels #thelephanthouse #elephanthouse #elephanthousecafe #jkrowling #ianrankin #alexandermccallsmith #writers #writersofedinburgh #edinburghwriters

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thebooktrail. Kate Furnivall’s new book #TheSurvivors is out today and it’s a fascin

Kate Furnivall’s new book #TheSurvivors is out today and it’s a fascinating read! LITERARY LOCATION: #Germany #Warsaw PLOT: It’s all about a woman and her daughter in a displaced persons camp in Germany. They like so many others are there because their homes have been destroyed . There can be anyone in these camps however- including Nazis. The woman must protect her daughter from those now in the camp, but she also has secrets of her own... I read this quickly as the pages turn themselves in what is a story of a very unique setting. Really fascinating acoount and good mystery throughout. Complex characters which I love . #historicalfiction #history #wartime #postwar #BookTrail #bookreview #literarytravelagency #literarytravel #literarytravels #bibliophile #bookstagram #bookbirthday #publicationday #recommended #katefurnivall

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Pilgrimage to Pearl S.Buck’s (赛珍珠)hometown in China, Zhenjiang (Chinkiang) - here’s our intrepid crew at her house, now a very nice house museum. Original interior, though few artifacts remain from the family’s 25-year stay here. China has a complicated relationship with Pearl Buck, but happily they have now embraced her. In addition to the house, “Pearl Buck Cultural Park” includes a museum, sculptures, and a (closed) bookshop. And her school and the mission hospital where she nursed her mother are right next door, original buildings all. #pearlsbuck #chinawriting #zhenjiang #chinkiang #jiangsu #goodearth #travels #chinatravels #historictravels #asia #literarytravels #bookstagram #chinabooks

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One of those English landscapes that mystified me when I was younger and loved "Wuthering Heights". I had no idea what a "moor" was, the dictionary definition didn't really paint a vivid picture and Google wasn't around to help! Now I get it, Ms. Brontë! Although we saw it just on the cusp of being bloomed out for the season, the expansiveness, the silence, the serenity and the streaks of color were something to experience. . . . . #northyorkmoors #heather #nature #travelphotography #ukshots #northyorkshire #visitengland #landscape #landscapephotography #ig_england #scenesfromaroadtrip #scenesofyorkshire #ig_landscapelovers #naturelovers #visualsofbritain #englishcountryside #englishmoors #moorland #englishheather #callunavulgaris #exploreyorkshire #purple #magenta #yorkshireheather #heathermoorland #brontë #nature_brilliance #literarytravels #naturebeauty #country_features

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brit_in_texas. #throwbackthursday Vacation 5 years ago in Yorkshire (UK) including 1-

#throwbackthursday Vacation 5 years ago in Yorkshire (UK) including 1-2. Goathland (think Hogsmeade, Harry Potter) 3-4. Whitby (think Dracula) and 5. weird beach mist 😳 #yorkshire #memories #ukvacation #literarytravels #harrypotter #bramstoker

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“Heaven did not seem to be my home; and I broke my heart with weeping to come back to earth; and the angels were so angry that they flung me out into the middle of the heath on the top of Wuthering Heights; where I woke sobbing for joy.” —Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights * This is Top Withins, one of the inspirations for the location of Wuthering Heights. The building itself is nothing like the building in the novel, but the location is dead on—you can imagine that the wind here is wild. * I’ve only ever visited the West Yorkshire moors when they are misty and grey, so the sunny hike I had this summer was a shock! * * * #wutheringheights #topwithins #bronteway #literature #booknerd #haworth #england #thebrontes #literarytravels #travelthursday #amtraveling #amreading #travel #traveller #passport #tripstagram

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kbcopyediting. Visited Verona this summer and saw Juliet’s fabled balcony. 📚🌹 #shak

Visited Verona this summer and saw Juliet’s fabled balcony. 📚🌹 #shakespeare #williamshakespeare #verona #veronaitaly #romeoandjuliet #starcrossedlovers #literarytravels

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europebyrailguide. Are you fond of journeys with literary connections? Us too. 
Here’s a

Are you fond of journeys with literary connections? Us too. Here’s a snippet from Issue 46 of @hiddeneuropemagazine you might enjoy: When Emile Zola needed to leave Paris in a hurry he made for the Gare du Nord. The year was 1898 and France was abuzz with the Dreyfus affair. In January of that year Zola’s open letter to the French president had been published on the front page of L’Aurore under the provocative title “J’accuse”. Amid the ensuing litigation, Zola opted for exile in England over detention in France. On the evening of 18 July 1898, Zola slipped quietly out of the Gare du Nord on a train for Calais where he boarded a boat for England. In the years before and ever since Zola’s departure from the Gare du Nord, this Paris station has been the obvious departure point for England. Obvious, but not unchallenged. Travellers who favoured the longer sea crossings via Dieppe or Le Havre left from the Gare Saint-Lazare. Émile Zola’s late evening ride from Paris Gare du Nord to Calais took the author through landscapes of northern France about which he had written so passionately in novels such as Germinal — Zola’s hard-hitting account of deprived mining communities in the region. #emilezola #garedunord #literarytravels #literaryescape #trainstations #traintales #wellAlwaysHaveParis #DreyfussAffair #HistoryontheRails

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europebyrailguide. Trieste is one of those cities which rewards return visits. James Joyc

Trieste is one of those cities which rewards return visits. James Joyce affectionately called it 'little Europe', and both Jan Morris and Joseph Roth drew inspiration from it. Trieste is where Italy rubs shoulders with the Slavic world. Find it on Route 24, Historic Habsburg Cities, connecting Venice, Ljubljana and Zagreb. We’ve featured it in @hiddeneuropemagazine a number of times. #habsburgcities #triestesocial #zagrebcity #literarytravels #josephroth #janmorris #travelwriters #littleeuropa #jamesjoyce

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