Travel the World, One Page At a Time



Have you ever thought of traveling the world; but, hesitated due to fears, costs, lack of vacation time, or other personal concerns? 

Well, I have an idea!

Travel to your most desired destination with your library card, Kindle, or Nook!  

Where would you like to go? Belize, Bahamas, Paris, Amsterdam…?


How to plan your trip
  • Length of trip
    • How long do you want to travel? 30 days, all winter, or 5 years?
  • Geographic Location
    • Where do you want to go?
  • Countries
    • How many countries would you like to “visit” during your reading adventure?
  • Number of Countries
    • What criteria will you use to determine the number of countries? 
    • You may consider using the setting, author’s heritage, time period, or all of these.
  • Travel Map
    • How will you track the countries you have visited? 
    • Try creating a map with Google Maps!
  • Passport
    • Where will you select your books? Amazon, local library, local bookstore
    • Don't forget to use the ultimate "passport" for this trip: LIBRARY CARD
  • Itinerary
    • Select your genre and book list. 
    • Will you develop a list of pre-selected titles or choose as you go? 
Here is a sample list to get you started, courtesy of True Book Addict Challenges


South America
The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende (Chile)
Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez (Colombia)
State of Wonder, Ann Patchett (Amazon Rainforest)
Bel Canto, Ann Patchett (South America)

Asia
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini (Afghanistan) 
Snowflower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See (Hunan, China)
The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy (KeralaIndia)
A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry (Mumbai, India) 
Genghis: Birth of an Empire, Conn Iggulden (Mongolia)
Empress Orchid, Anchee Min (Beijing, China)
Grotesque, Natsuo Kirino (Japan)
Geisha, a Life, Mineko Iwasaki (Japan)
The Red Scarf, Kate Furnivall (Siberia)

Africa
The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver (Congo, Africa)   
The Covenant, James Michener (South Africa)
Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese (Ethiopia, Africa)
Out of Africa, Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) (Kenya, Africa)
The Sheltering Sky, Paul Bowles (Africa)
The Plague, Albert Camus (Algeria, Africa)
The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje (Africa)
Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth, Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt, Africa)
Chronicle of the Pharaohs, Peter A. Clayton (Egypt, Africa)
Ancient Egypt, David P. Silverman (Egypt, Africa)
The Lost Tomb, Kent R. Weeks, Ph.D. (Egypt, Africa)

For more information on this challenge and to follow the ladies who started it, check out Mom's Small Victories.

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