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Welcome!

This blog is a tapestry of tales and reflections on the places I’ve been and the books that have accompanied me on those journeys. From the cobblestone alleys of historical cities that echo the plots of classic literature to the tranquil retreats that resemble the serene settings of modern narratives, my travels are guided by a longing to live within the stories that have shaped me.

Here, you’ll not find travel guides or book reviews, but a blend of both, a unique perspective on how each book opens a doorway to a new place, a new understanding, or a new adventure. I believe that to travel is to live a thousand lives, and to read is to travel without moving an inch. Join me as I navigate through this beautifully complex world, one book and one journey at a time.

Welcome to a blog where every word is a step on a journey, and every destination is a chapter in the book of life. Let’s wander, read, and wonder together.

My Bucket List Book Destinations

Books have a unique way of transporting readers to different places, times, and cultures, often igniting the desire to explore those destinations firsthand.  I’ve on ongoing travel bucket list, inspired by some of the best books I’ve read.

Ireland

Trinity by Leon Uris
Normal People by Sallly Rooney
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
The Lost Bookshop by Evie Woods

Machu Picchu

Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams

Paris

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The Keeper of Happy Endings by Barbara Davis
The Dressmaker’s Gift by Fiona Valpy
A Movable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Spain

Camino de Santiago I’m Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago by Hape Kerkeling
Dancing in the Fountain: How to Enjoy Living Abroad by Karen McCann
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho