Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Although there are many fictional places I’d like to visit (Sunnydale, Middle Earth, Alagaesia to name a few), I’ve chosen to list real places that books have made me want to visit (or revisit).
1. Scotland – Outlander Series
2. Tasmania – The Potato Factory
Courtenay’s vivid description of the Tasmanian landscape left me with high expectations. When I finally travelled to Tassie, the scenery was just as spectacular as I’d imagined.
3. New Zealand – The Lord of the Rings
Okay, so this is blurring the book/film boundaries but how great would it be to do a LOTR tour of New Zealand?
4. Lyme Regis in Dorset, England – Remarkable Creatures
I would love to wander along the shore line and pretend that I was Mary Anning.
5. Prague – Daughter of Smoke and Bone
6. New Orleans – Interview With the Vampire
7. Oxford, England – Discovery of Witches
So much history to see! And how wonderful would it be to visit the Bodleian Library?
8. Venice – Othello
When travelling in Venice, it was easy for me to understand why Shakespeare set his play in this beautiful city.
9. Paris – Anna and the French Kiss
Though I travelled to Paris 15 years ago, reading this made me want to return and to live in the city of love.
10. Eden Valley, Australia – The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl
I’ve heard they have an amazing bakery.
So that’s my list. What about you? Do you have any places you would like to visit after reading about them?