Shannon McKenna Schmidt, author of Novel Destinations, on tour May 2017

Posted By on January 15, 2017

About Novel Destinations

• Hardcover: 392 pages
• Publisher: National Geographic; 2 edition (May 2, 2017)

Follow in the footsteps of much-loved authors, including Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Jane Austen, and many more. For vacationers who crave meaningful trips and unusual locales, cue National Geographic’s Novel Destinations—a guide for bibliophiles to more than 500 literary sites across the United States and Europe. Check into Hemingway’s favorite hotel in Sun Valley, or stroll about Bath’s Royal Crescent while entertaining fantasies of Lizzie Bennett and her Mr. Darcy. The fully revised second edition includes all of the previous sites—with updated locations—plus color images and an expanded section on all things Brontë. The book begins with thematic chapters covering author houses and museums, literary festivals and walking tours. Then, in-depth explorations of authors and places take readers roaming Franz Kafka’s Prague, James Joyce’s Dublin, Louisa May Alcott’s New England, and other locales. Peppered with great reading suggestions and little-known tales of literary gossip, Novel Destinations is a unique travel guide, an attractive gift book, and the ultimate bibliophile’s delight.

Purchase Links

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About Shannon McKenna Schmidt

Shannon McKenna Schmidt is also the co-author with Joni Rendon of Writers Between the Covers: The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Literary Casanovas, Coquettes, and Cads. After traveling full-time in the U.S. and abroad for seven years, she is once again living in Hoboken, New Jersey. For literary travel news and tales from the road, visit

Tour Stops

Tuesday, May 2nd: Savvy Verse & Wit

Wednesday, May 3rd: All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

Thursday, May 4th: The Cactus Chronicles

Friday, May 5th: Books on the Table – author interview

Monday, May 8th: A Chick Who Reads – author guest post

Tuesday, May 9th: I’d Rather Be At The Beach

Wednesday, May 10th: Tina Says…

Thursday, May 11th: Jathan & Heather

Thursday, May 11th: Jathan & Heather – author guest post

Friday, May 12th: Kritters Ramblings

Monday, May 15th: Sara the Introvert

Tuesday, May 16th: Stranded in Chaos

Wednesday, May 17th: Mystery Playground – author guest post

Thursday, May 18th: A Bookish Affair

Friday, May 19th: Read Till Dawn

Monday, May 22nd: Just One More Chapter

Tuesday, May 30th: Unabridged Chick


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