10 Travel Destinations that Will Inspire the Writer in You

Traveling is one of the many things that reveal creative people’s knack of finding inspiration from anywhere. There are things to be explored and discovered that may become great fodder for interesting stories. But there are cities that literary fans will surely love. Here are some of the top travel destinations that will inspire the writer and reader in you.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires
Top reasons to visit: Home to Jorge Luis Borges influential in popularizing South American fiction, the city’s literary vibe, a place where famous writers like Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Pablo Neruda once lived, cafes where writers and literary fans hang out

Dublin, Ireland
old library trinity college
Top reasons to visit: UNESCO City of Literature, the Book of Kells, Dublin Literary Pub Crawl, Dublin Writers Museum, the James Joyce Centre, National Library of Ireland, the Old Library at Trinity College

Edinburgh, Scotland
Top reasons to visit: UNESCO City of Literature, home to many famous writers, rich in literary history, Surgeon’s Hall Museum, Writer’s Museum, literary pub tour, book lovers’ tour, the Potter trail, see some of the locations for popular literary films and TV shows

Kyoto, Japan
Top reasons to visit: Birthplace of one of Japan’s best known writers Haruki Murakami, literary route following the footsteps of Japanese writers who found inspirations in the ancient capital, Philosopher’s Walk, visit the grave of the author of the Tale of – Genji Lady Murasaki Shikibu, historic attractions that have literary connections, and breathtaking scenery that continue to inspire artists and writers from around the world

London, UK
Top reasons to visit: A city featured in many great literary works, the British Library, Charles Dickens Museum, Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾, Pillars of Hercules, Shakespeare’s Globe, Sherlock Holmes Museum, The George Inn, bookshops at the Charing Cross Road, literary pub crawl

Melbourne, Australia
Top reasons to visit: UNESCO City of Literature; plethora of writers, bookshops, libraries, literary monuments; literary festivals, book fairs

Paris, France
Top reasons to visit: The City of Light has been immortalized in many great literary works, a city where many famous literary figures have once lived and worked, Bouquinistes along the Seine, Cimetière du Père-Lachaise to visit the tombs of Balzac, Oscar Wilde, Proust, and French playwright Molière among others; Cimetière du Montparnasse to see the tombs of Jean-Paul Sartre, Samuel Beckett, and Susan Sontag; Les Éditeurs, Maison de Victor Hugo, Proust’s Bedroom, literary bars and cafes

Prague, Czech Republic
Top reasons to visit: Home to many literary figures most famous of which is Franz Kafka, numerous bookshops and libraries, Kafka Museum, Tynska Literary Café and other literary cafes

St Petersburg, Russia
St Petersburg
Top reasons to visit: City featured in several literary works of Russian writers like Dostoevsky, Gogol , and Turgenev among many others; literary museums, artist’ and writers’ haven

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