The Magic of Venice and ‘The Thief Lord’

by Jessica A. Beck When I first read Cornelia Funke’s The Thief Lord, I couldn’t have been more than 10 years […]

The Year of Shakespeare: How to Celebrate the Bard in 2016

By Mary Kate Costigan Really, every year is the year of Shakespeare. But 2016 holds special importance, as it marks […]

We Recommend This App: Trover, A Social Network for Travelers

By Alex Nicoll. Trover is an image-hosting app created by the founder of Expedia. In this age of Instagram, Facebook, […]

Festival Season Preview: The Hay Festival Returns to Kells

by G.J. Schear Kells. The very name suggests books. One of the most famous in the world, The Book of […]

On Pizza in Naples and Flying Solo: Five Questions with Literary Traveler Contributor Ruth Setton

Here at Literary Traveler we’re blessed with a truly amazing roster of writers. In our new column, Five Questions, we […]

The Importance of Empathy: Walking in Loung Ung’s Footsteps in Cambodia

By Katie Steinharter They say that at the end of the day, we’re all not that different. I disagree. Life […]

A Tender Evening in JR Moehringer’s “The Tender Bar”

By Jennifer Locke The local bar: it’s a place both mythologized and longed-for, a place Americans with packed schedules and […]

Creating Beauty from Devastation in Galveston, Texas

By Rosie Carbo When I was a university student in Houston,  Galveston Island was a magnet during holidays and after […]

Choose Your Own Adventure: Bus Trips to Spark Your Wanderlust

By Amanda Festa The idea of the road trip is magic. It is a different kind of travel, about the […]

The Library Hotel: Literary Luxury in New York City

By Amanda Festa Hotels belong to no one and everyone. They are temporary resting places, providing transient comfort when we […]