Share the literary inspiration behind your best trip – not for a prize, sadly, but to buoy the spirits of fellow readers, and maybe see your idea on our website
How many trips to Thailand were sold on the back Alex Garland’s The Beach, or holidays in Tuscany inspired by E M Forster? Even before lockdown, some of the best travel inspiration came not from glossy brochures or commercials, but the printed word. And now, when the idea of being whirled off to distant realms has never felt more alluring, we’d like to hear about the book that inspired you to travel.
It doesn’t have to be a novel: maybe Maya Angelou made you want to see the Deep South for yourself, or Bill Bryson set your feet itching for a Walk in the Woods.