Step into the 1800s in Charles Dickens’ First London Home

Visit the Charles Dickens Museum in London to discover how closely the author based his character David Copperfield on his own life.

Preservation of a Bibliophile’s Retreat

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Austen's England & The Open Palace Programme

Have you ever thought about what goes into the preservation of the historic author museums we all love to visit? Let me tell you, so much more goes on behind the scenes than you’ll ever realize during your visit.

Author Footsteps: Learn about Jane Austen in Bath

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Austen's England & The Open Palace Programme

Jane Austen never really liked Bath, and didn’t do much writing while living there. Despite her disdain, Bath has become one of the more popular destinations for Austen fans. Not only did Austen live in Bath for a time, but she also set scenes in the city in several of her novels. Despite recognizing the absurdity of memorializing the author in a place she was happy to leave, I spent some time visiting several locations in Bath related to Austen and her brilliant heroines, starting with the Jane Austen Centre.

A Search for Clarity at the Anne Frank House

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Holland

The Anne Frank House Museum is not a place I ever imagined I’d visit unless I happened to find myself in Amsterdam. Well, here I am in Amsterdam and last night’s events made visiting this museum seem more imperative and more daunting at the same time.

PEI: Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Birthplace & the Anne of Green Gables Museum

This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series Anne of Green Gables & Prince Edward Island

The last two houses-turned-museums related to Lucy Maud Montgomery that we visited bookend Montgomery’s Prince Edward Island life in a way. The first is the house she was born in. The second, the home of…

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