Plan the perfect vacation to Prince Edward Island, home of author Lucy Maud Montgomery and the setting of Anne of Green Gables. Find out what literary sites to see, where to stay, and how to get around the Island.
Visit the Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton where Jane lived with her sister and mother on her brother’s property. Then walk to the Chawton House Library to trace Jane’s path to her brother’s inherited home. Take tea at Cassandra’s Cup and stay in the Chawton Garden House Airbnb.
How closely did author Charles Dickens base his character David Copperfield on his own life? Find out, visit Charles Dickens’ first London home.
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.
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.
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.