Visiting an author’s home can offer insight into their writing process and inspiration. There are former residences of authors now open to the public all over the world. Add these spots to the top of your visit list.
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Hemingway lived in this home in Old Town Key West, Florida, for more than 10 years. Open daily, guided tours last 30 minutes.
The independent museum is located in the home Austen wrote, revised and published her major works including Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park. The museum opened to the public in 1949.
Make your way to Chile to explore the former home of poet Pablo Neruda. He had three homes in Chile, one each in Isla Negra, Santiago and Valparaíso. La Sebastiana, his Valparaíso home, features many of the poet’s personal belongings from his travels. Closed Monday.
The novelist Edith Wharton lived in this Lenox, Massachusetts, home when she wrote two of her most famous works: Ethan Frome and The House of Mirth. The museum boasts a garden, café and exhibits about Wharton’s life.
Truly immersing yourself in a foreign culture is one of the main reasons to travel, whether you’re learning a local dance or sipping wine with a vineyard owner in Italy. Traveling outside your comfort zone also involves sampling local cuisine, but if you’re visiting a major city like Rome or Paris, eating like a local usually means stepping far out of the city center, where eateries tend to cater to unadventurous tourists. But finding a worthy eatery can hog hours of your trip time as you pore over listings on TripAdvisor or Yelp.
Folding, rolling or vacuum packing — there are plenty of methods for packing so you can get the maximum amount of items in your bag, but no matter how you choose to do it, you are always faced with wrinkly clothes when you are ready to wear them.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
PLANNING A VACATION TO FRENCH POLYNESIA, the Cook Islands or Fiji? Lucky you! While you really can’t go wrong with any of these exotic locales that beckon with white-sand beaches, mornings spent listening to soothing water lapping your bungalow, and immersion excursions with some of the world’s most amazing flora and fauna, not all islands are created equally.