1. Snæfellsjökull, Iceland
This 700,000-year-old volcano was made famous by the popular Jules Verne novel, A Journey to the Center of the Earth.
2. Tintern Abbey
Tintern, Gwent NP16 6SQ United Kingdom
Tintern Abbey has inspired many famous works, most notably William Wordsworth's poem "Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey," Lord Alfred Tennyson's poem "Tears, Idle Tears," and Allen Ginsberg's poem "Wales Visitation."
3. Shakespeare & Company
37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France
Ernest Hemingway mentioned this famous bookstore in Paris in his book, A Moveable Feast. You can still visit it today!
4. Coole Park Gardens, Ireland
Gort, County Galway, Ireland
The Coole Park and Gardens was the Inspiration for William Butler Yeats' poem, “The Wild Swans at Coole."
5. 608 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA USA
And for those of you that would rather not hop on a plane to visit a literary destination, our last two destinations are for you.
Robert Louis Stevenson, author of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Treasure Island, rented a room here in 1878.
6. Carlmont Village Shopping Center
1049 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002
Jack London, author of The Call of the Wild, stayed here in the 1800’s when it was St. Joseph’s Military Academy and Immaculate Heart of Mary. There is a plaque stating that he worked in the laundry that was located here.