Coming Soon in 2017:
First in the Nature Element series
KATHERINE ROEBLING a young woman from Chippewa Falls, WI, embarks on a journey from her quiet academic life studying anthropology at Beloit College to taste the Jet Age. The era of rapid social change, ushered in by faster and bigger jet engines, created stewardesses as the glamor girls. Airlines market these young women as the jet goddess hostess trained to pamper male passengers, mix their martinis, and calm their fears of flying. On the ground these jet goddesses become freedom warriors poised to lead a revolution...read more
Magical Life-Journey Books by Judy Kundert
From the award winning author and storyteller of Women's Fiction and Children's books, come books of self-discovery and journeys into nature and human experience. From air travel to fantasy adventure in a forest, for children age 8-12 to women of any age, Judy Kundert brings us words that inspire self-realizations, leading to success - young or older - in reaching wherever our dreams may take us.
the Legend of the Whispering TreesTwelve year-old Tressi and her friend Ralph Rabbit, a large white rabbit dressed as a medieval prince, open their world to Samantha, a cloistered young violin virtuoso. Tressi’s world consists of trees of all kinds, mythical and real. Forest gnomes help Tressi by transporting a magical chest containing three special volumes of books through the forest. Each book, which she opens for Samantha, contains a story that will inspire and awaken children to enjoy nature and learn to look inside themselves to find their magic. Samantha and the Legend of the Whispering Trees was a 2009 Finalist in the USA News Best Book Awards and a 2014 Mom’s Choice Silver Award Winner. It is the first book in the Magical Chest Series.read more
A new book for children to share with parents, teachers,
and older brothers and sisters packed with helpful tips to
engage and connect them to nature.
From gigantic national forests to the local park in your town to your own backyard, nature is all around us. Join Tressi as she shows children (with a little help from grown-ups!) ten great activities to get outside and back into nature.
Judy Kundert, former airline stewardess in the 1960s, is an award-winning children’s book author and storyteller. She shares her love of travel on her weekly blog. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Loyola University, Chicago, a Master’s Degree from DePaul University, Chicago, and a Master’s Certificate in Marketing and Publicity from the University of Denver. She lives with her husband at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.read more
For a real road trip adventure take the San Juan Skyway. It’s an unforgettable journey that includes peaks that reach to the sky, Butch Cassidy’s hometown, and the haunting echoes of Mesa Verde ancient civilization. The San Juan Skyway, part of the Million Dollar Highway, was named by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of “America’s Best Road Trips.” You’ll awe and oh on the journey over the “road to the sky.” It takes you through towns such as Ouray, Silverton, Durango and Telluride in a 232-mile loop. You’ll have an adrenalin rush on the journey as your drive through craggy peaks, vast valleys, historic old west towns, and dense forests.
Plus, you’ll see why Hollywood chooses to film many movies on the sites along the majestic route through Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.
The some of the sites you’ll see on the San Juan Skyway
Movies filmed along the San Juan Highway:
Movies filmed in Ouray:
Ouray movie locations include many westerns filmed in and around Ouray County especially the original production of “True Grit” starring John Wayne, Kim Darby, and Glen Campbell.
Other movies filmed in the Ouray area include:
1950 A Ticket to Tomahawk – With Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter, Rory Calhoun, Marilyn Monroe
1951 Across the Wide Missouri- Clark Gable
1956 Tribute to a Bad Man- James Cagney
1962 How the West Was Won- Spencer Tracy, Gregory Peck, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds, John Wayne et al.
1964 Unsinkable Molly Brown- Debbie Reynolds
1965 Sons of Katie Elder- John Wayne and Dean Martin (based on a real Ridgway family)
1968 True Grit- John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby
1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid- Paul Newman
1978 Avalanche- Rock Hudson and Mia Farrow
1987 – Over the Top, Sylvester Stallone
Alfred Packer: The Musical (1996)
Aka Cannibal! The Musical (1996)
Durango Kids (1999)
Sunchaser, The (1996)
Movies filmed in Durango “Hollywood of the Rockies”
Since 1925, nearly 30 films have shot on location in and around Durango. The dramatic and varying landscapes, as well as the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, are unique assets that appeal to the film industry and tourists.
How the West Was Won (1963)
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Downhill Racer (1969)
Support Your Local Gunfighter (1970)
When Legends Die (1972)
National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (1984)
The Tracker (1987)
City Slickers (1991)
Rebirth of a Locomotive (1992)
Durango Kid (1999)
The Claim (2000)
Nurse Betty (2000)
The Prestige (2004)
The Connecticut Kid (2006)
The Lone Ranger (2012)
Movies filmed in Telluride:
The Hateful Eight (2015)
Darling Companion (2012)
Information for your road trip on the Colorado Scenic Byway: San Juan Skyway
Visit coloradodirectory.com for places to stay, towns and areas, map, and fun things to do.
Visit colorado.com trips ideas, festival and events, and special offers.
ARE WE THERE YET? The Golden Age of American Family Vacations
By Susan Sessions Rugh
Sue Kovach’s washingtonpost review of Susan Sessions Rugh book, “ARE WE THERE YET! The Golden Age of American Family Vacations” begins with a prompt to recall the by gone era of road trips. ‘Mention “family vacation” to a baby boomer and you’re likely to conjure memories of car trips.”
Yes, car trips. Susan Sessions Pugh, an associate professor of history at Brigham Young University, writes about the mass family road trip adventures from 1945 to 70s to explore the country from east to west to discover the country and connect with their common roots. As Ms. Pugh, says, “the Ford Motor Company even promoted it sedans as “America’s school house on wheels.”
Today, there are road trips that will take you back to the 1950s era of the Golden of the Automobiling. That road is Route 40, once great was the first transportation link from the East to California. I-70 replaced it. But you can pull off the interstate to explore tranquil state parks or unique attractions in Kansas, Missouri, and Colorado.
And here are some sites that you’ll see if you venture off the high-speed interstate.
Check out Frank Brusca’s route40.net for a collection of guides, maps, biographies, music, and lots of nostalgic information about the historic highway Route 40.
Answer the call of the open road this summer where you get away for the hectic, depleting summer travel woes of air travel. Why not head to North Carolina and travel Route 12 in the Outer Banks. With its 80-mile beach drive full of variety that will eliminate the boredom that comes most road trips. You sense the seascapes and walk in the footsteps of pirates. You’ll travel along meeting places of land and ocean, human activity and wilderness. Get ready for an adventure since you walk where the first white settlers found landfall and Blackbeard the Pirate cast his anchor. You also come close to nature and wildlife with the screech of migrating geese and wild birds zooming overhead.
Check out roadtrippers to see some of the sites like lighthouses, sandy beaches, and shipwrecks that you find along the outer banks” scenic road trip.
Want to see maps and other information? Check out carolinaouterbanks.
And for all the details on North Carolina and the outer banks visit outerbanks.
No road trip is complete without good books to read about the places on your journey.
For some suggestions for books novels set in the Outer Banks, check out Beth P. Storie’s article for good summer reads in outerbanksthisweek.
Here are 15 more novels set in the Outer Banks suggested by goodreads.
Why visit New Zealand’s most famous destination?
For starters, Rudyard Kipling called it the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Milford Sound is the shining star of New Zealand’s South Island for many reasons.
- It is the inspiration for travelers to journey to this out-of-the-way, natural corner of Fiordland, a region in the island’s southwest corner.
- Travelers find scenic roads, well-marked trails, and peaceful cruises, combined with the clear waters and the temperate rainforests that adorn the steep mountains.
- There’s more, it’s wonderful place to hike, bike, paddle, sail, fly, or take photographs.
Milford Sound’s history adds to the mystic of this wonderful part of the world.
The Maoris, who first set eyes on Milford Sound approximately 1,000 years ago, believed that their demi-god Tuterakiwhanoa carved out the Fiordland’s rugged landscape and jagged mountains. Milford Sound’s original Maori name was ‘Piopiotahi’, gained after a ‘piopio’ bird (New Zealand thrush) flew to the Sound to mourn Maori god Maui, who apparently died trying to become immortal.
HISTORY OF EUROPEAN SEALERS AND WHALERS
In 1773, Captain James Cook established a Dusky Sound camp among the Maori. One of Cook’s shipmates returned to Milford Sound to establish a sealing colony and erect the first colonial building in New Zealand, in the year of 1791.
THE HERMIT OF MILFORD SOUND
Scotsman Donald Sutherland arrived in Milford Sound in 1877 and became the region’s most famous resident during his 40-year stay in the Fjordland. Sutherland’s dog was his only companion for two entire years in this wilderness, earning Sutherland the nickname of ‘The Hermit of Milford Sound.’
GOLD RUSH AND TOURIST RUSH
In 1886, a gold rush helped Milford Sound thrive its most rapid population growth.
The richest of gold became an empty dream for most of the new settlers. Although as many as 200 fortune-seeking people briefly settled in the area in search of gold, less than ten people remained a year later, when the local gold rush ended as abruptly as it began. After failed oil digging and mining attempts, Milford Sound once again became prosperous as a thriving timber and tourism town.
For a personal experience of a lifetime, here are five cruises with something special for every cruiser’s interest.
cruisemilford When you take a boat trip with Cruise Milford, you’ll be getting close to New Zealand fur seals basking on the rocks, massive rock faces rising for hundreds of meters out of the sea and view waterfalls cascade from ancient rainforest high in the mountains.
roscosmilfordkayaks We’re sure you’ll agree with us and the Lonely Planet that sea kayaking is by far the best way to truly discover Milford Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand.
realjourneys We have provided a number of suggested itineraries to help you in planning your holiday in Southern New Zealand. These suggested touring plans include both single and multi-day itineraries to suit different travel times and allow you to experience our different excursions.
mitrepeak We lead the way in small, scenic cruises of spectacular Milford Sound – considered one of the most beautiful places in the world. Offering regular two-hour trips through the fiord and out into the Tasman Sea, giving our guests the opportunity to enter Milford Sound from the outside, approaching it just as the first sealers did at the end of the 18th century.
goorangecruise We offer the cheapest 2-hour boat cruise in Milford Sound with free food! Plus: spacious vessel, family friendly
To discover more about New Zealand start with these great books
Long Cloud Ride by Josie Dew
Josie Dew is a fantastic cyclist, author, and cook. Throughout her life, she has made her living by utilizing her catering skills and has used this to fund her bicycle adventures. Acquiring a taste for travel at a young age, she set off on her first trip when she was just a teenager and today has cycled through over 48 countries. Her writings are funny, sharp and engrossing. Long Cloud Ride tells the story of her adventures on two wheels over nine months across the islands of New Zealand.
The Bone People by Keri Hulme
Since winning the Booker Prize in 1985, The Bone People has gone on to become increasingly popular. As his first novel, Hulme takes the reader to the South Island of New Zealand and along the stunning beaches of the west coast. A peculiar mixture of love story and the tale of mystery, the novel works around the relationship of three difficult characters: an artist, an adopted father, and a son. The eeriness of the story is highlighted by themes of isolation, such as when the artist hides away in a tower, alienating herself from society, and violent occurrences found throughout the book add a distinct poignancy to this tale.
The 1 Thing: A Small Epic Journey Down New Zealand’s Mother Road by Bob Moore
The ultimate road trip text for New Zealand, The 1 Thing follows the travels of author Bob Moore along the famous State Highway 1: a main road that cuts right through both North and South Islands, from the northern peak at Cape Reinga to the southern Bluff Harbor. Along its path, the road links all the major cities of New Zealand to many of the smaller, lesser-known towns. Moore tells the stories of his adventures and the activities he takes part in along the way. He cleverly and lightheartedly looks at the cultures and people he encounters, as well as the amazing landscapes the country has to offer. Using his humor, excitable nature and captivating writing style, Moore invites the reader to hop in and ride along with him on this incredible journey.
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
It is 1866, and young Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky.
Here are some of the reasons to add an Amazon River cruise on the top of your travel list:
The region’s amazing biodiversity since the vast Amazon River is the second-longest river the moves across the continent of South America as it passes through Brazil, Colombia, and Peru.
More than a third of the world’s animal species live in this vast river basin’s rainforest which means you’ll meet encounter wonderful creatures such as squirrel-size tamarin monkeys, three-toed sloths, monk saki monkeys, scarlet macaws, Amazon River dolphins, Amazonian manatees, giant otters, anacondas, caimans, bull sharks, piranhas, electric eels, jaguars, and much more.
There are also opportunities to visit villages deep in the heart of the forest where few outsiders venture.
How to find the right river cruise
The CruiseCritic article by Maria Harding, Cruise Critic U.K. contributor covers all the choices that a cruise passenger has for sailing the Amazon from Brazil to Peru. She offers helpful tips on how to choose a cruise on the vast and magical river.
More cruise suggestions
For more cruise suggestions Fodors offers suggestions for top 5 Amazon River cruises.
How to travel tips
“Everything you “Need to know about visiting the Amazon” is a helpful article in the telegraph provides tips on when to travel, how to travel, and where to travel. How to pack for Amazon River Cruise Carol Morse’s article “What to Pack for an Amazon River Cruises” in smartertravel provides tips on what pack and not forget before your run into a jungle.
More tips for your trip
Tips for Amazon River Cruise in lonelyplanet list 9 helpful tips to make your trip easier and memorable. And some books to read before you travel The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon. The Smithsonian Atlas of the Amazon by Michael Goulding, Melinda Jorge, Gondim Lilly The Amazon River flows more than 4,000 miles through the world’s greatest rainforest, into the Amazon delta, and finally into the Atlantic Ocean. This extraordinary atlas is the first comprehensive view of not only the Amazon River but also its thirteen major tributaries. More than 150 color maps and nearly 300 vivid photographs provide spectacular views of the river and rainforest. One River by Wade Davis The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South America—Richard Evans Schultes and his protégé Wade Davis—an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett As Dr. Marina Singh embarks upon an uncertain odyssey into the insect-infested Amazon, she will be forced to surrender herself to the lush but forbidding world that awaits within the jungle. Charged with finding her former mentor Dr. Annick Swenson, a researcher who has disappeared while working on a valuable new drug, she will have to confront her own memories of tragedy and sacrifice as she journeys into the unforgiving heart of darkness.
“You cannot surprise an individual more than twice with the same marvel”
Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi
But the Mississippi River offers three experiences and surprises that you will not find anywhere else.
Feel like an explorer.
When you travel along the Mississippi River you can dive deep into the feelings of the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto who is credited with the European discovery of the Mississippi River in 1541.
Feel American history come alive.
The Mississippi River is where so much of America’s history was written.European immigrants settled the Mississippi River Valley and their influence is active today in everything from cultural traditions to cuisine.
Feel artist and literary inspiration.
Use your imagination and go back in time and awaken Mark Twain’s views along the river. Join his reveling in the history of the river valley and envision Mark Twain’s sights of early America and its pioneers.”
How to take a Mississippi river cruise?
americancruiselines offers a spectacular 22 days/21 nights cruise that will bring these three experiences alive.
Before you go, you may enjoy reading.
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain
“A stirring account of America’s vanished past…
The book that earned Mark Twain his first recognition as a serious writer…
Discover the magic of life on the Mississippi.
At once a romantic history of a mighty river, an autobiographical account of Mark Twain’s early steamboat days, and a storehouse of humorous anecdotes and sketches, Life on the Mississippi is the raw material from which Twain wrote his finest novel-The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”
Check out some stops on the cruise’s journey along the Mississippi River.
“No man ever steps in the same river twice for it is not the same river and he is not the same man.” Heraclitus
A river cruise, as it moves with the rhythm of water, is one of the best journeys to help you refresh, recharge, and renew.
How can a river cruise cure your information overload and the effects of our hectic desensitized daily lives?
- A river cruise can be relaxing.
- The river cruise ride is smooth.
- The river ships are usually able to dock downtown in very convenient locations to cities so that exploring the city on your own or through an organized tour.
- The river ships are smaller and accommodate between 100-200 passengers, which allows travelers to get to know their fellow passengers better and form meaningful friendships.
- The river cruise may have themed experiences giving travelers a real sense of the history and the cultures of their journey.
AmericanCruiselines offers a great journey to get your feet wet on a river cruise with its Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise. The eight days/seven nights cruise journeys from Charleston, SC to Jacksonville, Fl.
“The Intracoastal Waterway is a protected network of bays, rivers, and canals with its shores home to some of the most beautiful historic cities in America. Start your journey in Charleston, lined with cobblestone streets and antebellum houses and where the first shots of the Civil War were heard. Continue to scenic Beaufort and learn what life was like on a southern plantation from our resident expert dressed in period costume. Enjoy the scenic beaches and abundant wildlife at Hilton Head, before traveling to Savannah where you will tour historic districts showcasing 19th Century wealth and opulence. In Jekyll Island, visit “Millionaire’s Village,” a National Historic Landmark with 240-acres of extravagant homes and winter cottages built over 100 years ago. On your final stop at Amelia Island, take a river cruise and walking tour through the Victorian seaport of Fernandina Beach.”
Stops along the river.
Each of these ports is full of wonders that will give you experiences that will last long after the journey’s end.
Are you ready for your river cruise?
Check out these helpful travel tips in Irene S. Levine’s article “Cruise Hacks: 8 tips to help you pack for a river cruise” in moretimetotravel.
“During the golden age of commercial air travel, in the 1960s and 1970s, flying was akin to being at a cocktail party on wings when everyone dressed for the occasion.” Christopher Muther, a Boston Globe staff travel writer.
What do leading travel experts say about dressing up for air travel?
Air Travel today compared to the Golden Age of Travel.
From a travel writer:
You may find inspiration to dress better for your next airplane trip in Christopher Muther’s article. WhatHappened toGlamourAirTravel. The juxtaposition was almost too perfect, although perfect is probably not the best adjective to describe it. On a flight to Chicago earlier this summer I was seated next to a college-age woman who hiked up her sweat pants to her calves. She kicked off her filthy flip-flops and pulled a bag of peanut M&M’s out of her backpack, diving in with the decorum of a rabid raccoon.
As she did this, I watched a Smithsonian Channel documentary on my laptop called i-was-a-jet-set-stewardess I saw vintage clips of beaming, bouffanted air hostesses (such a welcoming term!) pushing around well-stocked bar carts while dishing out seven-course meals on fine china. On this flight, my meal was one course, and it consisted of a can of Diet Pepsi. I was immediately nostalgic for an era I never experienced.
“It really was as glamorous as it looks,” said Thor Johnson, a former Pan Am vice president who worked for the airline during the golden age of commercial aviation, considered to be the 1950s and 1960s. “We served those beautiful meals, and people dressed up when they got on the plane. There were dress codes, but people would have dressed well even without rules,” he said in an interview.
From a writer, photographer, and filmmaker.
“Looking back to the 1960s, it really was a glamorous age for travel,” said British designer, writer, photographer, and filmmaker Keith Lovegrove, who wrote the book “Airline: Style at 30,000 Feet.” “My father worked for an airline, so we witnessed the posh days of air travel. That really inspired my book. I remember that it was party time on the airplane, and people really dressed as if they were going to a party.” Preview the book in his promotion film: Airline:styleat30,000feet
And air travel today. Dressing up gets you better treatment from airline personnel.
From a syndicated travel writer
Maybe you receive better treatment from airline personnel, according to George Hobica’s Huffington Post article, do-airlines-treat-you-better-if-you-dress-well?‘My guess is that United overbooked economy and they needed to upgrade someone. And that someone was me. In a recent blog post, I asked a gate agent for another airline if he would give preference to a well-dressed passenger in such a scenario and his answer was, “Yes, the better dressed you are, the more likely you are to nab that seat. I am not going to put someone wearing flip flops up front with our best customers. It also pays to be courteous, to smile and to be patient. I would rather give the better seat to someone who makes my life easier.” (He did point out, however, that if the flight isn’t oversold, the computer takes over and assigns upgrades based on frequent flyer status and other factors.)”
Tips on Dressing for your Next Flight
Tips from an expert airline traveler, check out theflightattendantlife
15 ways to look chic at the airport, check out whowhatwear
The best real people Airplane outfit ideas from Europe, check out travelfashiongirl
From the beginning of time to the 21st-century people described certain areas as being holy or magical, as having a concentrated power or presence of spirit.
Ancient legends, historical records, and contemporary reports tell of extraordinary, even miraculous happenings at these places where the sick become well; deities appear; artists receive inspiration, prophets see visions and sages attain spiritual enlightenment.
In addition to all the magical wonders offered by these sites, here are six real benefits to help you add zest to your life.
Benefit #1: Relaxation and Sightseeing
The sacredness of an area contributes to a relaxing atmosphere, but people must remember to show the proper respect.
Crater Lake in Oregon. This deep lake’s location is in the center of a collapsed inactive volcano.
Benefit #2: Vortex of Energy – Geological Sites
Sedona, Arizona, has long drawn people interested in healing, spirituality, mysticism, and metaphysics, who come for more than just the dramatic, red-rock beauty.
Benefit #3: Cross of Energies Ancient Monuments
Many people say that ancient ruins have a soft place in the hearts of geomancers and shamans when asked if they consider these as among their favored sacred locations in the world.
Bighorn Medicine Wheel is a famed monument in Wyoming. It got its name because of the healing energies believed to be emanating from it
Benefit #4: Undisturbed Natural Life –Sacred Waterfalls
Spending time in the dark recesses of nature, you will feel a connection with the high levels of energy. People believe that these holy places in the world have a strong presence of unfathomable spirits that most spirit-questors have encountered at several times.
Sacred Falls, originally known as Kaliuwa’a, is the sight of the leaking canoe.
The name derives from Hawaiian folklore of a demigod, Kamapua’a, who could transform into a pig, giant pig, or a herd of pigs, plus be a man.
Benefit #5: Spiritual and Divine Energies – Man-made Sacred Temples
What is Holy and sacred in these places is the presence of divine energy that moves religious fanatics or pilgrims to take in the stillness of the area.
Machu Picchu is virtually synonymous with Peru,
Sometimes you hike to get back to nature, other times you walk to discover another culture or a religious site.
Benefit #6: The Energy Signature – Where Great Masters Roam
Aside from the places of worship and the traditional summoning of spirits both elemental and human, there are a handful of tourists who prefer visiting sacred hills where great masters of various faiths once lived.
Arunachala in India is the temple of Lord Shiva. Every year during the months of October and November, the Karthigai Deepam, the Indian term for light, is lit on the top of the hill.
See all these sacred sites in this video.
What are the benefits for children from reading literature?
Many educators agree that reading literature gives children these valuable life skills:
Literature provides pleasure to listeners and readers. It is a relaxing escape from daily problems, and it fills leisure moments.
Literature builds experience. Children expand their horizons through vicarious experiences
Literature provides a language model for those who hear and read it. Good literature exposes children to correct sentence patterns, standard story structures, and varied word usage
Literature develops thinking skills.
What special life lessons have British authors taught children about life?
For example, let’s look at the life lesson from A.A. Milne’s classic, Winnie-the-Pooh. In quirkbooks Elizabeth Browne’s “Ten Things Winnie the Pooh taught me about life,” she lists ten items. For instance, she lists such character aspects as, positive thinking, empathy, and gratitude.
The list of British authors, who gave us life long lesson and memories, is varied and remarkable. Authors such as Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Michael Bond still fill bookshelves and libraries around the world.
So wouldn’t it be a wonderful gift to you adults, who’ve probably read many of their works, and your children to walk through their worlds and experience their creativity in their homeland?
Where to find the adventure.
Here’s some tours that to get you started on planning a trip to this spring or summer.
In LondonPerfect, “A Tour of Children’s’ Literary Land,” reviews such authors’ sights as: A.A. Milne, Michael Bond, and Warner Brother’s Studio where all the Harry Potter movies were made.
In ciabambino “Discovery literary London with kids,” gives pointers on such sights as: the London Zoo for a statute of Winnie the bear, who became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh; Peter Pan’s Statue in Kenning ton Garden; and the Imperial War Museum where an exhibition of author Terry Deary’s Horrible Histories Spies exhibition is based.
Finally, for the budding young authors there is the Discover Children’s Story Center at Stratford-on-Avon where children 11 and up can create their own stories
The VisitOxfordandOxfordshire, provides information on the Oxfords’ Children’s story tours to experience the Oxford of Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, and Phillip Pulman.
Thanks for visiting.
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” C.S. Lewi
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“What’s the best thing you’ve learned from reading literature?”