Green Travel Benefits
Finding enjoyment with a vacation that offers extra benefits is the best part of nature-friendly travel. You’re probably a green traveler if you want more meaningful, challenging, and adventurous experiences in your travels with sensitivity and responsibility for the environment and the local cultures.
I consider myself nature-friendly since I like to find new ways to explore more of the world and feel that I’m helping and not damaging the environment. I explored the possibilities of combining my environmental site with my literary interests and thought about literary travel.
Why Literary Travel
I rummaged around and found Frommers’ Literary Travel article that explains the long history of literary travel as a cultural and green way to spend time with your favorite authors.
What is Literary Tourism?
Literary tourism is the practice of visiting cities and sites related to works of fiction and their authors. Combining literature with travel and cultural experiences, literary tourism is not a recent occurrence since it been a practice for several centuries.
An interest in traveling to places associated with poets and novelists grew in the 19th century when according to historical accounts, curious travelers visited the homes, graves and favorite haunts of famous writers. Travelers also visited the sites and cities described in famous poems and novels. During this time, it memorialized Stratford for Shakespeare, while they venerated Abbotsford, England for Sir Walter Scott. They remembered the Bronte sisters for their home at Haworth, England.
Why Literary Travel Nature-Friendly?
Crossing the boundaries between literature and cultural studies, literary tourism invites readers to make fictional experiences come alive. Literary tourism enables travelers to immerse themselves in the local culture while increasing their knowledge about authors and literature. To cater to the tastes of this specialized group of travelers, many cities have taken advantage of this phenomenon by creating walking and cycling tours of famous writers’ homes, the places where they wrote, and taverns they may have visited.
A literary travel idea for the whole family
I found a family rewarding trip that offers something for everyone. Pack your bags and head to England to spend a week in Jane Austen’s world with a visit to Chawton Great House and Chawton Cottage. You can explore the unique habitat of the moors, passing Haworth and many places of interest to lovers of the three Bronte sisters literary works. The scenic Lake District includes a visit to Beatrix Potter’ Hilltop.
Lynott Tours might just have your next grand family trip ready and waiting for you. You’ll have eight days of adventure and inspiration.
If you go, please drop me a note and let me know how about your experience. Thanks! Bon Voyage!