Vacation season is here! And while European tours and coastal getaways are nice if you can swing them, avid readers don’t need to budge beyond the comfort of our reading chairs to embark upon extraordinary adventures. Inspired by a recent Bas Bleu Facebook poll (“What fictional place from literature would you like to visit on your summer vacation?”) and PBS’s fun “travel posters based on famous novels,” we crafted this handy quiz to help you decide which literary destination YOU should travel to this summer. (Results not based on science; with a book, you can travel anywhere!)
What's your packing method?
What one item do you never leave home without?
How early do you arrive at the airport?
Do you write postcards home?
What is your favorite souvenir to bring home?
Your ideal vacation reading is:
Literary Destination Quiz
You're tired of spending your summers in the shallow end of the pool. You dream of mystery, adventure, and self-discovery, and you're willing to go out on a limb to find it. But take heed, and don't expect everyone you encounter in your travels to have your best interests at heart.
You long for a break from the hustle and bustle of modern city life, so what better destination than Avonlea? Your perfect getaway offers the chance to slow down and unwind with apple picking on Orchard Slope, cruises on the Lake of Shining Waters, strolls through the Haunted Wood, and maybe even a sunset lobster bake and dance at White Sands. No wifi? No problem!
You're eager to learn new things, which makes summer term at Hogwarts the perfect destination for you! Whether you're collecting credits for college or fulfilling continuing ed requirements, making the grade has never been more fun. Factor in weekend jaunts to Hogsmeade, refreshing dips in the Black Lake, and scenic train rides through the countryside, and you may never want to go home!
Forget the Grand Tour; you'll choose peace, quiet, and scenic strolls over hectic city-hopping vacations any day! As a guest at Pemberley, you'll relish hours of solitary reading in the grand library, long walks through the Derbyshire countryside, and afternoon tea at the Inn at Lambton. And should there happen to be a ball during your visit, well! It just so happens you packed your best bonnet.
Never one to miss out on an opportunity, you hit the ground running on Day 1 of your vacation and don't stop until it's time to go home! You want to see and experience as much as possible, and no adventure is too daunting. You'll happily take the recommendations of locals over stuffy guide books, even if it means venturing far off the beaten path. You'll sleep when you're dead!
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