This book Novel Destinations' subtitle is "Literary Landmarks from Jane Austen's Bath to Ernest Hemingway's Key West." It's the perfect tome to pore over for inspiration for a themed vacation--perhaps you'll want to visit Beatrix Potter's stomping grounds in England's Lake District, as I did last year (read my article)--or just to fantasize about where you wish your were. The book also lists related places to stay and dine, and with its guidance you can do as little or as much related to an author as you like. The delicious fact that it is a hard cover means you'll keep it on your reference shelf for a long, long time.
More ideas for travel adventures in California and the U.S. and around the world.