August 14-18, 2017
Master Novelist Writing Retreat with internationally bestselling author, Jenna Blum
Join us for an exclusive one-of-a-kind writer's retreat at Jenna's summer home in Minnesota, "Blue House"
April 30-May 11, 2017
Bavarian Adventure by the Book with internationally bestselling author, Jenna Blum
Join us as we travel through the region of Bavaria on a spectacular journey to discover the inspiration for Jenna Blum's bestselling novel Those Who Save Us.
February 27-March 6, 2017
Iditarod Adventure by the Book with author & racer, Debbie Moderow
Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience what it means to be a part of the dogsledding and stand at the start line of "The Last Great Race On Earth".
Alaskan Adventure by the Book with Award-Winning Author and Renowned Wilderness Guide, Lynn Schooler
Join us for an amazing wilderness Adventure in the great Alaskan wilderness with Lynn Schooler, author of Walking Home and acclaimed photographer & wilderness guide .
Eastern Europe Adventure by the Book with acclaimed author Kathi Diamant
Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Franz Kafka and Dora Diamant with Kathi Diamant, author of Kafka's Last Love and SDSU Kafka Project Director.
Philippine Adventure by the Book with award-winning author Marivi Soliven and Traveling Stories founder Emily Moberly
Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate one year of successful fundraising to build a Traveling Stories library in Manila, participate in the preparation and dedication, and undertake a cultural exploration in and near Manila.
Paris/Provence Adventure by the Book with New Your Times bestselling author Susan Vreeland
Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Susan Vreeland as she recreates the journey behind her most recent book, Lisette’s List.
Alaskan Adventure by the Book with award-winning author and renowned wilderness tour guide Lynn Schooler
Join award-winning author, photographer, and internationally-acclaimed Alaskan wilderness guide Lynn Schooler for a six-day Alaskan Adventure that you will not soon forget.
September 5-14, 2014
Magical Mystery Literary History Tour 2014
Follow in the footsteps of Franz Kafka and Dora Diamant, as SDSU Kafka Project Director and author Kathi Diamant leads you on a ten-day European sleuthing Adventure to the Czech Republic, Poland, and Germany.
August 19-25, 2014
Alaskan Adventure by the Book
Join Lynn Schooler, award-winning author, photographer, and expert tour guide, for a six-day Alaskan Adventure by the Book you won’t soon forget.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
-Augustine of Hippo
Books may sweep you away figuratively, and now we’ll take you there literally. Whether you are a devoted reader or a travel enthusiast looking for a unique vacation idea, ABTB tours offer unique literary-inspired itineraries. Meet your favorite author(s) while exploring the cities and countries you’ve always wanted to see. Our domestic and international tours are designed to bring you up close and personal with books and authors you care about. The only thing you’ll need to plan is which books to read on your flight over.
Our literary travel tours include:
*A unique literary theme
*A custom itinerary designed to highlight the literary culture of the area in addition to more traditional tourism
*A small, social group of fellow book-loving travelers
*Expert tour guides and speakers along the way
*Exotic dining experiences and other thematic events
Examples of recent tours include:
-Alaskan Wilderness Adventure - Award-winning author, photographer, and internationally-acclaimed wilderness tour guide Lynn Schooler shows us a side of Alaska most people rarely see, allowing nature to inspire our words during this one-of-a-kind getaway.
(BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND FOR 2014)
-Magical Mystery Literary History Tour of Eastern Europe– Guided by award-winning author and Kafka Project Director Kathi Diamant, we travel through the Czech Republic, Poland, and Germany, following the last year of Kafka’s life with his final love.
(BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND IN 2014)
-Chinatown LA Walking Tour with New York Times bestselling author Lisa See (Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Shanghai Girls). Lisa took readers on a personal, behind-the-scenes tour of some of the special places mentioned in her memoir On Gold Mountain (1995). Together, we traced the journey of her grandfather, Fong See, who overcame obstacles to become the patriarch of a sprawling family and the 100-year-old Godfather of L.A.’s Chinatown.