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Vacation Destination Books


Who else enjoys exploring vacation destinations through historical fiction? Whether it's a local getaway or a river cruise on the Danube, my anticipation and memories have been greatly enhanced by learning about the people, places, and experiences that make every destination a personal journey.

I recently discovered TripFiction, a fantastic resource designed to help you find the perfect combination of book and destination from their extensive database.

Using their free and easy tool, I searched for the right match for an upcoming trip to Los Angeles and San Diego. I discovered The Beautiful Strangers by Camille Di Maio and am excited to visit the Hotel Coronado, renowned for its grandeur and famous ghost. Some of my favorite vacation destination reads have taken me as far away as Budapest, Vienna, and Paris, and as close as Cape Cod, Charleston, Maine, Newport and New York City.


Some of my favorites:

Budapest & Vienna:

  • The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki

  • Sisi by Allison Pataki

  • Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese

Paris & France:

  • Claude & Camille by Stephanie Cowell

  • From a Paris Balcony by Ella Carey

  • The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher

  • The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Cape Cod, MA:

  • The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable

Charleston, SC:

  • The Dress Shop on King Street by Ashley Clark

York, ME:

  • A Family Beach House by Holly Chamberlin

Newport, RI

  • The Lost Summers of Newport by Beatriz Williams

New York City

  • The City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

  • Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

San Diego, CA

  • The Beautiful Stranger by Camille Di Maio


What are your favorites?

Happy reading through an author's eyes, whether you or armchair traveling or packing a suitcase!


If you enjoyed this blog, you may enjoy reading Wrapping up with Holidays with Books.


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Absolutely over the moon to have you featue our website. Choosing novels set in a specific locale can be wonderfully informative. Thank you!

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