Tag Archives: Lit Musings

beginners guide to Porto

The Best Bookish Cities in Europe

Europe’s Best Bookish Cities Are you ready for some literary wanderlust? I know I am! As an English teacher, I feel like it’s my super special duty to promote literature destinations – of all shapes and sizes – from around the globe! I love books (and they love me)! Some travelers seek out authentic street […]

4 Ways Romanticism Taught Me to be an Amazing Traveler

Romanticism is my favorite period in all of English literature. Not every avid reader or literature major will agree, but since I have a Master’s Degree in English, I’d love to think my opinion counts for something, haha. If you’re unfamiliar with this period, then I suggest diving into the more popular, accessible works and […]

inspiring Blond Wayfarer

Dear J.K. Rowling: Thank You for Inspiring Blond Wayfarer

Harry Potter was a tremendous part of my adolescent life. Growing up, fantastical thoughts of attending Hogwarts excited me. I wanted to eat in the Great Hall, learn magic spells, create potions, wear the Sorting Hat, and defeat Dark Lords. In the early to mid 2000s, I was so obsessed over these books I was […]

Books: A Pleasant Travel Alternative

I have a secret for my beloved readers: rare moments exist when I’m grateful I’m not traveling all the stinkin’ time. So. I don’t think full time travel is for me. I realize the above statement is practically sacrilegious to write on a travel blog. I’m sorry, but it’s the unfiltered truth. Please listen to […]

Christmas in Philadelphia

Quick Guide: Christmas in Philadelphia

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY WAYFARERS WHO CELEBRATE IT! As you already know, I don’t travel on Christmas because I would miss my family’s holiday traditions way too much to enjoy the sights around me. So what did I do on Christmas Eve instead of sleeping at random airports and fighting lines at hostel check […]