DO YOU MISS TRAVEL?
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This is not your typical book club. It is not meant to promote a love of all books. It is meant to promote a love of books about traveling or living abroad. Not to say we don’t love all books, but this book club has one purpose … to connect us to the big, beautiful world through literature. It is vital to our society to see that we are part of a much bigger picture. This is more important now than ever before.
To be honest, I am not much of a reader, but I want to be. My kids have become avid readers during the pandemic, and we visit the library all the time to check out more books. I wanted to get in on the fun, so I have made a commitment to read at least one book a month. What better way to keep myself committed than to start a book club, right? I will also recommend a follow up book each month for the faster readers!
GOT WANDERLUST? LET ME HELP.
My wanderlust is literally crippling at times. I do mind acrobats trying to figure out how I can make the next trip work. My mood is affected by my ability to see the world and explore. My entire business was shut down by the pandemic. Only recently have I started getting inquiries again. I am not scheduled to travel abroad again until June. There is a long road ahead for those of us in the travel industry. We are so lucky to do what we are passionate about, but that also means it is a double whammy when our career and passion is taken down by a global pandemic. I had two choices, 1) go crazy or 2) bring the world to me in other ways. Lucky for you, I chose #2. This travel book club is just a piece of #2
So is this type of book club important? Yes. Is it going to be fun? Heck yes. We’ll go beyond the book, we’ll talk about the culture where the book takes place and the experiences any of us have had there. I am going to make it as interactive as possible in a Zoom format. Oh yeah, and we’ll drink wine. Or whatever it is you drink that makes you happy. Cheers!
One more thing: this is a no pressure book club. Come and go as you please. You are not committing to reading every book every month. Participate when you can. You know what they say, the more the merrier! Join The Travel Book Club on Facebook to chat about the book, even if you can’t make it to the virtual meeting via Zoom.
WHAT ARE WE READING?
Good question. My business is running a destination theme each month of 2021. I am trying to coordinate the books with the theme. So let me guess your next question …
WHAT IS YOUR THEME FOR MARCH?
Many of us will not be comfortable planning a trip outside the USA until we know more about borders opening up and the vaccine roll out. That is why we are taking some time in March to focus on the good ole US of A!
During the summer of 2020, The Explore More Family took an epic road trip to visit the National Parks out west and want to share some of that experience with others. There is also plenty to see closer to home and for us, that means the Southeast. It also seems that everyone is asking about Florida. And of course, you can’t forget the beauty of the Northeast and Pacific Northwest. Wow, we have a lot to cover.
We will try to explore it all. Make sure to join our Sips & Trips Facebook Group where we will go into more depth about our events, kits, and more ways to explore outside of scheduled events.
WHAT IS THE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE MONTH?
Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil
by John Berendt
It is the quirky characters throughout this book that give it life. It allowed me to see my hometown in a way I never knew prior, and I am looking forward to revisiting this book after 20+ years!