templateWhat do Louisa May Alcott, Virginia Woolf, and Edith Wharton have in common? They, along with dozens of other writers during the 19th and 20th centuries, were early literary travelers. While researching Novel Destinations, we were surprised to discover that literary travel is a tradition that goes back hundreds of years. For instance, Charles Dickens visited and later helped raise funds for Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford, while across the pond, Jack London took to the seas in the footsteps of his heroes Herman Melville and Robert Louis Stevenson. You can read more about early literary travelers in our post on WondersandMarvels.com, a community for people who love history and literature.