Frommers’ Travel Show
Shannon talked literary travel with Pauline Frommer and Jason Cochran, editor-in-chief of, on their radio show – peeking through William Wordsworth’s windows in England’s Lake District and more. (July 22, 2017 episode / 20:07).
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“A fun read whether for armchair travelers or actual literary pilgrims.” —Chicago Tribune

“A dream come true for reading enthusiasts who also travel.” —Denver Post

“Globe-trotters and armchair bibliophiles will also discover lots of reading suggestions, interesting facts and bits of little-known literary gossip.” —Tampa Tribune

“Armchair travelers, rejoice…. Whether you want to follow Kafka around Prague or Hemingway around Key West, if you love books, you’ll love this book. Happy trails.” —Chattanooga Pulse

“A book after my own heart. Bibliophiles will enjoy dipping into [it] again and again.” —Don George, The Way of Wanderlust,

“Like a pair of food critics writing about their favorite restaurants, Schmidt and Rendon are knowledgeable and informative, consistently conveying their enthusiasm for this unique project…. Novel Destinations is the type of book that can be opened to any page to reveal some entertaining or enlightening tidbit…Whether you’re actually planning a literary trip, or simply want to sit by the fireside contemplating that delightful possibility, this volume is guaranteed to provide many hours of pleasurable and rewarding reading.” —