7 Books That Inspire You to Travel

Got that wanderlust? We have you covered. Read on for 7 books that will make you pack your bags, call the pet sitter and skip town—all curated by Sarah McCoy, bestselling author of The Mapmaker's Children.

What’s more enjoyable than reading a book so steeped in a setting that you feel like you’ve been there? Actually standing in the streets! One of the biggest compliments an author can receive is when her book motivates a reader to venture beyond the fictional pages and seek out further information on the story’s subject matter. It’s been an honor to hear from so many readers who were inspired to visit Harper’s Ferry after reading The Mapmaker’s Children.  Here’s seven books that will make you want to buy a ticket immediately.
What books have inspired you to want to travel? Have you ever ventured to a setting depicted in a favorite book? Tell us in the comments!
List curated by Sarah McCoy, New York Times bestselling author of The Mapmaker’s Children. (Follow her on Twitter @SarahMMcCoy and Facebook.)
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About Sarah McCoy

Sarah McCoy

SARAH McCOY is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of The Mapmaker’s Children; The Baker’s Daughter, a 2012 Goodreads Choice Award Best Historical Fiction nominee; the novella “The Branch of Hazel” in Grand Central; and The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico. Her work has been featured in Real Simple, The Millions, Your Health Monthly, Huffington Post, and other publications. She calls Virginia home but presently lives with her husband, an Army physician, and their dog, Gilly, in El Paso, Texas. Connect with Sarah on Twitter at @SarahMMcCoy, on her Facebook Fan Page, Goodreads, or via her website, www.sarahmccoy.com.

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