Wednesday, May 14, 2014

5 Gorgeous Real-Life Destinations That Inspired Your Favorite Books


In a letter to Nelson Algren, Simone de Beauvoir once wrote, "I'm just leaving for Antibes. I am dreaming of sun, silence, and time to work."

While dreary, dark studies are the work-ethic norm for some writers, sun seems to be an important factor for many others. Writers, it turns out, can thrive in vacation destinations, often citing the sun and the natural beauty as heavenly inspiration. The below sunny destinations, for example, have seen more than their fair share of literary greatness, serving as important muses or respites for some of our favorite writers.

On paper, Hawaii, the South of France, Thailand, Florida and the Caribbean don't have much in common, but their beauty, their beaches, and their unique local communities have been captured as timeless classics in the minds and words of these writers.


Cote d'Azur



The Caribbean