I know, I know. What an odd addition to a travel blog. But it all started with books, this insatiable hankering for a juicy life. So I have to be true to how this blog comes to being. There should be a place for the book in this site, it is backpacking with a book for a reason. All these traveling started on page. From left to right. From right to left when I read my guilty pleasure, manga. 🙂 I linked all the books I’ve read to Amazon if you want to explore my reading life. If you buy your books on Amazon, consider using my affiliate link.


backpacking with a  book

Step into a world of limitless imagination and let your mind be whisked away to far-off lands, distant worlds, and magical realms. Reading fiction is like having a superpower – the power to escape reality and experience new adventures, emotions, and perspectives. So curl up with a good book, lose yourself in the pages, and let your imagination soar. It’s time to escape the mundane and embrace the magic of fiction!



Get ready to be inspired, challenged, and moved by the power of creative nonfiction and personal essays. These genre-bending masterpieces offer a unique blend of storytelling, introspection, and literary flair. Whether it’s a memoir, an essay, or a personal account, each one offers a glimpse into the human experience. So pour yourself a cup of tea, sit back, and get ready to be transported to another world – the world of creative nonfiction and personal essays.

nonfiction recommendation

Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s World of Wonders
Joan Didion’s A Year of Magical Thinking


poetry reviews and recommendations

Poetry is the essence of language, distilled into its purest form. Each verse, stanza, and rhyme is a masterful work of art, capable of painting pictures, telling stories, and evoking emotions. So grab a collection of your favorite poems, and let the rhythm, imagery, and magic of the written word take you on a journey of self-discovery and artistic expression. Whether you’re a seasoned bard or a newcomer to the genre, reading poetry is an experience unlike any other.

Tracy K Smith’s Wade in the Water
Ada Limon’s The Hurting Kind

Bookish Destinations

Get ready to embark on a literary journey around the world, one bookshop and library at a time! From the quaint charm of independent bookstores to the grand halls of historic libraries, every destination offers a unique experience. Meet new authors, discover hidden gems, and immerse yourself in the pages of books from around the world. So pack your love for literature and get ready to indulge in a feast for the mind and soul – the world is your book!

literary destinations