Whenever I travel, I search the surrounding areas for local must see landmarks, and as a person obsessed with writers and the past, I tend to gravitate toward literary landmarks. While on my book tour, I visited Walden pond and Author’s Ridge at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, MA, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s house in St. Paul, MN, the Poe Museum in Richmond, VA, and Edna St. Vincent Millay’s estate, Steepletop, in New York. There were plenty of other places I would have ventured if time had allowed.
I have been a long time fan of Deep South Magazine, and Erin Z. Bass of Deep South has created an app that identifies literary landmarks in the southern states. From Hemingway’s House in Key West to Zora Neale Hurston’s Dust Tracks Heritage Trail, these literary places can be found through a search index or a map with little pop up pictures. I think this is brilliant.
Here’s more about the app: http://deepsouthmag.com/2012/01/deepsouth-lit-app/ , and I am giving away one free coupon code for those who answer this question in the comments:
What is your favorite literary landmark?
Happy travels, and good luck!