Deep South Magazine Travel App

 

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!

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10 thoughts on “Deep South Magazine Travel App

  1. Louisa May Alcott’s house (Orchard House) in Concord, MA….or possibly Emily Dickinson in Amherst, MA.

  2. I love Concord, MA. Visiting Walden Pond. The Orchard, Louisa May Alcott’s home, Emerson’s home, The Old Manse. I love walking where they all walked.

  3. I love the Bloomsbury section of London where I’ve seen Virginia Woolf’s home and toured the home of Charles Dickens. So fascinating to touch his desk and learn of the life he lived in that home, the mystery of his marriage and his love for his sister-in-law, and how he poured himself into his writing.

  4. stephscottil says:

    Very cool! I visited one of Jane Austen’s homes in Bath, England. It was known that she didn’t enjoy her time in Bath, and likewise, the staff at the home were quite rude! I bought a few things at the gift shop and then left, I didn’t even get to do the tour. It’s cool to be in England and see the countryside and some of the smaller towns that retain much of the historical feel. It’s funny how my friend–an American who married an Englishman and now lives there–says they live in what’s considered a new area; new to them is post-WWII development. Seriously! Everything there has so much history, it’s astounding.

  5. Ian Roberts says:

    What remains of Dickens’s waterside East End of London. It has history in the air, the crumbling warehouse walls, the derelict dockyards …

  6. pibarrington says:

    Wow, there are so many I love and have visited: Plymouth, MA; ALL the California Missions (& standing under the sign of the Camino Real!); Bath, Westminster Abbey; Hyde Park; and Glamis Castle Scotland (MacBeth), Edinburgh, Scotland. Basically name a place in Britain that isn’t historical, LOL! Hey,what can I say? I’m Gypsy…

  7. pibarrington says:

    Oh, how could I forget one of my favorite places: (that inspired my new historical WIP) Tombstone AZ!

  8. heather webb says:

    Hmm…this is tough. I love The Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT and Emily Dickinsen’s home in MA, but the site of the old Globe theatre in London is pretty cool, despite the fact that the original obviously isn’t standing. After reading HEMINGWAY’S GIRL, I would just love to visit Hemingway’s house in Key West!

  9. Renee Payne says:

    Cafe Flore. Actually Asteroid B612 but I don.t think that would Count

  10. Erika Robuck says:

    Thank you all for your comments and suggestions!! And the winner is…pibarrington!!! Congratulations!! I hope you enjoy the app.

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