One of the reasons I adore reading is for the opportunity to travel to foreign, exotic places within the pages of a book. I’ve been to England and France to visit the aristocracy, Mexico to visit the haciendas of old, the old west to see my beloved cowboys, even Russia but some of my favorite stories involved pirates and the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean. From the writer’s description, I can visit all these places without leaving the comfort of my chair.
I just came back from a week long vacation in Paradise. Yes, I said Paradise. More specifically, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. My husband and I had the good pleasure of visiting the mistress of this blog and her charming husband. And I can’t begin to tell you all how wonderful it was (our hosts were so lovely, I found it difficult to leave).
Long walks on the beach, swimming in the ocean and good company made it a fabulous, relaxing trip, one that I can’t wait to do again.
As a writer of historical romances, seeing the sights of an island steeped in history was a thrill and really got my creative juices flowing (but more on that in another blog).
So, I’ve been to Paradise. Where have you been? What place or places would you like to visit?
As always, happy reading!