Travel inspiration from books and movies

I read a post today that asked what books and movies inspire travel.

One of my favorite inspirations is the book Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon. He drove his van around the country on the “blue highways” that snaked across his maps… the two-lane roads that take you through small towns and rural areas. It’s not the fastest way to go, but if want to really experience America, this is a great way to travel.

It has been ages since I read the book. I do remember that the author goes through Cochise County and stops at the Holy Trinity Monastery, a Benedictine monastery in St. David, just south of Benson.

This is a great read by a thoughtful writer who respects and honors his subjects. Hmmm… Maybe I should pick it up and reread it…

What books, movies, or documentaries inspire you to travel?


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One response to “Travel inspiration from books and movies

  1. Karen Herberman

    While you’re at it, pick up a copy of Going Back to Bisbee. It’s another great read about a small section of Cochise County. It was one of the One Book Arizona selections a couple years back. The author, Richard Shelton, teaches writing and does a marvelous job of spinning this modest travel adventure.

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