Every time I pick up a book I feel like I'm traveling somewhere. Most of them are about places I've never seen. Some books have actual traveling as a theme, but it isn't necessary for me to feel like I'm making some kind of trip. I love traveling in my mind. It's great to discover new places and different times. In stories anything is possible, the options are limitless. There's so much that can be discovered just by opening a book.
Of course it's completely different to travel somewhere in your mind or in reality. When you're reading the author of the book is taking you, you have to see what they want to show you. It's amazing to see the world through someone else's eyes and it never stops to be fascinating. I love holidays, but as I can't go away all the time books are a great substitute.
It's fantastic to read about places I might or will never visit. Some of them aren't real and others are too far remote or not suitable for me at all. That doesn't mean I don't like fantasizing how it would be to go there. In my mind I've traveled the world, I've been almost everywhere, while in person there are so many places I still have to visit. I would also love to see more places that I only know from stories to see if the image I have matches the reality.
As the summer holidays are coming close I'm dreaming about traveling. Last year I traveled via books on my blog. I'm thinking about doing this again, but then in a more structured and organized way. I love book traveling and it's great that many people will have the chance to join me. It's such a wonderful feeling to share a journey. Book traveling is amazing and I can't wait to make my summer itinerary.