Thursday Travel: Off the tourist track


221B Baker St.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this week reminded me of my first (and only) trip to England last summer. It was a fantastic week: filled with of cups of tea, visiting my favorite literary landmarks, and enjoying iconic London. If anyone is planning a visit to London, I highly recommend the Imperial War Museum and the city Bus Tour. Pure touristy fun.

… Like windmills in people’s backyards…

The real treat though, was getting off the touristy track and spending a few afternoons wandering on foot through non-destination towns. And so, my travel tip for this week is: branch out! Though the beaten path is comfortable, if you wander off it just a little, you never know what you might find…

… or a real secret garden.

About Tara Sullivan

Author of GOLDEN BOY (2013), THE BITTER SIDE OF SWEET (2016), and TREASURE OF THE WORLD (2021). Published by Penguin Books for Young Readers Find out more at Or, follow me on Twitter: @SullivanStories
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