Take a virtual tour of some of the world’s most exciting destinations!
We’ve collected our best stuff — podcasts, book recommendations, library and bookshop visits, literary essays, photo galleries, recipes, and more — into browsable pages so you can easily explore far-flung locales from home and plan for future adventures.
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Strong Sense of Place is a website and podcast dedicated to literary travel and books we love. Reading good books increases empathy. Empathy is good for all of us and the amazing world we inhabit.
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