Posted on 05/31/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Memorial Day was created to honor the US military members who lost their lives serving their country.

But because it creates a three-day weekend just as the weather starts to warm up, it also has become known for kicking off the summer travel season.

In that spirit, we have a few literary travel links (sort of) to share.

Last month, the Guardian shared one traveler’s favorite literary travel spots to put on your post-COVID bucket list, and they’re all across the globe.

In preparation for these destinations (or any others outside of your neck of the woods), Literary Hub shares a blog called Mapologies, which charts regional linguistic differences.

Some recent entries include the various words for a book-obsessed person, how different languages identify the planet we live on, and what to say when you raise your beverage in celebration.

And for those who plan to keep their travels virtual for a while longer, Open Culture reflects on and shares the maps from Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages, which mix real geography with the fictional.

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