Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Write or Die Wednesdays: A Trip to Read About

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It was so much fun last week reading everyone's posts and learning what makes each one of you unique. From Casey's post with her signature humor to Ashley's deeply insightful post and everyone in between, getting to know you all is something we are enjoying very much. Thank you for sharing yourselves with us each week!

This week's prompt is as follows: If someone gave you an all-expense paid ticket to ANYWHERE in the world (someplace you have not been before) where would you go and why? If you're interested in seeing how often I say "um" or how sleep-deprived I am from nursing my night-owl son, take a gander at the video! :)

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For the sake of this post, I'm going to assume that this trip is just for me (because my answer would probably be different if it was for a family trip). Let's also forget about the fact that I hate flying and just the thought of getting on a plane sends me into an anxious spiral. But it has been so fun to dream about all the places I would travel to if I had a free ticket - London, Paris, Tokyo, Prague, Denver, Machu Picchu, Reykjavik, my list could go on and on.

But a place you probably haven't heard of was ultimately my number one choice. Nye Beach, Oregon. Why, you ask? Well, it's home to the Sylvia Beach Hotel. Here's an excerpt from their website that tells you more about the hotel:

"This is truly a hotel for book lovers. There are no TV's, radios, or telephones in the rooms and no Wi-fi. It is a quiet place on most days.  Except for the glorious storms. Then the wind howls, the building shakes, and the rain pounds down. Some days it's warm and sunny and the sky is bright blue. Some days there's morning fog. Some days the wind makes you stay inside and read! Some days are rainbow days, the weather just can't decide. The ocean is always present. (The hotel is on a 45 foot bluff right above the surf.) You move into the rhythm of the sea. Perhaps that's why time seems to slow way down, almost to a standstill."
Doesn't it sound beautiful? Just cozy and peaceful and heavenly. I could lose myself in books for hours, days, weeks. I could listen to the rain, or the sea. Sylvia Beach Hotel is a book lover's dream. The rooms are all named after authors - Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Emily Dickinson, etc. Seeing as my list of books I want to read could last me a lifetime, I think a month-long trip to this hotel is my fantasy, all-expenses-paid trip.

What would I do there? Here's what I think my schedule would be like: Sleep in. Eat a leisurely breakfast. Take a stroll along the beach. Read. Read some more. Read again. Have a relaxing, peaceful dinner. Read in front of the fire. Sleep to the sound of the ocean. Wake up, and start all over again. Ahhh, I love it. When can I leave? Who is paying for the trip? Sign me up. :)

Where would you go? 


  1. OMG this place is fabulous! I'm definitely putting it on my bucket list! I chose London and one of the places in England to visit was Jane Austen's house. Love it!

  2. Oh my gosh that place sounds AMAZING!

  3. Holy cow, this sounds awesome! Where in the world did you learn about it?

  4. At first I thought, "No way! I'd never make it" but the more I think about it the more it sounds beautiful. What a great quiet vacation to really relax and recharge.

  5. oh. this is going on my real life travel bucket list. it looks gorgeous and I can't imagine anything better than reading, walking on the beach, and reading some more. sign. me. up.

  6. How horrible am I?? I totally assumed I was going on my trip by myself. Haha. #sorrykids

    What a wonderful-sounding place! I'm with Suzanna...where on earth did you hear about it?

    Oregon always looks beautiful to begin with, but to take away all of the outside distractions like wi-fi and TV, man that sounds divine. I hope with all of my heart that you get to go there someday!!

  7. This place looks like fun. Very quaint :) Great choice!

  8. That sounds amazing! I would love to go that hotel too. I want it to storm while I'm there, and I'd like to wake up to morning fog. I'd also bring a notebook with me, because I'm sure I'd want to take breaks from reading to write. :)

  9. I am so on board with visiting this hotel. It sounds like an amazing trip.


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