Rainy Day Books Tours

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We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with the world-renowned Rainy Day Books!

When you combine the literary passion of Vivien Jennings and the travel expertise of Lisa Ball, you can expect a one of a kind experience.

Literary Canada was a great success! 
In their July newsletter our partners at Rainy Day Books included a review of the Exclusive Author Event with NY Times bestselling novelist, Louise Penny.
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The inspiration for “Green Gables” and the “Haunted Woods” on the way to the
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The tour members were lucky enough to tour the city of Halifax, including the Titanic Grave Site, with the witty and knowledgeable Blair Beed, local author and historian.
Join us June 13 – 26, 2017 exploring the beauties of our neighbor to the north: Canada’s culture, art and literary connections, food and gorgeous vistas!
Time in French-speaking Quebec discovering the wonders of Old Montreal and historic Quebec City – you will think you are in Europe!  Majestic St. Lawrence River area seeing artsy villages to a whale-watching cruise! A fun and scenic train ride connects us to maritime Canada where we will see the charm and romance of Prince Edward Island home of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s endearing Anne of Green Gables and sea-faring Nova Scotia from its coastal lighthouses, Scottish influence to eclectic Halifax!
 If you are interested email Lisa Ball: Lisa@LisaBallTravelDesign.com

 

 

 

2016 Literary Tour of Scotland in Review:

This June LBTD and Rainy Day Books set out on a one of a kind literary tour of Scotland.  Below you will find a link to the July 11th edition of the Rainy Day Books Newsletter. We are delighted to share this photographic journey with you:

July 11th Rainy Day Books Newsletter

 

The link below will take you to the full itinerary of this spectacular tour:

2016 A Literary Tour of Scotland!

June 19 – July 2, 2016
Castles, Lochs, Highlands, Whisky Distilleries, Pilgrimages to Authors of the past such as Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott and visits to Scotland’s great cities: Glasgow and Edinburgh where we will meet today’s authors! (And we will stay in fabulous hotels including a castle hotel!)
Please join us for an informational meeting December 30th
7:00 PM at Rainy Day Books

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Scotland Highlands

Glenapp Castle

Glasgow Skyline

 

 

A Literary Tour of Italy~

Rainy Day Books and Lisa Ball Travel Design go “Under the Tuscan Sun” with Frances Mayes!  The Literary Tour to Italy (June 22 – July 5, 2015) now includes a special, once-in-a-lifetime visit to meet Frances Mayes, author of Under The Tuscan Sun in Cortona!
Frances Mayes Photo 11152013If you have dreamed of a chance to chat with Frances, and experience the inspiration for her beloved books, consider coming with us to Italy this summer!  We will spend time with Frances in Cortona, the town she has made famous!  Frances has her own wine and olive oil now as well, so we’ll learn about that.

Tuscany Italy 2The Literary Tour to Italy includes time in Venice, staying at a relaxing resort in Tuscany and a chance to visit the exquisite Cinque Terre, see Renaissance art in Florence and marvel at the ancient wonders in Rome.

Please come to a tour gathering on Sunday, April 19, 6:30 pm at Travois – 310 West 19th Terrance, Kansas City, MO.  We’ll share some wine and chat about the wonderful experiences we’ll have in Italy this summer!
More information about the Literary Tour to Italy can be found at www.LisaBallTravelDesign.com or contact: Lisa@LisaBallTravelDesign.com| 816-820-4351

(Directions to the Travois building: take Broadway to 19th Terrace and turn east around what used to be the Faultless building on the corner of 19th Terrace and Broadway.  There is a convenient large parking lot in front of the office building.)

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2014 Rainy Day Book Literary Tour of England:

Recently, a literary tour of England took place.  The travelers were lucky enough to, not only enjoy some of the most historic literary sites in the world, but also meet some of the best selling authors in the country.

We are planning a literary tour of Italy in 2015.  Please contact us for more information.

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Vivien Jennings, Author Lucy Atkins, Lisa Ball and Author Mena Van Praag at one of our tour author events.

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Another tour author event with Roger Doeren, COO, Rainy Day Books, Author Jessie Burton and Vivien Jennings.

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The entire tour group enjoying a champagne toast on the London Eye!

England Team

The LBTD England Team, at your service!

Stratford upon Avon

Our guide Tony Abbott – leading the tour of Bath.

Two Brewers Pub in Windsor

Two Brewers Pub in historical Windsor.

Shakespeare's birthplace

The birthplace of Shakespeare!

After War Horse

A group from the tour, enjoying a cocktail, after seeing “War Horse” in the West End.