Leer es Viajar – to Read is to Travel

If you’ve been following me on Instragram you probably already know that this summer I moved to Spain!

Today is Friday November 13th and I really AWESOME holiday in Spain-

Book Shop Day!


TODAY- All over Spain bookstores are offering discounts, holding events, competitions and signings to encourage Literacy! In some cities residents are encouraged to leave books in public spaces for others to find, as a city wide book sharing event.


This year’s slogan is:

Leer es Viajar – to Read is to Travel.



How cool is that? I love to read, and do far too little of it. This year my new years resolution was to read a book a month, and I am embarrassed to admit that I am a little bit behind in this simple task, but events like this remind me of the importance of reading. If you want to learn about all the events happening around Spain today, check out the full list here!


Reading and sharing literature is an amazing way to connect and encourage others. I love hostiles that have a free book shelf, where travelers can pass on their previous books and pick up a new one.


12246838_10100134859313287_792995429588341148_nRecently I also came across a public bookshelf with THIS website that allows you to give away a book and then track where is goes!

Reading does take you on adventures but how awesome is it that what you read can go on an adventure of it’s own…and you can follow it!

I hope today no matter where you live you will be encouraged to pick up a good book and READ!


I’d love to hear your favorite books, what the current city your in does to promote literacy, resources for book clubs, events and other book related news in the comments!


A visual artist by profession and a sightseer at heart, I spent a year as a commercial photographer before letting my urge to Travel ELSEwHERE take over. After receiving a job offer that lead me to a sleepy town high in the Tuscan mountains, my travel adventure began. Since that time my travels have lead me to visit over 60 countries, marry a fellow globetrotter, move intercontinentally seven times and to create temporary homes in four continents! Through my travels, I’ve held many suitcases packed for adventures as a journalist, blogger, philanthropist, teacher, army-wife, magazine director, photographer, barmaid, but mainly just an adventurer. With each new experience, elsewhere, I endeavor to live sensibly while exploring a new culture, living sustainably, and giving back whenever possible. I aspire to make this travel blog help those starting a new life elsewhere or just passing through…

2 thoughts on “Leer es Viajar – to Read is to Travel

  • November 15, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Congrats on your big move to Spain! How cool is that! I’m a big fan of books as well, and your post is like another reminder that I need to get back into it! You’re speaking spanish already, that’s awesome! Spain is so beautiful. I hope you’ll be posting many pictures from your new home and journey. Looking forward to reading more of your posts. 🙂 – Anni

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