Hi! For the month of August, I am co-hosting an event with Alexa from Alexa Love Books and Magan & Estelle from Rather Be Reading named Travel Tales. It’s our way of traveling through books. Each week will bring a different post from each of us. This week’s theme is places to visit in books. Of course, the obvious answer is the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Since the world is so expansive, I thought I would highlight five places I would visit in J.K. Rowling’s world.
Is Hogwarts the best school ever or what? Secret passages, food, cosy common rooms, and lessons you would actually want to go to. According to Pottermore, I am a Ravenclaw. So that’s one check off my dream list but I’d still like my Hogwarts letter.
I mean, it’s no competition for Hogwarts but I’d still love to visit this French school! Fleur Delacour may or may not have been exaggerating but it sounds beautiful. It is a GLITTERING PALACE! It would let me live all my magical princess dreams. Also, silk uniforms? Fancy!
Really, my number one shop to visit in Diagon Alley is Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour. It’s me, come on. Also, Flourish & Blotts? It’s like taking books to the next level — MAGICAL BOOKS. Even taking a trip to the bank would be exciting in Diagon Alley. How much fun would Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes be?!
I am so glad that this has come to life in a form of a theme park but I’d still like to visit the real deal. Honeydukes sounds HEAVENLY and mmm, butterbeer! Butterbeer sounds so warm and lovely and although the Muggle version is fab, I’m sure it’s not a match for the wizarding one.
The best house Harry Potter has ever been to so you know it’s kind of a big deal. It just sounds like a HOME, all lived in and full of heart. A summer with the Weasleys promises hijinks and good food.
Alexa introduces the event and throws a birthday giveaway!
Estelle recommends three travel reads.
Alexa reviews A Mutiny in Time.
Estelle and Magan share some of their favourite settings.
Alexa talks about modes of transportation.