Did you go anywhere this past weekend? Don’t feel bad if you didn’t. The whole summer still stretches ahead of us, giving us ample opportunity to pack a bag and get the hell out of town. But where to go? What to do? If you need travel inspiration, look no further than the literary world and its luminaries. Writers really know how to take vacations. And the great thing is, writers frequently turn their travels into art, compelling you to want to follow in their wake, see the things they saw, do the things they did, feel the things they felt. That’s not possible, of course, but it also doesn’t really matter. Whether it’s a tiny, almost inaccessible island off the coast of Chile or a quiet Cornish fishing village, all of these places left indelible marks on the writers who visited. Maybe you’ll be inspired to go to one of these places, or to some other far-off destination. Whatever the case, just make sure to get out of Brooklyn this summer. And don’t forget to write.