One of the greatest things about researching for my books is the multitude of interesting places I find in the course of my investigating. There is no end to the fascinating attractions this planet has to offer. Last year, before the world changed, I had started the process to renew my passport. Now I have a valid passport, but nowhere I can go—except via the Internet. Here are some picturesque locations I am dying to see when it is safe to travel again.
Iceland. The glaciers! The waterfalls! The Northern Lights! The Blue Lagoon! The geography! This interesting country sits on the boundary of two continental plates, in a cold and inclement part of the world and is all the more beautiful for its isolation. Throw in mischievous elves called Huldufólk and it has all the makings of a wonderful trip.
Lisbon, Portugal. With several hills, a gorgeous river, inclement climate, the ocean and beautiful old architecture, this eminently livable city is one I might just retire to one day. The stunning views and amazing buildings are worth a visit.
Rome. I mean, of course. I’ve never been to Rome, despite being Italian, and just going online and seeing the incredible ruins and sheer majesty of this ancient city is enough to have me longing to book a flight. The Colosseum, the Pantheon, the temples, the aqueducts, the Trevi Fountain and everything else that make this city rightly one of the best vacation spots in the world.
Ushuaia, Argentina. This city is called “The End of the World” because it is at the southernmost tip of Argentina and is the last civilized part of the world before Antarctica. In fact, many ships and airlines use this city as a starting point to get to our most unexplored continent. Just to say I’ve visited such a place would be intriguing.
There are so many interesting places. The Marble Caves in Chile. The Pyramids in Egypt. The Bock Casemates in Luxembourg. Cloud Gate in Chicago. Iguazu Falls in South America. The Great Wall of China. I want to see them all—and more.
Someday we’ll be able to travel again. Until then I am thrilled I can visit the above—and more I haven’t thought of yet—from the safety of my own living room. We can be armchair travelers until then. When it is safe, that new passport will see some use.
Stay safe, and hope to hear from you soon! Below is a little about my Soul Mate books and me.
My third Universe Chronicles series book is called Storming Time. Here’s a blurb and a buy link—if you’re interested!
Storming Time blurb:
A fast car, a little weather manipulation to cover his tracks, and Zared Hersh’s emergency extraction job is done. But when Hannah Nickels dives into his front seat, something about her aquamarine eyes strikes him like lightning.
Hannah’s been groomed to join Universe from the moment her time-freezing talent emerged. But recently, her power’s been glitchy.
In the relative safety of Universe HQ in Richmond, their relationship grows. But Hannah has a second, more dangerous power. And as her control slips, someone with a hidden agenda sets her up to fall—straight into Whisper’s trap.
Claire Davon has written on and off for most of her life, starting with fan fiction when she was very young. She writes across a wide range of genres, and does not consider any of it off limits. Her novels can be found in the paranormal romance and contemporary romance sections, while her short stories run the gamut. If a story calls to her, she will write it. She currently lives in Los Angeles and spends her free time writing novels and short stories, as well as doing animal rescue and enjoying the sunshine. Claire can be found at: www.clairedavon.com