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(Photo of The Twelve Apostles, Australia by Kevgibbo)


When I’m planning a trip, I like to read books set in that destination before I leave. I peruse guide books, of course, but it’s also fun to immerse myself in fiction and nonfiction set in the country I’ll be visiting. It gives me a bit of extra knowledge, history and perspective on my destination. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been exploring someplace new and gotten a little thrill when stumbling across a street, café or landmark I recognize from a story that I have read. I thought I would make some reading suggestions for various destinations, starting off with Australia.


There are great bargains to be found on plane tickets to Australia right now. Head over to FareCompare.com and check out the options. Round trip flights from LAX to Melbourne this fall can be had starting at $572. JFK to Melbourne starts at $706. United Airlines, Qantas and V Australia are all offering fare specials that cannot be beat. Snap up tickets to a land down under, and then pick up some of these titles before you depart.



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