When traveling abroad, see the sights, eat the food, take pictures—but don’t forget to read the stories! We’ve selected nine works from our archives to help you dive into literary depictions of some of this summer’s top travel destinations.
Luigi Pirandello’s “The Jar” tells a hilarious tale of the antics surrounding a broken olive oil jar.
Wander in the most beautiful town on the Biscayan Coast in an excerpt from Manuel de Lope’s Iberia.
Are you the kind of traveller who spends too much time exploring local bookstores? Lazer Lederhendler shares his favorite bookstore in Canada.
In Juan José Delaney’s “The Two Coins,” a young man corresponds with a woman in Ireland in an attempt to remain connected to his mother’s home country.
In Eduardo del Llano’s “Swimming Upstream,” a patient proves to his doctor that he’s a real “game-changer.”
An all-transvestite soccer team takes the field in Alberto Salcedo Ramos’s “Queens Football.”
A German teenager tries to hide his crush in Ronald M. Schernikau’s “Small-town Novella.”
And if the only traveling you’re in the mood for is of the armchair variety, all of these and the rest of the archives work for that, too.