Bookshop Travel is a boutique tour company offering unique group experiences in intriguing locations.
All of Bookshop Travel’s itineraries are tailored to provide rich cultural experiences with a specific learning goal in mind.
"Carol Crennan is an experienced travel professional who understands the needs of clients and who can tailor a wonderful itinerary to suit. She demands excellence in everything she does, can navigate cross-cultural issues and provides a delightful experience to everyone going on the trip."
VALERIE KHOO, Managing Director, Australian Writers' Centre
From matriarchal Sichuan to the exotic ethnicity of Yunnan, join author Li Feng as she shares her spiritual home with you. Starting in Li’s home town of Chengdu and travelling to remote and off the tourist trail destinations you trace some of the features of Forged From Silver Dollar, Li’s family memoir. A must for those who want to broaden their current understanding of China.
"The personal nature of the service I received impressed me. Bookshop Travel listened to what I wanted and linked me to local people in Vietnam who delivered just what I hoped for."
JULIE MCCROSSIN, Radio and TV Personality
While living in an apartment in Paris you learn the art of writing in the mornings from Australia’s best memoir writing mentor, Patti Miller. Explore the streets of this amazing city, soak up the Parisian atmosphere, sample delicious French cuisine and check out gorgeous shops and attractions. It is early autumn, the traditional season of memory and reflection, the cafes buzz with discussion – and your heart and mind sing with the richness of history, beauty and pleasure as you step out of your own apartment on the way to class. This is 17 days that could change your life.
"Bookshop Travel has made the Paris and Bali writing tours work like a dream. Every detail is attended to, every wonderful idea is realised."
PATTI MILLER, Writer and Tour Director
Kate’s 2017 program was recently held in the beautiful and historical Stratford-upon-Avon, England at a writing retreat designed to inspire and motivate.
For seven days, Kate shares the secrets she has learned about writing stories which fire the imagination, touch the heart, and keep readers turning the pages long into the night. If you wish to draw upon history and mythology in your work, or you dream of creating compelling tales filled with suspense and surprise, then you'll love this unique experience, writing with Kate.
Whether you are working on a medieval supernatural thriller, a time travel romance, a children's fantasy adventure, a contemporary novel that draws on ancient myths or a historical novel about the lives of forgotten women ... you will discover your muse in this week-long inspirational retreat.
Her 2018 writing program is curently being developed and will be a writing experience like no other - you simply won’t want to miss it. Please contact email@example.com to go on the waitlist for the 2018 program release.
"I approached Carol Crennan with the concept of a legal conference in Vietnam. With her advice, creativity, hard work and connections the concept became a reality and the conference was a huge success."
MARYANNE OFNER, Principal, Biddulph & Salenger Lawyers, Milsons Point.
Formerly an independent bookseller, Carol closed her store, Kirribilli Books, when she identified a need in the market for highly specialised travel. “I noticed a trend in people wanting more out of their travel,” she says. “Increasingly, people want travel options with a difference. Many want to combine travel with cultural or learning experiences. That’s how Bookshop Travel was born, and for the past 10 years we have been delivering unique, sometimes life changing, learning experiences.”
Bookshop Travel runs its own tours in conjunction with local professionals who are leaders in their field, and whom are ethical tourism operators. Bookshop Travel traditionally specialises on literary and focused learning experiences. In 2018 we will lead a small group to China and explore traditional matriarchal societies and cultures of the Sichuan region. This Hidden China tour will be led by Lydia Feng. Feel free to contact us with feedback about your Bookshop Travel experiences or with ideas for future tours.