“All I wanted was to go somewheres; all I wanted was a change.”
~The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Travel has always been a popular theme in YA fiction. There’s something about that opportunity for change, freedom and adventure that can be so exciting.
I love road trips and remember them being especially enticing when I was a teenager (way back when I didn’t give much thought to flat tires, tired motels and greasy food).
It’s all about the fun and possibility.
Foreign food is part of the adventure too.
That’s my daughter creating her own YA adventures 6,000 miles from home. She is meeting new people, learning a new language, eating different food and enjoying a journey that is more than just a trip from home.
Because just like in real life, a great fictional trip is not just about the geography.
Heart connections in the Caribbean.
A road trip and the mystery of emotional distance.
Self-discovery in Italy via undersea archaeology
What YA journeys have you loved (real or fiction)?