One of my favorite forms of virtual travel is curling up with a good book. Every page offers an escape from reality and a chance to visit someplace new and exciting. Whether it’s a real destination or a fictional one, the thrill of “seeing” it with my mind’s eye is enough to get me excited about traveling to far off places.
So it should come as no surprise that one of my favorite organizations is The Storyteller’s Cottage—a nonprofit that is “bringing literature to life” through online escape rooms, murder mysteries, and imaginative play. Everything you need for a fun evening in with family and friends can be found on their website. If you’re a book lover, check out their tips for recreating your favorite fairy tales at home. This is a great way to get your kids excited about the wide world of storytelling.
If you happen to live near Northwest Connecticut, I urge you to check out their Fairy Finding Adventures. For only $5 you can download an imaginative story to make your next family hike more than just a walk in the woods. Visit Talcott Mountain State Park to learn more about the dark forces that live in Dragonborn Tower; or travel to the Great Pond State Forest, to catch a glimpse of the Nymphs, Pixies and Sprites who live among the trees.
The Storyteller’s Cottage is the perfect gateway to exploration for kids of all ages, encouraging them to combine the power of imagination with the thrill of adventure. Choose your next adventure »
About the Writer: Amanda L. Renna
Amanda is the Founder & CEO of Travelnitch. Her passion for travel can be seen most recently in publications like The Ascent, Writers on the Run, and Go World Travel. As an avid traveler and mom of two, she believes in raising globally-minded kids who value diversity and embrace humanity.
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