Ten Armchair Adventures I want in My Life. A Top Ten Tuesday List.


Hey, readers and friends! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday February 26 2019 edition lets us go on a bit of an armchair adventure.

That Artsy Reader Girl | February 26: Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit (submitted by Georgia)

Ten Armchair Adventures I want in My Life | Top Ten Tuesday February 26. Talking all the armchair adventures & places I'd like to *someday* (aka wish list) visit.

My list today isn’t unique in that I feature fantasy worlds that aren’t a reality, which I kind of feel like that’s more along the lines of what this prompt is calling for. I’m just not that imaginative, I guess. Especially when it comes to fantasy worlds; they’re not really my cup of tea nor is the genre in general. So, because of this, my list is realistic in that I could visit these places. But in all likelihood? Most I’ll never see. Because that’s just the reality of it. (Still, let’s never say never. *smile*)

Nonetheless, I can visit them through these worlds, and oh my! What a world they paint.

Here’s we go! Let’s go on an armchair adventure (or two). Forgive the graphics/white balance/grainy photos today. I’ll again blame the procrastinator in me. 

Top Ten Tuesday February 26

1: 221 B Baker Street from Sherlock Holmes | I’ve never read a single Sherlock Holmes book, but given the films or TV series I have seen in this setting, it’s safe to say that visiting this place would be cool. Goodreads

2 & 3: Beast’s Castle and Belle’s Library from Beauty and the Beast | This one is obvious! Also, maybe I do have more “fantasy” places on my list that I realized…! Rent or Buy on Amazon Video (2017) | Buy on Amazon Video (1991) | Amazon (Illustrated Edition) | Goodreads top ten tuesday february 26

Top Ten Tuesday February 26

4: England a la My Lady Jane | Visiting England is a wish list dream of mine, but if I were to visit England in a time period during which beheadings were considered entertainment (why!?), I feel like the My Lady Jane world would be the way to go. Goodreads

5: The Galaxy from Guardians of the Galaxy | Technically this one isn’t a bookish place, but we’re going with it. Rent or Buy on Amazon Video (movie one) | Rent or Buy on Amazon (sequel, ‘Vol. 2’)

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6: Guernsey Island from The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Who wouldn’t want to visit this island and meet all of these lovely people? They’re like the best friends we never knew we needed. Goodreads

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7: Madam Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality from Etiquette and Espionage | This series has been on my shelf for quite some time, and still I haven’t read it. But it sounds fun! Goodreads

8: Mary Poppins London from Mary Poppins | *happy sigh* Because who wouldn’t want to visit one of Mary Poppins’ magical adventures!? Goodreads | Own Mary Poppins Returns on Amazon Video

9: Narnia from The Chronicles of Narnia | Pretty sure this is on every bookworm’s wish list. Goodreads | Rent or Buy ‘Narnia’ on Amazon Video top ten tuesday february 26

10: Pemberley from Pride and Prejudice | Another one that needs no explanation. Goodreads | Own on Amazon Video (2005)

Top Ten Tuesday February 26

11: Prince Edward Island from (Anne of Green Gables) Red Door Inn | Sadly, I don’t think I’ve ever read the ‘Anne’ books. (I know.) But I do love this place thanks to the Sullivan adaptations of the books, and Liz Johnson’s lovely ‘Red Door’ series! Goodreads

12: Sherwood Forest from (Sherwood*) Robin Hood | This one is an odd addition considering a. I haven’t read Meghan’s Sherwood novel, but given that I love the Sherwood Forest world in BBC’s Robin Hood, I’m hopeful I’d enjoy this one! Goodreads | Own on DVD (BBC series)

(*Yes, the book in the photo is Hunted. It’s all I currently own of Meagan’s fairy tale re-tellings!)

What places from books make you want to book a ticket or find your passport? Are they attainable places or wish list destinations? Have you read any of these? Share all the thoughts below! I’d love to chat with you.

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About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.


  1. Great list! I’ve been to PEI several times because I don’t live too too far from it. It’s beautiful and lots of Anne tourist stuff there, of course! I would love to visit Belle’s Library too! That’s a great one!

    1. Hi, Chrissi. Thanks – and thanks for the visit too. As for Narnia, would that we could, like Lucy and her siblings, simply “fall” into Narnia for a day. Or two. :D

  2. I can’t believe I forgot to add Guernsey to my list this week! Isn’t it interesting how our relationships with people can affect how we feel about a place? PEI made my list this week too. Pemberley would be absolutely lovely to visit. And I’m pretty sure if I visited the Beast’s castle I would never leave the library.

    1. I forget to add titles/characters/places every week, Brittaney. It’s interesting how books can affect us, no matter the season in our lives. I’ve recently found I don’t do well with sad books, which is a reflection of things in my family’s life these past couple of years.

      PEI looks stunning, and of course, who doesn’t want to see Pemberley!? Same. I have a feeling we’d get the good kind of “lost” in the castle that Beast owns. :)

      Thanks for the visit!

  3. I only vaguely remember the particulars of 221B Baker Street from audiobooking Sherlock Holmes as a young kid. I do remember really enjoying the mysteries themselves, though! I feel like it would be really messy… I just sort of picture piles of paper everywhere.

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