Kathleen Dixon Donnelly, blogger at Such Friends, organized a customized, three-day Virginia Woolf trip for two American visitors last year and is willing to do it again — or a similar trip — for those with a literary jaunt on their wish list.
The trip through Sussex and Kent involved visits to:
- Sissinghurst Castle, once owned by Virginia’s friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West,
- Monk’s House, where Virginia and Leonard lived for many years, and
- Charleston farmhouse, where Virginia’s sister, painter Vanessa Bell hosted the Bloomsbury group.
Feedback from her guided travelers included this quote:
Kathleen was a wonderfully competent guide who made sure that every aspect of the trip was beautifully organized but also allowed for the serendipitous surprises that made our trip so special. We thoroughly enjoyed her company and hope to join her and Tony (her charming husband, and gallant driver) for another adventure in the future.
Dixon-Donnelly has also put together an audio walking tour of the Bloomsbury section of London, which is available from VoiceMap at Bloomsbury Group audio walking tour
If you’re going to be in London, you can download it to your mobile and her voice will guide you through the streets using GPS and VoiceMap’s software.
This year, Dixon-Donnelly may also plan a literary walking tour of Paris.
To learn more about her tours, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.