Stephen King once again "honors" his home state in Under The Dome, a novel about a town which, "Simpsons Movie"-style, is trapped under glass. The captive town of Chester's Mill appears to not exist in real life (although we found this Chamber of Commerce page, it looks fake) but enjoy the small-town fall foliage in Fryeburg, currently at its peak colors, where you can poke around in microfilms of hundred-and-fifty-year-old newspaprs at the Fryeburg Historical Society.
Harrison Shepherd, the protagonist of Barbara Kingsolver's new novel The Lacuna, comes of age hanging out with Frida Kahlo and working for Leon Trotsky. Some people have the best traveling companions! Pretend you, too, were born to hobnob with greats at the Museo Leon Trotsky (Av. Río Churubusco 410) and the Museo Frida Kahlo Casa Azul (Londres 247).
Port Royal, Jamaica:
Michael Crichton's posthumous novel got the world's best title, Pirate Latitudes, but you'd have to travel back in time to witness the described greatness of the city of Port Royal, Jamaica's formerly largest port before an earthquake in 1692 caused most of the city to sink into the ocean. But as this pirate fan found, there's still some to see left of this once mandatory stopover.
[Photo of Port Royal: alosa_sapidissima]