“That’s the thing about books.
They let you travel without
moving your feet.”

– Jhumpa Lahiri in The Namesake

But sometimes you want to move, to see for yourself the places and spaces, sights and sounds that inspired the books you love. That’s what TripLit is all about.

storytelling. travel. you.

We put a whole lot of stock in the power of stories to shape the way you see the world. We believe books can illuminate the place you are, as well as take you where you’ve never been before.

TripLit is all about placing you into your own story. Whether it’s a Dinner, Day Trip, Reader’s Retreat, or Long Weekend Trip, these escapes are about wading deep into the literature that comes from and enriches life.

Long Weekend Trips

We curate trips to places far and wide, designed to bring the bookish experience to life. These are all-inclusive, extra-special, Thursday night through Monday morning excursions, chock full of activities way beyond your average touristy travel. We open the weekend with an intimate author dinner and conversation, then we get moving, taking on the sights, sounds and tastes of the books we’re reading. We’ve visited voodoo queens in New Orleans and whaleships in Nantucket, and there’s nothing really as delicious as the deep dish in Chicago. Browse through the places we’ve been, and see below the next place we’re going!



april 20 -24, 2023

This spring, TripLit heads to Lexington, KY for a fabulous long weekend of good books, fast horses, strong bourbon, and the kinds of conversations you can only have around a long dinner table set with old friends and new. We hope you’ll plan to join us in bluegrass country!



The Bookwoman of Traveling Creek, by Kim Michelle Richardson

Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey, by Reid Mitenbuler

Whiskey and Ribbons, by Leesa Cross-Smith

Just A Few Miles South: Timeless Recipes from Our Favorite Places, by Ouita Michel



21C Museum Hotel Lexington

Single and Double Rooms available



Dinner with author Kim Michelle Richardson to discuss the Kentucky roots of her novels

A guided tour and tasting at Woodford Reserve Distillery

A day at Keeneland betting on the ponies

Outdoor brunch at Holly Hill, Ouita Michel’s flagship restaurant



TripLit provides hotel, meals (excepting Saturday night dinner), books, tickets, fees and transportation in and around Lexington. All you need to do is show up. We do recommend you are prepared to walk a half mile several times a day. If not, be prepared to bring and use your car.

$3950 single || $3250 double

Deposit is half the trip fee

Full refund available until January 15, 2023

In the Books...