Read To Travel

Where I Read Lord Of The Rings (The Fellowship)

There are dozens of my books on my shelves that I am dying to read, yet also waiting for the perfect time to read them.  Something about reading a specific book at a certain time in my life feels special.  Often these connections, this recognition of the opportune timing, make no sense.  I just know when it’s the right time.  However, waiting to read The Fellowship of the Ring did make perfect sense to me.  I knew I was embarking on a long journey, like Frodo, and on my journey I intended to take along books whose characters I could connect with and ideas that would resonate deeply with me.  To put it bluntly, I knew I would visit New Zealand’s Hobbiton and I saved reading this book until the very week that I did.

Favorite Quotes

“For still there are so many things/ that I have never seen:/ In every wood in every spring/ There’s a different green./ I sit beside the fire and think/ Of people long ago,/ And people who will see a world/ That I shall never know.”

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

“Do not despise the lore that has come down from distant years; for it may chance that old wives keep in memory words of things that were once needful for the wise to know.”

LOTR Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

LOTR 90 Mile Beach

90 Mile Beach, New Zealand

LOTR Cape Reinga

Cape Reinga, New Zealand

LOTR Cape Reinga Lighthouse

Cape Reinga Lighthouse, New Zealand


Piha, New Zealand

LOTR Coromandel

Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

LOTR Cathedral Cove

Cathedral Cove, New Zealand

LOTR Hobbiton

Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata, New Zealand


Tara Higgins

Tara Higgins

Tara loves all things London and wants to spend the rest of her life reading books in beautiful places. She can often be found nestled up in a bookshop, drinking a pint at the pub, or searching for the best pizza slice in town.

  • Eu

    This is awesome!!! I truely want to visit New Zeland to do this by myself! 🙂

    June 21, 2016 at 6:47 PM
    • Tara Higgins
      Tara Higgins

      It is absolutely worth it! Please do it and tell me all about it.

      June 22, 2016 at 2:59 PM
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