"Under the Tuscan Sun" by Frances Mayes
"Under the Tuscan Sun" by Frances Mayes (Random House)

Has a good read inspired your travels?

Did Frances Mayes' "Under the Tuscan Sun" launch your love affair with Italy? Did you lace up your hiking boots after reading "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" by Cheryl Strayed? Or maybe John Kennedy Toole's classic "A Confederacy of Dunces" sent you directly to New Orleans' French Quarter? We want to hear about the book -- it can be fine writing or just a frothy summer read -- and why it inspired you to get away and explore a new destination. Send your thoughts (200 words or less) by noon April 24 to travel@bayareanewsgroup.com and we'll share them with other readers.