The Best Places in the World to Write

Ama Dablam, Nepal


Imagine sipping chai, writing, and gazing at Ama Dablam. At a height of 6,856 meters (22,493 ft), Ama Dablam is a stunner. You’ll need to put your hiking boots on and follow the Everest Base Camp trek to get to Pangboche or Tengboche for this vista, but it’s well worth it.

Ucuelet, Canada

Ucuelet, B.C. Canada

Vancouver Island’s west coast is renowned for its spectacular ocean views, ancient rainforests, whale watching and beach combing. There’s no better place to storm watch and write.

Mt. Bromo, Indonesia

Mt Bromo, Indonesia

Want an out-of-this world writing experience? When I looked over the rim for the first time and saw the barren landscape, the volcanic mist and Mt. Bromo – an active crater within a crater – I thought I had landed on the moon.

The Rice Fields of Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Bali Rice Fields

Quite possibly my favorite place in the world to write. There’s a Shangri la feel to Ubud. The soft colors, the warm smiles, the gamelan music, the swaying of the palm trees. Rice is a staple for so many people in this world, and here, while I write, I can watch the workers plow, plant or harvest, depending on the time of year. Subtle changes occur in the fields and on my page, all day long.

Santorini, Greece

Oia, Santorini, Greece

Greek legends, Greek food, and caldera views make this a fantastic place to let the imagination soar. One of the world’s largest volcanic eruptions happened here more than 3500 years ago and some say the legend of Atlantis is based on that eruption. Oia, pictured here, has the best sunsets and is the perfect place to hideaway and write for months on end.

Nrityagram Dance Village, India

Nrityagram Dance Village, India

Take a deep breath and enjoy the silence. Nrityagram is an artistic enclave, one of the few places in India where you can get away from the noise and the crowds. It is a place where dedicated dancers live and breathe dance while living a holistic lifestyle. So how does it make my list of the best places in the world to write?  I can dream about it, can’t I? To be engulfed in their world and be able to write at the same time? Now that would be bliss. Read my post on Nrityagram Dance Village.

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, Italy

The food, the wine, the history…the food, the wine, the history… Need I say more. Who couldn’t write a book here?

Gokyo, Nepal

Gokyo, Nepal

Inspiration from the top of the world makes you feel like you can do anything, even finish writing a book. Again, you’ll have to lace up your hiking boots, because you’ll have to trek for days to get to Gokyo. From the top of Gokyo Ri you can see five 8000 meter peaks, including Mt. Everest, one of the largest glaciers in the world, and three dazzling mountain lakes.


3 thoughts on “The Best Places in the World to Write

  1. I vote for “The Rice Fields of Ubud”. Besides having serene views, you also have the luxurious accommodation of Greenfields, and amazing food!

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