You’re on vacation. Your travel partner wants to hit up the marzipan museum, then go hiking, then take a three-hour ghost tour through the original old city (which is built into a mountain atop 700 stone steps).
Meanwhile, all you want to do is relax...and read.
Next time, consider a vacation package designed by and for bibliophiles:
The School of Life Reading Weekend Cozy up in the Sussex countryside for two days at a secluded Georgian farmhouse. In addition to solitary reading time, there are one-on-one sessions with professional “bibliotherapists” (they’ll help you determine your reading personality), bedtime stories told by famous writers and competitive Scrabble matches galore. November 14 to 16; $575
Corte Eremo Want a little less structure? Sign up for a reading retreat at this rural Italian villa and all you have to do is show up, browse the 6,000-book library and settle in somewhere on the idyllic grounds. There’s an ever-rotating cast of guests, who congregate nightly for boozy dinners and literary discussion. Open year-round; $69 per night
The Somerset on Grace Bay Book Retreat OK, this is a little last-minute, but there’s still space left for next week’s Turks and Caicos getaway with author Lee Woodruff. Guests will discuss her most recent novel, Those We Love Most, while overlooking the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean. May 12 to 13; $299