Wellington’s Barb Festival is all about celebrating readers and writers.Photography/Getty Images
Each week, Reset Travel takes a look at some of the latest happenings in Aotearoa and beyond to inspire your next adventure.
summon all bookworms
Wellington’s annual Verb Readers & Writers Festival runs from November 2nd to 6th and features literary works suitable for all book lovers. Highlights include Lit Crawl, which hosts a variety of bookish events at venues across the city, and Live Lit, headlined by Hinemoa Elder, Coco Solid, and Hood his writer Albert Cho. There are also free family programs, a schedule of seminars and talks, and a variety of workshops. verbwellington.co.nz
Next year, California’s Disneyland Resort will celebrate the 100th anniversary of welcoming visitors to the Happiest Place on Earth, and a variety of special festivities are planned to mark the milestone. Disney 100 celebrations include nighttime shows featuring light projections on park landmarks, Wondrous Journeys, new Mickey and Minnie Runaway Railway attractions, the return of favorite parades, and resort It includes a shimmering platinum makeover throughout. disneyland.disney.go.com/100th-anniversary
People are already coming from far and wide to visit the sights and sample Southern cuisine of Memphis Tennessee. The recent restaurant boom allows foodies to feast more than ever before. Enjoy craft cocktails at recently opened bars Cameo and Inkwell, or eat Spanish-inspired tapas at new favorite Tonica. For Southern soul food, don’t miss long-established hotspots such as Four Way Restaurant (once a favorite snack spot of Martin Luther King Jr.) and The Rendezvous. For a taste of an old-school speakeasy, head to The Pocket, tucked away in a fake storefront. memphistravel.com