Trips & Excursions

Sunday, April 30, 8 a.m.
– approximately 8 p.m.

This spring, Politics & Prose invites you to a perennial P&P favorite: the wonder of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece, Fallingwater! We are leading a trip to the wooded area of western Pennsylvania where you can enjoy spring blossoms and explore the house known worldwide as a feat of architectural achievement.

September 10 through September 15

The Bishop’s Ranch, located in beautiful Sonoma wine country, is the perfect place for those seeking quiet, comfort, and the kind of perspective that only gazing at Mount St. Helena from the comforts of a lawn chair can provide. Participants will enjoy daily opportunities to write, read, share experiences, and discuss the virtues and frustrations of journaling, as well as memorable meals, rustic common rooms for work and play, and a small library for browsing.

September 24 through 29

Politics and Prose invites you to join a small group of like-minded travelers to enjoy one of the loveliest parts of our country. We’ll take a short five-day break from our busy lives to visit the historic and beautiful upper Hudson River Valley. National Geographic Traveler has named it one of the top 20 must-see destinations in the world.

Saturday, May 13, at 1 p.m. Sold out!

This trip is sold out. To be placed on a wait list, please email

Politics & Prose welcomes you on a guided walking tour of Walt Whitman-related sites in the nation’s capital with author Garrett Peck. The tour will reflect on the anniversary of the end of the Civil War, as well as on Whitman, the poet laureate of the Civil War, who lived in Washington for ten remarkable years during that tumultuous period.

June 11 through 18

Next June, join P&P and a group of like-minded travelers in exploring the castles, estates, and gardens in the Southeast of England. We’ll be touring famed gardens and historic towns, as well as several sites overseen by the National Trust, which is a charitable organization with a mission to protect many of Britain’s most culturally and historically important landmarks. Our base will be the popular Georgian spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent, which has been an attraction for visitors since a mineral water spring was discovered here more than 400 years ago, bringing royal visitors looking for eternal health.


September 2 through 9
This trip is sold out. To be placed on a wait list, please email


If you’re a fan of Martin Walker’s Bruno, Chief of Police mysteries set in France, you know that Bruno is, sadly, only fictional. But his region, Périgord Nord, is quite real, as are the foods and wines and markets and castles and characters that Bruno encounters in his adventures. As it happens (not a coincidence), writer Martin Walker lives just outside of the town of Le Bugue, France, which is suspiciously similar to Bruno’s St. Denis. Now, you can join Politics & Prose on an exploration of this unique part of France, well known for its food specialties (truffles, walnuts, foie gras) and wines (Bruno loves wine!).