Glen Ellen, California
Located in quaint Northern California wine country, Jack London's Beauty Ranch is where the author lived and wrote some of his most celebrated works, such as Call of the Wild and The Sea Wolf. London wrote passionately about the great questions of life and death, and was equally passionate about this homestead, once writing that, "Next to my wife, the ranch is the dearest thing in the world to me." The ranch is now a state park and historic landmark, so you can hike the trails and then head 20 minutes south for a visit to the wineries of Sonoma—and toast London.
Photo Credit: Cathy Stancil/Courtesy of Jack London Park.