Last updated: 11:00 PM ET, Tue September 30 2014

Traveling With 'The Alchemist'

Features & Advice Brandi Andres September 30, 2014

Just as Santiago’s journey across distant, unknown lands brought him to realize his dream, his story offers others the potential to recognize their own. Whether reading “The Alchemist” for the first time or tenth, it’s not difficult to imagine walking side-by-side with the boy as he traverses his part of the world. With this destination guide as a starting point and the omens to lead the way, why not dare to dream of traveling from Andalusia to the Egyptian Pyramids?

After all, the book does demonstrate that “People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” There’s no time like the present.