Some of Hemingway’s most widely read accounts of his life are those about his international adventures. He lived in Paris and Cuba, wrote often about his time watching bullfights in Spain, and made hunting trips to Africa. He wrote Death in the Afternoon, a book about Spanish bullfighting, in 1932. In 1935, he wrote Green Hills of Africa, the story of a monthlong safari he took. These travels added to Hemingway’s image as a glamorous celebrity figure.
Hemingway’s house in Ketchum, Idaho is full of souvenirs of his travels, showing that he treasured his time abroad as much as the public treasured reading about it.
How Hemingway’s World Traveler Lives on Today
- The Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain, includes the “running of the bulls.” Although the festival has been conducted for centuries, Hemingway popularized it in his novel The Sun Also Rises. Today, Pamplona hosts one million participants each year and #runningofthebulls has nearly 50,000 posts on Instagram.
- The Hemingway Trails and Quiz app has interactive, clue-driven treasure hunt style trails in Key West, Cuba, London, Paris, Juan les Pins, Cap d’Antibes, Arles, Madrid, Pamplona, Ronda, and Valencia so you can follow in Hemingway’s footsteps and learn about his life and work.