Three specially commissioned stories in which writers from around the world explore the idea of getting away from it all. What do we experience as visitors in the lives of others? For those who prefer to regard themselves as travellers, the urge to seek out the authentic is matched only by the fear of 'looking like a tourist'.
In As Far as We Could Go, by Thomas Morris, a group of visiting writers on a creative retreat in Ireland are determined that they will discover the authentic experience of local life.
Thomas Morris is editor of the Irish literary magazine The Stinging Fly. His first collection of short stories We Don't Know What We're Doing will be published in August.
Reader: Nathalie Buscombe
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.