Category Archives: Travel Books

I may understand when I am a middle-aged woman

Targeted at middle-aged women, this is a pleasant, but not remarkable, memoir of a single woman traveling in Europe. Travel book review of Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach. Continue reading

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Book Review: Hiding Alongside the Andes

Travel Book Review: Sara Wheeler delivers a great travel book in Travels in a Thin Country, a story of her journey through Chile Continue reading

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Book Review: Unappealing Mexico City

Book Review of First Stop in the New World by David Lida, a travel book which makes Mexico City seem, in his own words, like a “walking disaster.” Continue reading

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Book Review: A Tourist Free Coast

When winter rolls in, the pace of the coast slows as the summer tourists leave the beaches, the ice chokes the harbors, and the towns are left for those who enjoy the solitude. Matthew Stone reviews Off Season, a travel book by Ken McAlpine. Continue reading

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Weekly Travel Quote

In today’s travel quote, Adam Gopnik describes the two types of travelers. Continue reading

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Bill Bryson is funny

Bill Bryson hits the spot with Notes From a Small Island, one of the top travel books of all time. Continue reading

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The Ugly American in Italy, ca. 1950

This passage is taken from the 1955 travel book American In Italy, which I have previously reviewed. It could have been written yesterday: I first heard of the two women from St. Louis from a bellboy who told me they had hung their laundry on the chandelier. When the manager discovered it had washed off the decorations he tried to make them pay.

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More Free Art Museums

Where to find free art museums in Washington DC, free art museums in Maryland, free art museums in Virginia, free art museums in Delaware. Continue reading

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What happens after Tuscany

Book review of A Year in the World by Frances Mayes – Review of best travel books of all time. Continue reading

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Africa's Cash for Clunkers Program

Book review of My Mercedes is Not For Sale by Jeroen Van Bergeijk (2006) (translated by John Antonides, 2008) – Review of best travel books of all time. Continue reading

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