Tag Archives: Book Review

Lion Attacks and Safaris

Travel Book Review: Man Eaters Motel (and other stops on the railway to nowhere: an East African Traveler’s Nightbook) by Denis Boyles (1991) Continue reading

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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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Too much about the tropics?

Travel book review: Tales from The Torrid Zone. Some interesting stories plopped into a book that’s just too long. 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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Book Review: China Before Steroids

A book review of Colin Thubron’s Behind the Wall, a traveler’s journey through mid-1980’s China (before Shanghai looked like Chicago on steroids). 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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Back in Time Book Review

Travel Writer Matthew Stone revisits a 1955 travel book, Herbert Kubly’s American in Italy in a book review, and finds out that some things never change. Continue reading

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Pretty Book, but Pretty Macabre

Travel writer Matthew Stone reviews Judith Schalansky’s Atlas of Remote Islands, a morose collection of tales about paradise destroyed, lives shattered, and utopia extinguished. Continue reading

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