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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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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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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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A Travel Writer's Travel Book

Book review of The Pillars of Hercules by Paul Theroux- Review of best travel books of all time. Continue reading

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Making Lemons out of Flies

Book review of Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart – Review of best travel books of all time. Continue reading

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Venice Evaporates

The weight of history, Disneyesque moments, gondolas, and the feeling that it has all been done before are highlights of a walk through Venice, Italy. Continue reading

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Bohemia is for Czechs

The backpackers were here first, as it always seems to be. Somehow, they find the cool places, because they are usually more willing to deal with the inconveniences most of us will not cope with: no running water, holes in … Continue reading

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Fjords (insert yodel here?)

On the fjord again. Just can’t wait to get on the fjord again. Every travel guide to Norway recommends the Norway in a Nutshell tour. When else will you be able to ride 4 forms of transit in a 10-hour … Continue reading

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