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6 Books You Must Read Before Going To France
6 Books to Read Before Going to France

6 Books You Must Read Before Going To France

The stereotype of the French is that they are stinky, rude and have a predilection for bad comedy, but they are also elegant, thin and have a predilection for fine art and good literature. The French are nothing if not an enigma — a study in paradoxes. How can one […]

If Guidebooks Were High School Students, DK Travel Guides Would Be Captain Of The Cheerleading Squad
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If Guidebooks Were High School Students, DK Travel Guides Would Be Captain Of The Cheerleading Squad

If guidebooks were all students at a high school, this is who each of them would be: Frommer’s = The popular Lacrosse Player Well liked by almost everyone, reliable, always on time for class, and doesn’t stir up too much controversy. Lonely Planet = The Stoner Hangs out behind school […]

Here’s Your Chance To Get Adam Shepard’s New Travel Book
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Here’s Your Chance To Get Adam Shepard’s New Travel Book

Author and speaker Adam Shepard, whose first book, Scratch Beginnings, led to appearances on the Today Show, CNN, Fox News and NPR, as well as mentions in the The New York Times, the New York Post, The Atlantic, and The Christian Science Monitor, saved up some money from that experience — […]

In Defense Of Books
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In Defense Of Books

Let’s all give a collective sigh of appreciation for the pure unadulterated joy of books. Let’s toast their smooth, creamy pages, their musty smell, their meticulously designed covers. Recall the weight of a hefty book in your hand— it’s much better than the overly bright, soul-sucking computer screen you’re staring […]

National Park Nomad: Q & A With Guidebook Author Michael Joseph Oswald
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National Park Nomad: Q & A With Guidebook Author Michael Joseph Oswald

Sometimes we get caught up planning out our next epic adventure to exotic lands and far-off cultures, driven, in part, by eating extraordinary cuisine, meeting those that call the corners of earth home and seeing sites one has only heard about. This idea of exploration reaches out its age-old fingers […]

Travel Book Review: The Places In Between
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Travel Book Review: The Places In Between

At the start of 2002, weeks after the Taliban in Afghanistan had fallen, Rory Stewart decided to walk from one end of Afghanistan to the other. Sixteen months prior he had just completed similar walks across Iran, Pakistan, India and Nepal. He felt he needed to connect these walks by […]

Writers Abroad Announces Publication Of Their New Book (Hello Stocking Stuffer!)
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Writers Abroad Announces Publication Of Their New Book (Hello Stocking Stuffer!)

This week the virtual writers’ group, Writers Abroad, announced the publication of their second anthology Foreign Flavours, which contains 64 contributions, including 33 recipes, from ex-pat writers from around the world. If you’re not familiar with the group, Writers Abroad is an online writing group, founded in 2009, which provides […]

18 Travel Writers Reveal Their 18 Favorite Travel Books
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18 Travel Writers Reveal Their 18 Favorite Travel Books

You know how there are some people who just give you really bad reading suggestions, like your friend’s mother, or Oprah? Their picks always involve stories about childhood molestation or teenage vampires, or both of those subjects combined, and all you really wish for is a good guide for travel […]

Paul Theroux On How To Break Into Travel Writing (And Other Questions Answered)
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Paul Theroux On How To Break Into Travel Writing (And Other Questions Answered)

In case you missed it, celebrated travel writer Paul Theroux sat down for a couple hours with the UK Telegraph for a live Q&A with readers, and we’ve got your highlights here, including where Paul wants to die and his three hard-fast rules for travel. * Question: Would you care […]

You Should Read These Books Before You Travel To [Insert Country Here]
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You Should Read These Books Before You Travel To [Insert Country Here]

Before I head off on a trip, I love to read a few books and watch movies about that country. Sometimes it’s helpful, as was the case in reading Marquez before I traveled to Colombia, sometimes it leads to false expectations (are you telling me I came all way here […]

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