Travel Books

The 5 Ways to Read The Directions to Happiness by Bruce Northam

Thursday, February 19, 2015

At the not-very-tender age of 35, travel writer Bruce Northam hitchhiked America from coast to coast one more time to bring awareness to the fact that it could still be done in spite of the negative P.R. the practice was receiving in the ’90s. By that time, Bruce had already been hitchhiking for two decades. His […]

Book Excerpt: ‘The Nomad’s Nomad’ By Luke Maguire Armstrong

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The following is an excerpt from The Nomad’s Nomad by Luke Maguire Armstrong Uganda: Skin Testing Machine If she was trying to get me to go away, she failed. But if her intent was to entice, if she wanted my money, if this was all a big elaborate scheme to draw me in with the need to […]

The 10 Best Travel Books Of The Last Two Decades

Monday, July 21, 2014

The joy of curling up with a good travel book is damn hard to beat. Part fiction, part memoir, the best travel books tell weird and wonderful stories and describe the intricate things that make a journey, or place, memorable. The initial excitement of a vessel leaving port or the joy of waking up to a […]

6 Books You Must Read Before Going To France

Sunday, March 2, 2014

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 wear the latest Balmain creation […]

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

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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 smoking cigarettes between classes, friends […]

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

Thursday, April 18, 2013

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 — $19,420.68 to be exact — […]

In Defense Of Books

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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 at right now. The best […]

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

Sunday, July 8, 2012

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 to pull in even the […]

Travel Book Review: The Places In Between

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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 venturing into the previously Taliban-barred […]

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

Thursday, October 27, 2011

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 a forum for ex-pat writers […]

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