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The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How To Live Like Royalty With A Peasant’s Pocketbook
The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How To Live Like Royalty With A Peasant’s Pocketbook The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How To Live Like Royalty With A Peasant’s Pocketbook The term frugal has many meanings, each of which conjures different perspectives. For example, for some of us, if you are thrifty, it automatically follows you are cheap. The nickname “el cheapo” is very often used to describe someone who looks for bargains. […]
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Globetrotter Dogma
Globetrotter Dogma Globetrotter Dogma Here’s a 5 x7, 169-page, take-with-you, soft-cover travel gem, smartly and simply illustrated – the world globe imprinted on the top of each even page and the author as trekker on each odd page, interspersed with drawings pertinent to a canon. There are 104 canons “for escaping the rat race and exploring the […]
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Super Cargo: A Journey Among Ports
Super Cargo: A Journey Among Ports Super Cargo: A Journey Among Ports If you have been fortunate in reading some of the great travel writers such as Joseph Conrad or Jack Kerouac you will notice there was always a romanticism attached to travelling to the world’s famous port cities. Would we be able to discover this same atmosphere if we travelled […]
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The Art of Travel
The Art of Travel The Art of Travel In today’s travel literature market it is not often that we have an opportunity to read a book that is devoid of telling us where and how to go, but rather the philosophical aspects of travel. Alain de Botton’s collection of charming reflections entitled The Art of Travel opens up a […]
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Sint Maarten/St. Martin and St. Barts
Sint Maarten/St. Martin and St. Barts Sint Maarten/St. Martin and St. Barts Many of us have never heard of Sint Maarten/St. Martin or where they are located. The Islands of Sint Maarten/St. Martin comprise an area of 37 square miles and are the smallest land mass in the world that are divided between two governments, the Dutch and the French, who […]
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Bad Land: An American Romance
Bad Land: An American Romance Bad Land: An American Romance, Jonathan Raban Bad Land, An American Romance, by Jonathan Raban. Vintage Books, 1997. 416 pages. Click here to buy it online! A year-and-a-half ago, a friend related to me his experiences looking for work as a political science professor. He had interviewed for jobs in Indiana, Georgia, and New England. […]
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The Curve of Time
The Curve of Time The Curve of Time Review by Mary Keener Travel, definitely independently, discovery, adventure, inspiration, fear, creativity, awe of nature and its inhabitants will by yours as your read The Curve of Time. This book was journeyed and written by a woman who, with her five children, sometimes with a dog, in a twenty-five foot long […]
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Pie Town Woman
Pie Town Woman Pie Town Woman At first when I read the title of the book, Pie Town Woman, authored by Joan Myers, I could not imagine a town being called Pie Town! However, the town actually exists and is located in New Mexico. Its population is about 55 persons, certainly not a metropolis! You may ask how […]
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Downtown Montreal
Downtown Montreal A welcome edition to the many guides pertaining to Montréal is Alan Hustak’s slim, 90-page pocket tome entitled Downtown Montreal. As Hustak indicates in his introduction, the principal objective of the book is to allow you “to discover downtown Montréal’s quirky charms by exploring several of its main public squares, both above and […]
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Four Wheels Good
Four Wheels Good Four Wheels Good Can you imagine yourself driving across the USA in 1903 in a single cylinder 12-horse power automobile through the deserts of Nevada and Utah, the muddy plains of the Midwest and over the Rocky Mountains? You encounter rivers that you have to traverse and mountains to overcome. It is the dawn of […]
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