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Europe From a Backpack
Europe From a Backpack Europe From A Backpack Europe From A Backpack is a compilation of short articles of specific European cities prefaced with a quote, a map of the cities and their bordering countries. At the end of each tale is a getting-to-know-the-writer with relevant travel, educational and goal-related topics. There’s something both familiar and unfamiliar about reading […]
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Peking Story
Peking Story Peking Story For two years before and after the 1948 Communist Revolution, David Kidd lived in Peking, where he married the daughter of an aristocratic Chinese family. “I used to hope,” he writes, “that some bright young scholar on a research grant would write about us and our Chinese friends before it was too late […]
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Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic For those of you who are not purchasing a package deal to the Dominican Republic and are travellers as distinguished from tourists, the handy sixth edition of Ulysses’ softbound edition of Dominican Republic may prove very useful. This publication was authored by Benoit Prieur and Pascale Couture and is filled with an abundance […]
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Food: A Taste of the Road
Food: A Taste of the Road Food: A Taste Of The Road One of the fears of the personal essayist is the possibility of having the readers mutter, “Who cares about your opinions or travels.” Richard Sterling, editor of Food: A Taste Of The Road was certainly ambitious when he put together no less than 49 short essays concerning the inter-relation […]
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Work Around Australia
Work Around Australia Work Around Australia You would like to travel to Australia for a couple of months. However, in order to be able to stay that long you have to find part time work in Australia. Where do you begin and how do you go about looking for work? Work Around Australia, authored by David Sheehan, is […]
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Cayman: A Photographic Journey Through The Islands
Cayman: A Photographic Journey Through The Islands Cayman: A Photographic Journey Through The Islands When we think about Cayman we immediately conceptualize an image of three islands, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac catering primarily to cruise boats, off-shore banking, golfers and tourists. Little do we know that this is not all there is to these beautiful islands. Photographers Amanda Lumry […]
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Cheap Eats in Paris
Cheap Eats in Paris Cheap Eats in Paris Paris, known as the city of lights, has probably the best cuisine in the world. Parisians live to eat! However, as any tourist who has been to Paris will tell you, the choices and prices of restaurants are overwhelming. Unless you have inside knowledge or have a good Parisian local as […]
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The Future Is Wild
The Future Is Wild The Future Is Wild How wonderful it would be if we could only peek out of our windows and see how the world would be 200 million years from now! What kind of creatures, birds, mammals, flowers, organisms, and humans, would inhabit planet Earth? Authors Dougal Dixon and John Adams with the support of several […]
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Rick Steves’ Paris 2002
Rick Steves’ Paris 2002 Rick Steves’ Paris 2002 It is refreshing to read a travel guidebook that is devoid of hundreds of hotel and restaurant listings and concentrates mainly on the principal attractions of a city. Rick Steves’ book Paris 2002 published by Avalon Travel Publishing can be described as having a tour guide at your personal disposal. The […]
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Around the Bloc
Around the Bloc Around The Bloc Around The Bloc is not for the faint-hearted, romantic, dreamy traveler who wants to experience a culture without too much discomfort. But it is for the true explorer, the adventurer who relishes assimilating into a way of life by living in and with the people. Ms. Griest’s bloc focuses on three communist […]
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