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Away From My Desk
Away From My Desk Away From My Desk Have you ever entertained the idea of taking a one-year sabbatical from your work to circle the globe? Perhaps you would like to imitate Rif K. Haffar who motorbiked around Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Oceania, South America and Central America? Haffar’s travelogue book, Away From My Desk, is a daily […]
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Birds & Tuxedos
Birds & Tuxedos Erik R. Trinidad is a Bootsnall member who has contributed a number of travel articles. This is his first published book – self published, handmade edition. At the age of ten, Erik wrote a report on Antarctica and the penguins that live there. Nobody lives in Antarctica. Nobody but penguins. Penguins look […]
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You Are Here: Traveling with JohnnyJet.com
You Are Here: Traveling with JohnnyJet.com With the thousands of Internet travel guidebooks to choose from it is very difficult to separate the good from the mediocre. You can literally devote days trying to figure out which guide will reveal the most useful information pertaining to the best air-fares, hotels, cars, lodging, student travel, medical […]
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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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Globetrotter Dogma: 100 Canons for Escaping the Rat Race and Exploring the World
Globetrotter Dogma: 100 Canons for Escaping the Rat Race and Exploring the World Globetrotter Dogma: 100 Canons for Escaping the Rat Race and Exploring the World Bruce Northam divides this book up into 104 Canons (separate tips) on how to make the most of the places and people you visit while travelling. For many beginning travellers, being able to ‘read between the lines’ is an important skill to […]
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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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Exploring Old Montreal
Exploring Old Montreal Exploring Old Montreal It is always a pleasure to be able to refer to a slim, compact guidebook packed with information that easily fits into your back pocket or purse. Alan Hustak’s well researched entertaining and informing guidebook, Exploring Old Montreal, certainly qualifies as one such book. Hustak explores Old Montréal in providing his readers […]
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AA Gill is Away
AA Gill is Away AA Gill is Away AA Gill can not write a bad sentence and to read this book is to experience travel writing at its most sublime. Unlike many other writers who aspire to be travel writers, AA Gill’s prose is free from the genre’s normal pretensions and is like a breath of fresh air. After […]
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The Bad Girl’s Guide to the Open Road
The Bad Girl’s Guide to the Open Road The Bad Girl’s Guide to the Open Road A Bad Girl’s Guide to the Open Road by Cameron Tuttle begins with the line, “Despite what you’ve seen in the movies, you don’t have to kill a man to go on a road trip. Just wanting to kill someone is enough.” Tuttle believes that the perfect […]
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Cancun & the Riviera Maya
Cancun & the Riviera Maya Cancun & the Riviera Maya I have not seen too many travel guides that present to the reader concise and timely information pertaining to Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Riviera Maya as well as Cancun all wrapped up in a soft bound book that can easily fit into your back pocket. One such neat little guide is […]
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