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Begums, Thugs, and White Mughals: The Journals of Fanny Parkes
Begums, Thugs, and White Mughals: The Journals of Fanny Parkes Begums, Thugs, and White Mughals: The Journals of Fanny Parkes Date of first publication: 1850 Eland publication date: November 1, 2002 Fanny Parkes, who lived in India between 1822 and 1846, was the ideal travel writer – courageous, indefatigably curious and determinedly independent. She arrived as the prim wife of a minor Civil Servant and […]
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On the Trail of Marco Polo
On the Trail of Marco Polo On the Trail of Marco Polo One of the many advantages derived from reading a well-researched travel adventure book is the knowledge one gains pertaining to the people and places visited by the author. Brady Fotheringham’s fascinating cycling tour, as recounted in his book On the Trail Of Marco Polo, certainly is not disappointing when […]
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Notes from a Small Island
Notes from a Small Island Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson Book Review Notes from a Small Island, by Bill Bryson. Avon Books, 1997. 282 pages. Click here to buy it online! In 1994, after spending more than 20 years in Great Britain, Bill Bryson decided to return to the United States with his family in tow. He wanted […]
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The Island at the Center of the World
The Island at the Center of the World The Island at the Center of the World Up to now the preponderant view held by many historians is that Dutch contribution to American history and particularly to that of New York has been one of irrelevancy. As we no doubt realize, the winners write history, and unfortunately, whatever the losers may have contributed, it […]
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Japan, A Working Holiday Guide
Japan, A Working Holiday Guide Japan, A Working Holiday Guide During the past several years there has been considerable interest among many young people to travel to Japan on a working holiday. Many young college grads attend various English teaching courses in their respective countries in order that they may qualify to teach English to the Japanese. In fact, as […]
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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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Treasures of the Musee D’Orsay
Treasures of the Musee D’Orsay Treasures of the Musée D’Orsay For many of us a trip to one of the greatest museums in the world, Musée D’Orsay in Paris, can prove to be mindboggling. We are not only overwhelmed with the magnificent art that is on display but we never seem to have enough time or energy to view a […]
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Beyond The Mountain: True Tales About Montreal
Beyond The Mountain: True Tales About Montreal Beyond The Mountain: True Tales About Montreal Next to Paris, Montréal is the largest francophone city in the world; a city filled with intriguing tales. Stuart Nulman, captures some of this intrigue, with his assembling of tidbits, anecdotes and other trivia, in his book, Beyond The Mountain: True Tales About Montreal. Nulman, as the book […]
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The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World
The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World You finally decided to take the plunge and travel around the world! How do you plan this awesome undertaking? Where do you start? Around-the-world experienced travel specialist and industry insider, Edward Hasbrouck, has published his second edition to his comprehensive guide The Practical Nomad: How to […]
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Travel Writing
Travel Writing Travel Writing You would like to become a travel writer. Why, it sounds so easy and glamorous. Just write about a place, its people, landscape, weather, flora and fauna. You may even want to throw in something about history, politics, culture and folklore. However, before deciding to give up your day job, a good idea […]
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