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Blue Nile: Ethopia’s River of Magic and Mystery
Blue Nile: Ethopia’s River of Magic and Mystery Blue Nile: Ethopia’s River of Magic and Mystery Many of us have never heard of the Blue Nile or, as it is called in Arabic, the Al Bahr al-Azraq. It is one of the two main tributaries of the Nile, the other being the White Nile that meets up with the Blue Nile in Khartoum, […]
Algonquin Voices: Selected Stories of Canoe Lake Women
Algonquin Voices: Selected Stories of Canoe Lake Women Algonquin Voices: Selected Stories of Canoe Lake Women Canada’s Algonquin Park, located about a 3-4 drive from Toronto, was first created in 1893 as a wildlife sanctuary and to conserve the headwaters of the rivers that flow out of the park. Located on the edge of Canada’s “shield” or wilderness, it is Ontario’s oldest and […]
Paris for Free (Or Extremely Cheap)
Paris for Free (Or Extremely Cheap) Paris For Free (Or Extremely Cheap) One of the complaints we often hear about Paris is that it so expensive to visit. In fact it has a reputation of being one of the most expensive cities in the world. Mark Beffart’s slim guidebook Paris For Free (Or Extremely Cheap) dispels this belief, and as my […]
Venice in Context: The Independent Traveler’s Guide to Venice
Venice in Context: The Independent Traveler’s Guide to Venice Venice in Context: The Independent Traveler’s Guide to Venice How would you like to visit Venice with your own personal professional tour guide walking next to you and pointing out the magnificent art and history of this ancient city? Robert Wayne has authored, as part of his European series, a fascinating book entitled Venice in […]
The Practical Nomad Guide To The Online Travel Marketplace
The Practical Nomad Guide To The Online Travel Marketplace The Practical Nomad Guide To The Online Travel Marketplace If an award were to be given to one of the most complete and informative guides pertaining to the topic of the Internet and travel, Edward Hasbrouck’s book entitled The Practical Nomad Guide To The Online Travel Marketplace would probably merit nomination. This softbound guide is […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]