This Week's Travel Author Readings

By: on August 6, 2002 | # | Comments (0) | Events

Lots of people taking the summer off, but I rounded up a few events for you. Sorry they're only in California...

Easy Going Travel Shop and Bookstore, Berkeley, CA
*Tuesday, August 6, 7:30 p.m.
The Last PACKING DEMONSTRATION for 2002 How to pack for three weeks, two climates in one manageable carry-on bag. Do you pack your entire closet for a trip? Do you take 40 pounds of luggage when all you need is a bathing suit, shorts, and T shirt? Based on the techniques found in Judith Gilford’sThe Packing Book: Secrets of the Carry-On Traveler (Ten Speed Press), Easy Going’s staff will present a Packing Demonstration: How to organize, what to take, what to pack it in, and how to pack it.

Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
Peter Greenberg
* Wed., Aug. 7, 7:00 pm
Peter Greenberg talks about The Travel Detective Flight Crew Confidential ($14.95). Pilots and flight attendants may hit one city 4 to 6 times a month, but they are there only for about 24 to 36 hours at a time (or even less), so they always know where to go when they hit the ground running— where to get the best value for their money. Greenberg reveals everything pilots and flight attendants know about great shopping, services, and food and drink. Also revealed here are their special insights into airline safety and security. Greenberg is the travel editor for NBC’s Today show and the author of The Travel Detective. 0375759719

Easy Going Travel Shop and Bookstore, Berkeley, CA
Thursday, August 8, 7:30 p.m.
The Travel Detective Flight Crew Confidential (Villard) by Peter Greenberg Pilots and flight attendants hit one city four to six times a month, but they are there for only twenty-four hours or less. These insiders know where to go to get the best value for their money. Peter Greenberg travel editor for NBC’s Today show and author of The Travel Detective Flight Crew Confidential, reveals the travel secrets and hidden values to be found in the cities and airports around the world: where to fine the best shopping areas, services, great food, drink and hotels. Peter Greenberg is also author of The Travel Detective.

Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
Joe Wolff
* Sun., Aug. 11, 7:00 pm
Joe Wolff shows slides and talks about Café Life Rome: A Guidebook to the Cafés and Bars of the Eternal City ($20.00). Wolff offers a close-up look at family-run bars and cafés located in Rome’s centro storico. Some are more than a hundred years old, others are new: however, all have a story to tell—which Wolff captures through interviews, photos, historical references, family histories, famous and not-so-famous visitors— of course, what’s good to eat and drink. 1566564220

Distant Lands, Pasadena, CA
Monday, August 12, 7:30p.m.
CIRCUMNAVIGATING THE BLACK SEA ON THE MINERVA
Join veteran traveler Reese Benson for a slide show on the Black Sea region, based on a voyage he undertook there earlier this year.

Easy Going Travel Shop and Bookstore, Berkeley, CA
Tuesday, August 13, 7:30 p.m
Cafe’ Life Rome: A Guidebook to the Cafes and Bars of the Eternal City (Interlink Books) text by Joe Wolff, photographs by Roger Paperno The family-run bars and cafes of Rome’s centro storico spring to life in Joe Wolff’s slide presentation/talk based on his new book Cafe’ Life Rome. Some of these establishments are more than one hundred years old. Through interviews with their owners and the stories they have to tell, Wolff’s text and Paperno’s photographs capture the essence of this famed district’s best family run cafes and bars, located in the most popular tourist destinations in the world.



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