Travel Books

Read. No Excuses.

When I used to work in public relations (a corporate job that I recently quit, to live abroad and write) I never seemed to have time to read. 9am to 7pm-high stress job, 2-hours in traffic, need to go out and socialize, come home dead and ready for bed. Besides, […]

NYT: Travel News Roundup

The New York Times Sunday Travel section had a few short articles regarding books and travel: 1) These Guidebooks Don’t Scream Tourist The article points to the new Moleskine City Notebooks and Time Out Guides as examples of the latest trend in guidebook style — small, sleek and focused on […]

Book Review: Stalking the Wild Dik-Dik

Marie Javin’s Stalking the Wild Diki-Dik was the first book I’ve read in awhile that I just couldn’t seem to put down. My curiosity with a continent I know little about made me pick it up, but I never guessed how captivated I would become by Marie’s horrific and hilarious […]

Abebooks Features Collectible Travel Titles

Just a quick mention about a special feature I noticed today over at Canadian based Abebooks. If you’re into rare collectibles of the traveling kind, then take a look at their list of Classic Travel Titles from the Rare Book Room. The Authors from Around the World collection is another […]

Bill Bryson’s Fall Events for Thunderbolt Kid

Bill Bryson’s memoir The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid goes on sale October 17. The comical tale re-creates Bryson’s middle America upbringing with the help of his superhero persona. Tom Brokaw calls it a “…laugh-out-loud pilgrimage through his Fifties childhood.” Learn more about the famous travel writer’s Iowa […]