Category Archives: Books

Overbooked :: Effects of Mass Tourism

Former New York Times and Washington Post correspondent Elizabeth Becker spoke  in the Ralph Bunche Library at the U.S. Department of State about her research for Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism, published in 2014.   Here are … Continue reading

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In Buenos Aires: Argentine Flag Imagery

In Buenos Aires I met a bookseller at La Calesita book store on Avenida de Mayo.  Take a tour by video.  Sr. Costanzo used to supply writer Jose Luis Borges with his books for 40 years.  Arranged regular deliveries to Borges’ apartment. … Continue reading

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Walking as Transportation

Books about Walking The Complete Guide to Walking, Mark Fenton.  Written by an editor at Walking magazine, this comprehensive how to guide, takes you from inertia to regular walking.  Exceptionally useful book aimed at the beginning walker or occasional exerciser. A … Continue reading

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Race Around the World in 1889: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland

Here’s a book about adventure travel that I thoroughly enjoyed  — terrific read, thrilling trip, adventurous women — what more could one want!  Eighty Days takes its title from Jules Verne‘s serialized novel Around the World in Eighty Days, published in book … Continue reading

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Zen of Travel Writing

When I need time to reflect on what I’ve seen,  to process incoming information, I take a long walk without my notebook and let thoughts  flow. If anything really important comes to mind, it can be written down when I get back to my … Continue reading

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Agincourt to Zanzibar

From Agincourt to Zanzibar, A Where-in-the-World Guide From Agincourt to Zanzibar is just the ticket for traveling through history. Curious about Capri? Wondering about Waterloo? Then drill through this book for insight and background data. Authors Don Hausrath and Paul … Continue reading

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Travel Writing: See the World-Sell the Story by L Peat O’Neil

Appendix 1 Along the Pyrenees Trail @ L Peat O’Neil Appendix_2 World’s Shortest Scheduled Airflight @ Peter Mikelbank For those who are reading my book Travel Writing: See the World, Sell the Story, 2nd edition, published by Writer’s Digest Books in … Continue reading

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