Tag Archives: travel

No Haste To The Wedding

Most of the time in recent years that I have gone to a wedding there has been a great deal of haste involved with it.  There are a variety of reasons for this, which include not leaving enough time to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Green Guide: Brittany

The Green Guide:  Brittany, by Michelin It takes a special kind of critic to seek to rate as many things as Michelin does.  In reading this book, and I must admit that even without a burning desire to see Brittany … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eyewitness Travel: Brittany (2017)

Eyewitness Travel:  Brittany (2017), by DK How much does a book change in four years?  If you are reading this book, the answer is not very much.  Admittedly, I did not expect my library to send me two different editions … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eyewitness Travel: Brittany (2013)

Eyewitness Travel:  Brittany (2013), by DK Admittedly, I don’t have any plans to visit Brittany any time soon.  While some people tend to read a book like this only when they are going to a place and actively planning on … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Be A Good Creature

How To Be A Good Creature:  A Memoir In Thirteen Animals, by Sy Montgomery, illustrated by Rebecca Green This book is the sort that provides accidental insight that the author does not entirely intend.  In reading about the book, it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rick Steves’ Portuguese Phrasebook & Dictionary

Rich Steves’ Portuguese Phrasebook & Dictionary, by Rick Steves It is rather telling that Rick Steves, a notably monolingual person whose appeal to readers is due to his passionate interest in European tourism, ended up writing (or at least giving … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lonely Planet: Cuba

Lonely Planet:  Cuba One of the smarter habits I acquired when I started to plan my own international trips was to read the Lonely Planet guides.  To be sure, the guide are not perfect, but they do present a great … Continue reading

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Book Review: DK Eyewitness: Cuba

DK Eyewitness:  Cuba, by DK Travel In reading this book I was struck by the way that the authors spent about half of the book talking about what could be seen in and around Havana.  To be sure, Havana is … Continue reading

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I’m Not Competitive, I Just Want To Win

I am always intrigued by the various themes that are involved in a time like the Northwest Family Weekend.  Sometimes these themes are inherent in the weekend itself, but more commonly they happen because of the communication and interaction that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Europe By Eurail 2020

Europe By Eurail 2020:  Touring Europe By Train, by LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski, revised by Darren Price This is precisely the sort of book I most appreciate when it comes to travel.  As a somewhat well-traveled person myself, I seldom need encouragement … Continue reading

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