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Travel Planning In The Time Of Coronavirus

Let me assure you that as a seasoned globetrotter that 2020 has presented some of the strangest situations as far as travel that I have yet to experience personally in seeking to make plans.  There is a passage in James … Continue reading

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Book Review: Andorra: The Hidden Republic

Andorra:  The Hidden Republic, by Lewis Gaston Leary One of the funniest parts of this book is that the author himself engages in the sort of duel that one expects in more competitive challenges than “oldest tiny European republic” than … Continue reading

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Just Breathe

Yesterday and today I enjoyed some pleasant driving in the afternoon, a rarity in these times.  I do not wish to brag, for those who for whatever reason have been less able to travel, since in all cases I was … Continue reading

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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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