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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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Book Review: Great Railway Journeys Of Europe

Great Railway Journeys Of Europe, by Insight Guides As I have mentioned elsewhere, this book is one of the several books I picked up from my local library in order to help serve as a resource when it comes to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Night Trains

Night Trains:  The Rise And Fall Of The Sleeper, by Andrew Martin This book does not really live up to its title very well.  This is not necessarily a bad thing, as the book is entertaining and personal, but sometimes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ghost Towns Of Montana

Ghost Towns Of Montana:  A Classic Tour Through The Treasure State’s Historical Sites, by Donald C. Miller While by no means a bad book, this book’s shortcomings and little flaws were all the more in evidence because I read this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ghost Towns Of The Pacific Northwest

Ghost Towns Of The Pacific Northwest:  Your Guide To The Hidden History Of Washington, Oregon, and British Colombia While I must admit that I have never taken a trip solely or even mainly to see a ghost town that I … Continue reading

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