Travel

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This book is disappointing.

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“Because of their bold decision to wander the globe in search of adventure, ‘We are healthier, happier, and more in touch with our world and our own selves.’”

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For three decades, Donna Leon has lived in Venice, the setting for her popular Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries, a series distinguished by its engrossing plots, nuanced characterization, and mu

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“. . . best read in small sessions to avoid the armchair traveler’s inevitable reaction: ‘What were they thinking?’”

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“. . . stereotype . . . of the fusty Oxbridge academic harrumphing at a changing world that does not correlate with his own. . . . not particularly funny.”

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“We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.” —R. D. Laing

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“. . . an adventurous woman, willing herself to . . . push up against the outer boundaries of her comfort zone. . . . many comedic observations.”

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“For anyone contemplating visiting or living in The Netherlands, In the City of Bikes is a must read.”

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“It is a rich story often laced with irony, the work of a keen observer, full of colorful encounters, an odyssey . . .”

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Just as the population has increased over time, so has people’s propensity to travel.

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“. . . an erudite romp through cartographical history . . .”

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To make informed decisions about our lives, we need to know about places.

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“A Sense of Direction seems the product of an overly educated, overly entitled entity.”

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“entertaining and eclectic, engaging and informative.”

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“Our experience through Off the Beaten Path: Stories of People Around the World by Ruth Colvin is both humbling and enlightening.

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“In its entirety Paris vs. New York is a book that encourages playfulness.

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“Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine scans rituals so venerable they lack inventors, and doctrines so fresh he watches them evolve in real time.”

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“For readers interested in early encounters between European and Arabic culture, An Imam in Paris: Al-Tahtawi’s Visit to France (1826–1831) provides a fascinating glimpse into the

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“In snippets, we are offered hints of what could have been a fine book. . . . But alas, no go. . . . For all his booze-soaked pseudo attitude . . . Mr.

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“Mr. Bowles was a composer, music ethnologist, writer, and translator.

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“The Flag is an exceptional photographic collection.

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