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Off the shelf: this month's book reviews

The Flying Troutmans, Miriam Toews (Faber, RRP£7.99): When their mother is admitted to a psychiatric ward and their somewhat unconventional Aunt Hattie returns from Paris to take care of them, Logan and Thebes feel lost, confused with the world. 293 more words


Two stroll through Budapest

If you have ever seen the film Before Sunrise you will understand my sentimentality toward the stroll, a type of exploring that is both uncomplicated and charming. 275 more words


Mud, Sweat and Gears- Cycling, Friendship and Beer!

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust

As you flip through the first pages of this book the first impression that you might get is that of awe and admiration for this couple of friends who decided to do something as crazy as to cycle 874 miles (1,407 km) from Lands’ End to John O’Groats.

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Travel Literature: My two favourites

I love travel literature. I love to travel and I love to read, so it makes sense. There are two books that I just love. Love, love, love. 553 more words

Journal Entries

Mid-week travel tales

I have most recently completed two travel stories that were sent to me for review and decided I should put them together for a two-in-one blog post. 590 more words

Book Reviews

Up North: Preface or Chapter One

I AM MARJORIE THE FAR-TRAVELER, direct descendant of those bold Viking women of yore. Gudrid, the original Far-Traveler, sailing her wide world between Iceland, Greenland, Vinland and Norway is my new hero. 1,658 more words


Off the shelf: this month's book reviews

World Search: Amazing Jobs, Incredible Animals and Busy Places (Lonely Planet RRP: £9.99 each) World Search is a new and visually enticing children’s book series from Lonely Planet, which introduces a new generation of future travellers to the wider world around them. 311 more words