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Freya Stark's Worst Journey

Happy Birthday to Freya Stark, born on January 31, 1893. In this extract taken from her book The Zodiac Arch, she recounts a trip across the Atlantic Ocean, 1943, November, during World War II. 2,365 more words

Blogs and Vlogs I follow

Whenever I can’t travel, because I lack the money or the time (isn’t it always the way?), I get my travel fix through reading blogs or through watching vlogs. 511 more words


The best travel books that I read in 2014

Although the last week of January is perhaps a little late for a ‘Best of 2014’ article, I nevertheless thought I’d share a selection of the best travel books that I read last year… 555 more words


Almost French - Sarah Turnbull

Happy New Year!

I can’t believe I haven’t done a post in 2 months. The holiday season is definitely not the relaxing break for me as it is for some people. 262 more words

Book Reviews

Leon McCarron, The Road Headed West, catches and holds the attention

Travel literature and cycle tour books are two favourites of mine. I mention them separately, as to be honest, few cycle tourists make the grade as contributors to travel literature. 473 more words

Book Review

In Patagonia

In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin, 4/5

Short, vignette-like chapters relating Chatwin’s Patagonian travel experiences are loosely, but satisfyingly, tied together by his interest in the extinct mylodon (Giant Ground Sloth), the fate of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch gang, and the life of his sailor uncle, Charley Milward.  64 more words

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