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Tours of Border Abbeys

I have noted before the souvenir guide for the Border Abbeys, published in 1964: Dryburgh, Kelso, Jedburgh and Melrose. A small card guide (with colour printing) to Melrose Abbey was issued by MPBW in 1963. 82 more words


Where Is My Guidebook?

“Where is my guidebook?”

I don’t treat my travel guidebooks with respect.  I rip out pages and stow them in my purse.

Yes, these two pages were all I could find of the guidebook one day in the hotel.   409 more words

It's been a quiet week..

Hi folks. I am home from Santiago just over a week now and I have been hit with a bad dose of the Post Camino Blues… 353 more words

Camino De Santiago

September Asters

The aster is my favorite fall wildflower.

I remember first noticing this flower many years ago when I was walking in a park. Back then, I could not identify the flowers and plants in the park. 94 more words


Dealing with the Nix in Phoenix

Prior to my trip to Arizona, I skimmed The Phoenix Book: A Guide to the Valley of the Sun. Written by a native and a newcomer, the book begins with the newcomer’s breezy negativity: “During our first visit to Phoenix, the weather was an intolerable 107 degrees…the scenery, so brown and monochromatic, was monotonous after California trees and ocean. 924 more words


Travels of the imagination

Browsing around the web I discovered a site called TripFiction, dedicated to reviewing books about places. The suggestion is that, if you have a trip planned, it’s a good idea to read stories set in that place before or during (or after for that matter) your visit. 155 more words


Illustrated guides of WWI battlefields – Guides illustrés Michelin des champs de bataille

The Cambridge University Library has just received a new donation, Reims et le fort de la Pompelle (2016.8.5228). This is part of the series… 608 more words

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