Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you. We have fond memories of the Rock of Cashel, in Tipperary–the first stop on our road trip through southern and southwestern Ireland. The small town is lovely, with its Victorian downtown and historic buildings. We ate lunch in the small cafeteria attached to the grocery store, and then walked across [...]
Destination: Japan Book: Rising Son: A Father and Son’s Bike Adventure Across Japan by Charles R. Scott (New, February 2013) Beware the conclusions you draw when visiting another culture. For one thing, your experience of a place can change drastically depending on your mode of transportation.
Of course it is a reason to celebrate! AND to thank you for being part of A Traveler’s Library. Have a piece of cake. Googling “average life span of a blog” will get you a lot of contradictory, and largely outdated numbers. However, I know just from tracking broken links at A Traveler’s Library [...]
Just before we left for our weekend road trip to northern Arizona’s White Mountains (see Travels With Bogie) I read Leigh McAdam’s Hike Bike Travel article on landscape photography. Leigh had attended a landscape photography class and shared rules for composing good photos. How many of them did I incorporate in the pictures below? You [...]
Destination: Southern France Movie: Two For the Road, starring Audrey Hepurn and Albert Finney (1967) Book: Audrey Hepburn, A Charmed Life by Robyn Karney (2012) [READ TO THE END TO SEE HOW TO WIN THIS BOOK!] I’ll wager that this road trip movie is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. And you may not have [...]
Pet Travel Thursday Destination: various sites of autumn beauty and ghostly happenings By Pamela Douglas Webster With a nip in the air, many Americans start thinking of spooks, falling leaves, and winterizing their homes. My thoughts turn to taking a road trip with my dog. Summer is wonderful for travel. But pet-friendly travel is risky [...]
Destination: Iran Book: Iranian Rappers and Persian Porn: A Hitchhikers Adventures in the New Iran by Jamie Maslin What we have here is incompatibility between reader and book. Iranian Rappers and Persian Porn clearly aims at an entirely different demographic than this reader. I am definitely not the target audience, which seems to consist of those [...]
You know how I love road trips–reading about them–riding on them–watching them in movies and TV. So when I heard that Candy Harrington, recognized expert on accessible travel, had published a book about accessible road trips, I asked if she would write an article for A Traveler’s Library. While Candy includes plenty of information for [...]