By Jessica Voigts
Romantic Journey. By Murdockcrc, from Wikimedia Commons
The Orient Express – when you hear the name, what do you think? Romance, overland travel, the rhythm of the train on the tracks, elegance, tuxedos! Here’s a little history of the most romantic journey in the world… Continue reading
Jane Boursaw of Reel Life with Jane and I put all the names of commenters in a hat (from both the post here and the one at Reel Life), and the winner was Brette Sember. Hope her daughter isn’t reading this, because she’s destined to get the book for a present! Thanks everyone for playing. And if you love Audrey Hepburn but didn’t win, do consider buying the book.
Stay tuned for more Traveler’s Library/Reel Life giveaways to come.
I love to watch James Cagney and it was a pleasure to research his films (translation–sit on the couch and watch old movies). Jane Boursaw added some really great movie clips to my post about Cagney films at Reel Life With Jane in my monthly Classic Connoisseur’s Guide to the Best Films and Stars. Hope you’ll take a look and let me know if you agree with my assessment of Jean Harlow in The Public Enemy.
Long ago I decided that the real money in travel writing probably goes to those who write books about How to Be a Travel Writer. However, one book stands out as a helpful guide to people who seriously want to become travel writers. I read it when I started out, and it is still around–now in its 7th edition. I review the classic The Travel Writer’s Handbook: How to Write – and Sell – Your Own Travel Experiences at Absurd Reviews.
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After last weeks extravaganza of e-books (Did you check out the possibilities of Housesitting, or plan a trip to Cape Cod?) we’ll be back to print–going to Italy, China and France. And you won’t want to miss Travel Photo Thursday, when I share pictures of nine Greek Islands I visited on a sailing trip around the Cyclades.
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