Tag Archives: Alps

What’s New at A Traveler’s Library

THE  BBC CALLS

I was delighted to receive an e-mail from BBC World Book Club on BBC World Service telling me that they liked my review of Hisham Matar’s beautiful novel about Libya [amazon_link id=”0385340435″ target=”_blank” ]In The Country of Men[/amazon_link] and would like me to submit a question for an interview of the author. I  may get to ask the question if we can sort out the time difference. I will let you know when you can hear my big moment on BBC radio. Continue reading What’s New at A Traveler’s Library

Over the Top: Both the Title and the Style

HikingDestination: The Alps–Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Germany, Lichtenstein,  Monaco

Book: Over the Top & Back Again, Hiking X the Alps,  by Brandon Wilson, illustrated by Ken Plumb, NEW 2011

Once  an experienced travel writer whom I admire explained to his class how to write a good travel story.

“Put yourself at risk,” he said. The closer the writer comes to total disaster, the theory goes, the more interesting the story will be. Continue reading Over the Top: Both the Title and the Style

Mark Twain’s Travel Literature Sways another Mark

Mark TwainDestination: Europe

Book: A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain

A GUEST POST by Mark Heers

Today a passionate Australian traveler shares his favorite travel literature. We are honoring Mark Twain all year, on the 100th anniversary of his death, and 175th anniversary of his birth. Continue reading Mark Twain’s Travel Literature Sways another Mark