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Longitude Books Celebrates Machu Picchu

Just received my monthly newsletter from Longitude Guides, and I had to share it with you. They feature an enticing list of books about Machu Picchu, including some for kids, and a new one on the wild life of Machu Picchu. Although I can’t send you the newsletter, I CAN link you to their blog and you can see from the Longitude front page how they are featuring Machu Picchu. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you really will love their newsletter–so why not subscribe?

Don’t miss this essay by Hilary Bradt of Bradt guides.

Italy mysteries on PBS July

Another TV hit for travelers–this time ITALY is the destination.

St. Peter's Basilica, Rome
St. Peter's Basilica, Rome

I have Longitude books to thank for this discovery, and you can browse the whole collection of these mysteries at their site. If you don’t already get their newsletter, I highly recommend it for outstanding travel books.

Aurelio Zen mysteries by Michael Dibdin  air on PBS, Sunday evenings July 17-31. Continue reading Italy mysteries on PBS July

5 Things to Read: the Arab World in Troubled Times

Like a deadly domino game, the unrest keeps coming in the Arab world. Tunisia, Yemin, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Algeria, Jordan.  Most travelers are shying away from, for example, tourist-dependent Egypt.  In private correspondence, an American who lives there reports seeing 30-200 people in the Valley of the Kings (mostly Egyptians), where normally there would be as many as 8,000 in a day. Continue reading 5 Things to Read: the Arab World in Troubled Times