Book: The Ragged Edge of the World: Encounters at the Frontier Where Modernity, Wildlands and Indigenous Peoples Meet (NEW April 2012) by Eugene Linden.
“Tourism’s hyperbole to the contrary, there are very few “timeless” places left on the planet.” Eugene Linden.
Surely anyone afflicted with an addiction to travel will envy the itinerary of Eugene Linden‘s life. This is the sort of book that convinces people that travel writers lead glamorous and exciting lives. The important thing about Linden’s travel, though, is not the sheer joy of exploring far-flung places, but the intellectual journeys that motivated his jet-away life. Continue reading The Boar and the Butterfly→
Several months ago, my friend Donna Hull who writes about boomer adventure travel, tagged me in a fun little blogger game. I had to write a post about travel secrets. I did. It was a popular post. See My 3 Best Kept Travel Secrets of Greece. and that was that. But that was not quite ALL of that. The folks who started this little game,TripBase, had something more serious in mind.
They have put together a set of e-books of the hundreds of travel secrets they gathered from travel writers on the web. You can add them all to your travel library (I DID) or choose family travel, world travel (that’s where my secrets are), travel tips, U.S. travel (that’s where Donna’s secrets are), Italy, beaches or foodie. Take a look, and use the A Traveler’s Library link (I don’t get any money, but I’m competitive and want to have my fans to get more benefits than somebody else’s fans!)
But best of all, these travel secrets turn into water. Every single download gets a contribution from Trip Base to provide the most basic of needs–pure drinking water. Their goal is to drill enough wells to supply a whole school. So help out and help yourself to the greatest travel secrets!
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