Tag Archives: Asia

My Favorite Earth Day Photos

In celebration of Earth Day – which is today, in case you weren’t sure – I’d like to share some of my favorite photos from around the globe. Since I’ve been fortunate enough to set foot on all seven continents, I’ll do one for each. In no particular order, here they are – starting with […]

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Souvenir Shopping at the Great Wall of China

My favorite stop on my trip to China a few years back was the Great Wall of China at Simatai. I loved hiking along its crumbling ramparts, stopping occasionally to admire the view. This 5.4km-long section of the wall is approximately 120km northeast of Beijing, and much more authentic in nature than the more touristy […]

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Country Driving

Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip by Peter Hessler, published in 2010, is one of those books which seems to have sat on my shelf much longer than it should. After reading another book by Hessler, River Town, I was looking forward to what I viewed as a sequel. In a way that is what […]

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Break with the Brood: Cheap Holidays in Turkey 2013

Cheap holidays in Turkey are the answer to every frugal family’s holiday dilemmas. Whatever your holiday budget, holidays in Turkey offer a wide range of excellent hotel facilities, welcoming resorts, and amazing attractions made to fit the size of every family’s pocket. Turkey is known for its breathtaking blue flag beaches, which stretch for miles […]

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Bangkok Babylon

I have read countless armchair travel stories about authors making a journey to a destination which they find noteworthy enough to write a book about. Heck, I even wrote one myself! I find most stories I read fascinating, as the authors paint a curious picture of a locale that many of us may never get […]

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Learning to Bow

There are only so many times I can ignore a recommendation for a book before going out and picking up a copy. That was the case with Bruce Feiler’s Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan. Several friends told me I should check it out, knowing that I not only loved to travel but […]

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River Town

Before Borders Books closed their doors I picked up as many armchair travel books as I could find. At eighty percent off, the deals were just too good to ignore. The closeout sale helped expand my author base, too, since I was able to justify taking a chance on a writer I had never heard […]

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To a Mountain in Tibet

Colin Thubron’s Shadow of the Silk Road has remained one of my favorite armchair travel books since reading it a couple of years ago. I have been looking for something new from him over that time. I could have gone back and picked up something else, which I’ll still do, but I wanted to see […]

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