Tag Archives: Round the World

Sailing Alone Around the World

I tend to find myself in a bookstore for a randomly justified reason. I really have no good reason to head in, as though I’m out of books to read, but I somehow make up a reason and go in there and buy something I don’t really need. I did this a few months ago […]

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The Travel Book

I have a couple of destinations planned for 2011, but I’m by no means close to being done. I still have a good chunk of vacation time from work available, and I’m trying to decide where I want to go next. I have more than a few ideas, which is a problem I’m happy to […]

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Letters to Zerky

I’ve done a lot of travel reading lately, but haven’t found anything exactly inspirational and personal at the same time. A lot of what I’ve read has been quite good, but just not exactly what I was looking for. And then I saw Letters to Zerky: A Father’s Legacy to a Lost Son and a […]

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360 Degrees Longitude

I like to take books on vacations that I think with both last me the whole trip and also be possible to finish in the time that I’m gone. It’s a delicate balance to strike as it’s difficult to tell exactly how long it’ll take you to read a book before you even pick it […]

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Around the World in 80 Days

I was walking through the book store the other day trying to kill some time. I had no where particular to be so I figured I’d go there and wander through the stacks for a while. This is something I enjoy doing from time-to-time, always hoping that I won’t buy anything but instead just wander […]

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The Chicago of Europe

It is no secret that I’m not a fan of Mark Twain’s work. I have not attempted to conceal this in any way, and actually have been rather up front about it. So, when I was offered a copy of a compliation of some of Twain’s writing, I made darn sure the publisher knew that […]

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Adventures of a Continental Drifter

The practice of selling everything I own after packing a few essentials in a case and heading out the door to see the world has been a dream of mine for a long time. Based on another life I like to lead I’m not sure it’s exactly practical, but I do envy those that can […]

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Long Way Round

It’s a bit delayed since it’s publishing in 2004, but I just finished reading Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World by actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. I had heard about the book a while ago, but had never picked it up until I heard about them publishing the next one, Long Way […]

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