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Paul’s Reading List, October through December

By     |    Jan 24, 2012
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We’re doing a pretty good job reading on this trip. Which is easy to do without a TV. Here’s what I’ve read so far along with some notes. October through December: Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage — This book is phenomenal. Lansing’s writing is great and the story is wild. If you haven’t read it, you should. Nature’s Metropolis — An interesting read about Chicago’s influence over the development of the western United […]

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Travel Book Gift Ideas

By     |    Dec 12, 2011
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We’ve read a bunch of travel books — some better than others. If you’re buying a gift for a travel dreamer, vagabond, or dirtbag this holiday season, consider one of these from Amazon instead of waiting for serendipity. Also note: Amazon kicks us back some gas money if you follow the link and buy a copy. Everybody wins! Desert Solitaire — This is the book that inspired our honeymoon, a […]

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The Serendipitous Book Theorem

By     |    Aug 15, 2011
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We have a lot of books.  There are books we’ve read, books we plan to read, books we’ve forgotten that we planned to read, and, frankly, books we just like having on our shelves. Books are everywhere.  We have three large bookshelves filled with books, we have stacks next to the bed, we have stacks near the couch, we have cookbooks in the kitchen.  And the advice we keep getting […]

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Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley

By     |    Nov 30, 2010
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Book reports – you remember those from elementary school, right?  Well, guess what, you’ve found the one person who loved those damn things.  In preparation for our next adventure, I’ll be boning up on my travel reading and sharing my “insights” with you.  This is the first in a series of book reports on my path to enlightenment by way of obsessive preparation.  Though, paraphrasing the great Yvon Chouinard, there’s […]

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