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Book Review: Traveling with Pain
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Book Review: Traveling with Pain

In addition to covering tips on how and why to travel, this book covers: packing and preparing; getting there; sleeping and eating; sightseeing; outdoor adventures; shopping; night life; resting; recovery time after the trip.

BOOK REVIEW: Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light
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BOOK REVIEW: Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light

The vignettes of “Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light” are bedtime stories or café reading. In this updated edition of David Downie’s book, his stories reveal his personal wit. This adds charm and brings out a smile as you read about his own Paris history and reflections in each vignette.

Book Reviews: “Fly Water” “British West Indies Style” and “Faeries”
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Book Reviews: “Fly Water” “British West Indies Style” and “Faeries”

From Rizzoli Publishers comes “Fly Water” and “British West Indies Style.” The former brings us to the fly-fishing rivers of the American West. The latter is focused on the superbly and uniquely furnished homes of Antigua, Jamaica, Barbados and more.

Book Reviews: “Architecture of the Sun” and “The Houses and Gardens of M.H. Baillie Scott”
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Book Reviews: “Architecture of the Sun” and “The Houses and Gardens of M.H. Baillie Scott”

What more can we expect from Rizzoli Publishers than two more terrific and collectible tomes – – “Architecture of the Sun” and “The Houses and Gardens of M.H. Baillie Scott.”

Book Review: China
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Book Review: China

If there were ever a book to place on your coffee table and allow to sit there through the years, to be ogled and enjoyed by you and friends and family, “China” by Yann Layma (Abrams, $50.00, 424 pages, 240 photographs in full color) is it.

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BOOK REVIEWS: “World Atlas,” “Bungalow Nation,” “Running with Reindeer,” and “Eyewitness London”

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For holiday gift giving to yourself or to someone else, a trio from Rizzoli should definitely be on your list. Beautiful, informative, sensibly priced for what you get, representing travel and lesiure and history interests – – “One Hundred and One Beautiful Towns in France,” “Alfred Stieglitz New York,” “Caribbean Hideaways” – – fill the bill.

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You can always count on the esteemed Rizzoli Publisher to produce a fine and interesting and beautiful book. Now for holiday reading and browsing, for gift giving, for researching and for just plain joy –this five- some is super worthy.

BOOK REVIEW: Life is a Trip: The Transformative Magic of Travel
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BOOK REVIEW: Life is a Trip: The Transformative Magic of Travel

The nature of travel writing has changed, as has travel itself. Today the emphasis is on cultural travel and experiential travel, on learning first hand about the cultures one visits – their customs, their food, and how they think and feel.

BOOK REVIEW: Absente, Images and Tastes of the Green Fairy
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BOOK REVIEW: Absente, Images and Tastes of the Green Fairy

I’m enamored with a book on Absente. During the past two years, quite a few authors have written about the magic of this famous liqueur. However, Carrier’s compilation brings everything to life in spectacular fashion. It combines history with over 130 photos of well known works of art with numerous artists’ biographies…