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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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…