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Read To Travel

November Reading List

It’s been a while since I have done one of these and I think it’s time to share what’s on my bedside table with you.  In all honesty, my nightstand is an absolute chaotic, poetic, mess.  But that’s okay.  There are nearly too many books, loose jewelry, and a pile of notebooks because, well, I […]

Stranger in a Stranger Land: My Six Years in Korea BOOK REVIEW

The Author After finishing law school, Brian M. Williams moved to South Korea to join the expatriate community of English school teachers.  Shortly before his arrival, he was offered a new job in publishing making English textbooks for schools.  During his six years in the country, he learned a lot about expat life, the Korean […]

Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon

If you identify as book lover, bookshelf porn junkie, independent bookstore seeker, or overall nerd in love with the written word, you have probably spent your fair share of time exploring the stacks of little shops.  I visited Powell’s on a recommendation from a traveling friend who recognized my obsession with reading and knew I […]

Three Books in Travel Literature To Pick Up This Month

No Vulgar Hotel: The Desire and Pursuit of Venice by Judith Martin I came to own this book from a used book sale on the town green in Glastonbury, Connecticut.  Having visited Venice before, I was eager to read a travel memoir about the city.  It is everything that will wet your appetite for travel […]

No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering

About the Book Clara Bensen is currently a 20-something writer living in Austin, Texas.  In 2013 she meets Jeff on OKCupid.  Jeff is wild, unique, and determined never to be tied down again.  After knowing each other for only a few weeks, Clara agrees to accompany Jeff on one of his exciting experiments: a three […]

Where I Read Lord Of The Rings (The Fellowship)

There are dozens of my books on my shelves that I am dying to read, yet also waiting for the perfect time to read them.  Something about reading a specific book at a certain time in my life feels special.  Often these connections, this recognition of the opportune timing, make no sense.  I just know […]

Where I Read Turn Right At Machu Picchu

As I travel and see more of our world, I have been getting really into travelogues and travel memoirs.  Reading about someone else’s adventure fills my veins with inspiration to go do something crazy like take on a week long mountain trek or go on a silent retreat or write my own travelogue.  Something along […]

Where I Read Lost for Words

A few weeks ago, I finally did something I should have done when I first arrived on Waiheke Island. I got a library card. I was only able to bring seven books with me to New Zealand. So in efforts to save the second half of my special seven for my six weeks of traveling in […]

Where I Read The Happiness Project

Honestly, I didn’t read The Happiness Project in too many places because from the moment I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down.  I had to make myself leave the house and do things while I was reading this book.  After three days of constant reading I feel completely inspired to do positive things […]

Where I Read Cloud Atlas

Travel far enough you meet yourself Two weeks ago I landed in Auckland, New Zealand with my suitcase and way too many books.  Cloud Atlas is a piece of work that I just couldn’t put down.  Six stories and six styles of writing connect souls across the span of time.  I found myself pulling it […]

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