Who wrote something like "all great writing is travel writing and Mary Shelley was the best travel writer"?
I think I read this on the Internet in the last 10 years, written by a currently living book reviewer. I'd like to read the article again. It was an article about the importance of travel writing.
posted by cda
on Jun 26, 2013 -
What are some good books (novels, preferably, but willing to look into really excellent non-fiction) to get in the mood for my trip to Sri Lanka in August?
posted by monkeygenius
on Jun 22, 2009 -
I'm trying to identify a book or short story I read at least 10 years ago. The bits I remember are that it was some kind of sci-fi story about a journey to another star. The star was probably Alpha Centauri. It was expected to be a very slow journey taking many years. [more inside]
posted by curious_yellow
on Apr 23, 2009 -
My wife and I are looking at writing a US based (lower 48) travel guide and would like any tips possible regarding getting one published, and how to make it actually happen. [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Oct 30, 2008 -
ReadmeFilter: Desperately in need of suggestions for books for upcoming Europe trip. [more inside]
posted by kjs4
on Sep 23, 2008 -
I need a longish, interesting, well-written book (fiction) to read on an upcoming trip. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mosessis
on Aug 21, 2008 -
Please give me your recommendations for a European travelguide for the clueless traveler. [more inside]
posted by sah
on Aug 17, 2008 -
If you were writing a book/essay about the motivations of over-ambitious young people, where would you look for research? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Apr 4, 2008 -
I'm looking for books where the author immerses himself in an experience and then writes about it [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Feb 7, 2008 -
Bookfilter: looking for a book I read as a kid involving a sick kid and sailing. The wrinkle? I read it in German, so I don't even know if this book exists in English. Obviously, there's [more inside]
posted by yggdrasil
on Jan 4, 2008 -
What is the best UK travel guide to give to an American student spending the semester there in the spring? She'll be in Gloucestershire, with short trips to London and around the Continent depending on time and budget.
posted by kyleg
on Nov 11, 2007 -
When I was a kid, my local library had a great selection of illustrated books focusing on the hypothectical future of space travel, life in space stations, space craft, planetary exploration. Some were pretty far out, but the most memorable were kind of "2001" in their theme and a bit more serious. After several google missions, and a swing through amazon's used and rare books, I've come up pretty much empty handed. Anyone else out there remember flipping through these books and planning your first trip to mars? Titles, authors, links or any hint what so ever would be appreciated!
posted by thehickmans
on Jul 6, 2007 -
What is the travel book series that boasts off-the-beaten-path sights and locations? [more inside]
posted by KathyK
on Jul 3, 2007 -
I need help putting together a book about my Peace Corps experiences, though I have no idea where to even begin. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by brokekid
on Feb 23, 2007 -
I'm off to Tokyo in a few months and would love to read some interesting books about/set there before I go... [more inside]
posted by teststrip
on Jan 15, 2007 -
Can anyone recommend good books to read to a two-year-old boy who's going to be taking his first airplane trip in ten days? [more inside]
posted by Songdog
on May 20, 2006 -
Headed to Tulum and Playa Del Carmen April 1-10. Semi winging it on accommodations so very open to anyone's suggestions for reasonable (maybe even romantic) places to stay (staying at CabanaCopal for a couple nights). Been there a few times and enjoy exploring. Anyone have any favorite spots, places to eat, cenote or snorkel spot they want to share? Good cheap massage? Fav local spot on 20th?
AND how about a great vacation book - my last beach trip I read "The Great Influenza" and I'm looking for something a little more fun!
Thanks (planning and thinking about trips are ALMOST as much fun as going on them...)
posted by beccaj
on Mar 7, 2006 -
Last month, a British travel writer appeared on the Daily Show to talk up his new book (single-word title, a fishing-related verb) about his winter in the Alaskan fishery. What is the author's name, and what is the book's title?
posted by tomharpel
on Mar 7, 2005 -
My wife and I are going to London soon. I've lived there before, but it will be her first time. What are some good books that will bring the city's history and landmarks alive for her? Fiction and non-fiction are fine, as long as they are good reads (not dry or academic). I'm looking for the type of thing that will really make you appreciate the Tower or Camden Town or whatever when you're there.
posted by grumblebee
on Mar 9, 2004 -