I have not read those books, but if you like humorous travelogues, have
you read Bill Bryson? I especially liked NOtes From a Small Island and
everyone seems to be reading
A Walk in the Woods. By the way, I met Bryson at last year's BooK Passage
Travel Writer's Conference in SF and he was a really nice guy.
The author of Pass the Butterworms was also there, and he was a funny
speaker, but I haven't read him, and can't remember his name. ANybody?
I really enjoyed Francis Mayes' books, and I think she is a good writer,
but not much of a sense of humor and a bit of a snob...
Debbie in Pgh