|Subject: Travel books|
When we're not travelling, we're reading about travelling. What
travel books do Ziners read that excite your imagination, outside of
the usual Frommer's, Fodor's, Michelin and Go! (wherever) tour guides?
I like reading Theroux, because I'm always amazed at how unprepared
he seems to be before setting out, Bryson can be fun, Bettina Selby is
quite courageous, Colin Thubron visits place that are exotic and Tim
Severin has a very different take on travel. My current favourite
is Susan Cahill's Discovering Italy. We always try to buy books set
in the locale that we are visiting so we can immerse ourselves in the
atmosphere. For example, in January I read The Old Man and the Sea
while on a cruise ship passing by Cuba.
We're heading out to the cottage for two weeks with a stack of books including The Man Who Broke Out of the Bank...and went for a walk in France by Miles Morland.
Recommendations on what to read in the midst of the travel doldrums? Lucy (in Toronto but not for long)