Burton Holmes Travelogues: The Greatest Traveler of His Time, 1890-1938

They say travel broadens the mind. For Burton Holmes that was certainly true. He began traveling with his family as a small child. By the time he died in 1958, he had traveled the world over many times. He’s the man many believe responsible for the travelogue. He would travel to China or Spain and come back with pictures and present lectures about his travels. There’s a wonderful picture of Japanese schoolchildren in 1940 looking at a book called Burton Holmes and the Travelogue. He bought one of the first movie cameras so he could film his travels. There are hundreds of photos in this book, some of them stunning. Each one is a step back in time, from the Kaiser in the trenches to the beautiful Feluccas on the Nile in 1906. It’s great fun

Burton Holmes Travelogues: Cities of the Barbary Coast. Oases of the Algerian Sahara. Southern Spain... By Burton Holmes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781249793205
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Published: Saraswati Press - October 1st, 2012

Novel Destinations: Literary Landmarks From Jane Austen's Bath to Ernest Hemingway's Key West - Shannon Mckenna Schmidt, Joni Rendon, Matthew Pearl

One of the highlights of my trip to Paris was visiting Victor Hugo’s house. It was beautiful and mysterious and decorated in a style that even in his time must have been unusual. For those of us who are fascinated not with lives of movies stars but authors, now there is a guidebook to their homes and haunts. Novel Destinations takes you to Zora Neale Hurston’s Eatonville and to 221B Baker Street, the home of the fictional Sherlock Holmes. The book is full of interesting places like the watering holes frequented by Hemingway to Willa Cather’s childhood home in Nebraska. There are literary festivals, cafes and hotels where the literati dined and slept and the cemeteries where they are buried. It’s great fun for the armchair traveler and pilgrims on Jane Austen’s Bath Walking Tour.

Novel Destinations: Literary Landmarks From Jane Austen's Bath to Ernest Hemingway's Key West By Shannon Schmidt, Joni Rendon, Matthew Pearl (Foreword by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781426204548
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Published: National Geographic - June 16th, 2009

Markets of New York City: A Guide to the Best Artisan, Farmer, Food, and Flea Markets - Karen Seiger

Turn a weekend—or even a day trip—to frenetic New York City into a restful European-style vacation by approaching NYC not as the clogged, congested “city that never sleeps,” but as a burgeoning network of cottage industries! THE MARKETS OF NEW YORK CITY is a cheat-sheet for local flavor and re-localized shopping. This charming new pocket guide will tip you off to the five boroughs’ craft fairs, flea and farmers’ markets. Whether a weekly (or even daily!) occurrence, or a special annual event, the Markets of New York City provides details of these markets along with profiles of the unique people and products of each, from classical Old World foodstuffs to edgier indie handicrafts.