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"Every journey has a secret destination of which the traveler is unaware."


Fave Books & Movies

Books that transport you:   

  • East to West by Arnold Toynbee
  • The Second World by Parag Khanna
  • Lonely Planet's The Travel Book
  • The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton  
  • Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman’s Skiff by
    Rosemary Mahoney
    The Piano Turner:  A Novel by David Mason
  • The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
  • In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
  • Falling Off the Map: Some Lonely Places of the World by Pico Iyer
  • Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald  
  • The United States of Europe:  The New Superpower and the End of  American Supremacy by T.R. Reid
  • Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World by Rita Golden Gelman
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey
  • The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
  • Out of Africa by Isak Dinesan
  • A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

Book Reviews:

Movies that create a sense of place:

  • Once
  • Story of the Weeping Camel
  • Paradise Now
  • Travelers & Musicians
  • Mongol
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring   
  • Lost in Translation
  • The English Patient   
  • Daughters of the Dust
  • Thelma & Louise
  • And Now Ladies & Gentlemen
  • The Sheltering Sky
  • Down in the Delta
  • The Painted Veil
  • Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion
  • Paradise Now
  • Children of Heaven
  • Kandahar
  • Fire
  • The Matador
  • Daughter of Danang: American Experience
  • LA Confidential
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Darjeeling Limited
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Into the Wild
  • I Like Killing Flies
  • Emmanuel's Gift
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Raise the Red Lantern
  • Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Sketches of Frank Gehry
  • Touching the Void
  • The Journey
  • Dangerous Beauty
  • Chocolat


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