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The Kindness Diaries

The Kindness Diaries© 2014  Leo Logothetis288 pages                         Is it possible to travel the world just on the kindness of strangers? Leo Logothetis was inspired to find out after reading Che Guevara’s account of touring South America by motorbike. Well, … Continue reading

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Hey Mom, Can I Ride My Bike Across America?

Hey Mom, Can I Ride My Bike Across America? Five Kids Meet their Country© 1990 John Siegel Boettnerwith excerpts from the journals of Heather Deutsch, Joy Fulton, Jimmy West, Carl Fagerlin, and Ethan Turpin.439 pages The United States isn’t a … Continue reading

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Read of England 2012

Last week, Britons celebrated or observed Guy Fawkes Night on 5 November, a date I usually try to do some English-themed reading around, just as I do readings for the Fourth of July and Bastille Day. This year’s reading consisted … Continue reading

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Bicycle Diaries

Bicycle Diaries© 2009 David Byrne297 pages Though I’ve never heard of the musician and visual artist David Bryne before, his recollections of time spent in some of the world’s greatest cities had my attention from the start — for he … Continue reading

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In a Sunburned Country

In a Sunburned Country© 2001 Bill Bryson352 pages Bill Bryson takes on the largest island in the world in In a Sunburned Country,  traveling its coasts and dashing into the heart of the outback to gaze upon some of the … Continue reading

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Over the Hills

Over the Hills: A Midlife Escape Across America by Bicycle© 1996 David Lamb254 pages Despite a life of front-line journalism in Vietnam and Rwanda, LA Times journalist David Lamb feels as though his lifestyle has become positively sedentary as he … Continue reading

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