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Travel to the beach to talk about travel books

The publication dates of the selections range from 1832 to 2011. I've tried for variety! This list does not include any man or woman against the wilderness selections; there are some great books with that theme, but I wanted to stay with a world travel/cultural encounter motif.

Old school...classics from the nineteenth century:

*The Innocents Abroad  by Mark Twain
*Domestic Manners of the Americans by Frances Trollope

 From the gone but not forgotten twentieth century:


*Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck 
*Rome and A Villa by Eleanor Clark


More recent journeys and meditations:

*The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road by Paul Theroux
*Radio Shangri-la: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth by Lisa Napoli

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  • Dave B

    Great meet up with a very enjoyable and knowledgeable group of friendly people!

    July 6, 2014

  • Dagmar

    Very nice discussion about a number of different travelogues from different time periods. Thanks for hosting and reviewing all these books to lead the discussion, Anne.

    July 6, 2014

  • Alan F.

    We both read "the kindness of strangers" and Trina has partially read "the wander year". See you later
    Today.

    July 6, 2014

  • Beverly

    I read travels/charley...now reading Twain's travels.

    July 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really disappointed about missing this meetup but still working weekends and was unable to find a replacement for Sunday. Enjoy and see you all next time !

    July 5, 2014

  • Chris H.

    I've already read Travels with Charley and I'm going to read Domestic Manners of the American Trollope. Looking forward to seeing everyone

    June 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's funny !

      June 29, 2014

    • Chris H.

      Oh, shoot! I didn't even realize I did that! I was reading reviews of the book and someone had described it that way and I guess it stuck in my head. LOL

      June 30, 2014

  • Dagmar

    Reading and enjoying Innocents Abroad. Fyi both the Trollope and Twain books have been available as free books for Amazon Kindle downloads for ereaders

    June 29, 2014

  • David P.

    Reading "The Innocents Abroad"

    June 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am deciding between Rome and a Villa and Tao of Travel .

    June 16, 2014

  • MARIANNE

    I will read the Tao of Travel

    May 28, 2014

  • Anne

    RSVPs open on Sunday. Since spaces are limited, I've found it's better to give everyone a chance to view and think about the meeting page before starting the responses.

    May 8, 2014

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