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A Million Steps

Making a pilgrimage has a special allure for those seeking spiritual health and physical well-being, and the 500 mile path along the northern tier of Spain known as the Camino de Santiago draws a global crowd of pilgrims. A new, detailed first-hand account of the trek entitled A Million Steps by Kurt Koontz sweeps readers along step-by-step through the daily…

Thank you to the Fund for Education Abroad for bringing Ingrid Anders and her book Earth to Kat Vespucci to our attention. This quote from the book highlights why I enjoyed it and why I think it's a good read for any student contemplating or preparing for a study abroad experience. “It is suddenly apparent to me that there are…

Traveling alone is something that rarely crosses the average traveler’s mind. What’s the fun in exploring the world without a buddy by your side? According to Leslie Atkins in her book No Strings Attached: the Savvy Guide to Solo Travel, however, traveling solo can be the experience of a lifetime, and even better than traveling with companions. Although the book…

Traveling solo can be a very intimidating thought, but what can be even more intimidating is traveling alone as a woman. Beth Whitman’s informative handbook Wanderlust and Lipstick: the Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo gives new female travelers tips and encouragement before embarking on their first solo trip. Although this book is targeted towards females, the majority of the…

Patricia Schultz’s New York Times Bestseller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die was recently updated with 200 new places and reprinted in full-color. This monumental travel publication provides travelers with a thorough check sheet of goals fit for the adventure-hungry. Schultz indulges the reader in a mix of popular tourist destinations and unheard of places, presenting them in a…

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2011 version of Travel and International Health reflects the current trends affecting safe and healthy travel.  Though this publication was created with medical and public health professionals in mind, it is also an easy-to-use resource for general travelers.  While many travelers may prefer to search the Internet for up-to-date travel information, this book allows you…

Journalist Sonia Shah brings us an important new account of how malaria has impeded human progress for half a million years and counting. Her book, The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years (Farrar, Straus, Giroux) ranges across history, geography vast numbers of victims and the many modern-day players who are pursuing its eradication.  World travelers and anyone…

Last summer we introduced you to TitanicAwards.com, a blog recognizing the best of the worst in travel disasters.  If you enjoy the comfort that comes from realizing that your own travel disasters may not be unique, you might want to check out their book. It just came out on May 4th and doesn’t have any customer reviews on Amazon, yet. …

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