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Learn Something New At The Omega Institute

July 22nd, 2008 · 9 Comments

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!A few months back I was lucky enough to attend a 2-day writing workshop in San Francisco with the author of one of my favorite books of all-time. The author’s name is Lynda Barry and the book is “Cruddy.” If [...]

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Tags: Books · Lodging · New York

Bay Area Betties, Beth Whitman Wants To Help You Wander The World

May 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Not long ago, I posted my glowing review of Beth Whitman’s Wanderlust and Lipstick, The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo. And now, if you’re lucky to live in or around San Francisco, you’ll be happy to hear she’s coming to an REI near you. Armed with advice on how to simplify, save and dream big [...]

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Tags: Books · California · Northern California · Tips

Review Of Beth Whitman’s Wanderlust And Lipstick

March 8th, 2008 · 11 Comments

A couple months ago, author Beth Whitman asked me to review her book, Wanderlust and Lipstick: The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo, on Travel Betty. I promptly agreed since I’m always on the lookout for valuable resources to recommend in support of fearless independent travel for women. Then I proceeded to get caught up [...]

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Tags: Books · Travel Insights

An Open Letter To Author Benjamin Weissman

February 20th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Written November 6, 2008: Not 20 minutes ago, I was sitting at the Seaside Restaurant on Legian beach in Bali, Indonesia. I’ve been bringing your book, Headless, with me to meals because I’m currently traveling alone. I got married here last week, but that’s another story. Anyway, I start reading “Marnie” and get to the [...]

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Tags: Bali · Books

Anthony Bourdain Visits The Bay Area. Is A San Francisco Show In The Works?

September 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Sometimes you see a travel show and think, “Hmph, I should go there someday.” And then you turn your gaze back to the wart on your finger and will it to fall off, the show and its location quickly forgotten. Suffice it to say, that’s not the case with No Reservations. In fact, it’s so [...]

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Tags: Books · California · Food and Drink · Northern California · USA

Travel Betty Featured For 2nd Time In Beautiful Africa Carnival

August 15th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Thanks to Ishtar, (my favorite Swede living in Niger) for featuring another Travel Betty post in the 3rd edition of her blog carnival, Beautiful Africa. This time was my book review about badass pilot/author, Beryl Markham. Last time she featured my post on Siwa, Egypt. I feel truly honored. If you’ve got your own positive [...]

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Tags: Books · Egypt

Travel Betty Recommends West With The Night As A Good Summer Read

July 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

When a book is reviewed by Ernest Hemingwayas feeling, in comparison, completely ashamed of himself as a writer. And when that book is written by someone who is an aviator by trade, not even a writer. And when that aviator is a woman who during the 1930s becomes the first person to fly solo across [...]

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Tags: Books

In the Best Egypt Guidebook Debate of 2007, the winner is…

May 25th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Rough Guides! In a surprising upset, The Rough Guide to Egypt beat out my usual go-to, Lonely Planet. Published in December 2005, I found that hardly any information was out of date. It offered a lot of background information and history and the cover alone will make you want to fly off to see Islamic [...]

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Tags: Books · Egypt · Travel Gear