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5 Books to Read When You’re Moving to New York
So, you’re finally taking the plunge and moving to New York City! As everyone knows, New York is the literal center of the universe. The city has a...
before it was cool
5 Great Books Set in New York’s East Village
Great writing is the World’s Most Affordable Travel Agency: It shows us places, times, and lives we otherwise might never experience or understand....
4 Books About Adventures Abroad
Faraway lands filled with exotic accents and mysterious strangers—one of the pleasures of reading is that it takes us places we might never see...
A Definitive List of Books for All Vacation Occasions
It’s already July 23, and we need to have a talk: Have you taken a summer vacation yet? Seriously…have you? For real, Americans are notorious for...
fourth of july
Celebrating Read, White & Blue: 50 Favorite Books for 50 States
Ohhhhh say can you read, by the dawn’s early light? It’s the Fourth of July, and it’s a long weekend this year, which means that amidst the...
the lord of the rings
Concerning Hobbits and New Zealand Vacations
It was misting when I first set eyes on Bag End. But even preoccupied by the mud on my shoes and the lady behind me thwacking my head with the rim of her...
Around the World in Eight YA Novels
I was a pretty privileged traveler as a teen, thanks in large part to internationally located family, but there are still plenty of places left on my...
Around the World in 7 Cookbooks
I know it sounds odd (even my mother thinks it’s odd), but I like to read cookbooks. I like to cook out of them, of course, but I also like to read them...
7 Vacation Destinations for Book Lovers
January has come and gone, which means you’ve survived one month of 2014. Way to go, you! And depending on the severity of the arctic forecast in...
City-Hopping with Books through Europe
Can’t you just picture it? You, looking casually stunning at a café table on a busy European avenue, sipping the local brew, taking in a scene that...
15 Books To Read Before Your Vacation In Italy
Are you planning a trip to Italy? Can you not wait? Get psyched before you leave by digging into these Italian-themed books. Alternatively, are...
Five Great Travel Books about Places You May Never Go
Summer, as we all know, is the season for travel—unless you are a semi-agorophobic bookworm addicted to armchair travel, natch. But what about those...