Welcome To Fogo Island! Not familiar with the place? It’s OK – Fogo Island is a bucolic getaway off the coast of Newfoundland on the eastern end of Canada…far far away from most of us – and it is known… Read More ›
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Exploring The World – By Train! From Tibet To Siberia! Riding The Orient Express!
Welcome To “The Roof Of The World!” This unbelievable image is from Lhasa, Tibet. This area in central Asia, which includes Mt. Everest, is known as the “roof of the world.” I just read a book that took me on… Read More ›
The Gorgeous Sri Lanka Has An “Elephant Complex!” Fascinating Book Is A Cautionary Tale For America!
“One day I went to the Vijitha Yapa store for a book on the conflict. ‘I’m sorry’, said the salesman, ‘but they’re still being written.’” Those words sum up the story of Sri Lanka, a proud country recovering from a… Read More ›
Terrific “Theater Of Fish!” This “Wednesday Bookmobile” Baits The Hook Of Newfoundland, Labrador And The Collapse Of Cod!
Welcome To Newfoundland! Yes, it’s a country that many people don’t know much about, and yes, it has icebergs that drop in all the time, providing amazing pics like these! this “Wednesday Bookmobile” takes you to the northeastern edge of… Read More ›
Some Positive News In The Fight Against The Coronavirus! Best Ways To Practice “Social Distancing!”
While the Coronavirus Pandemic crisis continues, there are signs that we are fighting back. Most of us are “sheltering at home” now, which will help mitigate the spread of the virus. And Scientists around the world are racing to find… Read More ›
Stay At Home And Read A Book! This “Wednesday Bookmobile” Has Great Reading Options!
With many of us “sheltering at home” for the next few weeks, I wanted to share some terrific books to take your mind off the troubles we are facing…this Wednesday Bookmobile offers books on travel, food, history, pulp fiction and… Read More ›
Meet “The Island President!” This “Cult Movie Monday” Has Real Life Political Treachery And A Disappearing Island Nation!
Imagine Life In Paradise! This week’s “Cult Movie Monday” takes you to a gorgeous string of idyllic islands in the Indian ocean…but political treachery and climate change threaten to destroy these islands forever… This is Male, the capital of the… Read More ›
Cannibals! Headhunters! Paradise!? The “Wednesday Bookmobile” Heads To The Wild Wild Wild South Pacific!
It’s A Wild Wednesday Bookmobile! Look at the title of this book! How can you not love it! This “Wednesday Bookmobile” heads to the South Seas – not quite as exotic as you might imagine! Great travel writer J. Maarten… Read More ›
Seeing The “Real” Russia! The “Weekly Bookmobile” Arrives At “Midnight In Siberia”!
Time To Head To Siberia – The Bookmobile Boards The Legendary Trans-Siberian Railroad! As we all know, there’s been ALL THIS TALK ABOUT RUSSIA. Yet, even with all that chatter, we discuss it as a thing, not as a country… Read More ›
Hurricane Walaka Wipes Out East Island! Surveying The Devastation And Impact To Sea Turtles…
One of the world’s most beautiful – and smallest – islands is no more…as The Huffington Post Reports: A powerful hurricane in the eastern Pacific washed away an 11-acre island in the French Frigate Shoals, part of a national monument… Read More ›