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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

“A lovely face is a gift from heaven, but tiny feet can improve social standing.” Lisa See‘s Snow Flower and the Secret Fan tells the story of Lily and her “old same” or lao tang, Snow Flower. Because the two … Continue reading

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From the Writer’s Almanac

It’s the birthday of the man who said: “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” Paul Theroux, born in Medford, Massachusetts (1941). After college he went in the Peace Corps and taught school in Malawi, … Continue reading

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Fodor’s Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos

I used Fodor’s Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque, on my recent trip to New Mexico. I favor the Fodor’s series because their “Fodor’s Choices” always meet my expectations and their star system helps me decide what to see when I … Continue reading

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Cadogan Provence

Cadogan has become my new favorite travel guide. My friend Beth recommended the title and suggested I visit Provence while in France. This guide’s strength is the commentary which is often funny and provides just the right amount and kind … Continue reading

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