Archive for March, 2015

Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctic Peninsula
Kindly contributed by Felicity Aston, the first woman to ski solo across Antarctica. Her inspirational saga, captured in her new memoir Alone in Antarctica, takes us deep into the polar climate where the daring explorer meditates on human vulnerability, struggle and the kind of aloneness we rarely feel in today’s Information Age.   My first
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Puglia

Puglia
Following its popular predecessors Tuscany and Sicily, Puglia is the latest title in the Silver Spoon regional cookbook series, a collection that celebrates rich Italian heritage through the country’s local cuisine. It’s not hard to see why the southern heel of Italy was chosen for this year’s installment. Puglia’s climate and long coastline make it
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Meet Me in Atlantis

Meet Me in Atlantis
In his follow-up to his bestseller Turn Right at Machu Picchu, Mark Adams delves into the crazy, exciting world of “Atlantology,” visiting communities of amateur scholars convinced that the lost city of Atlantis is the only destination worth seeking. Meet Me in Atlantis digs deep into Mediterranean history, analyzes ancient philosophy and tries to separate
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An Interview with Michael Booth

An Interview with Michael Booth
In his new book The Almost Nearly Perfect People, Guardian journalist Michael Booth writes with laugh-out-loud humor and brutal candor about the Scandinavians, mixing history with his own experiences, including residency in Denmark and travel throughout Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland. In this interview, Booth elucidates the idiosyncrasies and charms of each Scandinavian nation, from
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