Survival International Denounces Jimmy Nelson’s Before They Pass Away

by Beth Whitman (July 29th, 2014)

When I first saw the book, Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson, I was so taken with all the images that I immediately wanted one. Luckily, it’s a very pricey book so I never took the plunge and purchased one. And that might be a good thing. I recently saw a post on Survival […]

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Best Books on Burma (Myanmar)

by Beth Whitman (February 19th, 2013)

There aren’t a gazillion books about the country, but if you’re looking for the best books on Burma (Myanmar), this list is a good starting point. From the Land of Green Ghostsby Pascal Khoo ThweOne of the best accounts (a true memoir!) I’ve read from a guerilla fighter who flees Mandalay and takes up arms […]

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Book a WanderTour (by January 15) ~ Get a Free Gift

by Beth Whitman (January 8th, 2013)

Been putting off sending in your registration for one of our WanderTours? Wait no more… In case you missed this tidbit of info, book any of our tours on or before January 15, 2013, and you’ll receive a free coffee table book about the region you’ll be traveling to. Here’s a list of the tours, […]

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Best Books About India

by Beth Whitman (January 31st, 2012)

There are lots of books out there on or about India. Here’s just the start to a list that could go on forever. Travelers Tales India – There’s nothing like reading other people’s true stories about their travels to a given destination. It really helps to envision yourself at that locale (for better and worse!). […]

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Q & A with Quincy Tahoma Book Author

by Beth Whitman (June 25th, 2011)

A Q&A with Quincy Tahoma, co-author Vera Marie Badertscher about her book that chronicles the life of Navajo artist, Quincy Tahoma.

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Best Books about Papua New Guinea

by Beth Whitman (June 17th, 2011)

Reviews about the best books on Papua New Guinea including memoirs, coffee table books and guidebooks. All good reads for those going on a custom tour, group tour or independent tour of Papua New Guinea.

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Best Books on Bhutan

by Beth Whitman (May 23rd, 2011)

Reviews and list of the best books on and about Bhutan. Includes the most popular memoirs and guide books good for both group and independent travel.

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WanderGear Wednesday: Rough Guides

by Beth Whitman (March 17th, 2010)

Before setting out for 5 weeks of travel through Southeast Asia, I stocked up on the Rough Guides to the region. For my time in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, I not only researched using the individual country guides but was delighted to find that they publish a complete guide to the area called Southeast Asia on […]

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WanderGear Wednesday: Kindle and Cover

by Beth Whitman (February 24th, 2010)

I tested out the first version of the Kindle when it came out and I wasn’t totally impressed. I had tested it side-by-side with the Sony Digital Reader and actually preferred the Sony because of the user interface. I now have the second generation Kindle and will be bringing this with me when I leave […]

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WanderGear Wednesday: 10 Must Read Travel Books

by Beth Whitman (December 9th, 2009)

There are so many great travel books on the market but here’s my list of must read travel books that have either substantially influenced me or simply drawn me into a destination or adventure beyond the usual. Maiden Voyage by Tania Aebi – This is the book that helped set the course of my life. […]

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