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Views from Parc Guell, Barcelona

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The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Dive into this deliciously dark tale about passion, love, loss and life and follow David Martín, the main character, through Barcelona’s murky alleys and wide avenues. David is a gifted...Read More »

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Dante’s Divine Comedy

By ExperiencePlus! Traveler Bill Giovinazzo A biography is something written in retrospect, it is always about the past. It has to be because you never know at the time what...Read More »

Wild Tales

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Wild Tales – Written and Directed by Damián Szifrón

Argentine director and writer Damián Szifrón holds bragging rights for Argentina’s most popular film of 2014. His film “Wild Tales” was also nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign film,...Read More »

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Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a...

Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free, By Héctor Tobar On August 5th 2010 the San...Read More »

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The Emperor and The Saint….

The Emperor and The Saint Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, Francis of Assisi, and Journeys to Medieval Placesm by Richard F. Cassady As the Foreword states, this book is the biography...Read More »

St Malo, France where the ExperiencePlus! Brittany and Normandy tour begins.

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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

“All the Light We Cannot See” was on almost everyone’s top books of 2014 list and was also a finalist for the National Book Award. This intriguing story follows two...Read More »

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Touring Club Italiano (TCI)

Paola and I just returned from two weeks in Puglia, the “heel” of Italy, where we explored small towns, villages and the regional capital of Bari relying mostly on guidebooks...Read More »

A Year in Burgundy

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A Year in Burgundy Directed by David Kennard

My knowledge of wine is limited to what I can remember from the several wine tours I’ve been on with ExperiencePlus! and I’m confident that I would I would fail...Read More »

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If I Only Had A Brain – by Dennis Globus

A few months back I received an email from a longtime traveler of ours who asked if someone at our office would be willing to review his new self-published book...Read More »

Bicycles in Amsterdam

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In the City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist by...

Here’s a book to add to your collection about bicycle history and advocacy.  Don’t get me wrong, Pete Jordan’s book about the history of cycling in Amsterdam doesn’t rank among...Read More »

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Scrubba: A Pocket-Sized Washing Machine

My methods for doing laundry on bike trips have always left me wondering about my cleanliness. It is one reason I am a fan of Dr Bronner’s peppermint soap because...Read More »

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It’s All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on...

Reviewed by Meredith Kruger There are those that build bikes, those that write about bikes, and those that write about building bikes. A book like that runs the risk of...Read More »

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Short Fiction for Bike Tours in Europe

When I’m on a bike tour I don’t usually have time to read Steinbeck’s East of Eden or Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  They are too riveting! ...Read More »

Tomintoul, Scotland visited on the ExperiencePlus! ride across the highlands.

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Following the Sun: A Bicycle Pilgrimage from Andalusia to...

Reviewed by ExperiencePlus! traveler Phillip Singer Following the Sun is a story of a cycling journey by author John Hanson Mitchell, a self-professed sun worshipper, beginning in southern Spain riding...Read More »

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A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson

Certain places call out to me for the mystery and the allure that they exude.  Tasmania and the Afghanistan of fifty years ago fit that category, mainly because I did...Read More »

Neuschwanstein Castle

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The Ludwig Conspiracy By Oliver Pötzsch

Reviewed by ExperiencePlus! traveler Jeff Berger. Oliver Pötzsch has taken time off from his Hangman’s Daughter series in order to address the real life mystery, albeit in fictional terms, of...Read More »

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Haute Cuisine: Movie Review

A new movie is on the playbill. As the film transports you to Paris and into the kitchen of personal cook to President of the Republic of France, we warn...Read More »

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Seven Ages of Paris by Alistair Horne

Reviewed by ExperiencePlus! traveler Pam Brills. If you have visited Paris, or plan to in conjunction with a bike ride through France, this is a must read.   Alistair Horne is...Read More »

Dervla Murhpy in Barcelona (Courtesy of Dervla Murhpy)

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Dervla Murphy, Touring Bicyclist and Traveler Extraordinaire

As you anticipate your bicycle travel adventure you would do well to prepare by reading some of Dervla Murphy’s bicycle narratives.  I can’t think of a better way to “gear...Read More »

Just another day in paradise.

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Rose Café: Love and War in Corsica

More than four decades after he lived and worked in Corsica, John Hanson Mitchell writes of his time living on the Mediterranean island at the age of twenty.  He describes...Read More »

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The Inferno by Dan Brown

Reviewed by ExperiencePlus! Traveler Bill Giovinazzo When Dan Brown came out with his latest thriller “The Inferno,” there was no question; I had to read it. It isn’t that I...Read More »

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The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal’s The Hare With Amber Eyes explores culture, history, geography, politics, war, art, relationships, and family.  Universal themes made unique by the methods used to bind them all...Read More »

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The Lead Goat Veered Off by Neil Anderson

If you are looking for an adventurous and entertaining tale about cycle touring, The Lead Goat Veered Off fits the bill. If you’ve been to Sardinia or plan to head...Read More »

Regensberg. Photo by ExperiencePlus! traveler John Clevenger

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The Beggar King by Oliver Pötzsch

ExperiencePlus! traveler Jeff Berger reviews the third novel in the Hangman’s Daughter series. The newly released third novel in the series, The Beggar King, finds the Hangman Jacob Kuisl, in...Read More »