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Items May Have Shifted by NJS Kaye

Items May Have Shifted by NJS KayeIn Items May Have Shifted: How to Travel With Your Baby or Toddler, journalist NJS Kaye presents a “guerrilla guide” to traveling with young children based on copious experience and scholarly research.

Having taken her twin boys on 21 flights before their first birthday, Kaye provides the ins and outs of getting through security, boarding a plan quickly and efficiently, and changing a baby in an airplane restroom.…

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Review: The World We Left Behind by John R. Morris

★★★★½ The World We Left Behind by John Morris

John Morris needs a change in his life. His relationship ends, and his job bores him witless. He is searching for something to fill the gap. Could a life-affirming hike along the Appalachian Trail’s 2000-plus miles be the answer? Inspired by his father’s experience of having hiked a stretch of the now legendary trail (and wanting to achieve something he felt his father would be proud of), he sets off with all the necessary – and unnecessary – equipment.…

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Review: Motions and Moments: More Essays on Tokyo by Michael Pronko

★★★★★ Motions and Moments: More Essays on Tokyo by Michael Pronko

Continuing on from his previous book, Beauty and Chaos: Slices and Morsels of Tokyo Life, Michael Pronko presents more stories and snippets of life in Tokyo from the perspective of an expat American. Motions and Moments: More Essays on Tokyo reflects on the unique flavors, distinct cultures, and the functional paradoxes of the Japanese capital in 42 more essays from Pronko’s 18 years of Japanese life.…

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Barcelona: A Photographic Tour by Alexandru Ciobanu

Barcelona: A Photographic Tour“Barcelona is the city of colors.” So begins Alexandru Ciobanu’s photographic travel guide, which certainly lives up to that first declaration. In vibrant color photography, Ciabanu covers the gamut in the city of Barcelona, from major attractions to hidden corners. Additionally, it’s a well-detailed travel guide, outlining the history behind each one of his pictures, in prose that’s both concise and informative.…

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Review: L.A.’s Lost Soul by Dominic Ryan

★★★½ Review: L.A.'s Lost Soul by Dominic Ryan

L.A.’s Lost Soul is the engaging and spirited story about Dominic Ryan’s stay in Los Angeles from the U.K., while he spends seven months learning the ropes at an acting school. It’s an entertaining fish-out-of-water story exploring what it’s like to land in Hollywood with relatively little money, no contacts, and without even a place to live.…

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Review: From Chicken Feet To Crystal Baths by Ian Mote ★★★★

From Chicken Feet To Crystal Baths by Ian MoteI once described Bill Bryson’s Notes From a Small Island as a love letter to the United Kingdom. Ian Mote’s From Chicken Feet To Crystal Baths is a love letter to China. Most Westerners know little about China, and what we think we know is often wrong or at least badly incomplete.…

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Review: Travel Your Way by Robert W. Bauer

★★★★½ Travel Your Way

Travel Your Way, by Robert Bauer, strips away the glamor and glitz of travel brochures and gets down to the nitty-gritty of what it takes to plan a wonderful and memorable trip.

In today’s Internet world, travel opportunities seem endless.…

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Review: Beauty and Chaos: Essays on Tokyo Life by Michael Pronko ★★★★★

Beauty and Chaos by Michael PronkoBeauty and Chaos: Essays on Tokyo Life (also subtitled as Slices and Morsels of Tokyo Life; full title 僕、トーキョーの味方です in Japanese) is a collection of writings by Michael Pronko on his experiences of the past 15 years living and working in Tokyo, originally published in Newsweek Japan, collected together here.…

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