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By Everett Potter The ideal semi-dressy pants for traveling don’t wrinkle and are light enough for warm weather but give you a bit of warmth when temperatures plunge. They should have a few clever pockets but not endless appendages consisting of cargo pockets, buttons, loops and zippers that you never

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By Bobbie Leigh With  so many recipes online,  who is buying  cookbooks?  There is no reliable answer, but for all the home cooks who clip recipes from newspapers. print them from the web and file them away somewhere,  a cookbook you can pull off a shelf and refer to easily 

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by Everett Potter “Over the river and through the woods” may be poetry to some ears, but it fails to account for the gridlock and delays that are typical of Thanksgiving travel. The good news is that Turkey Day may not be as bad as you think. So whether you’re

  By Jules Older   For travelers, there’s no shortage of toys and tools, gear and gadgets. The best of the lot make great gifts to go. Here are some of my favorites.   Trekking Poles You will get funny looks. You will be asked, oh, five times per mile,

Havana, Cuba

In the nearly two decades that I have been writing on travel, few destinations have interested my audience as much as Cuba – I am asked about it all the time. For sure some of this is based on the principle of forbidden fruit, and some people are interested simply

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By Richard West The British novelist and travel writer, Lawrence Osborne, writes in The Naked Tourist, “Few writers have a real voice, and when one does, the effect is nothing less than amorous…Mead [Margaret] has a voice in the act of travel.” Exactly what I vastly admire about Osborne’s five

Interview by Everett Potter I can’t think of a better guide to Africa than the travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux. He went to Malawi in 1963 as a Peace Corps volunteer when he was 22 and traveled extensively through the eastern half of the continent to write the bestseller

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Reviewed by Richard West “Perils he sought not, but ne’er shrank to meet:   The scene was savage, but the scene was new;   This made the ceaseless toil of travel sweet.” (“Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage,” Byron) For 50 years Paul Theroux has been a traveling man, and as dean of

By Richard West  Welcome to  Everett Potter Travel Report’s 4th Annual Best Travel Books of the Year choices, a selection of opinions and quotes from previous reviews that whirls and dips like a drunkard’s bedroom. One of the main themes in 2011’s travel narratives is exploration of the back of

"The Tao of Travel" by Paul Theroux

  Reviewed by Richard West Somewhere in George Eliot’s “Middlemarch” Will Ladislaw airily posits that some places should remain unknown, “preserved as hunting grounds for the poetic imagination.” I don’t believe Paul Theroux got Will’s message. In the 50 years since he first spread his canvas to the gale, Theroux