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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 

  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,

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

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

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

  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

By Everett Potter In the late 1990’s, I traveled through Morocco with Butterfield & Robinson, the Canadian biking and walking company. On this trip, I met an engaging young guide named Greg Sacks. Shortly thereafter, I met another bright, adventurous B&R guide named Charlie Scott. After they spent years taking

Reviewed by Richard West Are you about to get married? Be careful what you read.  In a book on language evolution, Julian Smith, soon to wed Laura, his girlfriend of seven years,  ran across  a paragraph about Ewart Grogan’s 4,500-mile walk in the late 19th-century  from Cape Town to Cairo,