From the Journeywoman's Bookshelf
Here in the Journeywoman office
we're in the enviable position of having most of the travel books
in the marketplace cross our desk as review copies. Some are more
appropriate for our female audience while others are less so. While
we can't review all of them we try to pick the best of the best
to pass along to you. This listing has nine books -- everything
from a married couple's travel adventure in Italy to a local's guide
on Cuernavaca, Mexico to a title written especially for women travelers,
'High Heels and a Head Torch'. All could be 'fun' reading for you;
all will make great gifts for the travellers you love. Enjoy!
Strolling Through Italy...
This travel memoir
will appeal to those women travellers who love Italy. A
couple's journey that is both personal and universal, the author
recounts their first shared trip to Italy in 1993 and their annual
passeggiata over the next decade. On
their spring pilgrimages to major tourist centers they develop appreciation
for Italy's art, music and architecture. Wandering together along
out of the way paths in tiny hill towns and seacoast villages, the
author and her husband explore breathtaking scenery while marking
shifts in their empty nest relationship. This book also provides
many practical hints on how to travel like the locals, reminding
us that even novice travelers can learn lessons from immersion in
another way of life.
Author: Glen G. Husak
Juicy Tip From Book:
'We do bring back souvenirs and these have added to our year-round
enjoyment of our once a year vacation. If we're lucky we stumble
upon some distinctive local craft or folk art and just happen to
see something we both like ... Sometimes the experience of buying
an object and the care given to the ritual of paying and wrapping
even the smallest purchases from small shops and crafts stands is
what we appreciate most.'
& God Bless...
slept in a bishop's bedchamber? Or napped in a nun's cell? This
guide to monastery accommodation in Europe (Austria, Czech Republic
and Italy) puts the holy into holiday and is sure to delight devout
tourists, mainstream travelers, history buffs, and adventure seekers
looking for something unusual in the way of accommodation. This
user-friendly guide dishes up the details on affordable accommodation,
local tourist information, and places of pilgrimage. Bathed in the
golden light of history and religion, the author's enticing tidbits
and anecdotes will appeal to real life and armchair travelers alike.
Author: Trish Clark
Publisher: Hidden Spring (a division of Paulist
Juicy Tip From Book:
The Kneipp Health and Spa Center is located in Bad Kreuzen, Upper
Austria. This is a friendly yet professional spa center owned and
operated by the sisters of Marienschwestern von Karmel. The sisters
live a life of prayer combined with their work in the health center
and in the outside community. The complex is on the outskirts of
the 500-year-old village of Bad Kreuzen and overlooks the forests
of the Wolfsschlucht Gorge, a mecca for ramblers and hiking enthusiasts...
Fresh healthy food plays a vital role and the restaurant menu embraces
healthy, guilt-free gourmet cuisine. A sister will often lead guests
on an excursion into the countryside to gather herbs for the kitchen.'
the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games fast approaching
we thought this travel guide would come in very handy for those
heading that way. This
book is small, light and fits easily into a purse or backpack. It
offers the top 25 must-see sights including side trips to Whistler,
Victoria, and the Gulf Islands. You'll get best bets for dining,
lodging and sightseeing plus a full-color pull out map. We found
everything we needed about the city's neighbourhoods from historic
Gastown to bustling Chinatown. There's kid-pleasing stops like Science
World and the Vancouver Aquarium. And, of course, nature lovers
will swoon at all the information you'll find about everything from
Grouse Mountain to Stanley Park to the Capilano River.
Author: Tim Jepson
Juicy Tip From Book:
'Shopping for Arts and Crafts in Vancouver: Galleries in the city
offer some of North America's finest Inuit and other First Nations
art and artifacts, notably in Gastown. Some of these deal in works
that cost thousands of dollars, but you can also pick up less expensive
ethnic item and momentoes in the gallery shop at the Museum of Anthropology,
among other places. Vancouver is also full of artists and artisans,
and many shopping areas (Granville Island in particular) have commercial
galleries and graft workshops'.