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Travel Pros Pick Their Favorite Books...

Indigo.caSharon B. Wingler is a 30 year veteran flight attendant and a columnist for Senior News in Dundee, USA. We�re delighted that Sharon invited Journeywoman to adapt one of her recent articles for our website. Sharon writes...

I have the good fortune to know many travel experts. For this column, I�ve asked some of them to recommend their favorite travel books.

"Which books will inspire travelers to pack their bags, or carry their imaginations to distant civilizations?" was my query. Here are their choices...

Jens Jurgen...

Jens Jurgen is Editor of Travel Companions, the acclaimed newsletter of travel information for bargain hunters and single people seeking travel partners ( For further information about this newsletter, call 516-454-0880)

Traveler�s Tool Kit: How to Travel Absolutely Anywhere
Author: by Rob Sangster

"This book," says Jens, "is a great resource for international travelers. It offers lots of excellent safety tips and budget tips. It will aid the traveler who has qualms about foreign customs, languages and currencies.

Traveling Europe�s Trains
Author: Jay Brunhouse

Jens pronounces this book, "Excellent! It guides you to find the best, most scenic train routes, how to get the most out of rail passes and how to avoid problems."

Traveling Europe's Trains

Diane Redfern...

Diane Redfern publishes Connecting: Solo Travel News filled with information on tours and travel for single people of all ages (Contact Diane at PO Box 29088, 1996 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6J5C2, Canada to find out more about this excellent publication).

Diane writes, "For a pleasant time while on the road solo, I particularly enjoy dropping into local shops to browse for a book that helps me dream myself into the local fabric. For instance, Pierre Burton�s Klondike Quest while traveling in Canada�s Yukon Territory, or Cry the Beloved Country in South Africa. Alternatively, I might pick up an appealing work of fiction by a local writer."
Klondike Quest Cry the Beloved Country
Klondike Quest
Author: Pierre Burton
Cry, the Beloved Country
Author: Alan Paton

Robert Kahn...

Robert Kahn writes the weekly Solo Traveler column for The Boston Herald (Take a look at

Bad Trips
Author: Keath Fraser

A compilation of travel writing by famous people about their less fortunate travel experiences.

Bad Trips

The Songlines
Author: Bruce Chatwin

"Considered one of the best travel books of all time," says Robert of this tale of Aboriginal life in Australia, which artfully weaves together adventure, philosophy, memoir and history.

. Songlines

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