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Girl Travel Books on Toronto�s Bloor Street
shop in person or try the art of cybershopping...

Evelyn Hannon

The most fashionable shopping street in Toronto is Bloor Street -- a wonderful area that caters to the whims of the rich, the famous and the many, many fashion-conscious wanna-bees. A stroll along these sidewalks, from Yonge to Avenue Road, allows for mouthwatering window shopping at the likes of Armani, Cartier, Prada, Louis Vitton and Chanel.

Bloor Street

It is here (55 Bloor Street) amongst all of these glorious fashion treasures that Indigo, one of Toronto�s largest, newest and nicest bookstores can be found. Definitely a treasure in its own right, this is where Journeywoman does all of her own book browsing and shopping. It is also where this article�s recommended reading list was born. Happy browsing, everybody!



Ms. Biz best buy...

Do's and TaboosDo�s and Taboos Around the World for Women in Business
Authors: Axtell, Briggs, Corcoran and Lamb

From meeting protocol and sexual harassment to dining and gift giving, the rules for women conducting business abroad can be dramatically different from those at home -- and they can also vary from country to country. But with this travel resource, females will have everything they need to successfully interact with their business counterparts, whether they�re doing business in Caracas, Calcutta, or Copenhagen.


A great gift suggestion...

Illuminating WitIlluminating Wit, Inspiring Wisdom - Proverbs From Around the World
Edited by: Wolfgang Meider

Enlightening, intriguing, inspiring and amusing, this charming gift collection of folk wisdom is meant to be read and shared with delight. Gathered by Dr. Wolfgang Mieder, �the world�s top proverb expert,� these 2,000 proverbs from around the world offer thought-provoking insights into every aspect of the human condition. A wonderful gift for any travellin� woman!


She saves money...

Hello France!Hello France! An Insider's Guide to French Hotels
$50-$90 a Night for Two
Author: Margot Classé

Margo Classe has spent 10 years exploring France researching its most economical, clean, and traveller-friendly accommodations. If you want rooms with a bath or a shower in comfortable, customer-friendly hotels, centrally located, at affordable prices with discounts -- this book is for you. Bonus -- Journeywoman loves the list of �unusual things to pack� included at the back of the book. A HOT choice!


On Her Holiday Night Table...

Memoirs of a GeishaMemoirs of a Geisha
Author: Arthur Golden

In Memoirs of a Geisha , we enter a Japanese world where appearances are paramount; where a girl�s virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. It is a unique work of fiction -- at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful and completely unforgettable. This novel spent over a year on the New York Times Bestseller List and Journeywoman can certainly understand why!


The Older Adventuress...

Girls with the Grandmohter FacesThe Girls With the Grandmother Faces
Author: Frances Weaver

Frances Weaver finds life astonishing. A widow with four children and eight grandchildren, she discovered in her fifties the joys of writing and sold over 100,000 copies of the original Girls With The Grandmother Faces in a self-published edition. With wit and common sense, Frances tackles moving, making new friends in your sixties, travel, support groups and even sex in this lifesaving book that she regards not as a �how to,� but a �why-not.�


She tells her travel stories...

airplaneFemme d�Aventure
Author: Jessica Maxwell

Jessica Maxwell will hop on a plane at a moment�s notice to pursue any of the world�s wonders -- from the elusive Alaskan ice worm to the legendary taiman salmon of Outer Mongolia -- despite her fear of flying. In Femme d�Aventure, she recounts tales of trailing humpback whales in the Pacific, braving whitewater rapids on the River of No Return, chasing wild mustangs on the Wyoming frontier and trotting the globe from Ireland to Venice and beyond. M-m-m-m good!


A Readers�s Review...

Leanne P of Edmonton, Canada writes:

penThis may not conform to a 'typical' Journeywoman guidebook suggestion, written by women, but it's a great book. It's called Dear Exile -- the true story of two friends separated (for a year) by an ocean, by Hilary Liftin and Kate Montgomery. Just published this year, it's about two women friends, one who goes to Africa and corresponds for a year with her friend who's in New York. Fabulous reading!


Past Journeywoman picks...

computerTravel Alone & Love It -- A Flight Attendant�s Guide to Solo Travel

A Journey of One�s Own - Uncommon Advice for the Independent Woman Traveler

Travelers� Tales - A Woman�s World

May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons - A Journey Among the Women of India

Izon�s Backpacker Journal - tips, advice, and blank pages for the travellers� entries


Women�s words on books...

bootI�ve thought a lot about this and I have come to the conclusion that fitting people with books is just about as difficult as fitting women with shoes.
(Sylvia Beach, Shakespeare and Company, 1956 from the New Beacon Book of Quotations by Women)

Women�s words on reading...

happy dogIf, at the end of the saddest, the most disappointing and hurtful day, each one of us may come to a quiet room somewhere, and that room her own, if there is a light burning above white pillows, and a pile of books waiting under the light, then indeed we may still praise Allah, that He has not terminated all the Delights.
(Kathleen Norris, These I Like Best, 1941 from the New Beacon Book of Quotations by Women)


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Attention bookwormettes...

Each issue we'll be reviewing the latest and best travel literature available. We'll also be bringing back some of the golden oldies that we feel journeywomen everywhere will appreciate. And..we'd love your input. Guide books, biographies, short stories, how to, etc... Simply click here and let us know about your absolute favorites. C'mon. Let's Network!

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