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Travel By Book to Latin America and the Caribbean

Travel By Book to Latin America and the Caribbean

Travel By Book to the sultry beaches, awe-inspiring sites and stunning landscapes of Latin America and the Caribbean with authors Melissa Burovac, Bob Cooke, Lynda Filler, Janice Horton, Jerry Last, Brenda Mohammed, Nancy O’Hare, Paul Russell Parker III, Heidi Siefkas and Kristina Stanley! Investigate a murder in Cuba and a disappearance in the Bahamas, quit your job and head to Mexico, travel with seniors on an overland adventure through Peru, join thrill seekers on adrenaline-inducing exploits in Brazil, escape the…

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Travel By Book to Europe via Non-Fiction memoirs and travelogues

Travel By Book to Europe via Non-Fiction memoirs and travelogues

Explore the diverse cultures, delicious foods, historic sites and gorgeous landscapes of Europe with intrepid travelers, curious backpackers and artistic soul searchers! Included in this post are non-fiction books set in Europe and written by Travel By Book members Ronesa Aveela, Peggy Boyd, Pauline Conolly, Rebecca Hall, Rob Johnson, Daphne Kapsali, Ruth Livingstone, Roz Morris, Pamela Jane Rogers, Jeane Rhodes, and Paul Shore. Learn about Bulgarian mythology, the perfect walks along the Thames and the English coast, growing olives in…

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Travel By Book to Asia

Travel By Book to Asia

Explore the diverse countries and islands of Asia with intrepid travelers, curious backpackers, soul searchers and naive volunteers. Included in this post are fiction and non-fiction books written by Travel By Book members Jennifer S. Alderson,  Tomasz Chrusciel, Jill Dobbe, Lesley Downer, Heather Hackett, Anne Hamilton, Dianne Noble, Aldo A. Quintana, Juliette Power and Michelle P. Tonnesen. Trek through Nepal and Pakistan with young children, work for three months in Shanghai, backpack through Cambodia and Vietnam, volunteer in Bangladesh or…

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Travel By Book

Travel By Book

Do you want to trek the Himalayas, swim in the Mediterranean, walk along the French Riviera or hike the jungles of Peru but don’t have enough time or money? Travel By Book instead! Three months ago I started a Facebook group dedicated to travel fiction and non-fiction called Travel By Book. Authors of all genres are welcome to promote and discuss their work, and readers are encouraged to share their favorite reads. To my delight, we’ve recently welcomed our 200th member…

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Notes of a Naive Traveler eBook Launch and Giveaway

Notes of a Naive Traveler eBook Launch and Giveaway

Time to celebrate! Notes of a Naive Traveler: Nepal and Thailand will be released TOMORROW as eBook on Kobo, Amazon, iBooks, and NOOK! To celebrate, I’m giving TWO eBooks away this weekend on Facebook. To enter, all you have to do is comment with the name of a place (town, trek, beach, temple, etc.) you want to visit in Nepal or Thailand on the special Giveaway post. Contest closes Monday night, May 15! Tuesday morning (Amsterdam time) I will randomly…

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Fiction and Memoirs by Expats and Travelers Month Wraps Up

Fiction and Memoirs by Expats and Travelers Month Wraps Up

April is upon us which means ‘Fiction and Memoirs by Expats and Travelers month’ is now officially over. Many thanks to everyone who stopped by my blog in March to read the seven wonderful articles and interviews by Melissa Burovac, Jill Dobbe, Anne Hamilton, myself (Jennifer S. Alderson), Beth Green, Pamela Allegretto and Annika Milisic-Stanley. It was an honor for me to feature their posts and I enjoyed learning more about all of their stories! If you missed any of…

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The Birth of a Novel by Pamela Allegretto

The Birth of a Novel by Pamela Allegretto

Pamela Allegretto is the author of my favorite historical fiction novel of 2016, Bridge of Sighs and Dreams, a captivating story set in Italy during World War Two. Her own experiences as an exchange student and expat living in the country of her forefathers inspired the characters, plot and beautifully described setting for her debut novel. It is a pleasure to learn more about its inception.   The Birth of a Novel By Pamela Allegretto The tutelage of my Italian…

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Stories Everywhere by Beth Green

Stories Everywhere by Beth Green

When I published my first novel, Down and Out in Kathmandu, one of the first ‘reviewers’ I emailed the good news to was Beth Green, Book Editor of The Displaced Nation, a global community of creative expats. Even though she politely informed me that she didn’t do straight up book reviews, we kept in touch and I have had the pleasure of contributing to two of her columns. Ever since our first email conversation, I’ve been fascinated with her TCK…

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Staying ‘In The Moment’: One Author’s Adventure in Travel Writing by Jennifer S. Alderson

Staying ‘In The Moment’: One Author’s Adventure in Travel Writing by Jennifer S. Alderson

So far this month we have been introduced to three travel memoir authors – Melissa Burovac, Jill Dobbe and Anne Hamilton – and their unique stories. It has been a pleasure reading about their journeys and how their travels influenced their writing. The rest of the month I will feature articles by former and current expats and authors Beth Green, Annika Milisc-Stanley and Pamela Allegretto here on my blog. Today I want to share my own story about how I…

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Write What You Know by Jill Dobbe

Write What You Know by Jill Dobbe

Jill Dobbe’s extensive experience as an international educator enriches her fascinating travel memoir, Kids, Camels & Cairo, a book I highly recommend to those considering taking the plunge and working overseas. It is quite an insightful read, as is this article ‘Write What You Know’.   Write What You Know By Jill Dobbe   Hemingway said it and I write by it. It’s the advice I remember receiving, and the reason I became a published author in my fifties. Upon…

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