Category: Armchair Book Tours

Bashfully Appreciated Places, 2016

Pisa beyond the Leaning Tower Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

What readers liked to visit over the last year Should it be any surprise that the bashful adventurers visiting these pages have eclectic taste? Their reading habits show their interest—in learning, in history, in practical matters. The most popular posts…

Facebook
Google+
Twitter
Pinterest
LinkedIn
Instagram

An Armchair Adventurer Goes to Concord, Mass.

Read up on the places you want to visit. Photo credit: L. Tripoli

Via Sarah Payne Stuart’s Perfectly Miserable   If much of the joy of traveling is the anticipation simply about going somewhere, so, too, is reading up on the place to which you are about to go, not just to figure…

Facebook
Google+
Twitter
Pinterest
LinkedIn
Instagram

Remembering the Romanovs in Russia

Maria and Anastasia Romanov's remains are now in a church at Peter and Paul Fortress in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

A Reading of Helen Rappaport’s Romanov Sisters The story of some sisters burdened with a bit of a wackadoodle mother and an autocratic father appeals to many of us, even if we do know the ending, as in the case…

Facebook
Google+
Twitter
Pinterest
LinkedIn
Instagram

Midwives of the Revolution

midwives of the revolution

To the ever-growing list of things I don’t remember about American history is that Maine was once part of Massachusetts. One thing I do know about American history is that I am surely not hardy enough to have endured during…

Facebook
Google+
Twitter
Pinterest
LinkedIn
Instagram

Tempted to Walk the Path of Saint James

Until reading Sonia Choquette’s book, Walking Home: A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed, I had no idea that travelers deliberately seek to walk the paths of original disciples of Jesus Christ. In a little over a month, and not being…

Facebook
Google+
Twitter
Pinterest
LinkedIn
Instagram

The Key West Wife

Visiting the Florida Keys and touring 907 Whitehead Street for probably the fifth time in my adult life, I finally realized that the Hemingway wife I’ve always crushed on—Hadley, the first of four—wasn’t the one who had actually lived in…

Facebook
Google+
Twitter
Pinterest
LinkedIn
Instagram