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Reactions to Adventures on the Wine Route: A Wine Buyer’s Tour of France by Kermit Lynch

15-Mar-15

Adventures on the Wine Route: A Wine Buyer’s Tour of France by Kermit Lynch My rating: 5 of 5 stars A classic still worth reading by any wine enthusiast. Lynch’s travelogue is centered on the ’70s and ’80s, so the specific destinations and recommendations are generally out of date. But the spirit is absolutely valid […]

Reactions to “Roadfood: The Coast-to-Coast Guide to 800 of the Best Barbecue Joints, Lobster Shacks, Ice Cream Parlors, Highway Diners, and Much, Much More” by Jane & Michael Stern

26-Nov-13

Roadfood by Jane Stern My rating: 4 of 5 stars The grandfather of one of the great culinary movements – progenitor of all sorts of media, such as “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” – but even the most recent edition is a little long in the tooth. This kind of guidebook is almost irrelevant in the […]

Reactions to “Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know about Air Travel: Questions, Answers, & Reflections” by Patrick Smith

27-Sep-13

Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know about Air Travel: Questions, Answers, & Reflections by Patrick Smith My rating: 3 of 5 stars An enjoyable collection of Q&A by an affable pilot. Not a sordid tell-all, and ultimately lacks many practical tips for air travel, but it’s still a helpful look behind the scenes of […]

Notes on a Road Trip: July 2013

05-Sep-13

On July 4, 2013, I backed out of my driveway in Pacifica CA. Very shortly after that I started driving forward. I next pulled back into that driveway on July 26, having happily seen dozens of friends and as many roadside attractions in seventeen US states. Throughout the trip I took some photos and posted […]

Reactions to “The Snow Leopard” by Peter Mathiessen

12-Aug-13

The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen My rating: 2 of 5 stars The Snow Leopard grew on me as it went on – or maybe just beat me into submission, sort of like the grueling South Asian mountain trek it describes. But at the core I think Matthiessen makes the mistake of far too many […]

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