Kristin Newman’s travel memoir What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding is a refreshing read. When the majority of stories in movies and on television revolve around a woman finding Mr. Right, Newman’s story manages to celebrate the single life with a lot of travel and humor too.
I love memoirs, I love travel, and I love eating. And when they’re all combined into one book I love them even more. So it’s no surprise that I enjoyed reading Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love From a Year in Paris by Ann Mah.
I first wanted to read The Vacationers after coming across an article in Conde Nast Traveler written by the author Emma Straub. In the article, she writes about her travels to the Spanish island of Mallorca, a destination she decided would be the setting for her novel. Her description of the small towns, fresh food from the markets and tapas bars, and deserted beaches led me to finally read her book.