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.
Do you cling to your copy of Frommer’s, Fodor’s or Lonely Planet guidebook while traveling in a new city or do you just wing it? I’ve done it both ways but never really thought about it until I read Franz Wisner’s funny and vulnerable memoir, Honeymoon with My Brother. Fed up with out-of-date information and being led to restaurants packed with tourists, Wisner pleads that ditching the guidebook offers a more authentic experience while traveling. I have to say I agree with him as I have converted from a guidebook devotee to a girl who wings it and I think I did it unconsciously.
In anticipation of a new adventure, whenever that may be, I like to collect travel quotes that remind me how awesome it all is and they also help me snap things in my life back into perspective. The Matador Network posted some funny travel quotes to share and below are some I’d like to share as well.
Maybe some day when I am older or in retirement, I can be like Nina Sankovitch and vow to read one book a day for 365 days. When I was little, I read everything in sight from the Nancy Drew series to The Little House on the Prairie. I especially loved the box of The Baby-Sitter’s Club books that my mom’s friend gave to me. I would sometimes read one a day just like Nina.