Massachusetts Titles

Travel Books: New England

Where to start with recommendations for New England books? New England was home to such honored American authors as Alcott, Emerson, Longfellow, Thoreau, Twain, Wheatley, and Mother Goose! And bestselling authors continue to write from the 6 state region – Stephen King and Dennis Lehane, for example. Visitors to New England can get a taste for…

Favorite Books for Turkey

Travel Books: Turkey

Just as important as reading guidebooks, is reading a bit of literature and history. Istanbul is an intriguing city, straddling two continents. I thoroughly enjoyed reading these titles. Check out my favorites from my Turkey travel reading!

Mikla Rooftop Bar – Best View in Istanbul

Right across the street from the renowned Pera Palace rises the Marmara Pera Hotel. On the advice of Korhan, our Istanbul on Food guide, we headed for this hotel on our last night in the city. We took the elevator to the top floor and ascended the narrow stairway to the Mikla rooftop bar. What…

Istanbul on Food

A highlight of our time in Istanbul was to be the foodies tour – Twilight in Taksim. We found this tour on TripAdvisor with all 5 star reviews so it was a must-do. We walked down Istiklal Street to Taksim Square where we met Korhan our affable tour guide. He bought us a cup of tea…

Travel Books: an African Safari

I read a lot of books to get ready for my ultimate bucket list trip! Of course, I had a head start on my reading since I’ve loved books about animals and Africa since reading Born Free at the age of 12. So it was with pleasure that I made a list and began reading…