Category Archives: Travel Writing

Love Travel Guides

I was recently researching India travel guidebooks and stumbled across the beautiful, hand-crafted books from the Love Travel Guides series. Founder and publisher, Fiona Caulfield, believes that “Falling in love with a city is just as exciting as falling in … Continue reading

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Travel Is More Than Seeing Sights

To celebrate their 25th anniversary in the travel biz, Australia’s Intrepid Travel commissioned a moving film titled “Travel Is More Than The Seeing of Sights”. The wonderful little video was filmed over the course of 1 ½ years in 12 different … Continue reading

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No Luggage Required

The luxury retailer Louis Vuitton has been slowly rolling-out a collection of limited edition travel books that is being sold in its boutiques. Each of the guides is being illustrated by a different international artist. The initial four books in … Continue reading

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A Portrait of the City (a little delayed)

Regular visitors to TBTP know that I’m inordinately fond of  old travel guidebooks, whimsical book illustrations and tales of eastern European intrigue. Of course I couldn’t pass-up a crazy story that I ran across the other day that has all … Continue reading

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A new Type of Tourism Campaign

Lisbon, Portugal has launched a unique tourism campaign utilizing its iconic tram lines and overhead electrical wires. Lisbon’s ad agency, Leo Burnett Lisboa, has created a new font called LX Type that is based on the tram lines, where letters … Continue reading

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Reading Roadtrip

Celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, Vroman’s in Pasadena is Southern California’s oldest and largest independent bookstore. The popular bookshop recently installed a clever display called “Read your way across the USA”. The shelf display presents books that are set in … Continue reading

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Walk This World

Lotta Nieminen is a Helsinki-based artist, illustrator and graphic designer. Her witty and whimsical work has appeared in dozens of publications and advertisements. You may have seen some of her maps, such as the one she did of Paris for … Continue reading

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They Heart NYC

Growing up in the New York metropolitan area in a family composed of 100% native New Yorkers, I always expected everyone to love New York City. So, it was no shocker to find that a survey of travel journalists voted … Continue reading

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A Byegone Sense of Place

Launched just about a year ago, Wildsam Field Guides travel series just released its new San Francisco edition. Joining Nashville and Austin editions, this terrific travel guidebook is rich in local lore, city heritage, wonderful illustrations—like artist Lisa Congdon‘s Golden … Continue reading

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Books Not Blogs

According to the World Travel Market 2013 Industry Report, British travelers still prefer old-school print travel guide books to online sources for trip planning and vacation research. The report, based on a survey of 1001 travelers, showed that 59% of … Continue reading

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