Category Archives: Travel Writing

When Chickens Have Teeth

I’m  not much of a linguist, but when I travel I love to learn odd expressions from local languages and cultures. British illustrator Paul Blow has been creating wonderful images based on idioms that has discovered during his own travels. … Continue reading

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City of a Million Bikes

In my ongoing promotion of print travel guidebooks, I’m happy to recommend the new Carl Goes Amsterdam guide. You may remember previous posts here on Carl Goes London and Carl Goes Berlin.This quirky series focuses on travel for creative types and modern urban nomads who … Continue reading

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Moscow Boulevard

I really appreciate travel magazine Flaneur’s singular focus on just one street in a city for each issue. The Berlin-based publication’s latest actually concentrates on a large district this time. Their new issue explores Moscow’s Boulevard Ring in the center of the … Continue reading

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Lost In Place

Getting lost in a new city isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, sometimes it’s the way that we discover the true spirit of a place. Lost iN is a marvelous series of locally curated travel guides that invites readers to “surrender … Continue reading

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I am curious London

Readers of TBTP know that I am enamored with London. Over the years, I have had the good fortune to spend quite a bit of time there and I even wrote a budget travel guide for the British capital. So, … Continue reading

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NYC : All Are Welcome

New York City’s official tourism and marketing agency—NYC & Company—has just launched a branding update for the world’s greatest city. The sweeping new visual identity incorporates custom typefaces, icons, a new website, neighborhood guides, and dozens of videos. There’s also … Continue reading

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Worth a trip just for the pastries

The newest travel guide from the media brand Monocle is devoted entirely to Austria’s grand capital of Vienna. Much like the previous eleven editions in the travel guide series, this book is divided into nine sections focusing on the usual … Continue reading

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You Too Can Be A Londoner

Carl Goes London is a new flavor in travel guidebooks; it offers a useful perspective for visitors whether they are in London for three days, three weeks or three months. Written with the digital nomad in mind, the book provides … Continue reading

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Guide to Tokyo

Regular readers of TBTP have probably noticed that I have a fascination with travel guidebooks, both contemporary and antiquarian. If you saw my library, you might even call it an obsession. I’m always intrigued when I stumble upon a novel … Continue reading

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Vice Travels Well

Last month, VICE released the inaugural episode in its new series of Vice City Guides videos. The first episode focuses on Brooklyn, New York (of course), with shows to follow soon on Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas, … Continue reading

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