There are lots of lists of good travel books out there, but this isn’t one of them because most of these aren’t travel books. These are books that made me want to travel not only to see the world, not only to experience new cultures, not only to eat all that food, but because the authors seem to understand my desire to just go. I get restless staying put, and these books enable me to go--they are my silent, literary cheering section. They get me. And I get them.
These look pretty, I’ve got to admit the design is stunning, but they taste like the bastard offspring of asparagus and green beans. I blanched them, then threw them in the frying pan with butter and salt. If butter and salt don’t help, nothing will.
Are you in the in-between generation, too? You know, the generation with elderly parents that need care and kids that still need some parental assistance. This past week was an exercise in In-Between Generation for me. I went from California to Texas to New York and back to California in one week.