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Travel Porn: Banana, The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World thumbnail

“In the modern era, the banana — literally — has destroyed nations and ruined lives.” I am often mocked by my traveling companions for my love of all things banana. Banana smoothies, banana pancakes, banana milk, banana yogurt, banana cake, banana bread, banana candies, and oh yes, plain old bananas. Yet before reading this book, I…

Travel Porn is a feature in which I review books from my beloved travel literature genre. So far I’ve reviewed Bangkok Noir, a short story collection that brings the noir genre to the steamy streets of Thailand, Hotel Honolulu, a fictional account of a Waikiki hotel manager’s quirky life in a paradise lost, Tiger Balm, the memoir of a…

Travel Porn: A Review of Hotel Honolulu thumbnail

Way back in April I introduced Travel Porn, a new feature in which I review books from my beloved travel literature genre. Since then I dropped the ball and only featured one other book! Well, readers, it’s time to  get back on track. After all, there’s nothing like Paul Theroux’s The Great Railway Bazaar to make you want transport…

Last month I introduced Travel Porn, a new feature in which I review books from my beloved travel literature genre. There’s nothing like Paul Theroux’s The Great Railway Bazaar to make you want transport yourself to a hot sweaty train in Southeast Asia or J. Maarten Troost’s The Sex Lives of Cannibals to make you want…

I used to be a voracious reader. In a way, I still am- however, books and magazines have been replaced by blogs and websites in my current nomadic lifestyle. I want to get back to the good stuff. Unsurprisingly, travel literature has always been my favorite genre. There’s nothing like Paul Theroux’s The Great Railway Bazaar…