15 Books about Gettysburg to Inspire Your Civil War Travels

The Virginia Memorial at Gettysburg

I wrote yesterday about my visit to Gettysburg over the weekend.  While browsing the gift shop at the Visitor’s center, I stopped to check out their extensive selection of Civil War inspired nonfiction and novels.  Between visiting Gettysburg and seeing Margaret Mitchell’s house in May, I’ve spent a lot of time this year thinking about the Civil War and … Read more

Destination Russia: A Delightful Travel Memoir about the Voyage East

Russia - Moscow - Destination Russia Memoir

Of the things that I’m completely obsessed with, communist monuments, signage in Cyrillic, and rusted Soviet cars are high atop my list. That’s pretty much how I ended up living in Eastern Europe-the draw of a beautifully faded Cyrillic sign. Can’t Read Now? Pin for later! I’m Obsessed with Eastern Europe and the Former USSR … Read more

10 Books that Made My Life Better Written in the Last Decade

I want to hit the pause button on the travel talk for just a second. The National Authors Day is coming up, and that has gotten me thinking about all the working authors and how some of their works have deeply inspired me. Thanks to the plethora of free literary classic on Kindle, I sometimes … Read more