Great travel writing captivates me because it makes me think outside of my habitual environs. I lived in Spain for two years while in the US Navy. My grandmother gave me a copy of Michener’s IBERIA, before I left for that duty station. The book (and the tour of duty) taught me much about travel and about life.
An article in NYTimes Sunday Magazine tells a thought provoking tale which stirs my travel and philosophical passions. It’s an excerpt from a forthcoming book: THE TELLING ROOM: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese.