the (travel) notebook

my favorite magazine subscription which allows me to travel with my fingers as i leaf through glossy pages is conde nast traveler.

they are releasing a new travel book in october about different places as experienced by "great writers." it's entitled "The Conde Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys: Great Writers on Great Places".

The Conde Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys: Great Writers on Great Places

one writer named simon winchester writes about mount pinatubo in said book.

more about this paperback from amazon.com:

Travel writing maintains its seemingly endless popularity, and this volume offers a particularly transporting body of work, pairing exotic locales with writers of the highest caliber: Russell Banks writes on the Everglades, Francine Prose explores the secrets of Prague, Robert Hughes takes us on a tour of Italy, and more. From the most beautiful gardens to visit in Japan to the best free things to do in Provence, this book is as enlightening as it is entertaining. Whether off to the other side of the globe or to their favorite reading chair, wanderers of every sort will find this book truly indispensable.

Other featured writers and places include:
Nik Cohn on Savannah
Philip Gourevitch on Tanzania
Shirley Hazzard on Capri
Pico Iyer on Iceland and Ethiopia
Nicole Krauss on Japan
Suketu Mehta on the Himalayas
Edna O’Brien on Bath
Patricia Storace on Provence and Athens
James Truman on Iran
Gregor Von Rezzori on Romania
Edmund White on Jordan
Simon Winchester on Mount Pinatubo
William Dalrymple on his pilgrimage to Santiago
John Julius Norwich on the Vatican
Jan Morris on Hawaii

About the Author
Klara Glowczewska is editor in chief of Condé Nast Traveler.

i've been to bath! it's writer jane austen's hometown in england's beautiful countryside. they're also known for their magnificent flowers, according to our very informative tour guide.

i can't wait to own this book.

Sequin map-graphic tissue tee

and this shirt would complement such a travel book. i probably would have bought this as a souvenir shirt if i saw this in london last april. but i didn't. instead, i spotted this at the j. crew store at our local mall. the word "england" is spelled out with shiny, black sequins. much as i adore this design, i will not pay $42 for a tissue tee.

only three more days until my birthday. eep!

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