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Exploring Ed devours books based all over the world. Whether fiction or nonfiction, you’ll be able to learn a lot from some of his favorite reads.

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Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams

Machu Picchu is a bucket-list destinations for many travelers. Those fortunate to make it there are awarded with spectacular Inca ruins from before the European discovery of the New World. I also hiked the Inca Trail, stayed in Cuzco and travelled to the Sacred Valley. As magnificent as everything I

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On the Grand Trunk Road

On the Grand Trunk Road by Steve Coll

The Indian subcontinent is, without a doubt, one of my favorite places to travel. Everything seems so different there from my life in the U.S., including the music, clothes, food, religions and customs. A few years before my first trip there, I read this 1994 book by Steve Coll, who

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The Violins of Saint Jacques

The Violins of Saint Jacques by Patrick Leigh Fermor

This is a fascinating book about a fictitious Caribbean island in the early 20th century and the petty concerns and decadence of the French society and the descendants of slaves. Everything changes when there is a volcanic eruption on the night of a Mardi Gras ball. The author is Patrick

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Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

While in the great nature-island of Dominica, I discovered the country’s most well-known author is Jean Rhys, who was of Welsh & Scottish descent and moved to England at age 16. She only returned to Dominica once, even though it had a huge influence on her beliefs in social justice.

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Travel Mumbai

Travel Mumbai – Places to Visit in Mumbai by Shalu Sharma

I always buy a travel guide from a major publisher (Rough Guides, Moon, Bradt, etc.) where ever I go, in order to have considerable information about my destination. I also find having a simple guide is extremely helpful in a “less-is-more” fashion, as it is easier to determine what the attractions are

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Malta Neolithic Art

Around 5,500 years ago (before the Egyptian pyramids) Neolithic people inhabited Malta. Not much is known for them except the temple ruins and artwork they

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Napoleon Movie Filming in Malta

Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby are now shooting in Malta on Ridley Scott’s film “Kitbag,” about Napoleon’s rise to power.  The pictured frigate was built

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