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Posts Tagged ‘literature’

How Literature Inspires Travel – by John Shors

  • John Shors
  • 5 September 2012

I believe that people within the travel industry should look at literature as a means to promote destinations and itineraries. Travel marketing shouldn’t be just about beautiful photos, slick graphics and discounted pricing. The old cliché claims that a “picture is worth a thousand words,” and that may be true, but right now I am finishing a 148,000-word novel about Angkor Wat, and I’m certain that when it is released, thousands of people will plan trips to Cambodia.

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‘The Lunatic Express’ by Carl Hoffman, An Encouraging Read for Local Travelites

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 2 September 2010

If local travel means putting oneself in the shoes of a local, then travel writer Carl Hoffman has earned status as an expert local travelite with a compelling story to tell. In his latest book, ‘The Lunatic Express: Discovering the World via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains, and Planes,’ Hoffman relays his round-the-world jaunt aboard the rickety and rusty human conveyances that represent how the global majority transports itself.

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Kaş-ing in on the Charms of Turkey’s Southern Mediterranean Coast

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 7 August 2010

The seaside town of Kaş, situated between Antalya and Dalaman on the Turkish Riviera is a true gem – enchanting, captivating and as picture-perfect as a film set. Hardly surprising, then, that the area does indeed boast its fair share of links to the literary and film worlds.

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Opening the Book on Literary Locales

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 16 July 2010

Mention literary destinations and many people immediately conjure up images of 19th-century Britain – dingy Dickensian London and the rolling hills of Wordsworth’s beloved Lake District – or the United States, with its Beat poets in New York and San Francisco, and Mark Twain’s tales of life on the Mississippi. Of course, literature has left its imprint far and wide across the globe. Here is just a smattering of other novel (excuse the pun) locations.

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