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Movie Review: Evita

Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s hit musical isn’t just on Broadway.  This is no news flash, as Evita the film came out in 1996, but we’d like to remind you that if you’re... Read More »

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Iberia by James Michener

Reviewed by ExperiencePlus! traveler Bill Giovinazzo During our last trip with ExperiencePlus, my son and I were having dinner when he ordered Coquilles St. Jacques. As we ate our dinner... Read More »

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Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

Reviewed by Monica Malpezzi Price. Anybody who was gripped by The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown will enjoy this well-researched, historical novel by British author Kate Mosse. While there... Read More »

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The Leopard by Giuseppe Di Lampedusa

Reviewed by ExperiencePlus! Traveler and regular contributor to the Rambler Newsletter, Bill Giovinazzo. In May of 1860 one thousand “Garibaldini”, or Redshirts, sailed from Genoa to Marsala to free the... Read More »

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The Italians by Luigi Barzini

Reviewed by ExperiencePlus! Traveler Bill Giovinazzo. I know there is a God. I know that he/she is good, kind, and loving. There is no doubt in my mind about this... Read More »

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Brunelleschi’s Dome by Ross King

Reviewed by ExperiencePlus! Customer Bill Giovanazzo. She lay there, basking in the sun of a Tuscan August. Her beauty is beyond any of her kind. She is the queen of... Read More »

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A Bell for Adano by John Hersey

Reviewed by ExperiencePlus! Customer Bill Giovanazzo Italy, Italia, is unique in the world. From the voluptuous bosom of the Tuscan hills to the fishing towns on Apulia’s Adriatic coast, the... Read More »

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Che Guevara and the Mountain of Silver by Anne Mustoe

Che Guevara and the Mountain of Silver: By Bicycle and Train through South America by Anne Mustoe Reviewed by Monica Malpezzi Price While you don’t usually associate an English headmistresses... Read More »

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Into Thick Air: Biking to the Bellybutton of Six Continents

by Jim Maluso – Reviewed by Monica Malpezzi Price In “Into Thick Air: Biking to the Bellybutton of Six Continents,” author Jim Maluso sets himself up as an anti-hero who,... Read More »

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The Lost Cyclist by David V. Herlihy

The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance by David V. Herlihy It’s the late 1800s and the “safety bicycle” has just been introduced in the USA.... Read More »

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Would You Like a Western Movie with that Spaghetti?

What do Clint Eastwood, Andalucia in southern Spain, the Italian island of Sardinia and Italian composer Ennio Morricone have in common?  Surely you’ve heard of “spaghetti westerns” – “A Fistful... Read More »

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Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac

Short, simple, amusing, wistful and at times leaving you with the urge to jump on your bike, the Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac is exactly what one might expect from a... Read More »

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Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from …

Rick Price, ExperiencePlus! founder, reviews Richard Louv’s, Last Child in the Woods:  Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder (first published in 2005, updated and expanded in 2008; Algonquin Books of... Read More »

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Imagining History: Imagining Argentina & Chile

Imagining History: Imagining Argentina & Chile This list of three movies and one just-published novel that are about as good a starter set as you could find for Chile and... Read More »

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The Broker by John Grisham

The Broker by John Grisham In the author’s notes in The Broker John Grisham admits he has a high-tech phobia. His word processor he writes, is a thirteen-year-old piece of... Read More »

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The Words of Bernfrieda, A Chronicle of Hauteville by...

The Words of Bernfrieda, A Chronicle of Hauteville by Gabriella Brooke NOTE: For those of you traveling with us to Southern Italy, or simply interested in finding out more about... Read More »

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Book Review: The Places in Between by Rory Stewart

Book Review: The Places in Between by Rory Stewart Originally published in London by Picador, 2004 US Paperback edition Harcourt, Inc., 2006 by Rory Stewart About walking through remote regions... Read More »

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Landscapes of Cycling by Graham Watson

Landscapes of Cycling by Graham Watson If you go to see The Race in person, you will see Graham Watson (also known as “Photo 1”) on the race course –... Read More »

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House of Niccolo; by Dorothy Dunnet

House of Niccoló by Dorothy Dunnet I have a friend who was so taken with Dorothy Dunnett’s eight volume series based on the travels of a 15th century Flanders businessman... Read More »

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Around Africa On My Bicycle by Riaan Manser

Monica Malpezzi Price Reviews Although there are many of us who are passionate about bicycling and bicycle touring, I don’t know of anyone that considers bicycle touring a life or... Read More »

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The Delights of Delicate Eating by Elizabeth Robins...

The Delights of Delicate Eating by Elizabeth Robins Pennell It’s not likely that you’ve heard of Elizabeth Robins Pennell or that you associate her with Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher or... Read More »

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Food and Culture in Europe – Part II

Food and Culture in Europe – Part II The Culture of the Fork – A brief history of food in Europe by Giovanni Rebora (Translated by Albert Sonnenfeld; Columbia University... Read More »

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Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnick

Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnick   New York Times Notable Book of 2000 & New York Public Library Selection as one of the 25 Memorable Books of 2000.... Read More »

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In the Wake of the Plague by Norman F. Cantor

In the Wake of the Plague by Norman F. Cantor In the Wake of the Plague by Norman F. Cantor, 2001, pp. 232. Did you know that the children’s rhyme... Read More »

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Food and Culture in Europe, Part I

Food and Culture in Europe, Part I My first meal with Paola’s family in Italy was memorable. When Paola leaned over to me and said, “the more you eat, the... Read More »

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