One for the Road: More Words of Worldly Wisdom

‘Tis the season of giving, and since I still have a plethora of interesting links to share, here’s another round of travel-related reading possibilities. These lit-minded travel topics have been gathered from the usual suspects, as well as some less traditional and slightly obscure sources. Have at it if any of these tickle your fancy:

A sleuth-fiction travel guide to a world of crime from the folks at New York magazine. This collection of tales stretches from Havana to the Gaza Strip.

Duke University Press plugs its 2005 book about tourism in Bulgaria, in response to today’s NYT article about the country’s ski resorts. A more recent travel title from this press is Femininity in Flight, about sexism that early “stewardesses” faced.

The Island Studies Journal offers up loads of academic content related to land surrounded by water. Bookforum links to a piece on Second Home Tourism in Small Island Communities, and reviews of various island literature, like Empire Islands: Castaways, Cannibals and Fantasies of Conquest.

The Center for Faulkner Studies announces the acquisition of records relating to the foreign travels of the renowned writer. The collection includes letters and photographs from his 1950’s trips to Japan, Greece, Italy, France and Venezuela.

World Hum recently suggested 12 books to read before traveling to China, and three picks about Antarctica.

And finally, Rick Steves has recently shared insider info about his company. If you follow news from the travel publishing industry closely, you may be interested to read his take on running a travel business and the future of the guidebook.