LadyDraconix, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by LadyDraconix)
This amazing travelogue is one to be savored - much like the experiences detailed so lovingly by the author. Alice Steinbach opens up her life, guiding her readers to the lessons she learned about life and self in her year of traveling, all in excellently structured prose.
The hardcover edition of this book is beautifully laid out, with colored postcards at the beginning of each section of her journey and stamps scattered throughout. I'll be searching it out for my private library. I feel that any reader who also is in love with travel should always have a book like this within easy reach - so that they can have a taste of it even at home.
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Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman
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by St. Petersburg Times,
"Beautifully written, clear, insightful, thoughtful...Steinbach's book should be taken in slowly and savored all the way."
by Us Weekly,
"A rich account of one woman's journey through Europe and into the self."
by The Des Moines Register,
"The best books, like the best vacations, contain unexpected delights, surprises that enrich the soul as well as the senses. This is a book about love, and longing, and the passage of time. It's about hope, and courage, and the resiliency of memory. This book is a feast. Bon appétit!"
by Dominick Dunne,
"I loved going along with Alice Steinbach as she goes off on this rare, wonderful adventure, an escape into discovering herself and some of the truly magical places in this world."
by Chicago Tribune,
"More than a chronicle of the writer's search for self-discovery, Without Reservations is a lovely travelogue."
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