Book Review: Topographies by Stephen Benz

Book Review: Topographies by Stephen Benz

Topographies is a collection of essays by the American travel writer Stephen Benz. He takes us on journeys across North America, on a quest to unearth the culture and the history. This is not a “wish you were here” style of travel journalism: on occasion we are...
Book Review: Experience Spain from Lonely Planet

Book Review: Experience Spain from Lonely Planet

Last year I posted a review of Experience Italy, a Lonely Planet guide that explored the country and its culture in depth. Now the second book in the series – Experience Spain – has been published. Again, this is much more than a conventional guidebook; it is a feast...
Books to Read Before You Visit Spain

Books to Read Before You Visit Spain

I always find I get more out of my travels if I read about a place before I visit and, when it comes to Spain, there is no shortage of books to choose from. Here is my personal selection of books to read before you visit Spain. And, if you’re travelling with the...