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Beyond the Travel Guide...


 Before a recent trip to Ireland, I reread Frank Delaney’s Ireland.  In this novel, Delaney uses the tradition of “the itinerant storyteller” to describe pivotal events in Irish history, geography, myths and Irish culture. Years ago when I first listened to it, I loved it for the “armchair experience” and the rich stories of Irish folklore.  I’m so glad I reread it before our trip. It made all the difference in my experience as we traveled the country. This got me to thinking about other books that could enrich a travel experience or set those armchair travelers of you on a journey. Here are some suggestions.   Bon voyage!  -Susan