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Category Archives: Just Trippin’

TRIPPIN’ WITH JOSEPHINE, 1905 PART 2

YESTERDAY, JOSEPHINE ENLIGHTENED us on transatlantic steamship travel, c. 1905. Today in Part 2, we’re amidst foreigners, but still profiting from sage advice given in The Travelers’ Handbook: A Manual … Continue reading

May 19, 2022 · Leave a comment

TRIPPIN’ WITH JOSEPHINE, 1905 PART 1

YOU MAY REMEMBER Josephine Tozier and her charming tale of Angela Victoria, the fictional American ex-pat enjoying A Spring Fortnight in France, described here at SimanaitisSays earlier this year. It … Continue reading

May 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

THE CONTINENT BY MOTOR CAR, ACCORDING TO WALKERLEY PART 2

RODNEY WALKERLEY ENJOYED being an Englishman traveling in post-war Europe. We continue here in Part 2 with his cogent commentary gleaned from Motoring Abroad, accompanied by Brockbank’s witty illustrations. There’s … Continue reading

May 11, 2022 · 3 Comments

THE CONTINENT BY MOTOR CAR, ACCORDING TO WALKERLEY PART 1

“THE CONTINENT,” OF COURSE, refers to that place isolated when the English Channel has a significant storm. And Rodney Walkerley was “Athos” of The Motor magazine and author of Motoring … Continue reading

May 10, 2022 · 1 Comment

OLD ENGLISH INNS: A BIBLOGRAPHIC AND INTERNET SAMPLING PART 2

YESTERDAY IN PART 1 we identified old English inns that appeared in two old books, Tales of Old Inns, 1927, and English Inns Illustrated, 1951. What’s more, we found that … Continue reading

May 1, 2022 · 1 Comment

OLD ENGLISH INNS: A BIBLIOGRAPHIC AND INTERNET SAMPLING PART 1

THIS PROJECT GREW FROM my recent book sorting and its unearthing two books: Tales of Old Inns, 1927; and English Inns Illustrated, 1951. Gee, I wonder if there’s any overlap … Continue reading

April 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

TAKING A KITE-SHAPED TOUR

IT’S A RATHER IMPOSING title for a 1915 pocket guide: The Real United States & Canada Guide-Book. But its author William Harman Black had already published Real Round the World, … Continue reading

April 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

THE WHEEL IN JAPAN

THE WORD 車, KURUMA, vehicle, appears in the ancient historical chronicle Nihon shoki, 720 A.D. However, as noted in The Wheel: A Japanese History, “In China, whose influence on the … Continue reading

April 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

AROUND THE WORLD IN ONE-HUNDRED-THIRTY-SEVEN DAYS PART 2

THE RMS FRANCONIA CIRCLED the world in 1929. Yesterday’s Part 1 got us from New York to Monaco. Today we complete the circumnavigation, with even a couple of interesting variations, … Continue reading

March 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

AROUND THE WORLD IN ONE-HUNDRED-THIRTY-SEVEN DAYS PART 1

MOST TRAVEL BOOKS are written after the fact. But this one is an enticement, not memorabilia. The enticement is unabashed: “The Cunard Line and Thos. Cook & Son, pioneers extraordinaire … Continue reading

March 30, 2022 · Leave a comment