I've decided next week is going to be like Sweeps Week at TravelsWithAnnie.com - I'm bringing out the big guns. OK, so I'm actually just going to do a list, but it's a list of things I think I've neglected on this site: domestic travel. Monday is Memorial Day, the traditional start of summer, so I'll be presenting a countdown of "10 places I'd like to go in the U.S. this summer." Except hopefully by then I'll think of a less-clunky name for it.
The rules for the list: It will be some place I've been before. I'll talk about my previous trip there, and why I want to return at this point and time. Hopefully there will be some surprises - when I made the list up in my mind, I was kind of surprised by the places I have no interest in returning to see. Hmmm...
And an embarrassing omission: since this is not going to be a list of places I'd like to see for the first time, Boston is not going to be represented. I've never been there. I know, sad. But, as I said, that's a different list.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Yep, I know. I'm yearrrrs behind on this one. Bruce Feiler's Walking the Bible: A Journey By Land Through the Five Books of Moses was published in 2001. It's been a PBS television series (the cover of the book tells me so, so it must be true) and he's written another entire book since then. But really, if you're like me and haven't picked it up yet for one reason or another, do so immediately. He kind of has a new journalism take on travel writing that I find fascinating - there are conversations, for instance. Longish conversations. Like, he had to have a tape recorder there kind of conversations. Can you imagine transcribing a trip? Shudder. But I'm glad he did it.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
So what do you think of this photo of Keira Knightley? Honest truth, I flipped by it in this month's Vogue without a second thought, but it's made many, many folks out there in the blogosphere Grade A angry. (Keira is on the cover; for the article they had her write a journal of her experiences in Africa. I'm all for Africa getting all the attention it can get, even if it comes through a dodgy celebrity route.)
I get that the photo is offensive...but isn't it supposed to be? Isn't wrapping an infant of any kind - animal or human - in Louis Vuitton just fundamentally churlish? Welcome to the world, little one! You have a hard road ahead...but, dammit, luxury goods will ease the way.
Here's Fashionista's take.
Monday, May 21, 2007
|You Belong in London|
A little old fashioned, and a little modern.
A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.
A unique soul like you needs a city that offers everything.
No wonder you and London will get along so well.
Posted by Annie D at 8:59 PM