You would think that I am running out of ideas to keep busy during the pandemic, and the cold weather outside. But you may not realize that I am the “king” of staying busy.
I have covered a wide range of activities but left out one very important gift. Like many of you, I love to read, and my choice of subjects changes as rapidly as the weather, or my flights while traversing through Europe or SE Asia.
When I travel, I read lighter books, like novels, with John Grisham as my favorite. I also like Robert Ludlum, and even Dan Brown. I can usually trade with another traveler when I am done or donate it to the hotel “library.” Just keep it light.
I always carry a travel guide if I have not visited the country I am headed toward. And I sometimes carry a more “serious” book, like non fiction and biographies (my favs are former US Presidents and world leaders, inventors, musicians, scientists, and travel gurus). If you have never read a Paul Theroux, or Bruce Chatwin, I strongly suggest you start. They make travel and their cultural experiences come alive!
That means I carry three books: light reading, serious reading, and a travel guide (I like several, Rough Guides, Fodors). You will never regret it!
And please, though it is easy to order from Amazon, support your local bookstore. I found a good used bookstore in my city, and love to patronize them. They buy back the books I have read, and I can put the $$ toward my purchase!!!!