Wings to Redemption is a techno-spy novel primarily set in San Francisco. I selected this novel from Book Club Reading List to participate in our France book poll. Given the book's description, "You will travel the twists and turns from Sydney to Paris," and the book poll title, "Let's Tour France", I mistakenly expected France to play a larger role in the story line. Notwithstanding, San … [Read more...]
What is your experience with the setting of the book? Have you visited or lived in the area? If 'yes', what about the area inspired you to use it as the setting?I was bitten by the travel bug at an early age and I've always been on the lookout for different and unusual places to visit. In the early 1970s when I was finishing up college, I discovered it was possible to fly on FedEx planes virtually anywhere in the world, almost for free. From their Memphis headquarters, I boarded … [Read more...]
The woman replied, "You want to take a bath?" No, I need to hit the head, and fast. If I didn't find a bathroom soon, this pristine floor of hers was about to turn a pale shade of yellow. Travelers on vacation run into all sorts of issues from language barriers and cultural differences to needing a bathroom at the height of tourist season when every establishment along the main drag in town says, "Bathrooms for customers only." All of my travels abroad have turned me into a bathroom … [Read more...]
The readers have spoken. In a landslide victory against three other contenders, this month's travel novel will be Wings to Redemption. Stay tuned as we explore exotic regions of the world through the lens of this high-impact, high-intensity techno-thriller. Here's a brief summary of what we can expect.
SummaryA fast paced, romantic … [Read more...]
This month we will take a tour of France. To get in the mood for our vacation, check out these fun facts about France.
Facts About France
- France is the second largest economy in the Eurozone.
- France was the most popular destination in 2012 (83 million tourists)
- The Louvre Museum was the most visited museum in the world (9.5 million visitors 2012).
- More electric cars were sold here during 2013 than any other EU … [Read more...]