Q & A With the Owner of Traveler's Bookcase (Part II)

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In last Thursday's post, I began my interview with Natalie Compagno, co-owner of Los Angeles' Travelers bookcase, a book store dedicated to all things travel. Naturally a place I love!Below is the second half of our interview where I ask her more questions about her personal travels.Natalie Compagno, owner of a Traveler's BookcaseNH: Now, a few questions…

Q & A With the Owner of the Traveler's Bookcase (Part I)

Posted in Books| Local| Los Angeles| Travel

What do you do when you crave an overseas trip, but there's little chance of your passport seeing any action in the foreseeable future? Well, if you're like me you look for ways to feel like you're traveling while you're still in your home town.  I make a point of finding local restaurants, businesses, services and museumes…

Culture Close to Home

"You're going to be gone for how long? FIVE months?? Wow - I wish I could do that."That's usually how the conversation goes when I tell people about my round the world trip.  Everyone I speak to WANTS to travel more, but not everyone feels they can. Although there are always ways that people can include more…

Comparing Cafe Culture

A quick pick-me-up in VancouverIs it weird that I will travel thousands of miles, spend the better part of a day on a plane and likely drop a decent wad of cash only to end up in a foreign country to do…nothing? Well, not exactly “nothing” but pretty darned close to it.  No matter where I…

@ The Travel + Adventure Show

Posted in Los Angeles| Travel

Last year, I went with my good friend Andreanna to check out the LA Times Travel Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  We ventured out in some of the worst rain LA saw in 2011 to see what the show had on offer. Our only consolation was that we were only running in the rain from the parking…

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