Ever since the day I started Under the Tuscan Sun, by Frances Mayes, I have been a devoted armchair traveller. I have devoured many more books in the travel narrative genre since then. I've received most as gifts, but I've bought plenty on my own. I have even been using Frances Mayes' engagement calenders for years. It makes such a charming addition to my desktop.
Quite some time ago, I was browsing through Phantom Scribbler's blogroll, looking for new blogs to read. I happened up The Xpat Files where I've been happily lurking. Today I scanned her links and one caught my eye, Dispatches from France. And with that, a whole new world open before my very eyes.
Now I can have travel narratives available at my fingertips and with constant updates. What could be better?