Hey there and welcome to Go Girl Magazine’s new reviews section!! We’ll be kicking it off this week with several brand new reviews of recently released travel books.  Stayed tuned over the next few days to hear more about Travelers’ Tales annual anthology, The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010, travel writer and guidebook author Fran Gendlin‘s recent title, Paris, Moi and the Gang: A Memoir…of Sorts, and playwright Brooke Berman‘s new non-fiction release, No Place Like Home: A Memoir in 39 Apartments.

Our reviews section is also always on the look out for other blogs and websites with awesome travel-related content. On the list this week are AbeBooks recent feature on “Tantalizing Travelogues” and scrumptious food blog My Morning Chocolate‘s recent post, “What’s Your Favorite Road Trip Food?.” Check out the first for a little background on the history of travel writing, and the second to find out what foods famous travel writers like Bruce Chatwin and Jack Kerouac munched on while on the go.

So mix yourself some gorp (good old raisins and peanuts!), head to your local library for a copy of something by Bill Bryson, Herman Melville, or even Homer (AbeBooks dates his 8th century BC epic The Odyssey as one of the earliest examples of travel lit.) and enjoy settling in to the reviews section! Stayed tuned for new updates, and send any questions or comments our way at We love to hear from you, and we hope to see you often!

Born in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York, Margaret has always felt awed by the world’s most beautiful places, and driven to see as many of them as possible. Since graduating from college in 2009, she’s been reading, writing, and wandering across the world indulging in her love of long train rides, learning how to say “excuse me” in as many languages as possible, deciphering time tables and metro maps, and carrying far too many books around in her backpack. Having traveled through parts of the US, Europe, Australia and the Middle East, she’s decided that feeling properly well-traveled is a bit like feeling truly well-read: practically impossible, but a goal well-worth pursuing anyway!

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  1. Thanks so much for the mention! I hope you got a few ideas for road trip munchies.

    I love the idea of your site. I’ve been reading “The Lost Girls”, and it totally has me itching to travel somewhere. I’m looking forward to getting some travel inspiration from here too.

  2. Of course, I love your blog. Let me know if you have any travel-related posts I can mention here in the future!

    I’m glad you’re enjoying “The Lost Girls,” and definitely hope you’ll stop by Go Girl again soon! Our review of it should be up in a week or two, if that’s any incentive…
    ~ Margaret

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