Roman mosaic from the Vatican Museums
Mt. Etna in beautiful Sicily
My sister's favorite place in Armenia
From the delightful Parajanov Museum in Yerevan, Armenia
Teachers from Proshyan School
Climbing into Surb Astvatsatsin at Noravank Monastery in southern Armenia.
Photo by Susan Schiffer
Dreaming of a white Christmas in Ashtarak, Armenia
From my Armenian Host Family's Garden
Smithsonian, April, 2014
Due in April
Jalama Beach, Central Coast, CA
David Hockney's Mulholland Drive: The Road to the Studio, 1980, LACMA
A market in western Sicily
Carpinteria Bluffs Preserve
Arnoldi's of Santa Barbara
The French coast near Mont St. Michel
Delta of the Danube River, Romania
Powell Plateau on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon
The Libyan Sahara
Carrizo Plain, California
Potala Palace, Lhasa
Susan Spano’s name might ring a bell. It appeared in the pages of the Los Angeles Times 941 times from 1998 through 2009, when Spano served as a staff travel writer and columnist. Before that, she wrote the Frugal Traveler column for the New York Times.
That's how Los Angeles Times travel writer Chris Reynolds begins his recent story about Susan Spano's new book French Ghosts, Russian Nights & American Outlaws.
For more on Susan's new book, listen to Arthur and Pauline Frommer interviewing her on everything from touring China off-the-beaten track to Susan's upcoming Peace Corps posting in Armenia. You can hear it at frommers.com.
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Nonfiction, Travel, Human Interest
A new collection of travel essays by Susan Spano
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Rome's Most Roman Neighborhood
Studying Mandarin in Beijing
Around the world and back to New York
Divorce. Why do we do it? And what does it do to us? fourteen prominent writers have pondered these questions and have set down heir thoughts and personal stories, in this gathering of sometimes irreverent and always intelligent essays.
"A disarmingly candid, invaluable collection."
"Anyone who doubts that men, too, suffer in divorce should be required to read this."
"A rare, unusually focused anthology of original essays that both entertains and instructs."