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This is the page that lists some of my longstanding favourite books, websites and travel ideas. For more up-to-the-minute information about recently discovered groovin' travel or writing sites, as well as my ramblings about my latest trip, please go to my blog at: http://www.colleenfriesen.com/blog/

Books, books, books... so many books... so little time:

Books about Writing

  • Bird by Bird - Anne Lamott
  • Wild Mind - Natalie Goldberg
  • A Sense of Place - Michael Shapiro
  • The Writing Life - Annie Dillard
  • On Writing - Stephen King
  • The Art of Pilgrimage - Phil Cousineau
  • How to Write - Richard Rhodes
  • The Forest for the Trees - Betsy Lerner
  • The Renegade Writer - Linda Formichelli & Diana Burrell
  • Beyond the Words - Bonni Goldberg
  • Write from the Heart - Hal Zina Bennett
  • Living the Writer's Life - Eric Maisel
  • Stein on Writing - Sol Stein
  • Writing Your Life - Patti Miller
  • Get a Freelance Life - Margit Feury Ragland

Books about Travel & Other Interesting Stuff

  • A Fork in the Road - Anik See
  • In Praise of Idleness - Bertrand Russell
  • The Pagan Christ - Tom Harpur
  • Small Wonder - Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Art of Doing Nothing - Veronique Vienne
  • Comfortable with Uncertainty - Pema Chodron
  • A Year to Live - Stephen Levine
  • Cashing in on the American Dream - Paul Terhorst
  • Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl
  • Rope in the Water - Sylvia Fraser
  • Holy Cow - Sarah Macdonald
  • Oh, the Places You'll Go - Dr. Seuss
  • Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World - Rita Golden Gelman
  • True Pleasures - Lucinda Holdforth
  • The Not So Big Life - Sarah Susanka
  • Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The Glass Castle - Jeanettte Walls

Websites to Check out!

Great quotes, cool stuff.

Jennifer Leo maintains a wonderful resource for writers.

A great site to read good travel writing.

Find a person or a business in Canada

What about etiquette? - on the road or at home

Hot deals - Great sites for cheap tickets

Super travel agency with a zillion storefronts

Another search engine for cheap travel deals

For airfares, go to

Find a map

The world's lightest carry-on

Groovy and very clever luggage designed by flight attendants

Guaranteed conversation starters

Huge travel resource - not all of it just for women

Get the real scoop on all those Internet and urban myths


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