"I love her courage and heart! Funny, poignant, wise, and woke—an ideal travel companion." — Joan Walsh The Nation, MSNBC
“With her charming essays and these delightful illustrations, Places I Remember speaks to both travelers and wannabes—including the growing numbers going solo.”
— Bella DePaulo
author, Singled Out
"...the perfect gift...it tells little stories—poignant and funny." — Margie Goldsmith (forbes.com)
"Lea Lane has created the most beautiful book of 100 countries she has visited in more than 40 years of traveling. Her stories are intriguing, funny, poignant. Gift yourself and gift your friends."
"If you’re looking for an escape, if you need inspiration for your own travel bucket list, if you want to “meet” someone truly remarkable in the most humble and welcoming way, read this book."
"Personal and visually beautiful, with illustrations of her photos that enhance the stories. I didn't want to put it down."
"Lea is a gifted writer who makes you feel as though you are living her adventures right along with her."
"An engaging travel memoir so well written that it takes one on a magic carpet to parts unknown. A must read."
Amazon reviews: "wonderful writer, but even more, a true lover of travel" "laughed out loud" "exquisite illustrations" "this book is delightful!" "witty and personal voice" "an ideal holiday gift" "lovely and evocative vignettes" "like hearing the stories from your most interesting friend" "scrumptious tidbits" "delightfully charming style" "feels like you're her friend" "I didn't want to put it down" "warm and witty" "you not only travel a world of places, but a world of people" "experiences, and emotions, all tendered with wit and perception" "illustrations are perfect" "each story is a little gem"
“I met Lonesome George, the last remaining giant tortoise, in the Galapagos. He has since lumbered across the Rainbow Bridge, but is honored here, along with the finches that Darwin had studied.”
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All Fine Art Photography and Fine Art Illustration Prints and Cards are on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 310g, using pigmented UltraChrome HDR Epson Ink, and are archive-quality. Prints are numbered, certified, and signed. Cards are signed.
“Most overviews of Paris are taken from the Eiffel Tower. This one was shot from the Montparnasse tower, the only skyscraper in central Paris. So you get to see the city’s defining symbol , gloriously, at dusk.”