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Greg Mortenson REALLY travels like a local

Posted on March 6th, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

OK, I realize I’m very late to this party–the book came out three years ago. But I just finished reading Three Cups of Tea, the story of mountain climber-turned-philanthropist Greg Mortenson, and I was captivated. For those of you who, like me, somehow missed this book when it first came out, here’s the scoop. After […]

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Book giveaway: Wanderlust

Posted on February 15th, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet


It all started when I began wondering where passports came from. I pitched every magazine editor I knew on a story about the history of passports, but no one–and I mean no one–was interested. Fine, I thought. I’ll broaden the concept and make it into a book. The history of passports eventually became a chapter […]

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