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Travel Secret #5012: Alex Garland’s ‘The Beach’

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Multi-hyphenate Alex Garland started off as a well-known writer. His novel The Beach was made into the Danny Boyle-directed, Leonardo DiCaprio starrer we all famously know as the movie that almost killed Leo’s career – safe to say it’s not a much loved film. However, Garland’s novel does no wrong. The ...

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Travel Secret #5011: ‘On The Road’ by Jack Kerouac

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Based on the travels of Jack Kerouac and his friends across America, On The Road is considered a defining work of the postwar Beat and Counterculture generations, with its protagonists living life against a backdrop of jazz, poetry, and drug use. It’s also considered one of Kerouac’s finest works.

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Travel Secret #5010: John Steinbeck’s ‘Travels With Charley’

Author and Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck, early 1960s. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)

John Steinbeck has left such an indelible imprint on what the world reads, it’s a little difficult to call on just one of his many titles; if we really had to go off the beaten track, however, we’d recommend Travels With Charley: In Search of America. In 1960, Steinbeck bought and refurbished ...

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Travel Secret #1068: Frequent Flier Secret

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Frequent flier and hotel points programs can deliver things that you couldn’t access yourself at almost any price. Sold-out events, meet-and-greets backstage, cooking classes from celebrity chefs — these are the sorts of things you can’t do yourself but that big travel companies can put together for you. Auctions for ...

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