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Seth Stevenson is a contributing writer for Slate. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and other publications. He's received multiple Lowell Thomas awards from the Society of American Travel Writers, been excerpted three times in the Best näytä lisää American Travel Writing series, and won the 2005 Online Journalism Award for commentary. He currently lives in Washington, D.C. näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World (2010) 122 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
A Terra Vista da Terra (2012) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Best American Travel Writing 2008 (2008) — Avustaja — 211 kappaletta
The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (2005) — Avustaja — 210 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Best American Travel Writing 2009 (2009) — Avustaja — 124 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Best of Slate: A 10th Anniversary Anthology (2006) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua

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Yleistieto

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Asuinpaikat
New York, New York, USA
Koulutus
Brown University
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Slate

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Seth and his girlfriend Rebecca decide they want to travel all the way around the world by surface travel (i.e. no flying). They set out via ships (cargo and cruise), buses, trains (regular speed and bullet trains), and bicycles. Their journey takes them across the Atlantic Ocean, Germany, Estonia, Moscow, across Siberia, down to Japan, China, Cambodia, Thailand, and back east to and across Australia to New Zealand and back to the US. (And I know I’ve missed some places!).

I really enjoyed this (though I disagree on his assessment of cruise ships!). There were some funny moments. Although, despite the leisurely travel pace, there were times where they really seemed rushed, and weren’t able to enjoy where they were. I guess some of it depended on the timing of the travel away from where they were, as it was sometimes difficult to find a way to their next destination, so unless they wanted to wait a week, they might have to continue on right away. He did talk about the different modes of transportation, the history, etc, which I also found interesting.… (lisätietoja)
 
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LibraryCin | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 17, 2020 |
I like this type of book, travel adventure. Although the author and his girlfriend circumnavigated the globe without ever using airplanes, it didn't sound like much fun. They traveled by steamer , train, bike, freighter, etc. but never really got to "see" places, as it was all about getting to the next place. They always seemed to be in a rush. When I travel, it's about the places I'm at and getting to know them. And they drank a lot and stayed at undesirable places, in my opinion. I want to enjoy my traveling! But I'm glad I read it and saw how it is possible to go around the world without having to fly.… (lisätietoja)
 
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sandra.k.heinzman | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 2, 2015 |
I like this type of book, travel adventure. Although the author and his girlfriend circumnavigated the globe without ever using airplanes, it didn't sound like much fun. They traveled by steamer , train, bike, freighter, etc. but never really got to "see" places, as it was all about getting to the next place. They always seemed to be in a rush. When I travel, it's about the places I'm at and getting to know them. And they drank a lot and stayed at undesirable places, in my opinion. I want to enjoy my traveling! But I'm glad I read it and saw how it is possible to go around the world without having to fly.… (lisätietoja)
 
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sandra.k.heinzman | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 2, 2015 |
I like this type of book, travel adventure. Although the author and his girlfriend circumnavigated the globe without ever using airplanes, it didn't sound like much fun. They traveled by steamer , train, bike, freighter, etc. but never really got to "see" places, as it was all about getting to the next place. They always seemed to be in a rush. When I travel, it's about the places I'm at and getting to know them. And they drank a lot and stayed at undesirable places, in my opinion. I want to enjoy my traveling! But I'm glad I read it and saw how it is possible to go around the world without having to fly.… (lisätietoja)
 
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sandra.k.heinzman | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 2, 2015 |

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