Travel Recommendations, Reviews, and Stories: Welcome to The Grain and Grape
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain
Summer Travel Reads
Prisoners of Geography
Lingo: Around Europe in Sixty Languages
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Reading is a gift, to be able to step out of your own life for a little while, to be transported to far-away lands and times, to feel emotions and experiences, all from your armchair. Our favorite books, both fiction and non-fiction, can send you on a journey that inspires or awes. These are reads that have opened up whole new worlds to us. They have inspired us to travel, and even to try living abroad.
We love browsing through a bookstore, but since living in Germany we have been reading mostly eBooks. When we’re in a big international airport, or in Ireland or the UK, we always hit a bookstore, looking for books in English. The independent shops are our favorites, for their quirky atmospheres and unique selections. We also appreciate the option of buying “real books” through Amazon.
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