Books

On the Road with a Travel Writer…

Tom Brosnahan’s humorous travel memoir: Peace Corps teacher in Turkey (1967-1969), career as a travel writer and author of dozens of travel guidebooks. Along the way he starred in a movie, sipped champagne in the sultan’s gilded palace, was almost eaten by wolves on the Iranian border, and fell in love with a lot of girls named Jane—the last one the girl of his dreams.

Three girls, so many secrets…

A novel

A year abroad in Paris for three American college girls turns deadly in May 1968 when the Sorbonne explodes, workers revolt and France hurtles toward chaos. Danger tracks the girls at the barricades, in a château on the Loire, even in the Dordogne’s prehistoric caves—but so does love, from perverse to sublime. For the Paris Girls Secret Society, life and love will never be the same.

A novel

It’s 1968 and the world is on fire: war in Vietnam, riots in the USA and Europe, but not in Istanbul, where Turks go about their private lives and hippies smoke dope and make love in the Hippodrome. But the fire soon spreads to Turkey with plots to destroy the country’s greatest treasures. Can they succeed?

The 100 most useful words for travelers!

Anybody can learn a hundred words, and these are the words you’ll use every day on your trip to Turkey. Words like tuvalet kağıdı (toilet paper), Wifi şifresi (Wifi password), and cep telefonu (smartphone).

Divided into 10-words-a-day lessons and presented like flashcards, with explanations, this eBook will have you speaking just enough Turkish in only ten days.

Websites

Successor to Tom Brosnahan’s best-selling Frommer’s and Lonely Planet guidebooks to New England, NewEnglandTravelPlanner.com  receives over a million visits annually from 200 countries (top 5: USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany), generating 2.6 million pageviews of its 2000+ pages. NETP aims to be the complete travel resource for America’s six-state northeast region (plus New York City).

FranceTravelPlanner.com by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher covers all of France, and especially Paris, in nearly 2000 pages—everything you need to plan your trip to France: transportation, lodging, regional cuisines, what to see & do (and how to avoid crowds at the Louvre)…

A complete guide to historic Concord, Massachusetts: how to get there, what to see & do, where to stay & dine, with seven walking tours covering all the top sights.

Venice, Florida is one of the nicest resort towns on Florida’s Gulf Coast: beautiful beaches, scenery & parks, fine international dining, comfortable accommodations (to rent or buy), and friendly people. Founded as a model community, designed by a foremost urban planner, it’s a great place to spend a vacation…or a life.

Jane Fisher loves making and serving pies of all kinds. Decades of experience as The Pie Chef have left her with many stories, whimsical and touching about people and pies. Find her carefully-written recipes here, along with the stories that go with them. (Don’t think you can make a pie crust? You can! Just watch her!)

TurkeyTravelPlanner.com, for many years the top travel website to this top-10 world travel destination, has undergone a change of ownership and much-needed technical updates. Though its creator, Tom Brosnahan, is no longer involved in its maintenance, it’s still the product of 50+ years of his travel and writing on Turkey.