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Monday Wanderlust

Jenna Scatena | March 25, 2013 | Lifestyle Story City Life

Monday, 6 p.m.

What: Weekday Wanderlust

Best for: Travel lit nerds and aspiring writers

Where: Hotel Rex

This new-ish travel reading series brings three well-decorated local authors to the Rex Hotel each month. Kick back with a glass of cab and listen to inspiring tales from around the globe. The readers this month: Bonnie Tsui, Gayle Keck, and Tamim Ansary. The event kicks off with cocktails and mingling at 6 p.m., then readings begin at 7 p.m. in the aptly travel-themed back room.

Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

What: Kieth Bellows reading at Hotel Diva

Best for: Globetrotting families

Where: Hotel Diva

Travel doesn’t have to stop when you start a family, it just changes. Hear National Geographic Travel editor, Kieth Bellows, read from his new book, 100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life. More first-person experiences from Bellows and others, like writer Andre McCarthy who toured Marrakech with his seven-year-old son, illuminate places and cultures to inspire travel ideas for youngsters.

Thursday, 7 p.m.

What: Michele Bigley reading at Books Inc.

Best for: Locavore travellers

Where: Books Inc., on Chestnut

Start your summer travel bucketlist early this year with ideas from San Francisco guidebook writer Michele Bigley. In her new book, Backroads & Byways of Northern California: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions, Bigley outlines local off the radar weekend getaway itineraries. Get some inspiration from her and tips from others attending at this reading presented by the SF Travel Book Club, in the Marina.

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