Tim Bascom, author of Chameleon Days and Running to the Fire

Karen Gershowitz is to be applauded for her sheer verve, which is on delightful display in this rollicking travelogue: Travel Mania.  From the beginning one senses that Gershowitz is experiencing a kind of undeniable, enthralling need—the near-manic need to go somewhere else then somewhere else again.  We—as safer, armchair travelers—get the unexpected benefits of that addiction, learning so much more than if we had just stayed home.