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Susan Spano talks about great trips, wild dogs and her new book

Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California

Susan Spano’s name might ring a bell. It appeared in the pages of the Los Angeles Times 941 times from 1998 through 2009, when Spano served as a staff travel writer and columnist. Before that, she wrote the Frugal Traveler column for the New York Times.

Now Spano has published “French Ghosts, Russian Nights & American Outlaws: Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond” (Roaring Forties Press, 190 pages, $15.95), a collection that circles the world, delivering perspective from her years as a traveler and an expat in Paris, Beijing and Rome.

A few months short of her 60th birthday, she’s also on the brink of another departure, one that’s likely to take her abroad for a couple of years. But when we launched into this Q&A, we started with her beginnings as a travel writer.

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