Armchair travelers rejoice: A local travel writer has penned a new book designed to be your passport to places around the globe you’d never dream of experiencing personally, as long as you can visit by turning the pages.

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Author Daniel Van Tassel holds a copy of one of the books he has authored. His new travel book took him 10 years to compile.(Pamela Thompson/

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The cover of “Journey By the Book” is meant to inspire readers who suffer from insatiable cases of wanderlust. (Photo courtesy of the author)

Pamela Thompson is the associate editor for the Northfield News. Reach her at 507-645-1115 or

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