High & Wild by Galen Rowell A collection of short, mostly mountain & rock climbing stories. Join now deceased famed photographer Galen Rowell on his International adventures ranging from the icy slopes of an Alaskan range to formidable routes in the great Himalayas. As expected from a photographer of Rowell's caliber, spectacular photos accompany the stories. At the time of his untimely death in a plane crash near Bishop California, he … [Read more...]
Archives for February 2010
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Some but not all of the books reviewed have been sent to us as samples.
Avenger by Frederick Forsyth This book involves two separate parties trying to do good for their country, takes place just before 9/11 - raises moral questions. Note the date referenced just before the story ends - it is September 10, 2001. This novel is an excellent fast paced complicated thriller which weaves real life places and people into the story. … [Read more...]
Unlikely Destinations by Tony/Maureen Wheeler The full autobiographical story of Lonely Planet, how the business started, how it grew and where it is today. Join founders, Tony & Maureen Wheeler on their unique trips which formed the basis for their publishing empire which today spans almost 40 years. … [Read more...]
Lonely Planet Portugal by Regis St Louis the country conjures up visions of old world charm, classic European cuisine, the Iberian sun and vineyards; better yet visions of yourself planted among the vineyards at an outdoor cafe enjoying a late afternoon Port from one of any of a number of family producers north of Lisbon in the Douro Valley region. This is the "go to guide" on Portugal presented by Lonely Planet - four authors have carefully … [Read more...]
Dirty French by Adrien Clautrier & Henry Rowe The "dirty" series are pocket sized books dedicated to everyday slang. There is a reason this book is small - you can take it with you for times in the bar or with a member of the opposite sex and invariably this book will produce the right line for the right time. Cool slang, humorous insults, explicit sex terminology, and cutting edge swear words all make this an interesting reference for your time … [Read more...]
Lonely Planet is celebrating the publication of its 100 millionth guidebook by inviting travelers to share photographs of their favorite travel experiences online. Australia (Feb. 10, 2009) - The 15th edition of the guide to Australia is officially the 100 millionth book to be published in Lonely Planet's 37 year history. To celebrate, Lonely Planet launched a competition on January 29, 2010 to encourage travelers to share their favorite … [Read more...]
South Africa Travel contest: Apply to be Acacia Africa's Wild Tweep & Win A Free Overland Safari Share It seems that everyone is a tweeter these days, but if you've still not signed up for your Twitter account here's a great reason to join the micro-blogging site. Acacia Africa has teamed up with AfricaFreak.com, Travelcomments.com and PlanYourSafari.com, the three expert safari bloggers judging the tour operator's Wild Tweep entries ( … [Read more...]
Next week I'm heading down to the annual Travel and Adventure Show in Los Angeles. Looking forward to making some new contacts and hopefully new partnerships for Dave's Travel Corner. Stay posted! If your in the LA area the weekend of February 13th and 14th stop on by. Visit: http://www.adventureexpo.com ~ Dave … [Read more...]
Ahora Hablo by M.H. Graham When traveling to Mexico, the Caribbean or Spain, this phonetic, pocket-sized guide will be an indispensable navigation tool. The book is well laid out and geared to non speakers planning a trip to Spanish-speaking countries. The author has over 20 years experience teaching Spanish. … [Read more...]
Porsche Sunglasses 8457 (Reviewed: Feb 2010) These very cool looking luxury titanium sunglasses will invite glances from the glamor of Beverly Hills to the Fashion streets of Milan. As the frames are made from titanium they are extremely lightweight and durable. Not one to just use numbers in the naming of cars, all their sunglass have their own model numbers. Can't afford a Porsche?... while still expensive as far as sunglasses go, these are … [Read more...]