Best Ever Travel Tips by Tom Hall This small 100 page pocket book offers up the best travel tips, secrets and advice from travel experts. Its small enough that it will easily fit in a pocket. The hole in the upper part of the book allows one to hang this from outside of your luggage adding an additional cool factor to any backpack. Topics range from packing, money, health, safety, airports, hotels and more. In addition discover the best … [Read more...]
Email Dave if you would like a book reviewed, or mail it to the address here.
Some but not all of the books reviewed have been sent to us as samples.
Postcards from Europe by Rick Steves Rather than being a formal guidebook listing where to eat, what to do, where to stay etc, this is a refreshing at times entertaining collection of experiential stories and people that Rick has met during his travels in Europe. From the "coffee shops" in Amsterdam to the Mediterranean beauty of the Cinque Terre along the Italian Riviera, Steves brings Europe to life. Over 35 years of traveling to Europe … [Read more...]
AWOL on the Appalachian Trail by David Miller Join David as he hikes the length of the Appalachian trail - "through hikers" (those hiking the length of the trail assign themselves nicknames and his is AWOL. This is a good read for anyone considering doing this hike. Join AWOL he describes the day to day hiking that one would have on a hike of this magnitude - including stops, food, and the characters he meets. … [Read more...]
Living Abroad in Canada by Carolyn B. Heller This is a must have book for anyone considering re-locating to Canada either for school, work or for retirement. The book is extremely detailed and covers essential information including visas, employment, education, healthcare, daily life and much more. It also offers insights into the "best" places to live, and renting or purchasing a home. Author Carolyn Heller grew up in the United States but … [Read more...]
Moon Las Vegas by Rick Garman is cool for all types of travelers and this guide put out by Moon Handbooks reveals all that this shimmering city has to offer. It is packed with info about hotels, restaurants, casinos, maps you name it! A must read for anyone planning a trip to Vegas! … [Read more...]
New York by Fred Dust A travel book like no other! Physically its almost a 6"x6" square with pages bound with 6 metal rings with a flexible strap to hold the book together when finished reading. Each page is a "snapshot" within New York containing a paragraph and several photos of a specific place, attraction, unique restaurant & more. All items are very experiential in nature and some are not the typical items you will find in a mainstream … [Read more...]
Adventure Travel in the Third World by Jeff Randall and Mike Perrin If the first sentence in the book, "I want to go where tourists don't go" sounds appealing, then this is a book you must read! Everything you need to know to survive in remote & hostile destinations. This book covers how to minimize risks and stay healthy in dangerous situations abroad. It includes information about how to select guides, how to bribe and smuggle as last … [Read more...]
Little Cream Books Drive by David Hall Produced by the luxury travel operator, Wanlilu who is based in Hong Kong, the Little Cream Books do not disappoint. Each book is small but packed with quality road trips - the cover is elegant cloth and each book comes in its own blue box. This book highlights 26 spectacular drives worldwide, one drive for each letter of the alphabet. Each drive lists at least one luxury car rental (possibly a Ferrari or … [Read more...]
The Wishing Tree by John Shors This is a compelling tale of a father and daughter as they embark on an International journey to help recover from the death of their wife/mother Kate. The story is imbued with sadness throughout as both father and daughter shared an extraordinary closeness to Kate. Kate has instructed them on this journey by sharing letters to both the mother and the daughter to be opened only during certain parts of the trip. … [Read more...]
Classic Motorsport Routes by Richard Meaden Coffee table book, 224 pages of race routes and color photos. This book predominately covers famous historical racing routes in Europe but towards the end of the book you find routes in the mid and western USA. A must have for any racing car enthusiast - work these routes into a vacation! Very nice write-up on Pike's Peak and the fast courses of the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA. … [Read more...]