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...]
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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...]
Moon Baja by Nikki Goth Itoi From the stunningly clear water glistening in the sunlight photo that is pictured on the front cover this book quickly draws you into the wonders of Baja California. From multicultural Tijuana just south of the US border all the way down to Cabo San Lucas on Baja's southern tip, this is the go to guide for this region of Mexico. Helpful sections in the beginning of the book warrant a look including the best of … [Read more...]
How to Rent Vacation Properties by Christine Hrib Karpinski This is a must have book for anyone who owns property, doesn't live there full time and wants to earn additional income. 26 chapters cover everything from insurance to advertising to furnishings, to maintenance to details as mundane as bed sheets! The author also covers financially prudent ways to own a vacation home - without retaining property managers. This is a very … [Read more...]
Maya Roads by Jo McConahay Author Mary Jo McConahay was first inspired to explore the rainforests in Central America during a vacation with her sister in Mexico City when she saw an exhibit about the Lacandon Maya Indians. After visiting the Lacandon Rainforest her life turned to journalistic activities for twenty years and it wasn't until the 1990's that her mind began to wander back to the rainforest. Her "ticket" back was through an … [Read more...]
This is a collection of short seven stories set in contemporary Thailand. Family relationships and dynamics are integral to each story. Although the stories take place in Thailand they incorporate themes that are International in nature. The stories take place in Bangkok and also in rural Thailand. … [Read more...]
Europe from a Backpack by Mark Pearson First person told stories of travel in Europe. Includes specific recommendations, tips and tricks. Some are quite humorous! Geared for the budget travelers. These are true stories told by fellow travelers who have been to many places in Europe. Each section of the book is separated into stories from specific countries. … [Read more...]