Practical Nomad by Edward Hasbrouk Your round the world travel agent. Edward is an internationally recognized expert on round-the-world travel. This is an excellent guide written by someone who has traveled round the world several times. Stories, money saving tips, itineraries & more. It focuses on independent travel adventure and as the title says, incorporates practical information such as airport security, planning routes, finding … [Read more...]
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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...]
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...]
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...]
Me, Myself & Paris by Ruth Yunker This book is Ruth's tales of her days in Paris. For three years in a row the stays in Paris for 6 weeks - sort of a pseudo tourist/local. The book is about her day to day life in the city - conquering the metro, dabbling in the language, laundry nightmares and actually getting used to walking everywhere (Ruth hails from Southern California where car is king). Ruth's entertaining prose turns mundane … [Read more...]
Weep for the Living by Anne Butler is a mystery writer from the small town of St. Francisville in southern Louisiana. She was married to a respected retired criminologist who used to work for the infamous Angola prison nearby. One day while relaxing on her porch her husband comes home with a .38 gun. Amazingly she survived multiple gunshots without hospitalization for 2 hours before help arrived. Anne is a survivor and this story provides … [Read more...]
Whale Warriors by Peter Heller A true Story. In 2005 author Peter Heller joined captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd during their time attempting to stop Japanese whalers from killing whales. The read is fast, intriguing and at times repulsive and sad. A must read for anyone interested in eco-adventure and wildlife conservation. … [Read more...]