As real as it gets - author Devin Galaudet (also known for attempting to marry his wife 100x in 100 different countries) has written a fast read and engrossing memoir about the realities of growing up in Los Angeles in the 1970s and 1980s centered around his chain smoking father. Full of family stories, sometimes family secrets and growing pains this story is woven around Devin's at times on and off again relationship with his father. … [Read more...]
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This colorful photo rich coffee table book on the cars of Cuba should be in the hands of any classic car enthusiast. Havana is a city known for featuring thousands of cars dating from prior to 1959. Locals continue to use these old cars (although there are newer cars are on the Cuban roads these days, it is currently prohibitively expensive to import new cars because of the high luxury tax) and perhaps a disappointment to collectors, there is a … [Read more...]
This epic travel tome captures thousands of years of human travel. Set in chronological order, one doesn't necessarily need to start in the beginning. Simply randomly open a page and you will be hooked. Names such as Christopher Columbus, Magellan, Amelia Earhart, Roald Amundsen and many others leap from the pages - great explorers in their own rights. Accompanying every great explorer comes some sort of transportation - ships, trains, planes, … [Read more...]
Author Sarah D. Tiedemann has pulled from her years of experience traveling, packing and hiking to create this 'A to Z' list describing numerous valuable items that hikers need to be aware of. Covers preparation, departure and arrival information and a wide variety of potential dangers on the trail. Her experience is varied from hiking next to cliffs in Kauai, to reaching the windswept summit of a mountain the middle of winter to braving … [Read more...]
A book for cycling enthusiasts, a book for recreational riders and a book to inspire those to travel and combine the trip with some time on a bike. This book highlights some of the world's great rides from the seat of a bicycle - with first hand written experiences covering rides from Africa to Asia and points in between. We have been biking most of our life - and in urban settings often are able to take advantage of bike sharing programs. … [Read more...]
This is the first book in the Liberty Sands trilogy by UK based Julia Roberts. It centers on a secret travel blogger Holly who finds her life changed by the individuals she meets during a week in Mauritius where she is reviewing a resort under the cloak of a manufactured story to conceal her true identity. She falls in love with a handsome writer - a holiday romance that digs into the depths of her soul. But she guards secrets just as her … [Read more...]
Author Ran Zilca sets out on a journey, not a long one but a journey nonetheless. A journey doesn't need to involve months or years but it should involve elements of being able to revitalize oneself and see things from a new perspective. This book is both a travel memoir based on the experiences and people that Ran meets as he makes his way from New York to California solo on the back of a Yamaha V-Star 950. Remarkably Ran had never owned a … [Read more...]
The Lost Girls by Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett and Amanda Pressner The odds that these three girls would all meet and then decide they would travel together for a year in 2006 (by the way, they were still friends at the end of the trip), all while busy building careers in New York - and then write a book about their adventures is slim to none! But this is exactly what Jennifer, Holly and Amanda accomplished with the release of this book … [Read more...]
The New American Road Trip Mixtape by Brendan Leonard Brendan Leonard lives in a van. Even though Brendan has never left the United States, the brave native Iowan has climbed most of the big peaks in the Western United States, including those at the Rockies, Yosemite, Grand Tetons, Canyonlands, Sawtooths, and elsewhere, and has written about his adventures for Climbing, Backpacker, Men’s Journal, Adventure Journal, Dirtbag Diaries, and … [Read more...]
“When traveling, flexibility and solid team work are essential”- Lisa Niver Rajna When I travel I love to read. It makes the long train, bus or flight times go by much faster. Therefore, on my recent vacation (September 2013) I started reading “Traveling in Sin” during my flight to Bari, Italy. I was immediately hooked. The book is a travel memoir, a collection of stories, very useful travel information and quite a bit of romance. It is … [Read more...]