Small but packed with information about this fascinating island nation, Tahiti & French Polynesia by Lonely Planet provides a wide range of information for both budget and luxury travelers and everything in between. Perhaps maintaining a reputation that is mostly associated with luxury resorts, Tahiti in fact also offers a wide range of other lodging options including AirBnB and family run guesthouses. This go to guide highlights the … [Read more...]
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Covering many of the world's wine regions, this book highlights some 400 wineries worth visiting. Compiled by Chris Losh, editor of the UK drinks magazine Imbibe, Chris has been writing about wine and spirits since 1995. An excellent read for those who love to travel and drink wine - plenty of wineries are highlighted in the world's top wine regions including, Australia, Europe and parts of the USA and Canada. But wineries are profiled in … [Read more...]
Not to be confused with the Joni Mitchell song, this book is a tribute to a life led sailing around the world. Author Gill Terry Causey leads readers through his personal sailing adventures spanning decades. Part adventure, part education, part inspiration and highly personal this book will appeal to both hard core cruising enthusiasts and and also those interested in exploring the possibilities of this type of travel. Gill's adventures take … [Read more...]
This valuable traveler's resource is based on personal experiences and accounts from a well-seasoned traveler; Brock's book is a treasure trove of wealth - less so about about actual physical 'hidden' locations (although a few of these are sprinkled throughout the book) but more importantly about hidden discoveries relating to behavior, relationships and personal emotional discoveries. Brock digs deep into what it truly means to be a traveler … [Read more...]
Author Peter Chiarella has drawn from from his family heritage creating a compelling turn-of-the-century tale wrapped around real life stories from his maternal side of the family. His great aunt Caterina is the primary character in this story surrounded by a cast of other ancestral family members. This is the follow up book to Peter's previous book, told from his paternal side of the family, Calabrian Tales. Brilliantly written - a story for … [Read more...]
Sanchari was born in Nairobi (with heritage from India) - she lived in several other African countries before relocating with her family to London which is where she now lives. Her travels have taken her to over 60 countries resulting in a book that covers a remarkable amount of information organized into three sections, Part One: Explore the World and Part Two: Explore Food. Most authors writing this style of book would stop at Part Two. … [Read more...]
Fully contains all the required satisfying ingredients of a mob-inspired mystery - intrigue, mystery, romance, valuables and even some tough guys thrown in for good measure. Follow along as readers are initially introduced to John "Blackie" Rinaldi - a man who lives his life at the edge of organized crime. Six years after a 'car accident' ends his life, his son, the main character in the novel receives a mysterious letter from his father … [Read more...]
Author, Natalie Coughlin nurtures several passions, food being one of them. Raising her own vegetables, fruit trees and chickens in her San Francisco Bay Area backyard has given her access, like so many others living in Mediterranean climates access to a diversity of fresh ingredients. She has brought her passion to a number of food focused Television shows including the Food Network's Chopped and was a judge on Food Network's Iron Chef … [Read more...]
It is remarkable what entertaining stories a simple question will unlock. During their travels around the globe, usually tied into oil legal-related work trips for Scott's job - he or his wife Gina would ask locals the following question: "What's the strangest thing you've ever seen or experienced?". During their travels to more then 100 countries they compiled several hundred such stories - which they whittled down to 50 of the best ones. … [Read more...]
For Sarah, a young surgical resident - the decision to go to Tanzania for a year becomes a life changer - both professionally and personally. Working in a small and remote village she discovers, that despite being against the law, a still high rate of female genital mutilation occurring around the country. And learning about the high rate of maternal mortality - she decides to fight both and begins an experimental program providing training to … [Read more...]