Romantic Napa Valley by Autumn Millhouse Looking for a romantic getaway to the wine country? Why not Napa - take the initial plunge with a purchase of Romantic Napa Valley. Let author, Autumn Millhouse share her undiscovered secrets for top romantic wineries, restaurants activities and more. Highlights include information and photos about each of Napa's small towns, wine education, and top romantic hotels. Autumn is a Napa native who … [Read more...]
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Passeggiata by G.G. Husak which means a kind of walk or stroll in Italian, is a travel memoir based on a couples first trip to Italy with additional insights provided based on a number of trips taken later. This book is both personal, reflective and informative. Various chapters cover the author's experiences in not only some of Italy's most popular cities and regions including Rome, the Riviera, Umbria, Florence but also the quaint off the … [Read more...]
Come Back Alive by Robert Young Pelton The ultimate survival guide! Robert Pelton Young has survived plane and motorcycle crashes as well as being kidnapped in the volatile Darien Gap, Columbia. This book details his experiences and provides useful information for this type of extreme adventure travel. It covers a plethora of outdoor situations, ranging from thirst in the desert, to snow survival, to surviving natural disasters. In … [Read more...]
The World's Most Dangerous Places by Robert Young Pelton A guide to surviving the hidden dangers of world travel to some of the most actively dangerous countries. War zones, death zones, large scale health hazards and more are uniquely covered. Not only does this book describe how to "get into" these places, but it also provides information on how to escape a situation when it becomes hazardous or potentially deadly. Robert Pelton Young … [Read more...]
A Year of Adventures by Lonely Planet Don't let age catch you before you've had a chance to explore the planet and some of its most rewarding adventure experiences. Start with this Lonely Planet book to get you on the right track so to speak. The adventure activities are organized by time of year with 42 weeks of listed activities. From outdoor activities, this book has you covered from Patagonia to bungee jumping in Queenstown New Zealand. … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]