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All My Life For Sale
All My Life For Sale All My Life For Sale Have you ever wondered why would anyone bid and eventually purchase one of the millions of items advertised on the online auction site eBay? Who are these people and where do the objects eventually wind up? John D. Freyer decided one day that he had enough of accumulating all kinds […]
Berlitz Ocean Cruising & Cruise Ships 2004
Berlitz Ocean Cruising & Cruise Ships 2004 Berlitz Ocean Cruising & Cruise Ships 2004 If you have ever taken a cruise you know how frustrating it can be just deciding which cruise to take? There are probably hundreds of books on the topic, not to mention the endless number of newspaper, magazine and Internet articles. Now along comes a guide that probably […]
Converstaions with Cuba
Converstaions with Cuba Conversations With Cuba Good travel writing must encompass an author’s ability to leave a good deal of his preconceptions and certainties at home and view everything from a different perspective. Conversations With Cuba, authored by C. Peter Ripley does not disappoint the reader in presenting Cuba in an impartial and unbiased light that for many […]
The World’s Cheapest Destinations
The World’s Cheapest Destinations The World’s Cheapest Destinations Is there such a place as a cheap travel destination? Writer and seasoned traveler, Tim Leffel has written about a wide range of topics, from sailing on the Nile to hanging out with holy men, while he roamed three times around the world. Apparently, he has sampled everything from Kentucky bourbon […]
You Can Travel Free
You Can Travel Free You Can Travel Free Most of us like “freebies” especially when it comes to travel. However, how do you travel for free or for very little money? Robert William Kirk’s guidebook, You Can Travel Free, is an extremely comprehensive and fact filled guidebook presenting useful strategies and methods that have been employed by those who […]
Ada Blackjack
Ada Blackjack Ada Blackjack Not many of us have ever heard of an island that is generally barren, frozen and rocky through most of the year located in the Arctic Ocean between the East Siberian Sea and the Chukotsk Sea-Wrangel Island. In 1921, a Canadian explorer, Vihjalmur Stefansson, sent four young men, only one an actual British […]
In A Sunburned Country
In A Sunburned Country In A Sunburned Country, Bill Bryson Book Review In A Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson. Broadway Books, 2001. 335 pages. Click here to buy it online! My mother lived in Australia before she was married and one of my best friends lives in New South Wales as I write this review. But I do not […]
Shitty Pretty, How to Stay Clean and Healthy While Traveling
Shitty Pretty, How to Stay Clean and Healthy While Traveling Shitting Pretty, How to Stay Clean And Healthy While Traveling The title of the book may sound somewhat crude, however, if you are a traveler, I am sure you have at one time or another been a victim of “Montezuma’s revenge” or “Tourista.” No doubt most of us are aware that these are common terms […]
National Geographic The Photographs
National Geographic The Photographs National Geographic The Photographs How can we best describe the National Geographic’s publication, The Photographs? Creative, aesthetic, unnatural perspectives, abstract, ultra realistic, surreal, vibrant, and the list of adjectives is endless! However, I guess what best sums up this book is that it constitutes one of the most important and impressive contributions to photojournalism. It […]
Almost French
Almost French Almost French Almost French – Click here to buy this book Sarah Turnbull, an Australian independent backpacker, meets Frédéric, a working Parisian lawyer, in Bucharest. She accepts his invitation to visit Paris for two weeks and subsequently, returns for a lifetime. Ms. Turnbull tells her story of adapting to French culture and of being adopted […]