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Danger! True Stories of Trouble and Survival
Danger! True Stories of Trouble and Survival Danger! True Stories of Trouble and Survival It was quite intriguing to learn that when the publisher of the book entitled Danger! True Stories of Trouble and Survival attempted to mail me a copy of their book it was returned to them due to “heightened security reasons.” Furthermore, the US Postal Service insisted that the […]
Long Island Alive
Long Island Alive Long Island Alive Francine Silverman, where were you when I needed you? When I was a teenager growing up in Montreal in the 1950s I would look forward to my summers visiting my sister in Long Island, New York. It is too bad I did not have at the time a copy of Francine Silverman’s […]
Travel Unlimited: Uncommon Adventures for the Mature Traveler
Travel Unlimited: Uncommon Adventures for the Mature Traveler Travel Unlimited: Uncommon Adventures for the Mature Traveler Alison Gardner’s guide Travel Unlimited: Uncommon Adventures for the Mature Traveler is an extremely informative and welcome addition to the world of travel books for those of us who are called “mature travelers” or people who love to travel “in depth.” For that matter, it can even […]
Insight Guide to New England (8th Editions)
Insight Guide to New England (8th Editions) Insight Guide New England (8th Edition) As a travel writer focusing on the New England States, I am always on the look out for informative and well-written guides concerning these interesting states. A well-researched book can provide an excellent window into a particular geographical area’s history, culture, attractions, and its people. Not surprisingly, Insight Guides […]
Beyond the Deep
Beyond the Deep Beyond The Deep What is it that drives cave explorers to descend to unbelievable depths, as if they were involved in an international game of subterranean chess? Perhaps the clues are to be found within the pages of a book entitled Beyond The Deep that chronicles the breathtaking 1994 San Agustin Expedition as told from […]
Take Me With You: A Round-the-World Journey to Invite A Stranger Home
Take Me With You: A Round-the-World Journey to Invite A Stranger Home Take Me With You: A Round-the-World Journey to Invite A Stranger Home Here is something novel to think about. Let us suppose for one minute that you can afford to travel around the world in search of someone you would like to invite back as a visitor to America for one month and you pay […]
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 […]