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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Caves: Exploring Hidden Realms
Caves: Exploring Hidden Realms Caves: Exploring Hidden Realms Many of us have undoubtedly been very fascinated with caves since we were small children. However, we probably never had the actual experience of exploring caves nor will we ever undertake such a voyage to many of our planet’s uncharted regions. Perhaps, the wisest and safest way to satisfy our curiosity […]
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The Dynamic Great Lakes
The Dynamic Great Lakes The Dynamic Great Lakes Many of us know very little about the five Great Lakes other than perhaps being able to name them. As Barbara Spring states in her introduction to her outstanding primer The Dynamic Great Lakes they are “a flowing river of seas left behind by Ice Age glaciers and are nearly twenty […]
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Flatbush Odyssey: A Journey Through the Heart of Brooklyn
Flatbush Odyssey: A Journey Through the Heart of Brooklyn Flatbush Odyssey: A Journey Through the Heart of Brooklyn Have you ever wondered what it would be like to return to your childhood neighbourhood after an absence of more than twenty-five years? Allen Abel, journalist and foreign correspondent, takes us on a journey to Brooklyn, New York, where he grew up during the 50’s and […]
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Away From My Desk
Away From My Desk Away From My Desk Have you ever entertained the idea of taking a one-year sabbatical from your work to circle the globe? Perhaps you would like to imitate Rif K. Haffar who motorbiked around Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Oceania, South America and Central America? Haffar’s travelogue book, Away From My Desk, is a daily […]
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