travel books (14)

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by Nellie Huang

It was his obsession with adventure that brought him to the interior of what was then known as Spanish Sahara, an overseas territory of Spain. In 1930, Michel Vieuchange, a French adventurer, set out on his journey to the largely unexplored region known today as Western Sahara. He removed his gold tooth and disguised himself as a Berber woman to sneak his way into the unknown. His goal was to discover the ruins of Smara, a walled city that was built centuries ago and then aband

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9008659674?profile=originalAdventure travel writer Linda Ballou knows how to bring home a great story when she goes on a trip: Get into trouble. For her, the deeper the water, the fouler the weather, the more hazards underfoot and overhead, the better the story will be to tell.

Think about the alternative. You come back from your journey and tell your friends and family that you encountered no flights delays, no bad meals, no lost or stolen personal items, no bed bugs at your hotel, and not a drop of rain fell on your head
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9008657859?profile=originalLustrous adventure

The Best Women's Travel Writing 2010: True Stories from Around the World
Edited by Stephanie Elizondo Grist; Travelers' Tales, 352 pages; paperback, $17.95

Reviewed by Heather Cassell

Published: Ocotber 5, 2011

 

Get ready. Pack your bags. You are about to embark on 27 adventures that will take you all over the world, inspire your wanderlust, and journey into your own heart in the Best Women's Travel Writing, edited by award-winning writer Stephanie Elizondo Griest.

Succulent and ri

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Edited by Gina M. Gatta; Damron Company, 648 pages; paperback, $18.95

Reviewed by Heather Cassell
 

Don't leave home without it. Damron Women's Traveller, the most popular travel guide for queer women, is back with all new and updated listings for 2012. Want to know where to go in Nashville? Damron Women's Traveller will point you in the right direction. It is the must have guide for queer girls and their friends.

Damron's crew gathers the latest information about its queer women-only and lesbian, g

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How I Wrote My Cruise Ship Novel

Here is an excerpt of the interview I gave for THE BOOK BLOG. It is British blog about publishing and writing and has a section on featured authors. Since my novel Cruise Quarters - A Novel About Casinos and Cruise Ships is the "Tripatini Read of the Week," I thought you might like to know a little more about our story. 

 

Tim I am so happy to be appearing on a British blog because my book is such a blend of the British and Americans. It is set on a British ship with many nationalities in the crew

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9008563499?profile=originalI am Thrilled with this review from the Quirky Traveller, Zoe Dawes, who hosts travel writer and blogging workshops in England will be using my book as anexample of good travel writing in her classes.5.0 out of 5 stars Feisty tales from a brilliant storyteller, 2 May 2011ByZoe Dawes "Quirky Traveller" (Cumbria) - See all my reviewsThis review is from: Lost Angel Walkabout (Paperback)So enjoyed this book. Linda has a really engaging way of writing and manages to change the style and tone of her s
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9008563499?profile=original5.0 out of 5 stars Feisty tales from a brilliant storyteller, 2 May 2011ByZoe Dawes "Quirky Traveller" (Cumbria) - See all my reviewsThis review is from: Lost Angel Walkabout (Paperback)So enjoyed this book. Linda has a really engaging way of writing and manages to change the style and tone of her stories depending on the circumstances. I was fascinated to read of her adventures in Canada and America; Alaska, the Yukon, New Hampshire, Hawaii and many more; evocative places that she brings to lif
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For pics, more info and similar stories see the author's music, film and books blog.

Have you ever noticed that the best travel writers never really considered themselves as such?  Look at anybody’s list of favorites and you’ll see names like Kerouac, Bowles, Matthiessen, etc. quite often, along with names like Theroux and Iyer, writers who certainly consider themselves travel writers, but not exclusively.  You’ll only rarely if ever see a guidebook writer.  But there is a historical tradition wh

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Lost Angel Walkabout Brings home the Bronze

Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler’s Tales bagged the Bronze in the NorthAmerican Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) 2010 competition in the travelNarrative/Guidebook category! This awards competition, now in its 19th year, honorsthe “best of the best” in travel writing and photography.“We were extremely pleased with this year’s (500) entries; they were outstanding, bothin quality of work and range of coverage, “said Helen Hernandez, CEO of NATJA the second largest travel media association in
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The indifferent, howling storm tossed us through the night. The Hawaiian Islands are 2,000 miles from the nearest land. The waves come in from the open ocean and there is nothing to slow their momentum. We pitched twenty feet up, then plunged down, slamming on the water with a heavy thud. After several hours of this rude pounding, I gave up to the fatalistic notion that this was the way I was meant to go. Since I planned to have my ashes scattered at sea, I felt this was just a short cut to what

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Hardie Karges has one self-professed goal in life: to see every country in the world.

And he’s off to a grand start!

His recently self-published book, Hypertravel -100 Countries in Two Years  is less about Karges’  journey to most of the countries defined by the United Nations as countries, and more of a journey into Karges’ mind.

That’s not to say we don’t get some powerful and startling insights into the countries, villages, bus depots, airports, marketplaces, cafes, cities and dumps he wan

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My obsession to travel to every site related to either the fictional Count Dracula or his real historical counterpart, Prince Vlad Dracula the Impaler, grew out of a visit to Whitby, England, where part of the novel Dracula takes place.  I stood on the cemetery hill where, in Bram Stoker's Dracula, Lucy Westenra and Mina Murray spent hour after hour sitting on their "favourite seat" (a bench placed over a suicide's grave near the edge of the cliff), gazing out toward the "headland called Kettlen

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9296540865?profile=originalIf you like spiritual quests, you will enjoy the stories in Song of India: Tales of travel and transformation. The book is a collection of 10 tales about my attempt to recover from grief, understand the essence of yoga and rediscover the joy of living by traveling, studying yoga and volunteering in India.

 

“India always changes people, and I have been no exception,”author Ruth Prawer-Jhabvala wrote, and I agree. Before I left for India on the first trip, I had experienced a series of devastating

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