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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (March 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449083595
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449083595
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,775,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A fascinating read..., July 16, 2010
By Dave, UK - See all my reviews
Back in the early seventies, on the Hippy Trail East, me and my friend actually crossed paths with this guy. We met him in Athens, Greece

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By Peter F. Stickney "SharePrayer"
A fascinating view into the world of the 70's from an individual with the guts to follow his heart and move out into the larger world on what I would call a quest for understanding life on earth. --Amazon

By R. Viglucci -
This review is from: Living Beneath the Radar
As a 27 year old, reading this book was like traveling back in time to a period when much of the east had not yet been touched by western culture. --Amazon

70's FLASHBACK!, July 12, 2010
By Timothy James Dean "Author and Reader"
Back in tumultuous 1970, Jeffrey Crimmel steered away from the career rodent race his friends were jumping onto.  --Amazon

From the Author

"He who travels far will often see things far removed from what he believed was truth.  When he talks about it in the fields at home he is often accused of lying, for the obdurate people will not believe what they do not see and distinctly feel.  Inexperience, I believe, will give little credence to  my song."  (author unknown)

I came across this quote that I had written in my travel journal.  The journal had been stored so I did not have the quote available when I wrote the book but I think it sums up "Living Beneath the Radar"  very well.

I believe that travel is the best education one can get.  It opens the mind to all the differences we as a people have with each other as we share the planet we call earth.

More About the Author

I grew up in La Jolla, CA, one of the most beautiful parts of the state. Upon graduating from high school I went on a summer tour of Europe that became an extended year abroad in Salzburg, Austria. The travel bug had bitten me. I returned to the States and after going to UCSB and ending with a degree in Geography in 1969 I set out to save $ in order to travel Europe again.

In 1970 I left the States again but soon found Europe too tame to appease the wanderlust in me. A visit to Morocco fired up my need to see third world countries and something different than Europe. In 1971 in Turkey, I hooked up with several Westerners from the states, plus a German and Englishman. This was the beginning of a four years wanderlust which took me three times overland from Europe to India with stays in all the countries in between.

In 1975 I headed overland to Australia through South East Asia. My first daughter was born in 1976. My wife and I bought land with friends and tried home steading for two and a half years, growing some of our food, raising goats and having a second child in 1977. In 1979, after having been gone from the states for almost 9 years, I returned to the States with a wife and 2 children.

I eventually earned a teaching degree and taught Special Needs children for 24 years. I retired in 2008 and decided to write down all my travel adventures after have been back in the states for 30 years.

The book, "Living Beneath the Radar", is the account of my 9 year travels. In 2010 I moved from Flagstaff, AZ where I had lived for ten years, to Phoenix and started "Learning to Love the Peso" which documented my move to Mexico. The Peso book has information for the reader who is thinking of moving to Mexico or even staying for a while but does not know where to start. My wife, Suzanne, and I have been in Baja since June of 2011. In 2013 we have moved back to AZ. and now live in New River. Just finished a murder mystery novel sequel and both books should be out by early 2014.

"Centavo, A Dog From Mexico" is my third book. This book is based on the true story of a street dog who is adopted by Americans and brought back to the states to live. Part of the profits go to Viva, a clinic here in San Felipe or to any shelter in the town where the reader lives who buys the book as makes a request as to where the money should go.

"The 60s, If You Remember It You Didn't Live It" is my fourth project is available now. It is written mostly for those who did not live during this period in America but have always had questions about it. The author with the help of Wikipedia and his own adventures does his best to give the reader a better picture of this life changing period in time.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Peter F. Stickney on August 20, 2010
Format: Paperback
A fascinating view into the world of the 70's from an individual with the guts to follow his heart and move out into the larger world on what I would call a quest for understanding life on earth. He seems to move from place to place following the direction of an inner guide that he may or may not recognize, but still he shows up for just the right experience for him, at the right time.
Telling his story with a grace and ease that comes with the ability to look back at himself without judgment, is very refreshing and compelling. I couldn't wait to get to the next part of the story that flows easily from episode to episode.
It definitely brought to my mind what I was doing during those years, which was similar in some respects, but all here in North America, as I searched for meaning from the spiritual smorgasbord present at that time.
I highly recommend this book for everyone. It gives a glimpse into the larger world that we live in, and the possibilities that unfold when we follow our heart into the unknown.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dave on July 16, 2010
Format: Paperback
Back in the early seventies, on the Hippy Trail East, me and my friend actually crossed paths with this guy. We met him in Athens, Greece and spent a few days together on the island of Mykonos. We eagerly listened to his tales of adventure on the trail to India and beyond and he gave us many useful tips on places to stay and sights to see...

Now this book tells the whole story of his travels, in a world that seemed much bigger then...no mobile phones or internet to get in the way of adventure travelling, maybe just a letter or two waiting for you in the Poste Restante of the next big town ...if your were lucky!

If you like to read about the wonders and pleasure of travel in Europe, Asia and the Far East in the era before mass communication made everything 'easier' then I highly recommend this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. Viglucci on August 2, 2010
Format: Paperback
As a 27 year old, reading this book was like traveling back in time to a period when much of the east had not yet been touched by western culture. Every chapter kept me engaged and it was hard to put the book down as I wanted to know what adventures were around the next corner. Having always dreamed of living beneath the radar myself and traveling to Turkey, India and Nepal this book has provided me the inspiration and motivation to venture on my own journey. It was nice to read such a positive story where the permise was not to amase fortune or material possessions. I highly recommend this book and hope we can all leave our material world for a life much simpler and without monetary evil.
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