As portable as they are helpful, and heavily illustrated in color as well, the volumes in this series remain very reliable in making certain that adventure is a major component of your trip. --Booklist
Packed with information that other series rarely cover. --Library Journal
A great new resource. --Travel + Leisure
About the Author
Vivien Lougheed started wandering at age nine, when she got her first bicycle. At 16, she discovered Greyhound, and took a trip from Winnipeg to Jasper, the farthest point she could afford at the time. That first view of the Rockies stuck with her, and hiking became a passion, mountains a major destination. She moved to Prince George so she could be closer to the Rockies. In the early 80s she started to see the world; China, the Mediterranean, Central America, Africa and the Himalayas of Tibet, Nepal and Pakistan. In 1986 her first book, Central America by Chickenbus, was published. This was followed by a regular column for the Prince George Citizen. Writing and travel became a blend. Vivien started writing for magazines, "Chickenbus" went into its third edition and she wrote the Kluane National Park Hiking Guide, now in its second edition. A trip through the Chang Tang, a prohibited area of Tibet, led to Forbidden Mountains, her only story book. Hikes in the fabled Nahanni area of Canada's North West Territories resulted in her co-authoring Tungsten John, with her husband. Presently, maps are forbidden - when Vivien sees one she is off again. She now has writing deadlines to meet, deadlines that can't be completed on the road.