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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 15, 2011 2:43:58 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 15, 2011 2:49:00 PM PDT
Try this one: Hiking Through History-Hannibal, Highlanders and Joan of Arc by Kirk Ward Robinson. I also enjoyed The Size of the World by Jeff Greenwald and The Kindness of Strangers by Mike McIntyre.

Posted on Apr 15, 2011 4:11:55 PM PDT
Laura Gatz says:
I'd like to recommend two books:
"Harmattan - A Journey Across the Sahara by Geraldine Kennedy" The story of 5 women in the Peace Corps taking a break to travel across the Sahara. Easy and fun Read.
"Africa via Antarctica, Sixty Sunsets in the Southern Hemisphere" (my book, just out in paperback). By Laura Vae Gatz. I took two months off of work in 2010 and traveled around the world, from Antarctica to Africa, with stops along the way. This is my story of adventure, observations, encounters with wonderful characters, and photography.

Posted on Apr 25, 2011 10:09:55 PM PDT
Two that come to mind are:

Danziger's Travels by Nick Danziger
Riding the Iron Rooster by Paul Theroux is worthwhile

Both Theroux and Danziger were in China around the same time. Danziger was there in 1984, Theroux was there around 1986...Danziger's book is quite the read and very memorable. He travelled with the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan, snuck into China, and did a fine job of getting from Paris to Shanghai w/out getting any extra holes shot through him...and did it all for less than the $1500 or so he started with.

I won't start plugging my travel book until it's published, hopefully later this year. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2011 8:02:51 PM PDT
Yeah, we get it - you're book is wonderful, terrific, the best book ever. We got that from the 1st post, we don't need endless, shameless self-promotion from you or any other author.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2011 8:22:33 PM PDT
What the hell is wrong with someone plugging their own book? If I were talented enough to write a book you can bet major coin that I'd be selling the hell out of it. So would you if you had any sense. Go be a troll on some other site... hmmmm.

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Posted on May 1, 2011 7:12:49 AM PDT
Living Beneath the Radar is in the edited 2nd edition. The stories that took place during the 70s are about places and people the reader will question because they have never heard of such events in their lives. Best travel, adventure book book to date. Living Beneath the Radar: A Nine-Year Journey Around the World

Posted on May 1, 2011 10:01:03 PM PDT
Relic says:
A recent great read on China: Dragons, donkeys, and dust: Memoirs from a decade in China

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2011 8:19:50 AM PDT
I was so sad to hear on 60 minutes that it appears that some of the "facts" in Three Cups of Tea were not true. I also read Stones into Schools. "Motion of the Ocean" by Janna Cawrse Esarey is well written.

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Posted on May 8, 2011 7:08:46 PM PDT
I like Rick Steves Europe 101 which is about history and art for the traveler. I've learned so much through our travels and this book focuses on learning about what we see. Much better than a regular text book but just as informative!
GG Husak
Author: Passeggiata: Strolling through Italy

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2011 7:12:42 PM PDT
I like the title. Empty nest time is a great time to travel! Sounds like you were sailing???
I'll look up the book.

GG Husak
"Passeggiata: Strolling through Italy

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2011 7:15:00 PM PDT
Hi, Aml,
This is the Lonely Planet book, right? I was just browsing through it in the book store yesterday. What an unusual collection of travel experiences. Really gave me a sense of us as journeyers sharing the one earth.
GG Husak

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2011 7:20:37 AM PDT
Yes, we lived on a small sailboat for six years. It's an inspiration to follow your heart. To be bold and learn new things. It's a love story - life on the ocean, exploring foreign cultures and between two people. It took first place in Traveler's Tales for best writing about an adventure on the water. It's available at Amazon and from the author at

Empty Nest to Life Vest: Plotting a New Course

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2011 7:21:57 AM PDT
I agree ... Rick Steve's books are the best for travel attitude and which sites are worthy.

Posted on May 9, 2011 2:58:56 PM PDT
Jack Kerouak - ON THE ROAD

Posted on May 12, 2011 1:36:25 PM PDT
JL says:
I suggest this book: Too Fat For Europe.

It is hilarious. And I say that with no fear of being accused of having some kind of bias.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2011 12:36:10 PM PDT
what can I download to make my kindle in color? wow.

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Posted on Jun 12, 2011 4:48:29 AM PDT
Unleashed says:
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Here is a great and hysterical book on traveling too much for 99 cents (kindle version)

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Posted on Jun 13, 2011 3:06:32 PM PDT
HI I need help finding a book that will help teach an anxious traveler how to travel with less anxiety. I live in the US and have to go soon for cancer treatments in Switzerland. My husband and I are both home bodies, but we want to learn how to travel well and enjoy as much of our trip as possible. We will go to Switzerland for at least 3 visits and want to do some fun things there as well. Also, we are going to have to drive 1000 miles across the US to a hospital in Iowa and would love any hints. Thanks!

Posted on Jun 18, 2011 2:21:45 PM PDT
sigrid meier says:
I love rosemary Mahoney's book "Down the Nile". A woman's solo trip in a rowboat. Brave, thrilling,wonderfully written.

Also one of my very faborites is "The lost City of Z" by David Grann. Incredible tale of exploration by englishman of the amazon first part of 1900s. amazing

Posted on Jun 22, 2011 8:17:28 AM PDT
Excellent choices, Sigrid! May I also add:

"The Tao of Travel" by Paul Theroux
"The Worst Journey in the World" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
"No Picnic on Mount Kenya" by Felice Benuzzi
"Seven Years in Tibet" by Peter Fleming
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