Automotive Holiday Deals Books Gift Guide Books Gift Guide Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Train egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Grocery Gifts Under $50 Amazon Gift Card Offer cm15 cm15 cm15 $30 Off Amazon Echo $15 Off All-New Fire Kindle Voyage Cyber Monday Video Game Deals Shop Now HTL
Customer Discussions > Travel forum

Tell me about your adventure or expedition

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 26-50 of 52 posts in this discussion
Posted on Oct 14, 2009 5:09:14 AM PDT
[Deleted by Amazon on Nov 30, 2009 11:33:03 AM PST]

Posted on Oct 14, 2009 10:52:40 AM PDT
How refreshing to hear the proposals and real adventures of travelers who aren't afraid to walk across Asia and make their own way. In researching a market for my book, VOICES ON THE WIND (stories of people I met during a 4 year sailing circumnavigation on my 33 ft. boat), I was blown away by writers' expectation that someone else should fund a their travels, and the penchant for seeing scenery but missing the people who live there. Although an expedition that sets out to do some good in the world can procure sponsorship, my hat is off to those travelers who "just do it." Sponsorships, like money from friends or family, always come with strings attached. If you accept a sponsorship, make sure that those attachments don't defeat the purpose of your travel, which for me always included FREEDOM.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2009 7:01:21 AM PDT
[Deleted by Amazon on Nov 18, 2009 11:59:53 AM PST]

Posted on Oct 31, 2009 9:43:56 AM PDT
ODonnell says:
1500 miles by foot across Finland

Notes for the Aurora Society

Posted on Nov 6, 2009 10:41:06 AM PST
Here is an idea: This spring, fly to St. Martin or one of the other Caribbean islands and buy a sailboat. Then, next Halloween (or so) pack up the family and move on to the boat for the winter. You and your family can spend the first month learning to sail, then explore the islands, home-school the kids, and enjoy tropical living. If things go well, when you return home and sell the boat you might even make enough to pay for the trip. Sound far-fetched? This family of four from Camano Island, Washington did exactly that. Overcoming a lack of sailing and cruising experience with research, good advice and attitude, they had a great time and a great adventure as they sailed the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Also, the companion video is now available here on

Mermaid, Our Family in Paradise [VHS]
Mermaid - Our Family in Paradise
Mermaid - Our Family in Paradise

Posted on Apr 12, 2011 5:39:39 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 1, 2011 7:20:30 AM PDT
M. Lisney says:
I am looking at a road trip next year on a Harleys to cover rock music and riding and plan to write a book on it. My thoughts are to ride acroos the US and visit places where Rockstars that fit with bikes (some early thoughts Springsteen,Bon Jovi, Aerosmith,ZZ Top etc) were born and write up the journey and experience. Any help on cash would be great and funding ideas also. Looking at around trip of about 4 weeks or so.
Did one previous which I wrote and book can be purchased from
My current book An American Odyssey is now available on Kindle to purchase, An American Odyssey

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 15, 2011 7:46:20 PM PDT
Carol Ryan says:
I agree with you. I have more respect for self-funded adventurers. But, are they rare these days?

Posted on Apr 15, 2011 7:49:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 1, 2011 2:23:35 PM PDT
Carol Ryan says:
Right Now Is Perfect: A Romance, an Adventure, the Unexpected Thereafter
Book Award Winner 2011 Northern California Publishers & Authors
See 5 star reviews on Amazon's book page!
This book is for everyone who dreams of finding a soul mate, ditching a job, and sailing off into the sunset-or for those more practical types who'd rather just read about it!
A woman falls in love with a charismatic free spirit. When he invites her to realize a lifelong dream of sailing across the Pacific, she heeds the call of romance, throws caution to the wind and leaves her well-established career behind. The story of an imperfect romance on a crowded sailboat unfolds as the four-person crew sails among the beautiful, isolated islands of the South Pacific.
The Marquesas, Tuamotos, and Society Islands of French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, American Samoa, Samoa, Fiji and New Zealand are the landfalls you'll discover along the way.
But that's not all! The story moves to the west coast of America and Mexico as the two sailors re-adjust to life on land. Will their love affair survive? Just when it seems it might, an unexpected development throws everything into question.
I think adventurers in this community will enjoy the book!

Posted on May 1, 2011 7:18:10 AM PDT
jeff crimmel says:
Living Beneath the Radar: A Nine-Year Journey Around the World Go to this site and see everything you need to know about this great adventure book. Contact me for 2nd edition


Posted on Jun 21, 2011 7:39:23 AM PDT
[Deleted by Amazon on Jun 21, 2011 9:26:16 AM PDT]

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2011 7:22:37 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 1, 2011 7:23:22 AM PDT
M. Lisney says:
I agree with Carol Ryan they are rare which is why I try to support and by their books to help them a little more and to fund another trip. I am bored of the Celebs who write and just cover 5 star and luxury only in their writing and how people love them. Real people are more interesting by far.

Posted on Jul 5, 2011 11:13:13 AM PDT
M. Lisney says:
This is a travel book about 6 real people doing a road trip across the USA with the Riders coming from the United Kingdom, a day by day story. An American Odyssey the trip went across from the East to West Coast. My debut offering as a travel book writer and fame awaits LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2011 6:03:46 PM PDT
I quit my job and moved to Costa Rica. It was the best decision I've ever made. What an adventure it has been-I feel like I reinvented my life. Good luck with your book tour.
Nadine Hays Pisani- author of "Happier Than a Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, and Living the Zero Hour Work Week"

Happier Than A Billionaire: Quitting My Job, Moving to Costa Rica, and Living the Zero Hour Work Week

Posted on Jul 29, 2011 6:52:27 AM PDT
KnightKnight says:
Broken Aegean by Paul Judges

This new eBook is proof that not all foreign trips go according to plan !

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2011 9:56:19 AM PDT
Paul Jury says:
Antarctica! Anybody have any recommendations of the most cost-efficient ways to see a little of the mainland? I imagine a boat down from Patagonia or New Zealand?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2011 5:50:02 PM PDT
Although I find many of the posts to this discussion VERY, VERY noteworth and interesting-how about an "expedition" right through the heart of the good ole' USA ?

Although I myself have traveled outside of the US, I have just finished publishing a short article that includes some of the " "required stops in America" " that I suggest for ANYBODY born here in the United States.

In the article, I go thru a "suggested" itinerary that provides true family entertainment, as well as a few opportunities for "true reflection" on the American Spirit.

(I had it published through the "Calameo" website-so that [in part] I could utilize some of the video effects that Calameo offers [the ocean view, the view of the coastline, etc., etc] )

The actual link (copy and paste to browser) :


In Calameo ( just type in "Got 10 days Vacation on a Budget..." in the "Search for publications" window,,,

"From California to New York , , ,"

Lets Go !

Posted on Dec 18, 2011 9:09:51 AM PST
Chris Gould says:
That would definitely be when I spoke absolutely zero Japanese and understood absolutely zero about the culture, and tried to make friends with sumo wrestlers and their supporters - whilst struggling with trains, incomprehensible hotel instructions, where to eat... etc...
It's quite funny actually. Should include a chapter in future about actually doing sumo and getting the crap kicked out of me... but that was after I started living here so not really a travel story. My First Date with Sumo

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 12:57:57 PM PST
Check out "I Blame Italy" the first in a series of travel essays. I have been taking high school school students to Europe for more than 10 years, and there are always hilarious and wonderful moments on every trip. Now you can laugh at their hijinks and blunders while savoring the flavors of Italy.
I Blame Italy: Episodes in Student Travel

Posted on Mar 9, 2012 11:10:30 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 9, 2012 11:12:48 AM PST
In Search of Adventure and Moments of Bliss: Maiden Voyage

A story in my book MAIDEN VOYAGE just won a gold Solas Award in the travel-on-the-water category. It is called Force 10! from Chapter 7, called "The Worst of Times: Night of Sheer Terror underway to the Spanish Main." My book is about sailing around the world on a 43-foot catamaran and covers our adventures in France, Spain, Morocco, Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, St. Lucia, the Grenadines, Grenada, Venezuela, Colombia, San Blas Islands, Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Baja California. My second book in the series, available later in 2012, is called SALING THE SOUTH PACIFIC.

You can link to the stories here: Sixth Annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing. Winning stories will be posted on and many will appear in future Travelers' Tales books.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 10, 2012 2:28:21 PM PST
Last year I started a two part adventure backpack hike across Thailand. The full trip will be 1,000 miles and 100 days. The first half was completed November/December 2010 and the second half will be completed May/July 2012. Each of the two segments is 500 miles and 50 days. The first half began in Khon Kaen and followed Thai National Highway 12 to Mae Sot and the border with Myanmar. The second half will leave from Khon Kaen and end in Laos. I traveled half the time walking alone and half the time with my Thai friend. The purpose is to meet Thai people, while enjoying a real life adventure. I'm 63 and during the first half put up my tent and took it down about 35 times. I slept in school yards, temple grounds, rice fields, forests and in the front yards of smiling Thai benefactors. I woke to thundering rain storms, eery screams in the night and elephants strolling past my tent in the Nam Nao National Wildlife Park. My name is Keith Jones and I have written and published a few short stories about the Walk Across Thailand. With luck a book will follow when I finish later this year. I recently released Ghost Tripping, a grouping of ghostly travel tales, with the lead story coming from my Thailand Walk. My regards, Keith

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2012 4:18:41 PM PDT
G. Lorenz says:
I wrote a book about our trip from North West England to Europe on board our family's historic barge when our children were young. It was the perfect way to travel with young kids, your home with you! Have a look and see if you like it, Snail's Pace

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 12, 2012 9:14:08 AM PDT
Chris Taylor says:
Hi Jeffry,
I am taking my dream trip of a lifetime to Rome, Italy in two more weeks. The tour also includes a trip to Naples. I am a 54 year old gay male and when I was seven years old my mother was married to her second husband who was in the Navy. We were able to go to Sicily and that is when I had to get glasses. The Navy sent my mother and I to Naples to get the glasses. We were riding around the city and there were some guys standing around and my mother said something about them and I asked her what she was meant. She said they were guys that like other guys. I knew right then and there I wanted to come back to Naples when I grow up because I want to be with those guys. Of course at seven years old I didnt know there were guys like this in America. This is going to be an exciting trip being able to go back to the place from where I first knew I was different. Wish I had out about you earlier and had been able to get a sponsor for this trip. thanks.

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 10:44:44 PM PDT
Judith says:
Five extraordinary trips to Vietnam yielded the just-published, Spirit Realms of Vietnam The Context and Spirit Realms of Vietnam The Diaries. Read excerpts about Vietnamese spiritual culture at Spirit Realms of Vietnam, Vol. 1: The Context and intriguing excerpts of my off-trail adventures in Vietnam at Spirit Realms of Vietnam, Vol. 2: The Diaries

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 6:15:57 AM PDT
Hi Jeffrey,
I'm not sure if you're still following this thread. In 2007 I departed Canada for a trip to the tropics on my wooden boat. I was less than successful at finding sponsorship or gear from companies, but a lot of local strangers did come out of the woodwork in the final hours to help make my trip possible, with their donations of time and safety gear they no longer needed. I recently published my book about the experience,Written in Water: an uncharted life aboard a wooden boat My purpose of completing this book is to prove that anyone with the desire for adventure, and a true passion to make it happen, will succeed in the end.

Posted on Apr 16, 2012 9:02:22 AM PDT
esldonna says:
I'm an older woman, and have traveled solo since 2000. You may enjoy my book Big Backpack--Little World. It covers teaching and traveling in Mexico, Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia. It truly isn't a travelogue, but more about the people I meet along the way.
This year I'm back in Mexico, and making plans to go to the Philippines, and then on to Indonesia. My backpack is getting restless, and feels the need for more adventures.
[Add comment]
Add your own message to the discussion
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Prompts for sign-in

Recent discussions in the Travel forum (217 discussions)

  Discussion Replies Latest Post
slow drivers.... get out of the passing lane!!!! 171 Aug 15, 2015
International Living Magazine 21 Mar 20, 2015
passing slower moving vehicles on multi-lane interstate 0 May 14, 2014
Best Travel Pillows? 0 Dec 18, 2013
Cheap car and campervan rentals in Australia and New Zealand 0 Sep 29, 2013
Youtube videos confessing a wrongdoing 2 Sep 12, 2013
book recommendations (senior road trips in us & canada) 5 Aug 21, 2013
Where did you go, or would go, for renewing your spirit? 40 Aug 16, 2013
Is NEW ZEALAND really a good place to live? 197 Aug 16, 2013
Ecuador's Must See Places 1 Jun 17, 2013
Carnet Datebook Has Los Angeles + San Francisco Arts Guide & New York Events for Summer Wishlist of Experiences 0 Jun 6, 2013
Art Openings, Previews and Auctions Kick Off NYC Fairs and Art Shows Pulse New York, Frieze, and the Armory Show for Collectors 0 Apr 30, 2013

This discussion

Discussion in:  Travel forum
Participants:  37
Total posts:  52
Initial post:  Jun 22, 2009
Latest post:  Oct 18, 2012

New! Receive e-mail when new posts are made.
Tracked by 10 customers

Search Customer Discussions