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Posted on Apr 7, 2012 8:14:26 AM PDT
GoNOMAD says:
I love the gritty travel writing of Jeffrey Taylor, who wrote a book about taking a raft down the Congo River and then took an icy trip down the Lena River in Siberia. He's the most ballsy writer I've ever seen. The other writer who doesn't do travel books much any more is Robert D. Kaplan who writes about geopolitics, past leaders and all mixed into a day to day travelogue in some of the world's roughest places.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2012 8:16:44 AM PDT
GoNOMAD says:
It's just that this thread asked about our favorite travel books. Sorry but it's disingenuous to say that cite your own damn book as your favorite. I have a line of ebooks but hey, promoting them on here is like shooting ducks in a barrel. Let's give someone else a plug, huh, and if we merit a plug we'll get ours too.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2012 8:18:19 AM PDT
GoNOMAD says:
this guy is smart. He cites another author but just happens to have a signature with his book in it. Actually the book Passaggiata is a well written book that we excerpted on GoNOMAD.com. Good on ya GG!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2012 8:19:43 AM PDT
GoNOMAD says:
I LOVE Bryson. Modest, brilliant writer, and keen observer!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2012 12:58:42 PM PDT
Nick Vasey says:
Who makes these rules MMR? You? You sound like some crusty old headmaster! Lighten up.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2012 1:04:40 PM PDT
Nick Vasey says:
School-marming yet again! Wow. Frustrated writer methinks!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2012 1:08:20 PM PDT
Nick Vasey says:
I can't believe you are still doing this! You are totally boring. Please. Shut. Up. Go write a book, then see if you want to promote it on forums!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2012 7:03:06 AM PDT
Kala B. says:
Thanks, Andrea -- I also very much enjoyed this one, CTRL-F To Find It, by Ben Herzberger.

CTRL-F To Find It

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2012 5:40:40 PM PDT
D.H. White says:
Here's a new one for the Downton Abbey fans:
Beyond Downton Abbey
The paperback version will be available later this month!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2012 1:17:21 AM PDT
Mr. Dw Reid says:
I really struggle to understand the mentality of putting a link to an ITV drama series into a TRAVEL discussion forum. At least you are not putting another vacuous buy-my-book post - like almost every contributor is now doing.
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Posted on Apr 10, 2012 1:26:45 AM PDT
Isabell says:
This is my favorit travel book "Oops New York, now I´m coming!"

Oops New York, now I'm coming! (German Edition)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2012 7:34:15 AM PDT
Mr. Dw Reid says:
who did?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2012 11:21:55 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 12:36:54 PM PDT
Marinda says:
If you are interested in Africa, you will definitely enjoy this one: Imagine: Africa! by Amos van der Merwe. Short stories about the author's adventures in the African wild.

Posted on May 19, 2012 2:33:30 PM PDT
Jay F. Cowan says:
Passage Through Eldorado by Jonathan Kandell
Into the Heart by Kenneth Good
Malaria Dreams by Stuart Stevens
Tent Life in Siberia by George Kennan

My new eBook on Indonesia and Malaysia might be worth checking out:
In the Land of Living Dangerously: Bali, Borneo and Beyond by Jay Cowan

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012 8:11:40 PM PDT
Danziger's Travels by Nick Danziger; Riding the Iron Rooster by Paul Theroux;

Posted on Jun 7, 2012 4:51:51 AM PDT
Roger Wilk says:
Here's a brand new Disney travel book that I hope you'll check out!Discover the Magic: The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Walt Disney World

Posted on Jun 7, 2012 6:08:44 AM PDT
A. Hyde says:
I just published a book about travel. A travelogue of sorts, about life on the road in 2011-2012.

This Book Is About Travel

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012 6:44:19 AM PDT
Mr. Dw Reid says:
absolutely JHR, a good pair of books to get someone started.

Posted on Jun 7, 2012 3:45:52 PM PDT
David Weldon says:
'News From Tartary' by Peter Flemming (Ian's brother) from Peking to India in 1935 in the company of Ella Maillart (who wrote her own version-'Forbidden Journey') is very richly written. You couldn't do the trip now without a time machine but, the book it's self is very like a time machine. It's just great. And if you want to know how he got to Peking you find out in 'One's Company"

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 8:19:23 AM PDT
La via Francigena - Five pilgrims to Rome: Carrying everything on their backs, five very different, not-so-young women, share an amazing adventure on the ancient Via Francigena pilgrimage trail in Switzerland and Italy. Walking almost 700km, with an average step length of 75cm, they took over 1 million steps from Vevey to Rome. Their longest day was 11.5 hours when they climbed from 680m at La Douay to 2472m at the Grand St Bernard Pass covering 28 km. They walked through over 210 villages and towns and crossed a variety of bridges, metal, wood, hanging, stone and Roman, over more than 150 rivers. On some days the temperatures reached +40oC.
Although they didn't have an English guide book, at no time did they actually get lost - only confused a couple of times - usually when following the VF signs along the way. They stayed in a backpackers, a hospice, a campsite, a Gite, a castle, on a farm, three youth hostels, nine B&B's, two convents, six hotels (one a converted monastery) and two apartments. They lost a number of items along the way but they didn't lose any weight. Maybe that was because they chomped their way Switzerland and Italy! A great read about ordinary women having an extraordinary adventure!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 2:56:58 PM PDT
I also loved Three Cups of Tea! It really opened my eyes to the Muslim community and how civilians are caught in the crossfire of battle going on in the Middle East.

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 6:12:31 AM PDT
JUST DESERTS by Dave Wellings. I wrote one of the reviews. Lots of fun.

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Posted on Jul 3, 2012 9:36:11 AM PDT
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Jeff Ashmead just released a fun beach read called, Tropical Delusion - Misadventures in Paradise.
This humorous, non-fiction Travel Essay poses the question:
What if you quit your job . . .
Sold everything . . .
and bought a small hotel on the beach . . .

South of Cancun, Mexico and down a long narrow road ending in turquoise blue water, you will find Soliman Bay. Here is where most people's dreams are found, a small bay, white sand and palm trees, and a reef just offshore full of colorful fish. If you are visiting, the dream looks real, but if you intend on staying the locals have one bit of advice - guard your sanity.
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