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An Amateur's Guide to the Planet: Twelve Adventure Journeys and Lessons for the Contemporary United States Paperback – October 1, 1996
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While her book may not live up to its title, Belliveau, a former copy and financial editor at the Baltimore Sun and a graphics editor at the Washington Post, has put together some entertaining vignettes about her travels to 12 extremely exotic and exciting destinations: Madagascar, China, Borneo, Kenya and Tanzania, Japan, Polynesia, Thailand, Greece, the Yucatan, Java and Bali, Burma, and Brazil. Most of Belliveau's travels occurred from 1985 through 1994, when she was in her thirties, single, and on her own in some strange places, so these journeys reflect her inquisitiveness about other cultures and how people live. Her travels spawn questions about life, poverty, worldview, and human relationships. With an extensive bibliography of her destinations, her book is a good choice for anyone adventurous who wants to retrace some of her steps or for armchair travelers.?Melinda Stivers Leach, Precision Editorial Svcs., Wondervu, Col.
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Belliveau reminds us to look not just with our senses, but with our minds and hearts. -- Ann Stewart, Boulder (Colo.) Planet
To the armchair traveler addicted to wit, information and adventure, she provides a satisfying trip through some interesting lands -- Donelle Blubaugh, Montgomery magazine
Warmly personal reader-friendly accounts and photos , [including] sailing trips down the Yangtze and treks across Kenyan plains. -- Heather Wisner, San Francisco Weekly
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