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About Tristan Higbee
Tristan Higbee is a nomadic author and publisher who writes about travel and adventure. He has lived in a dozen countries and speaks a handful of languages. If he's not rock climbing, traveling the world, or exploring the American West in his small SUV, he's probably sitting in a comfortable chair somewhere writing about one of those things.
Find out more about Tristan and what he's up to at http://tristanhigbee.com.
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The book contains nearly ninety illustrations and photos spread out over twelve chapters. You’ll learn how to comfortably sleep in your vehicle, how to have privacy, how to store all of your stuff, what to take with you, where to camp, what to eat, how to go to the bathroom, how to stay clean, how to power electronic devices and get online, how to keep your SUV clean, what to see and do on the road, how to be safe and keep your belongings secure, and so much more.
Author Tristan Higbee is an avid SUV RVer, traveler, and adventurer and is the perfect guide to help you on your own SUV RVing journeys. Grab your copy of SUV RVing today and head out on the road!
First, it includes multiple trails listed in no other Arches hiking guidebook. It is the most comprehensive Arches hiking book on the market. Second, it is opinionated. Unlike other hiking guidebooks, this guide was not written in cooperation with the National Park Service, so there was no need to diplomatically pretend that one hike is just as good as another. An “Author’s Comments” section for each trail will help you decide if the hike is worth doing.
Armed with this guide, visitors can choose a hike that lasts for minutes or a hike that lasts for hours; a hike with spectacular, all-encompassing views or a hike that takes them right up to Native American rock paintings and carvings; a hike with a humble pioneer-era homestead cabin or a hike to the most famous arch in the world. This book will help inform you of all of your options and help you choose the hikes that are best for you.
For each hike in this book, you’ll find photos, a map, a detailed trail description, GPS coordinates for the trailhead and other points necessary for easy navigation, and essential trail information such as length and difficulty. Also included in the book is a link to the author’s website where readers can freely view, download, and print larger versions of all of the book’s maps.
Author Tristan Higbee has been visiting Arches for nearly 15 years and is the perfect guide for your own Arches adventure. Make the most of your trip to Arches National Park by purchasing this essential book today.
The print version of this book contains black and white photographs to keep the price low for the buyer.
Note: This book does not include a detailed, turn-by-turn description of the Fiery Furnace hike. To the author’s knowledge, no Arches hiking guidebook does. The Fiery Furnace hike is a complicated maze through fins and towers of rock, and a ranger-led hike is very strongly recommended. Without a ranger as a guide, it’s all too easy to get lost in the jungle of vertical rock formations.
In this book are 101 rock climbing tips that the author wrote over a period of two years for a now-defunct rock climbing blog, and which are now exclusively available again for the first time. The tips are based on the experiences of the author, who has been climbing for more than 18 years and has established over 200 new routes, including the second longest sport climb in the United States. He's been in Climbing magazine twice.
The 101 rock climbing tips are broken into the following 9 categories:
• Essential climbing tips (17 tips)
• General climbing tips (12 tips)
• Sport climbing tips (6 tips)
• Trad climbing tips (15 tips)
• Multi-pitch tips climbs (14 tips)
• Gear tips (23 tips)
• Training and downtime tips (5 tips)
• Rappelling tips (5 tips)
• Other tips (4 tips)
Included in the book are 31 photos and illustrations to help explain and clarify the text.
Here are a few examples of the kinds of tips and tricks you can expect to find in the book:
#3 – Should you practice falling?
#8 – 9 ways to climb better without even trying
#18 – How to read a route in 6 steps
#29 – 9 tips for getting over your climbing plateau
#36 – What's the best way to start trad climbing?
#52 – 6 things to consider before doing a multi-pitch route
#65 – 6 ways to score cheap gear
#59 – The $2 climbing knife
#78 – How to jumpstart a car with climbing gear
#79 – The chalk funnel
#87 – 16 things to do with an old rope
And there's a lot more where that came from!
All of the tips and tricks are written in a conversational style that is far removed from the boring, textbookish language used in most instructional climbing literature.
Want more? There is now a FREE download link for my Freestanding Hangboard Plans ebook on the very last page of 101 Rock Climbing Tips and Tricks. The book goes into detail about how you can set up a hangboard without drilling holes in your walls.
101 Rock Climbing Tips and Tricks is approximately 27,000+ words in length.
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 – The book now has a new cover and has been re-edited and gone through again to make sure everything is still relevant and up-to-date. Climb on!
Cognates are words that sound similar in different languages. There are thousands of English-Spanish cognates, and this book covers over 1000 of the most common. Though you'll still have to study the words (simply reading through the book one time won't commit them to memory), you'll find that you can learn more words in a shorter amount of time.
The words in the book are sorted alphabetically, and each word's part of speech (noun, vowel, adjective, etc.) is clearly marked.
The free sample of the book includes the introduction (that talks about how to use the book and how to study the words) and 55 words that start with the letter A. The rest of the book continues on with the rest of the alphabet.
UPDATE 3/24/12: Fixed some spelling errors caused by the word processor's autocorrect.
[NEW! Don't miss the sequel to Everest Pilgrim, Himalayan Pilgrim: A Chronicle of Independent Trekking Through Nepal's Less-Traveled Regions.]
When writer and lifelong lover of the mountains Tristan Higbee unexpectedly found himself in Nepal, he set his sights on a trek through the Mount Everest region of the high Himalaya. The book begins with the author's seven pre-trek days in Kathmandu, including details of his adventures and misadventures in acquiring all of the necessary trekking permits, clothing, and equipment.
The reader will then experience an exciting day-by-day account of the trek. Hiking without the support of a porter or guide, the author visited historic Everest Base Camp, famous Tengboche Monastery, intriguing Ama Dablam Base Camp, remote Island Peak Base Camp, the spectacular high pass of Cho La, the remarkable lakes of Gokyo, and countless small Sherpa villages. Along the way he also climbed the mountains Chukhung Ri (18,238 feet/5,559 meters), Kala Patthar (18,514 feet/5,643 meters), and Gokyo Ri (17,575 feet/5,357 meters).
The book itself contains more than 40 of the author's photos of Kathmandu and the trek. On the author's website (a link to which is included in the book) are more than 200 additional stunning photos and a detailed map of the trek.
At the end of the book are two valuable appendices. The first is a meticulous, itemized, daily record of all of the author's trek-related expenses, including flights, meals, lodging, and equipment purchases and rentals. The second is the author's complete gear list for the trek, nearly all of which was acquired in Kathmandu.
This book is perfect both for armchair adventurers and those who are planning their own treks in Nepal.
This book is 33,200 words in length. The first 83% of the book is about trek preparation in Kathmandu and the trek itself. The remainder consists of the two appendices.
More than a year after trekking alone to Everest Base Camp (see the author’s book Everest Pilgrim) and less than a month after completing the Langtang and Helambu treks with friends (see Himalayan Pilgrim), writer and adventurer Tristan Higbee sets off once again to trek on his own. His target this time is the Annapurna Circuit, a route that circumnavigates the high Annapurna massif. The only problem is that it’s the middle of winter, and reliable information about the state of the trail is difficult to come by. With no guide, porter, or trekking companions, Tristan sets off to see what one of the most famous hikes in the world has to offer.
Readers follow along in this day-by-day account of the trek as the author encounters freezing temperatures, entire days spent without seeing other trekkers, incredible ancient villages frozen in time, an interesting cast of characters (both local and foreign), and some of the most stunning Himalayan views in Nepal. The trek finishes up with a quick romp up Poon Hill, the most popular trekking destination in the country.
The author, a lifelong lover of adventure literature, also seeks out some of the places mentioned in Maurice Herzog’s mountaineering classic Annapurna: The First Conquest Of An 8,000-Meter Peak to see how they’ve changed in the 60+ years since Herzog’s expedition and the book’s publication.
The book itself contains 30 of the author's photos from the trek. On the author's website (a link to which is included in the book) are more than 200 additional stunning photos and a detailed map of the trek.
At the end of the book are two valuable appendices that those interested in trekking in Nepal will find invaluable. The first is a complete daily record of all costs associated with the trek. Find out just how affordable trekking in Nepal is! The second appendix contains is a list of the gear that the author took on the trek.
Annapurna Pilgrim is a must-read for those planning their own Annapurna Circuit journeys or those who simply enjoy reading about adventures in far-off places. Add it to your library today!
Note: This book is about 50,000 words in length. Be sure to check out the author’s other books for more Nepal trekking adventures.
Sure, there are already lists here and there of 10 blog post ideas or 20 things to blog about, but the ideas are usually pretty bad. They either don’t really help (“Take a bath and then you’ll have an idea come to you!”) or aren’t applicable to what you’re blogging about (“Write about how much traffic you get!” Come on, what audiences outside of the Internet marketing or blogging-about-blogging niches would care about how much traffic your blog gets?). On top of that, so many of the ideas in those lists of blog post ideas are the same from list to list. It seems like everyone is recycling the same handful of ideas.
365 Blog Post Ideas: Years of Blogging Ideas for Any Niche is the single best way to make sure you don't run out of ideas for a long, long, loooong time.
I’ve seen so many blogs fail simply because the writer didn’t have enough to write about. The writer gets bored and quits or the audience gets bored and loses interest in the blog. And even if you do manage to come up with enough ideas to talk about for the next month or two, trying to constantly come up with blog post ideas is one of the most stressful and time-consuming parts of running a blog.
I’ve been blogging for 12+ years now and have published thousands of blog posts. I've sold a blog for a four-figure sum (not retirement money, but hey, how many people can say they've sold a blog for that much?). I make a good chunk of my income now from blogging. And I've turned blogs into ebooks that have made me thousands of dollars. Over the years that I've been blogging, I’ve been compiling article ideas and taking note of great blog post topics that I see. This book is the result of my many years of experience and observation.
Most of the 365 ideas (roughly 320) are specific things that you can write about right away. An example of this is “Things to keep in mind when buying X,” where you of course replace X with something related to your niche or topic. Links to at least a couple of real-world examples (i.e., blog posts that are based on the blog post idea) are included for each idea. The remainder of the 365 ideas are websites, tools, exercises, and resources that will help you come up with ideas. An example of this would be how exactly to use YouTube to come up with things to blog about.
Do you run a blog for your business?
Do you have a blog about your hobby or interest?
Do you have a blog about an industry?
Are you the manager of someone else’s blog?
Are you thinking about starting a blog?
If you said yes to any of those questions, you’ll find enormous value in 365 Blog Post Ideas. The majority of these 365 ideas can be applied to just about any blog and niche.
NOTE: 101 Travel Tips now comes with a link to the audio (MP3) version of the book for FREE! Download information is on the last page of the ebook.
101 Travel Tips is for every new or inexperienced traveler who wants to see the world. Inside, you'll find all sorts of practical tips that will make your trips more enjoyable, ranging from things you definitely should and should not take with you to making the most of your time once you're at your destination. Even seasoned travelers will find great some great travel tidbits here..
The author has spent more than six years outside of his native country and wrote this book while living on the Caribbean island of Cozumel, so he knows a thing or two about travel! The book is filled with personal experiences and a handful of images that help to further illustrate the tips.
This ebook is about 27,000 words in length. The MP3 version of the book was recorded by the author, who is definitely not a professional voice actor.
Due to its simplicity, speed, and flexibility, Google's Chrome browser is the browser of choice for the majority of the computer-savvy population. Its huge selection of extensions is a major part of its appeal and success.
Extensions are like miniature upgrades that you can add to Chrome, increasing its features and capabilities. Extensions can do anything from block all advertisements on websites and blogs to alert you when you get new emails.
Author Tristan Higbee downloaded, installed, and tested out hundreds of extensions and this ebook highlights the best and most useful. Reading this ebook will not only save you the effort of wading through the thousands of available Chrome extensions out there, it will also help you find those extensions that will make your online life easier and more enjoyable. Some of them will even save you money!
The 138 extensions are broken down into the following categories:
* Core Chrome Enhancements
* Security and Privacy
* Reading and Browsing
* Education and Information
* Advanced/Technical Tools
* Social, Sharing, and Blogging
* Video and Audio
This ebook is 11,800+ words in length and contains dozens of screenshots of the extensions in action.
Be sure to check out these other Kindle books by Tristan:
* 101 Blogging Tips: How to Create a Blog That People Will Find, Read, and Share
* How to Manage Multiple Blogs Without Going Crazy
A year after his trek to Nepal's Everest Base Camp left him absolutely exhausted, horribly sunburned, and hungry for more, writer Tristan Higbee is back in Nepal. When a new acquaintance in Kathmandu invites him to join her and her friends on a trek to the Langtang Valley (a place near the Tibetan border that he has never heard of), Tristan jumps at the chance. The first part of Himalayan Pilgrim is an entertaining day-by-day chronicle of the group's trekking adventures and misadventures as they spend eight days exploring Langtang National Park. They trek through lush green forest populated by monkeys, ascend the snowy peak of Tserko Ri (16,351 feet/4,984 meters), and go for a bone-chilling swim in Gosainkund, a partially-frozen high-altitude lake revered by Hindus and Buddhists alike.
The second part of the book is a day-by-day account of a second trek, this one through the Helambu region, an area of scenic high hills and beautiful mountain vistas between Langtang and Kathmandu. On this so-called Helambu Circuit trek, Tristan is joined by Mike, an American friend from Cambodia. Over five days, they encounter an interesting cast of local and foreign characters, deal with the consequences of an unexpected snowstorm, and climb the mountain Ama Yangri (12,372 feet/3,771 meters) for jaw-dropping panoramic views. They explore a part of Nepal that comparatively few foreigners see but that starts just a short taxi ride from the center of Kathmandu.
While not as well-known or well-traveled as the Everest or Annapurna regions, the areas detailed in this book offer everything trekkers ask for: physical challenges, a variety of landscapes, great views, and remarkable people.
The book contains 30 of the author's photos from the treks. On the author's website (a link to which is included in the book) are nearly 300 additional photos and a detailed map of the treks.
At the end of the book are appendices that those interested in trekking in Nepal will find invaluable. The first is a complete daily record of all costs associated with the Langtang Valley and Gosainkund trek. The second is a similar record for the Helambu Circuit trek. The third is a detailed list of how much various trekking-related pieces of equipment (backpacks, trekking poles, down jackets, etc.) cost in Kathmandu.
This book is a charming look at what independent and economical trekking in the Himalaya is like. It is perfect both for armchair adventurers and those who are planning their own treks in Nepal. If you're unsure whether the book is for you, download and enjoy the free sample.
Note: This book is about 53,300 words in length. The first 87% of the book consists of the accounts of the two treks. The remainder consists of the four appendices.
[Be sure to also check out the author's book Everest Pilgrim: A Solo Trek to Nepal's Everest Base Camp and Beyond.]
UPDATE: 101 Blogging Tips now includes links to the PDF and audio (MP3) versions of the book for free! This information is on the last page of the ebook.
This ebook (approximately 12,000 words in length) details 101 things you need to know about blogging. It is meant primarily for people who are relatively new to the world of blogging and don't want to spend days, weeks, and months trying to figure everything out. There are, however, tips that seasoned blogging veterans might find useful, too. It's all here in this one inexpensive ebook.
He is a professional blogger and infoproduct creator and is happy to answer any questions you might have.
Update 4/2/12: Some minor typographical errors were fixed and information about the PDF and MP3 versions of the book was added. These versions of the book are available only by purchasing the Kindle version through Amazon and are not available in any other way.
You'll find apps that translate foreign words right before your eyes, apps that turn your ho-hum photos into postcard-worthy keepsakes, apps that tell you all about the best things to see and do in various places around the world, and many, many more fantastic apps.
The 101 apps fall into a number of different categories, including:
• Multi-Purpose Travel Apps
• Flight and Airport Apps
• Other Transportation Apps
• Accommodation Apps
• Information and Planning Apps
• Map and Navigation Apps
• Communication and Social Apps
• Photo and Video Apps
• Reading and Entertainment Apps
• Health Apps
• Money Apps
• Foreign Language Apps
• Utility Apps
• Other Apps
The author has personally used every single app listed in the book and literally hundreds more. You get to benefit from his many hours (and dollars!) spent testing these and many more apps in cities around the world. The amount of money you'll save from not buying crummy apps is significantly more than the retail price of this ebook. In that sense, buying this book will actually save you money.
Not sure how to use your iPhone in another country? The first appendix at the back of the book discusses your options. Wondering if you can check in to your flight through an app? The second appendix is a list of more than 50 apps from airlines around the world.
There are actually significantly more than 101 apps listed in the book, since the author provides free alternatives to many of the paid apps listed. This book is about 17,000 words in length and contains dozens of app screenshots.