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Bella Tuscany

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Frances Mayes, whose enchanting number one New York Times best seller Under the Tuscan Sun made the world fall in love with Tuscany, invites listeners back for a delightful new season of friendship, festivity, and food, there and throughout Italy.  Having spent her summers in Tuscany for the past several years, Frances Mayes relished the opportunity to experience the pleasures of primavera, an Italian spring. A sabbatical from teaching in San Francisco allowed her to return to Cortona - and her beloved house, Bramasole - just as the first green appeared on the rocky hillsides.  Bella Tuscany, a companion volume to Under the Tuscan Sun, is her passionate and lyrical account of her continuing love affair with Italy. Now truly at home there, Mayes writes of her deepening connection to the land, her flourishing friendships with local people, the joys of art, food, and wine, and the rewards and occasional heartbreaks of her villa's ongoing restoration.  It is also a memoir of a season of change, and of renewed possibility. As spring becomes summer she revives Bramasole's lush gardens, meets the challenges of learning a new language, tours regions from Sicily to the Veneto, and faces transitions in her family life.  Filled with recipes from her Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous and evocative prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany is a celebration of the sweet life in Italy. 

©1999 Frances Mayes (P)1999 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

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Travels with Charley in Search of America

29 ratings

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A stunning evocation of America on the eve of a tumultuous decade—and a moving elegy for more innocent times. In September 1960, John Steinbeck and his poodle, Charley, embarked on a journey across America, from small towns to growing cities to glorious wilderness oases. Travels with Charley is animated by Steinbeck’s attention to the specific details of the natural world and his sense of how the lives of people are intimately connected to the rhythms of nature—to weather, geography, the cycles of the seasons. His keen ear for the transactions among people is evident, too, as he records the interests and obsessions that preoccupy the Americans he encounters along the way.

©1962 John Steinbeck (P)2011 Penguin

Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
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The Cruelest Miles

2 ratings

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Alaska, 1925: the diphtheria serum is 674 miles away. Without it, the people of Nome will not survive. Nome, Alaska, sits on the edge of the Bering Sea two degrees below the Arctic Circle, and there are few more forbidding places on earth, especially in winter. Dr. Curtis Welch knew the signs of diphtheria, knew that his patients - many of them children - would die without a shipment of fresh serum. The port was icebound and the nearest railhead was almost 700 miles away across mountains, rivers, and the treacherous ice of Norton Sound. A blizzard was brewing, and airplanes, in 1925, could not fly in such conditions. Only the dogs could do it. A relay was set up, and the drivers, many of them Native Alaskans, set off into the night at 60 below zero, often trusting their lead dogs to find the trail under feet of driven snow. The legendary heroism and endurance of the men and dogs in the Serum Run need no enhancement. Here, for the first time, their story is told in full.

©2003 Gay Salisbury and Laney Salisbury (P)2003 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Randhom House Inc.

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Notes from a Small Island

2 ratings

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Bill Bryson is an unabashed Anglophile who, through a mistake of history, happened to be born and bred in Iowa. Righting that error, he spent 20 years in England before deciding to repatriate. This was partly to let his wife and children experience life in Bryson's homeland - and partly because he had read that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another. It was thus clear to him that his people needed him. But before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire, Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain. His aim was to take stock of modern-day Britain, and to analyze what he loved so much about a country that produced Marmite, zebra crossings, and place names like Farleigh Wallop, Titsey, and Shellow Bowells.

©1998 Bill Bryson (P)1998 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell, A Division of Random House Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
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The Pilgrimage

34 ratings

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The Pilgrimage paved the way to Paulo Coehlo's international best-selling novel The Alchemist. In many ways, these two volumes are companions - to truly comprehend one, you must read the other. Step inside this captivating account of Paulo Coehlo's pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. This fascinating parable explores the need to find one's own path. In the end, we discover that the extraordinary is always found in the ordinary and simple ways of everyday people. Part adventure story, part guide to self-discovery, this compelling tale delivers the perfect combination of enchantment and insight.

©2006 Paulo Coelho (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Sean Runnette
Author: Paulo Coelho
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
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Fire

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For readers and viewers of The Perfect Storm, opening this long-awaited work by Sebastian Junger will be like stepping off the deck of the Andrea Gail and into the inferno of a fire burning out of control in the steep canyons of Idaho. Here is the same meticulous prose brought to bear on the inner workings of a terrifying elemental force; here is a cast of characters risking everything in an effort to bring that force under control. Few writers have been to so many desperate corners of the globe as has Sebastian Junger; fewer still have provided such starkly memorable evocations of characters and events. From the murderous mechanics of the diamond trade in Sierra Leone to the logic of guerrilla warfare in Afghanistan and the forensics of genocide in Kosovo, this new collection of Junger's nonfiction will take you places you wouldn't dream of going to on your own.

©2001 Sebastian Junger (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
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The Atlas of Happiness

5 ratings

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The Atlas of Happiness is a charming and entertaining guide that offers listeners the chance to learn and be inspired by the "untranslatable" beliefs and unique perspectives on how to live a happier life from countries around the world. Listeners can seek and find happiness in their everyday lives guided by the diverse assortment of advice, history, and philosophies on how to develop and experience special cultural traits like: Sobrenesa from Spain  Turangawaewae from New Zealand   Azart from Russia   Samar from Syria   joie de vivre from Canada   And many more.

©2018 Helen Russell (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Helen Russell
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
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Three Weeks with My Brother

5 ratings

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In January 2003, Nick Sparks and his brother Micah set off on a three-week trip around the world. It was to mark a milestone in their lives, for at 35 and 36, respectively, they were now the only surviving members of their family. As Nick and Micah travel the globe, the intimate story of their tragic family legacy unfolds in the details of the untimely deaths of their parents and only sister. Against the backdrop of the wonders of the world, the Sparks brothers bond together to heal, to remember, and to learn to live life to the fullest.

©2004 Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks (P)2004 Time Warner Audiobooks

Narrator: Henry Leyva
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
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The Masked Rider

20 ratings

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Dysentery, drunken soldiers, and corrupt officials provide the background for Neil Peart's physical and spiritual cycling journey through West Africa.  The prolific drummer for the rock band Rush travels through African villages, both large and small, and relates his story through journal entries and tales of adventure, while simultaneously addressing issues such as differences in culture, psychology, and labels. Literary and artistic sidekicks such as Aristotle, Dante, and Van Gogh join Peart and his cycling companions, reminding the listener that this is not just another travel book - it is a story of both external and introspective discovery and adventure.

©1996, 2004 Neil Peart (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Author: Neil Peart
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
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Country Driving

3 ratings

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From the best-selling author of Oracle Bones and River Town comes the final book in his award-winning trilogy, on the human side of the economic revolution in China. In the summer of 2001, Peter Hessler, the longtime Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, acquired his Chinese driver's license. For the next seven years, he traveled the country, tracking how the automobile and improved roads were transforming China. Hessler writes movingly of the average people - farmers, migrant workers, entrepreneurs - who have reshaped the nation during one of the most critical periods in its modern history. Country Driving begins with Hessler's 7,000-mile trip across northern China, following the Great Wall, from the East China Sea to the Tibetan plateau. He investigates a historically important rural region being abandoned, as young people migrate to jobs in the southeast. Next, Hessler spends six years in Sancha, a small farming village in the mountains north of Beijing, which changes dramatically after the local road is paved and the capital's auto boom brings new tourism. Finally, he turns his attention to urban China, researching development over a period of more than two years in Lishui, a small southeastern city where officials hope that a new government-built expressway will transform a farm region into a major industrial center. Peter Hessler, whom The Wall Street Journal calls "one of the Western world's most thoughtful writers on modern China", deftly illuminates the vast, shifting landscape of a traditionally rural nation that, having once built walls against foreigners, is now building roads and factory towns that look to the outside world.

©2010 Peter Hessler (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Peter Berkrot
Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
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My Love Affair with Sicily

1 rating

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As a second-generation Italian American, Margie grew up knowing her Sicilian grandparents and always felt a closeness to the Sicilian cultural traditions which were maintained by her family. Not until Margie had grandchildren of her own, did she travel to Sicily for the first time. Here, she felt at home. She fell in love with the people and the culture of Sicily and sensed a real emotional connection. She has returned to Sicily over and again and recounts her experiences in this true story, with passion and love for her ancestors' homeland. You will feel as if you are traveling alongside Margie as she travels to different places in Sicily, explores the village of her grandparents, and connects with new friends whom she believes to be family.

©2014 Margie Miklas (P)2020 Margie Miklas

Narrator: Margie Miklas
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
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Ten Years a Nomad

15 ratings

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Part memoir and part philosophical look at why we travel, filled with stories of Matt Kepnes' adventures abroad, an exploration of wanderlust and what it truly means to be a nomad.

"Matt is possibly the most well-traveled person I know...His knowledge and passion for understanding the world is unrivaled, and never fails to amaze me." --Mark Manson, New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Ten Years a Nomad is New York Times bestselling author Matt Kepnes’ poignant exploration of wanderlust and what it truly means to be a nomad. Part travel memoir and part philosophical look at why we travel, it is filled with aspirational stories of Kepnes' many adventures.

New York Times bestselling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, Matthew Kepnes knows what it feels like to get the travel bug. After meeting some travelers on a trip to Thailand in 2005, he realized that living life meant more than simply meeting society's traditional milestones, such as buying a car, paying a mortgage, and moving up the career ladder. Inspired by them, he set off for a year-long trip around the world before he started his career. He finally came home after ten years. Over 500,000 miles, 1,000 hostels, and 90 different countries later, Matt has compiled his favorite stories, experiences, and insights into this travel manifesto. Filled with the color and perspective that only hindsight and self-reflection can offer, these stories get to the real questions at the heart of wanderlust. Travel questions that transcend the basic "how-to," and plumb the depths of what drives us to travel - and what extended travel around the world can teach us about life, ourselves, and our place in the world.

Ten Years a Nomad is for travel junkies, the travel-curious, and anyone interested in what you can learn about the world when you don’t have a cable bill for a decade or spend a month not wearing shoes living on the beach in Thailand.

©2019 Matthew Kepnes (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Ryan Burke
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
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The Blessed South

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The Blessed South lies somewhere between a travel diary and a poetic sketchbook. With his usual skill, Alexander Kuprin lends the air of romance even to the most mundane scenes and situations, inviting the listener to be captivated and enjoy.

©2019 TSK Group LLC (P)2019 TSK Group LLC

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Lydiane, autour du monde

23 ratings

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En 2013, Lydiane St-Onge décide de quitter carrière et vie sédentaire pour devenir une voyageuse à temps plein. Le regard qu'elle pose sur le monde, son approche humaine et responsable, en plus de son enthousiasme contagieux, ont rapidement inspiré des milliers de personnes à suivre ses aventures sur les réseaux sociaux, sur son site web ainsi qu'à la télé. «Me rendre compte que le voyage peut devenir plus qu'une passion, que toutes les personnes que je rencontre sont mises sur ma route pour une raison, et que le choc culturel est une invitation à surmonter mes peurs, c'est ce qui m'attendait quand j'ai décidé de tout risquer pour réaliser mes rêves. À travers mes expériences de voyage les plus marquantes, je vous partage mes découvertes et anecdotes, tantôt en Indonésie, au cœur de la savane africaine, dans les coulisses d'une émission de télé en Amérique du Sud, et bien plus loin encore!» PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Les Éditions Goélette inc., Lydiane St-Onge (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Leonie St-Onge
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
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The Lost Continent

25 ratings

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Hardly anyone ever leaves Des Moines, Iowa. But Bill Bryson did, and after 10 years in England he decided to go home, to a foreign country. In an ageing Chevrolet Chevette, he drove nearly 14,000 miles through 38 states to compile this hilarious and perceptive state-of-the-nation report on small-town America. From the Deep South to the Wild West, from Elvis' birthplace through to Custer's Last Stand, Bryson visits places he re-named Dullard, Coma, and Doldrum (so the residents don't sue or come after him with baseball bats). But his hopes of finding the American dream end in a nightmare of greed, ignorance, and pollution. This is a wickedly witty and savagely funny assessment of a country lost to itself, and to him.

©1989 Bill Bryson (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: William Roberts
Author: Bill Bryson
Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
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To the Moon and Timbuktu

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Nina Sovich had always yearned for adventures in faraway places; she imagined herself leading the life of a solitary traveler. Yet at the age of 34, she found herself married and contemplating motherhood. Catching her reflection in a window spotted with Paris rain, she no longer saw the fearless woman who spent her youth traveling in Cairo, Lahore, and the West Bank. Unwittingly, she had followed life’s script, and now she needed to cast it out.

Inspired by female explorers like Mary Kingsley, who explored Gabon’s jungle in the 1890s, and Karen Blixen, who ran a farm in Kenya during World War I, Sovich packed her bags and hopped on the next plane to Africa in search of adventure.To the Moon and Timbuktu takes listeners on a fast-paced trek through Western Sahara, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, bringing their textures and flavors into vivid relief. On her travels, Sovich encounters rough-and-tumble Chinese sailors, a Venezuelan doctor working himself to death in Chinguetti, indifferent French pensioners RVing along the coast, and a close-knit circle of Nigerien women who adopt her into their fold, showing her the promise of Africa’s future.

This lyrical memoir will transport you to the breathtaking landscapes of West Africa, whose stark beauty will instill wonder in even the most experienced traveler. Sovich’s journey reveals that sometimes we must pursue that distant glimmer on the horizon in order to find the things we value most.

©2013 Nina Sovich (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Amy McFadden
Author: Nina Sovich
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
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Hawaii Travel Guide

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Your dream vacation to Hawaii is closer than you think! The Hawaiian islands are a travel destination that appears on almost every person's bucket list. Often known as a luxury destination, Hawaii can very much be enjoyed on a budget. This book is a step-by-step guide for those who want to experience the paradise of the Pacific without going to financial jeopardy. This guide will show you how to find the best deals, avoid hidden costs, plan ahead, stay local, and know your destination so you can enjoy Hawaii's tropical wonders on a budget. What's inside? Snapshot of the main islands of Hawaii Know the deals - Transportation, food, and lodging How to get the cheapest flights Car rental secrets Best attractions for under $10 Top free things to do And much, much more

©2016 Richard Brantley Brooks (P)2016 Richard Brantley Brooks

Narrator: Francie Wyck
Length: 40 mins
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An Affair with Africa

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In June 1960, Alzada Kistner and her husband, David, a promising entomologist, left their 18-month-old daughter in the care of relatives and began what was to be a four month scientific expedition in the Belgian Congo. Three weeks after their arrival, the country was gripped by a violent revolution, trapping the Kistners in its midst. Despite having to face numerous life-threatening situations, the Kistners were not to be dissuaded. An emergency airlift by the United States Air Force brought them to safety in Kenya, where they continued their field work. Thus began three decades of adventures in science. In An Affair with Africa, Alzada Kistner describes her family's African experience; the five expeditions they took beginning with the trip to the Belgian Congo in 1960 and ending in 1972-73 with a nine month excursion across southern Africa. From hunching over columns of ants for hours on end while seven months pregnant to eating dinner next to Idi Amin, Kistner provides a lively and humor-filled account of the human side of scientific discovery.

©1998 Alzada Carlisle Kistner (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks

Narrator: C.M. Hebert
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
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Lassoing the Sun

1 rating

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Many childhood summers, Mark Woods piled into a station wagon with his parents and two sisters and headed to America's national parks. Mark's most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon national parks. On the eve of turning 50 and a little burned out, Mark decided to reconnect with the great outdoors. He'd spend a year visiting the national parks. He planned to take his mother to a park she'd not yet visited and to re-create his childhood trips with his wife and their iPad-generation daughter. But then the unthinkable happened: His mother was diagnosed with cancer, given just months to live. Mark had initially intended to write a book about the future of the national parks, but Lassoing the Sun grew into something more: a book about family, the parks, the legacies we inherit, and the ones we leave behind.

©2016 Mark Woods (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Corey M. Snow
Author: Mark Woods
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
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The Final Frontiersman

37 ratings

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The inspiration for The Last Alaskans - the eight-part documentary series on Animal Planet. Hundreds of hardy people have tried to carve a living in the Alaskan bush, but few have succeeded as consistently as Heimo Korth. Originally from Wisconsin, Heimo traveled to the Arctic wilderness in his feverous 20s. Now, more than four decades later, Heimo lives with his wife approximately 200 miles from civilization - a sustainable, nomadic life bounded by the migrating caribou, the dangers of swollen rivers, and the very exigencies of daily existence. In The Final Frontiersman, Heimo's cousin, James Campbell, chronicles the Korth family's amazing experience, their adventures, and the tragedy that continues to shape their lives. With a deft voice and in spectacular, at times unimaginable detail, Campbell invites us into Heimo's heartland and home. The Korths wait patiently for a small plane to deliver their provisions, listen to distant chatter on the radio, and go sledding at 44 degrees below zero - all the while cultivating the hard-learned survival skills that stand between them and a terrible fate. Awe inspiring and memorable, The Final Frontiersman is like a rustic version of the American dream and reveals for the first time a life most of us have never imagined: amid encroaching environmental pressures, apart from the herd, and alone in a stunning wilderness that - for now - remains the final frontier.

©2015 James Campbell (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Dan Woren
Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
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What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding

26 ratings

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Kristin Newman spent her 20s and 30s dealing with the stresses of her high-pressure job as a television comedy writer, and the anxieties of watching most of her friends get married and start families while she wrestled with her own fear of both. Not ready to settle down and yet loathe to become a sad-sack single girl, Kristin instead started traveling the world, often alone, for a few months each year, falling madly in love with attractive locals who provided moments of the love she wanted without the cost of the freedom she needed. She introduces listeners to the Israeli bartenders, Argentinian priests, Finnish poker players, and sexy Bedouins who helped her transform into "Kristin-Adjacent" on the road - a quieter, less judgmental, and, yes, sluttier version of herself at home. Ultimately, Kristin's adventures led her to a better understanding of what she was actually running away from at home and why every life hurdle seemed to put her on a transatlantic flight to the unknown. Equal parts laugh-out-loud storytelling; thoughtful, candid reflection; and wanderlust-inspiring travel tales, What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding is a compelling and hilarious debut that will have listeners scrambling to renew their passports.

©2014 Kristin Newman (P)2014 Tantor

Narrator: Kristin Newman
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
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More Ketchup Than Salsa

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It was while holding aloft a not altogether pleasant-smelling mackerel that the decision was made. The March rain hammered on the rotting tin roof high above the market stall, where I had spent the last six months pushing out dubious trays of marine life at three for a fiver. After a two-week holiday in Tenerife, Joy and I vowed that a life in fish giblets was not going to be our destiny and a life in the sun, was. A complete lack of catering experience, zero business acumen, and the sum of our vastly wealth barely reaching waist level of a ceramic pig did little to deter our enthusiasm for buying a bar. "Where do we sign?" we replied. And then the whole silly, sunny saga began.... When Joe and his girlfriend Joy decide to trade in their life on a cold Lancashire fish market to run a bar in the Tenerife sunshine, they anticipate a paradise of sea, sand, and siestas. Little did they expect their foreign fantasy to turn out to be about as exotic as Bolton on a wet Monday morning. Amidst a host of eccentric locals, homesickness, and the occasional cockroach infestation, pint-pulling novices Joe and Joy struggle with "Brits abroad" culture and learn that, although the skies might be bluer, the grass is definitely not always greener. A hilarious insight into the wild and wacky characters of an expat community in a familiar holiday destination, More Ketchup Than Salsa is a must-listen for anybody who has ever dreamed about jetting off to sunnier climes, finding a job abroad...or anybody who has even momentarily flirted with the idea of "doing a Shirley Valentine" in these trying economic times.

©2012 Joe Cawley (P)2017 Joe Cawley

Narrator: Nicholas Camm
Author: Joe Cawley
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
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RV Living Full Time

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Have you been craving adventure? Tired of the everyday grind? Do you want to spend time outdoors connected to the world, instead of at your house connected to the Internet? Want to travel to breathtaking and interesting locales whenever the mood strikes? If you answered yes, know all that is possible when living an RV lifestyle. A life spent traveling and adventuring across the country often feels out of reach. Well, I'm here to share with you it's much closer in reach than you'd think. In this book, I will share with you everything I've learned while out on the road. I went through all the growing pains and found out things the hard way so you won't have to. Learn from my experiences so you can transition to an RV lifestyle year round. The majority of people only travel once or twice every year. If you feel like I do, then you understand that's no way to live your life to its fullest potential. We've only got one life to lead. It's important to make it the life we want. This guide on RV living full-time will help you transition from a boring life spent in the same spot day in and day out, to a life filled with travel and adventure out on the open road. Change can seem a little scary at first but this book will help to prepare you for the next phase of your life. Don't put off living the life you want any longer. You deserve to find freedom! Inside You'll Find: Getting started - find an RV RV basics everyone needs to know The beginner's checklist RV expenses - planning and budgeting RV safety tips and legal considerations A brief guide to RV boondocking Earning money from the road Travel guide to top spots RV living for kids RV living tools, resources, apps, and books 100+ tips to make your RV lifestyle easier

©2017 Kevin Tinbergen (P)2017 Kevin Tinbergen

Narrator: Ralph L. Rati
Author: Kevin Hughes
Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
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Horizon

7 ratings

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Shortlisted for 2019 Banff Mountain Book Festival From the National Book Award-winning writer, humanitarian, environmentalist and author of the now-classic Arctic Dreams: a vivid, poetic, capacious work that recollects the travels around the world and the encounters - human, animal, and natural - that have shaped his extraordinary life. Poignantly, powerfully, it also asks "How do we move forward?"  Taking us nearly from pole to pole - from modern megacities to some of the most remote regions on the earth - Barry Lopez, hailed by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as "one of our finest writers", gives us his most far-ranging yet personal work to date, in a book that moves through decades of his life as it describes his travels to six regions of the world: from the Oregon coast where he lives to the northernmost reaches of Canada; to the Galapagos; to the Kenyan desert; to Botany Bay in Australia; and in the resounding last section of this magisterial book, unforgettably to the ice shelves of Antarctica.  As he revisits his growing up and these myriad travels, Lopez also probes the long history of humanity's quests and explorations, including the prehistoric peoples who trekked across Skraeling Island in northern Canada; the colonialists who plundered Central Africa; an Enlightenment-era Englishman who sailed the Pacific and a Native American emissary who arrived in Japan before it opened to the West. He confronts today's ecotourism in the tropics and visits the haunting remnants of a French colonial prison on Île du Diable in French Guiana. Through these journeys, and friendships forged along the way with scientists, archeologists, artists and local residents, Lopez searches for meaning and purpose in a broken world.  With tenderness and intimacy, Horizon evokes the stillness and the silence of the hottest, the coldest and the most desolate places on the globe. It speaks with beauty and urgency to the invisible ties that unite us; voices concern and frustration alongside humanity and hope; and looks forward to our shared future as much as it looks back at a single life. Revelatory, powerful, profound, this is an epic work of nonfiction that makes you see the world differently: a crowning achievement by one of our most humane voices - one needed now more than ever.

©2019 Barry Lopez (P)2019 Random House Canada

Narrator: James Naughton
Author: Barry Lopez
Length: 22 hrs and 53 mins
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The Wild Places

Summary

Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? Or have we tarmacked, farmed and built ourselves out of wildness? In his vital, bewitching, inspiring classic, Robert Macfarlane sets out in search of the wildness that remains.

©2007 Robert Macfarlane (P)2007 Robert Macfarlane

Narrator: Simon Bubb
Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
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On the Plain of Snakes

9 ratings

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The master of contemporary travel writing, Paul Theroux, immerses himself in the beautiful and troubled heart of modern Mexico.  Nogales is a border town caught between Mexico and the United States of America. A 40-foot steel fence runs through its centre, separating the prosperous US side from the impoverished Mexican side. It is a fascinating site of tension, now more than ever, as the town fills with hopeful border crossers and the deportees who have been caught and brought back. And it is here that Paul Theroux will begin his journey into the culturally rich but troubled heart of modern Mexico.  Moving through the deserts just south of the Arizona border, Theroux finds a place brimming with charm, yet visibly marked by both the US border patrol looming to the north and mounting discord from within. Attending local language and culinary schools, driving through the country and meeting its people, Paul Theroux gets under the skin of Mexico.  From the writer praised for his 'curiosity and affection for humanity in all its forms' (New York Times Book Review), On the Plain of Snakes is an urgent and mesmerising exploration of a region in conflict. 

©2019 Paul Theroux (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Author: Paul Theroux
Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
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Billy Connolly's Route 66

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The best-loved comedian in Britain hits the most famous highway in the world on an unforgettable journey. Billy Connolly, music-lover, biker, and scourge of the beige and bland the world over, has dreamed about taking a trip on the legendary Route 66 since he first heard Chuck Berry belting out one of the greatest rock 'n' roll records of all time. And now he's finally had the chance to do it, heading out on his custom-made trike in search of the real America that can still be found beyond the nation's freeways. Travelling every one of its 2,278 miles from the skyscrapers of Chicago to Santa Monica Pier in California, Billy's journey takes him past many of the essential icons of the United States: the Gateway Arch in St Louis, Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon, and the funky neon-lit gas stations and diners that once lined the route. But it also gives him the chance to get to know the people who call it home, from Mervin the Amish carpenter, to fellow banjo enthusiast and obsessive instrument collector Rob, to Angel, one of the many people determined to keep the spirit of the Mother Road alive. Funny, touching and inspiring in equal measure, the tales he gathers on the way tell the story of modern America. And they might inspire a few people to get on their bikes as well. With his unrivalled instinct for a good story, and the gregariousness that has made him our most engaging national treasure, Billy Connolly is the ultimate guide to the ultimate road trip.

©2011 Billy Connolly (P)2011 Hachette Digital

Narrator: James McPherson
Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
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High Tech and Hot Pot

Summary

An award-winning writer reveals a changing China - one conversation and adventure at a time. When Stephan Orth lands in China, he knows it’s his last visit, having lied about his job as a journalist to get into the country. So, he makes the most of it, couch-surfing with locals instead of hitting the nearest hotel. Starting in Macau - a former Portuguese colony and now gambler’s paradise - Orth takes on the world’s biggest casino. Next, he visits Shenzen, where more than 200 million sidewalk cameras monitor citizens who win and lose points on Sesame Credit, an app that sends data to Alibaba - and to the government.  As his adventure continues, Orth encounters a bewildering mix of new tech and old traditions. Over a steaming bowl of hot pot, he learns ancient chopstick etiquette from a policewoman who later demos the facial recognition app she could use to detain him. He eats dog meat as a guest of honor one day - and finds himself censored on live TV the next. He even seriously considers joining an outlawed sect.  Self-deprecatingly funny, compassionate, and observant, High Tech and Hot Pot is a formidable addition to a well-loved series, and offers a timely travelogue of an enigmatic country poised to become the world’s next superpower.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2020 Stephan Orth (P)2020 Greystone Books

Author: Stephan Orth
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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Less Ketchup Than Salsa: Finding My Mojo in Travel Writing

Summary

How do you go from pulling pints one day, to travelling the world, all-expenses paid the next? For this author it involved a huge dollop of ketchup, a little bit of growing up, and an extraordinary sequence of events that flings the author on a career path he’d never dreamed could happen.  Throw in the patter of little feet, sharp teeth, amputations, and a smattering of characters from their Tenerife bar days, and you have another serving of ketchup - only this time, it’s a little more salsa.  With the Smugglers Tavern still a nagging ghost of their past, Joe and Joy free themselves from limpet-like patrons, battle once more with Spain’s bungling bureaucracy, and dip a toe in numerous but short-lived careers to stop their bar money evaporating.  Less Ketchup Than Salsa is a true story about growing up, finding your dreams in the most unexpected of places, and discovering what’s truly important in life.  If you’ve ever pondered living abroad, are interested in travel writing as a career, wondered what life is all about, or just want a funny listen in the style of Bill Bryson or Carl Hiaasen...join Joe and Joy on this third and final memoir in the Ketchup trilogy.

©2018 Joe Cawley (P)2018 Joe Cawley

Narrator: Nicholas Camm
Author: Joe Cawley
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
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All Things Must Fight to Live

Summary

In All Things Must Fight to Live, Bryan Mealer takes listeners on a harrowing 2000 mile journey through Congo, where gun-toting militia still rape and kill with impunity. Amidst burnt-out battlefields where armies still wrestle for control, into the dark corners of the forests, and along the high savanna, where thousands have been slaughtered and quickly forgotten, Mealer searches for signs that Africa's most troubled state will soon rise from ruin. At once illuminating and startling, All Things Must Fight to Live is a searing portrait of an emerging country facing unimaginable upheaval and almost impossible odds, as well as an unflinching look at the darkness that continues to exist in the hearts of men. It is non-fiction at its finest - powerful, moving, necessary.

©2008 Bryan Mealer (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Karl Miller
Author: Bryan Mealer
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
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The Great Railway Bazaar

7 ratings

Summary

The Great Railway Bazaar is Paul Theroux's account of his epic journey by rail through Asia. Filled with evocative names of legendary train routes - the Direct-Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Delhi Mail from Jaipur, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Hikari Super Express to Kyoto, and the Trans-Siberian Express - it describes the many places, cultures, sights, and sounds he experienced and the fascinating people he met. Here he overhears snippets of chat and occasional monologues, and is drawn into conversation with fellow passengers, from Molesworth, a British theatrical agent, and Sadik, a shabby Turkish tycoon, while avoiding the forceful approaches of pimps and drug dealers. This wonderfully entertaining travelogue pays loving tribute to the romantic joys of railways and train travel.

©1975 Paul Theroux (P)1983 Recorded Books LLC

Narrator: Frank Muller
Author: Paul Theroux
Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Vancouver Island, Victoria & British Columbia's Gulf Islands (Travel Adventures)

Summary

The desire to travel is instinctive; to see what's ahead of us, around the corner, or across the sea.  We've been curious about the world since time began. So get out there, see the world, have an adventure, have fun, live! Vancouver Island is the largest island on the west coast, and it has not only some of the biggest trees in the world – as well as sea monsters, orca and fairly regular Bigfoot sightings – it also has the city of Victoria, recently voted the top city in North America. Once you're on the island, it'll be hard to think of a reason to leave. How can you not love a city that puts flower pots on all its lamp posts? Victoria is, plain and simple, one of the glory cities of the western hemisphere. It's beautiful, friendly, civilized. And it's diverse. You can go from having high tea at one of the fanciest hotels to chasing sea monsters, all in a few hours. You can tour classics of Victorian architecture, or hang out with orcas. And then you can move out and begin to explore Vancouver Island, from Port Hardy to Quadra Island, Pacific Rim National Park to Nootka Sound. Then we explore the Gulf Islands, charming, beautiful and unspoiled, including Galiano Island, Salt Spring Island, Saturna, Mayne Island and beyond. The author knows the area intimately and provides all the details you need: where to stay, where to eat, shopping, the best walks and hikes, camping options, how to get around, what to see and do. Includes photos throughout.

©2013 Hunter Publishing, Inc. (P)2014 Hunter Publishing, Inc.

Narrator: William Peck
Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It

Summary

From Amsterdam to Cambodia, from Rome to Indonesia, from New Orleans to Libya, and from Detroit to Ko Pha-Ngan, Geoff Dyer finds himself both floundering about in a sea of grievances and finding moments of transcendental calm.  This aberrant quest for peak experiences leads, ultimately, to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, where, to quote Tarkovsky's Stalker, 'your most cherished desire will come true'.  Available for the first time as an audiobook, Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It is read for you by Tom Hollander. 

©2012 Geoff Dyer (P)2018 Canongate Books Ltd

Narrator: Tom Hollander
Author: Geoff Dyer
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Roads

Summary

"I wanted to drive the American roads at the century's end to look at the country again, from border to border and beach to beach... "From earliest boyhood the American road has been a part of my life - central to it, I would even say. The ranch house in which I spent my first seven years sits only a mile from highway 281, the long road that traverses the central plains, all the way from Manitoba to the Mexican border..." - Larry McMurtry Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry sets out in Roads on an automotive odyssey exploring America's highways and the culture that has grown up on either side of them. "My method, to the extent that I have one, is modeled on rereading; I want to reread some of the roads as I might a book," he writes. Crisscrossing America in search of the present, the past and himself, McMurtry's route is also his destination.

©2000 by Larry McMurtry (P)2001 Random House, Inc.

Narrator: George Guidall
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Provence A-Z

2 ratings

Summary

An indispensable, richly informative, and always entertaining audio sourcebook on Provence, by the writer who has made the region his own. Though organized from A to Z, this is hardly a conventional work of reference. It is rather a selection of those aspects of Provence that Peter Mayle, in almost 20 years there, has found to be the most interesting, curious, delicious, or down-right fun. In more than 170 entries, he speaks about subjects as wide-ranging as architecture and zingue-zingue-zoun (in the local patois, a word meant to describe the sound of a violin), and as diverse as expatriates, Aix-en-Provence, the Provençal character, legends, lavender, linguistic oddities, the museum of the French Foreign Legion, the museum of the corkscrew, the origins of "La Marseillaise", and a bawdy folklore character named Fanny. And, of course, he tells us about food and drink: vin rosé, truffles, olives, melons, bouillabaisse, the cheese that killed a Roman emperor, even a cure for indigestion. Provence A-Z is a delight for Peter Mayle's ever-growing audience and the perfect complement to any guidebook on Provence, or, for that matter, France.

©2006 Escargot Productions, Ltd (P)2006 Books on Tape

Narrator: John Lee
Author: Peter Mayle
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

2 ratings

Summary

In Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Paul Theroux retraces the steps he took thirty years ago in his classic The Great Railway Bazaar. From the Eurostar in London, he once again sets out on a journey to the East, travelling overland through Eastern Europe, India and Asia. Infused with the changes that have shaped the exterior landscape and enriched with developments to his own perceptions and psychology, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star is an absorbing and beautifully written follow-up to The Great Railway Bazaar.

©2008 Paul Theroux (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd

Narrator: John McDonough
Author: Paul Theroux
Length: 24 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Motorcycle Therapy

4 ratings

Summary

From the Canadian Rockies to the Panamanian Jungle, Motorcycle Therapy rumbles with comic adventure as two men, fleeing failed relationships, test the limits of their motorcycles and their friendship. Join the horn-honking, signal-flashing, wheelie-popping pair as they endure painful bee stings, painful snakebites, and (when they talk to girls) painful humiliation.

©2006 Jeremy Kroeker (P)2013 Jeremy Kroeker

Narrator: Jeremy Kroeker
Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Adventures in the Swiss Alps: Geneva, Zermatt, Zurich, Lucerne, St. Moritz & Beyond

Summary

If castles, cuckoo clocks, and bell-laden cows dominate your image of the Alps, you are - like most travelers - missing out on one of Mother Nature's greatest gifts. It's a secret Europeans like to keep to themselves. In addition to its wealth of cultural sights, the European Alps offer a wider range of outdoor recreation than any other similarly-sized region in the world. Adventurers of all ages hike hut-to-hut on multi-day treks, skiers slide year-round on glacial slopes, and Sunday walkers stroll forested trails. Bikers loop icy blue lakes, and mountaineers scale up waterfalls and down canyon cliffs. Modern adventurers run the gamut from rich to poor, young to old, and native to transient foreigner. So take a look around. That bus driver. This tour guide. Your hotel concierge. They may just be showing you the Europe they think you want to see. Take a moment to ask how they spend their own free time - odds are that each will spend a day outdoors this weekend. Europeans cherish their wilderness areas, and none more so than the pristine forests of the Alps. Here is a guide to the best adventures in the mountainous regions of Switzerland. Based on experience gained through more than a decade of living in, traveling around, and writing about the Alps, we spotlight the best outdoor adventures. This is a guide that's ideally suited to on-the-go travelers who seek the best of the Alps - those sights and adventures most worthwhile, most easily reached, and most indicative of the Alpine experience. What all our readers have in common is this: the desire to experience rather than simply look at the Alps. Want to know where you should go? All the details are here!

©2013 Hunter Publishing (P)2014 Hunter Publishing

Narrator: Tim Harwood
Author: Krista Dana
Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
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Michael Palin: New Europe

6 ratings

Summary

Michael Palin reads his own account of a journey into a new Europe. Michael Palin's New Europe starts with a simple idea: that only a couple of hours from home are a half of Europe that is for him as unknown and unexplored as the plateau of Tibet or the vastness of the Sahara. Cut off for most of his life by Cold Wars and Iron Curtains, Europe's eastern lands are now open for business - and Michael sets off to discover them. Visiting 20 countries, more than in his Himalaya and Sahara journeys combined, he encounters painful memories and exuberant celebrations. Throwing himself into local life with his usual reckless curiosity, he samples pig fat with a brandy chaser, meets Romanian lumberjacks, drives the 8.58 stopping train from Poznan to Wolsztyn, learns about mine-clearing in Bosnia, treads the catwalk at a Budapest fashion show and watches Turkish gents wrestling in olive oil. It's New Europe, but vintage Palin.

©2012 Michael Palin (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Michael Palin
Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim

15 ratings

Summary

To celebrate her 50th birthday and face the challenges of midlife, Jane Christmas joins 14 women to hike the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Despite a psychic's warning of catfights, death, and a sexy, fair-haired man, Christmas soldiers on. After a week of squabbles, the group splinters, and the real adventure begins. In vivid, witty style, she recounts her battles with loneliness, hallucinations of being joined by Steve Martin, as well as picturesque villages and even the fair-haired man. What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim is one trip neither the author nor the listener will forget.

©2007 Jane Christmas (P)2015 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.

Narrator: Jane Christmas
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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How Blue Is My Valley

Summary

The true scents of Provence? Lavender, thyme, and septic tank. There are hundreds of interesting things you can do in a bath, but washing dishes is not one of them, nor is it what writer Jean Gill had in mind when she swapped her Welsh Valley for a French one. Keen to move out of the elephant's stomach, that stew of gray mists called weather in Wales, she offered her swimming certificate to a bemused Provençale estate agent and bought a house with good stars and its own spring water. Or, rather, as it turns out, a neighbor's spring water that is the only supply to the kitchen, which, according to the nice men from the Water Board, is emptying its dirty water directly and illegally onto the main road.... And there's worse.... But how can you resist a village called Dieulefit - "God created it" - the village "where everyone belongs"? Discover the real Provence in good company.

©2008 Jean Gill (P)2015 Jean Gill

Narrator: Jan Cramer
Author: Jean Gill
Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Seven Years in Tibet

13 ratings

Summary

A landmark in travel writing, this is the incredible true story of Heinrich Harrer’s escape across the Himalayas to Tibet, set against the backdrop of the Second World War. Heinrich Harrer, already one of the greatest mountaineers of his time, was climbing in the Himalayas when war broke out in Europe. He was imprisoned by the British in India but succeeded in escaping and fled to Tibet. Settling in Lhasa, the Forbidden City, where he became a friend and tutor to the Dalai Lama, Heinrich Harrer spent seven years gaining a more profound understanding of Tibet and the Tibetans than any Westerner before him. Seven Years in Tibet was translated into 53 languages, became a best seller in the United States in 1954, and sold three million copies.

©1982 Heinrich Harrer (P)2012 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Mark Meadows
Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Secrets of the Savanna

3 ratings

Summary

"Vividly written... Their story is thrilling - the kind of tale that wild-animal lovers won't easily forget." (People)

In this riveting real-life adventure, Mark and Delia Owens tell the dramatic story of their last years in Africa, fighting to save elephants, villagers, and - in the end - themselves. The award-winning zoologists and pioneering conservationists describe their work in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Luangwa Valley, in northeastern Zambia. There they studied the mysteries of the elephant population’s recovery after poaching, discovering remarkable similarities between humans and elephants. A young elephant named Gift provided the clue to help them crack the animals’ secret of survival. A stirring portrait of life in Africa, Secrets of the Savanna is a remarkable record of the Owenses's unique passions.

©2006 Mark Owens and Delia Owens (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Incontinent on the Continent

3 ratings

Summary

In this travelogue of self-discovery, Jane Christmas brings her wickedly irreverent style to a new mother-daughter experience. Since the beginning of time, mothers and daughters have had notoriously fraught relationships. "Show me a mother who says she has a good or great relationship with her daughter," Jane Christmas writes, "and I'll show you a daughter who is in therapy trying to understand how it all went so horribly wrong."

To smooth over five decades of constant clashing, Christmas takes her arthritic, incontinent, and domineering mother, Valeria - a cross between Queen Victoria and Hyacinth Bucket of the British comedy Keeping Up Appearances - on a tour of Italy. Neither has been to Italy before, but both are fans of ancient art, architecture, and history. Will gazing at the fruits of the Italian Renaissance be enough to spark a renaissance in their relationship?

As they wander along the winding Amalfi Coast, traverse St. Peter's Square in Rome, and sample the wines of Tuscany - walkers, biscuits, shawls, and medications in tow - they revisit the bickering and bitterness of years past and reassess who they are and how they might reconcile their differences.

Unflinching and frequently hilarious, Incontinent on the Continent will speak to all women who have tried to make friends with their mothers.

©2011 Jane Christmas (P)2013 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.

Narrator: Eileen Barrett
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Don't Come Back

Summary

Adam Fletcher's life hates him.... That's how it feels since he lost his girlfriend of nine years, his confidence, hair, and home. But then he receives an email from a mysterious stranger offering him a free holiday of a lifetime. It's too good to be true. But then what does he have to lose? So he says yes. And then things gets strange.... Catapulted through the wilds of South Africa, Cuba, and Indonesia, he must fight an angry baboon armed with just a sock; hike into an active volcano to meet people with the worst job in the world; have coffee and biscuits with a stranger's dead grandma; go on a double-date with a very flirtatious princess; stare down hungry Komodo dragons; be rushed to hospital by emergency speedboat; and discover why it's a really bad idea to become a gold digger in Papua New Guinea. A lot of strange things are about to happen to him. He's not ready for any of them....

©2020 Adam Fletcher (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Liam Gerrard
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Tuk-Tuk for Two

Summary

"The race." She said. "India. Were you serious...?" About racing a tuk-tuk 1,000 kilometers through India with a woman I'd just met? No, I wasn't serious. "There's a 50 percent chance we'll die. And the flight's in two days. But if you want to, okay...." It was not a reasonable offer. But then she wasn't a reasonable woman. She was certainly unreasonably attractive. I tried not to let that sway me, which was like a hammock deciding a tornado wouldn't sway it. And driving terrified me; I hadn't done it in a decade. But if I could drive in India, I could drive anywhere. If I drive a tuk-tuk, I could drive anything. And if I said yes, I'd get to spend 10 days with her. Would that be enough time to find out who she was, what she wanted, and then convince her to abandon that and want me instead? There was only one way to find out....

©2020 Adam Fletcher (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Liam Gerrard
Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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This Van Could Be Your Life

3 ratings

Summary

From the bestselling author of The Long Run comes an emotional and adventurously funny true story of a man, a van, and a family on an epic journey of rediscovering what matters most. It’s been a rough time for Mishka Shubaly and the women in his family. In a failed quest for something stable, they’ve all arrived at a crossroads. Divorce, unemployment, eviction, addiction, sobriety, an abusive marriage, grief, homelessness, breakups, and abandonment. Can Mishka, still single, self-doubting, and on the lost side of forty, help? Maybe. He’s got the idiotic idea of a pilgrimage from Southern California to northern Saskatchewan for a family reunion. Eight troupers in all. And so sisters, nieces, nephews, and mom (armed with a bulletproof positive attitude) pile into Mishka’s 1976 shag-carpeted Chevy van. It’s a little wounded itself but raring to go. With four thousand miles of road ahead of them, Mishka steers headlong on a journey toward a better understanding of what defines a family, and what it means to grow up, grow apart, and get back together again - at ten miles to the gallon.

©2020 Mishka Shubaly (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

Narrator: Mishka Shubaly
Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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The Last Wild Men of Borneo

Summary

Two modern adventurers sought a treasure possessed by the legendary "Wild Men of Borneo". One found riches. The other vanished forever into an endless jungle. Had he shed civilization - or lost his mind? Global headlines suspected murder. Lured by these mysteries, New York Times best-selling author Carl Hoffman journeyed to find the truth, discovering that nothing is as it seems in the world's last Eden, where the lines between sinner, saint, and myth converge.  In 1984, Swiss traveler Bruno Manser joined an expedition to the Mulu caves on Borneo, the planet's third largest island. There he slipped into the forest interior to make contact with the Penan, an indigenous tribe of peace-loving nomads living among the Dayak people, the fabled "Headhunters of Borneo." Bruno lived for years with the Penan, gaining acceptance as a member of the tribe. However, when commercial logging began devouring the Penan's homeland, Bruno led the tribe against these outside forces, earning him status as an enemy of the state, but also worldwide fame as an environmental hero. He escaped captivity under gunfire twice, but the strain took a psychological toll. Then, in 2000, Bruno disappeared without a trace. Had he become a madman, a hermit, or a martyr?  American Michael Palmieri is, in many ways, Bruno's opposite. Evading the Vietnam War, the Californian wandered the world, finally settling in Bali in the 1970s. From there, he staged expeditions into the Bornean jungle to acquire astonishing art and artifacts from the Dayaks. He would become one of the world's most successful tribal-art field collectors, supplying sacred works to prestigious museums and wealthy private collectors. And yet suspicion shadowed this self-styled buccaneer who made his living extracting the treasure of the Dayak: Was he preserving or exploiting native culture?  As Carl Hoffman unravels the deepening riddle of Bruno's disappearance and seeks answers to the questions surrounding both men, it becomes clear saint and sinner are not so easily defined, and Michael and Bruno are, in a sense, two parts of one whole: each spent his life in pursuit of the sacred fire of indigenous people. The Last Wild Men of Borneo is the product of Hoffman's extensive travels to the region, guided by Penan through jungle paths traveled by Bruno and by Palmieri himself up rivers to remote villages. Hoffman also draws on exclusive interviews with Manser's family and colleagues, and rare access to his letters and journals. Here is a peerless adventure propelled by the entwined lives of two singular, enigmatic men whose stories reveal both the grandeur and the precarious fate of the wildest place on earth. 

©2018 Carl Hoffman (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Joe Barrett
Author: Carl Hoffman
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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My Kind of Place

Summary

My Kind of Place takes listeners on a series of remarkable journeys in a uniquely witty and sophisticated travel audiobook. In this irresistible collection of adventures far and near, Susan Orlean coducts a tour of the world via its subcultures, from the heart of the African music scene in Paris to the World Taxidermy Championships in Springfield, Illinois, and even into her own apartment, where she imagines a very famous houseguest taking advantage of her hospitality. With Orlean as guide, lucky listeners partake in all manner of armchair activity. They will trawl Icelandic waters with Keiko, everyone's favorite whale, as he tries to make it on his own; stay awhile in Midland, Texas, hometown of George W. Bush, a place where oil time is the only time that matters; and stalk caged tigers in Jackson, New Jersey, a suburban town with one of the highest concentrations anywhere in the world of tigers per square mile. Vivid, humorous, unconventional, and incomparably entertaining, Susan Orlean's writings for The New Yorker have delighted readers for more than a decade. My Kind of Place is an inimitable treat by one of America's premier literary journalists.

©2004 Susan Orlean (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Susan Orlean
Author: Susan Orlean
Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Goodbye to a River

Summary

In this classic from the Lone Star State, John Graves learns that the river he knew and loved as a youth, the Brazos in north-central Texas, is slated to be dammed at multiple points - and he understands that things will never be the same. Goodbye to a River is a poignant narrative of one man's journey by canoe down the river of his memories. Along the way, he describes the colorful Texas landscape and recounts its rich history.

©1960 Mary Monroe (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC

Narrator: Henry Strozier
Author: John Graves
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

Summary

A classic of travel writing, A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush is Eric Newby’s iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on earth.  It was 1956, and Eric Newby was earning an improbable living in the chaotic family business of London haute couture. Pining for adventure, Newby sent his friend Hugh Carless the now-famous cable - CAN YOU TRAVEL NURISTAN JUNE? - setting in motion a legendary journey from Mayfair to Afghanistan, and the mountains of the Hindu Kush, northeast of Kabul. Inexperienced and ill prepared (their preparations involved nothing more than some tips from a Welsh waitress), the amateurish rogues embarked on a month of adventure and hardship in one of the most beautiful wildernesses on earth - a journey that adventurers with more experience and sense may never have undertaken. With good humour, sharp wit and keen observation, the charming narrative style of A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush would soon crystallise Newby's reputation as one of the greatest travel writers of all time.  One of the greatest travel classics from one of Britain's best loved travel writers, this edition includes an epilogue from Newby's travelling companion, Hugh Carless, and a prologue from one of Newby's greatest proponents, Evelyn Waugh.

©1958 Eric Newby (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Narrator: James Bryce
Author: Eric Newby
Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Nobody Hitchhikes Anymore

Summary

In the summer of 1978, Griffin-Nolan and a friend took to the road, hitchhiking from New York to California, on to New Orleans and back home to New York. As 2018 approached, the itch to hitch returned - but most people seemed to believe that this was now impossible. Griffin-Nolan decided to find out why nobody hitchhiked anymore. With a backpack, a hashtag, and a sign, he stuck out his thumb near his house, and let luck, and the road, take him where it would. Nobody Hitchhikes Anymore is an "act of loving rebellion" (Sean Kirst, Buffalo News) and a travelogue about a changing society and the people who lifted him up.

©2020 Ed Griffin-Nolan (P)2021 Ed Griffin-Nolan

Narrator: Joseph B. Campo
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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New Zealand Travel Guide

Summary

Are you ready to discover everything you need to know to get the most out of your holiday to NZ? If so you've come to the right place! Here's a preview of what you're about to learn: The most beautiful regions in New Zealand explained Tourist attractions in New Zealand that most people don't know about Accommodation and modes of transport in New Zealand Food and dining experience in New Zealand Things to do when in New Zealand travel tips when in New Zealand New Zealand sample itineraries

©2016 Wanderlust Readers (P)2016 Wanderlust Readers

Narrator: Bo Morgan
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Jupiter's Travels

20 ratings

Summary

On October 6, 1973, Ted Simon knew there was no going back. He loaded up his 500cc Triumph Tiger in the pouring rain and said good-bye to London. Over four years he rode 64,000 miles round the world. Breakdowns, revolutions, war, a spell in prison, and a Californian commune were all part of his experience, which was colored variously by utter despair and unimaginable joy. He was treated as a spy, a god, a welcome stranger, and a curiosity. The extraordinary trip became a journey into his own soul, and for many others - including the bikers Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor - it is a pure inspiration. Rupert Degas, "the most versatile of narrators" (The Times), captures all the thrills and spills of Simon's experience and the timeless charm. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1979 Ted Simon (P)2015 Naxos AudioBooks

Author: Ted Simon
Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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The Only Way Is West

Summary

The international best seller. What would you do if you're given a €20 note in Greece with an email address scribbled on it: Spend it?  Slip the suspect counterfeit bill into an enemy’s birthday card? Send an email, hoping it will lead to you finding everlasting love? Brad, a hopeless romantic, chose the latter. Two years later, his love life remains a disaster and his career is misfiring. As he’s about to walk Spain’s fabled Camino de Santiago to ponder some profound life changes, Brad receives a reply. Incredibly, it’s from a woman who lives on the 1000-year-old pilgrimage trail, far away from where the money first crossed his palm. She invites him to sleep..."on her house".  Hiking 900km on the Road to Santiago to a blind date with the mystery €20 woman, he meets fellow pilgrims and natives who make him believe more than ever in the kindness of the human spirit, befriends a Hungarian who speaks English in song titles and has his raison d’être revealed to him by a barefoot Mayan mystic. Will he meet his happily-ever-after along the way too?  Buy this pacy, laugh-out-loud travelogue to find out now... Best seller in the UK - Humorous essays, travelogues, and religious travel categories. Best seller in the USA - Sports essays, ecotourism, and literary travel. Best seller in Canada - Humorous essays and travelogues. Best seller in Australia - Humorous essays and travelogues. Best seller in India - Religious travel.

©2019 Bradley Chermside (P)2020 Bradley Chermside

Narrator: Joel Daffurn
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
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French Like Moi

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French or Faux? When Scott Carpenter moves from Minnesota to Paris, little does he suspect the dramas that await: Scheming neighbors, police denunciations, surly demonstrators, cooking disasters, medical mishaps - not to mention all those lectures about cheese! It turns out that nothing in the City of Light can be taken for granted, where even trips to the grocery store lead to adventure. In French Like Moi, Carpenter guides us through the merry labyrinth of the everyday, one hilarious faux pas after another. Through it all, he keeps his eye on the central mystery of what makes the French French (and Midwesterners Midwestern).

©2020 Scott Dominic Carpenter (P)2020 Scott Dominic Carpenter

Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
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A Personal Journey: 26 Days Traveling The Camino De Santiago: Spiritual, Adventurous, Pilgrimage, and Backpacking - My Way

Summary

Stella Stella journals her real, and raw Camino experience. The good, the bad, and the comedic, ugly. Triumphing over setbacks, this writing captures why everyone has their own Camino. Be ready, as this may not be what you expect. Buen Camino.

©2021 Taryne Longmire (P)2021 Taryne Longmire

Narrator: Jenna Jones
Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
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Distant Suns

3 ratings

Summary

Sam Manicom's dynamic third book transports you to Southern Africa, South and Central America. Sam has a gift for describing the vibrancy of people and places, and you are led effortlessly through three very different parts of the world by his enthusiasm and his acute observations. Human behavior, drama, passion, disaster, humor, and the pure adrenaline buzz of overlanding such far-flung, wild and exotic places are all here. This thought-provoking mix is brought alive by both his descriptive, which can make the mouth water or the hairs on the back of the neck crawl, and the historical tidbits and cultural notes about the people and places he visits. Distant Suns highlights the joys of traveling with others and how, when you are with others, you often do and see things you otherwise may not have done; but also touches on the added stress that comes with traveling in groups - even small groups. Unlike his two previous books, Sam travels with a companion, Birgit, who you'll have met during the course of his previous book Under Asian Skies. Distant Suns is the story of how boy meets girl, both endowed with a mile-wide streak of wanderlust, and both fiercely independent, but learning to live together on the road, and saving each other's lives on occasion. Birgit catches your attention right away with her incredible initiative and capability with her bike. Yet, she'd only been riding a bike for 600 miles when they arrived in Kenya at the beginning of this journey. Sam and Birgit's adventures are never without peril, but the attitude they have is what makes them terrific world travelers. Over the course of three years, a lot of things can and do go wrong, but Sam and Birgit don't let any of them stop them from completing their journey. When Paul Theroux wrote, "Take the leap. Go as far as you can. Try staying out of touch. Become a stranger in a strange land," he could have been describing Distant Suns.

©2008 Sam H.N. Manicom (P)2016 Sam N.H. Manicom

Narrator: Sam Manicom
Author: Sam Manicom
Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Cuba Story

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A salsa-dance-inspired trip to Cuba converts to dangerous circumstances that prevent Tillia from returning home to Australia, painting an entirely different reality of Cuba as she tries to escape while learning the truth about the culture, romance, and mystery of Havana.  A passionate and adventurous girl from Australia saves money all summer with a unique and romantic dream to travel to Cuba to dance in search of the best salsa dancers (Salseros) in the world. She travels alone from Spain and arranges to stay in the center of the city with a Cuban family and becomes truly intimate with the restrictive, socialist circumstances of Cuban life. Although she is well-travelled and speaks Spanish, she encounters the complete opposite of what she had envisioned. She becomes very ill and meets some characters who only leave her with feelings of a broken dream, with the exception of one handsome Cuban who gives her some medicine. Things change when she meets an Australian couple and travels six hours to "Trinidad de Cuba". There she meets some journalists from the New York Times, recently arrived from Panama to write a story about the upcoming changes in Cuba, and makes a deal with them. Shortly after she discovers she cannot access her bank account. She finds herself with no money and no way back to the city. There is no internet access, phones, Western Union or Australian embassy, and her new friends have moved onto Santa Clara. Tilia struggles to find her way back to Havana and spends six weeks in Cuba without money, risking everything to survive and try to get a flight home. A true story of self-discovery, survival, and the tragedy of contrasting worlds.

©2020 Victoria Hainsworth (P)2020 Victoria Hainsworth

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Leave Only Footprints

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New York Times Best Seller "A delightful sampler plate of our national parks, written with charisma and erudition." (Nick Offerman, author of Paddle Your Own Canoe) From CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Conor Knighton, a behind-the-scenery look at his year traveling to each of America's National Parks, discovering the most beautiful places and most interesting people our country has to offer. Named One of the Best Books of the Year by Outside When Conor Knighton set off to explore America's "best idea", he worried the whole thing could end up being his worst idea. A broken engagement and a broken heart had left him longing for a change of scenery, but the plan he'd cooked up in response had gone a bit overboard in that department: Over the course of a single year, Knighton would visit every national park in the country, from Acadia to Zion. In Leave Only Footprints, Knighton shares informative and entertaining dispatches from what turned out to be the road trip of a lifetime. Whether he's waking up early for a naked scrub in a historic bathhouse in Arkansas or staying up late to stargaze along our loneliest highway in Nevada, Knighton weaves together the type of stories you're not likely to find in any guidebook. Through his unique lens, America the Beautiful becomes America the Captivating, the Hilarious, and the Inspiring. Along the way, he identifies the threads that tie these wildly different places together - and that tie us to nature - and reveals how his trip ended up changing his views on everything from God and love to politics and technology. Filled with fascinating tidbits about our parks' past and reflections on their fragile future, this audiobook is both a celebration of and a passionate case for the natural wonders that all Americans share.

©2020 Conor Knighton (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: Conor Knighton
Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Rick Steves' Postcards from Europe

1 rating

Summary

This is the audiobook millions of Rick Steves fans have been waiting for! A journal of Rick's favorite European stories, his traveling life, and how he started his business, all told in that funny, down-to-earth style that makes Rick America's favorite travel writer. Rick Steves' Postcards from Europe takes you on a European vacation, complete with the sights, sounds, tastes, and people of Europe, without ever leaving that comfy sofa or the relative safety of your own car. He also provides an inside look into the life of a travel writer and the beginnings of his remarkable business. This is a candid and irreverent look behind the scenes of America's favorite European guidebook writer and television tour guide.

©1999 Avalon Travel Publishing (P)2001 Audio Literature

Narrator: Rick Steves
Author: Rick Steves
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Sur les chemins noirs

Summary

"Il m'aura fallu courir le monde et tomber d'un toit pour saisir que je disposais là, sous mes yeux, dans un pays si proche dont j'ignorais les replis, d'un réseau de chemins campagnards ouverts sur le mystère, baignés de pur silence, miraculeusement vides. La vie me laissait une chance, il était donc grand temps de traverser la France à pied sur mes chemins noirs. Là, personne ne vous indique ni comment vous tenir, ni quoi penser, ni même la direction à prendre." (Sylvain Tesson)

©2016 Éditions Gallimard (P)2016 Éditions Gallimard

Narrator: Grégori Baquet
Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Teaching a Stone to Talk

Summary

In this dazzling collection, Annie Dillard explores the world over, from the Arctic to the Ecuadorian jungle, from the Galapagos to her beloved Tinker Creek. With her entrancing gaze, she captures the wonders of natural facts and human meanings: watching a sublime lunar eclipse, locking eyes with a wild weasel, or beholding mirages appearing over Puget Sound through summer. Annie Dillard is one of the most respected and influential figures in contemporary nonfiction and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Teaching a Stone to Talk illuminates the world around us and showcases Dillard in all her enigmatic genius.

©2007 Annie Dillard (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Randye Kaye
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Holy Cow!

10 ratings

Summary

After backpacking her way around India, Sarah Macdonald decides she hates the country with a passion. When a beggar at the airport reads her palm and insists she will one day return, and for love, she screams "Never!" and gives the country, and him, the finger.

But 11 years later, the prophecy comes true. When the love of Sarah's life is posted to India, she quits her dream job as a national radio presenter to follow him to the most polluted city on earth, New Delhi. It seems like the ultimate sacrifice for love and it almost kills her, literally.

Often hilarious, sometimes hair-raising, and always entertaining, Holy Cow is a rollercoaster ride through a land of chaos and contradiction, from spiritual retreats and crumbling nirvanas to war zones and New Delhi nightclubs, that only a woman on a mission to save her soul, her love life, and her sanity, can survive.

©2002 Sarah Macdonald (P)2003 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Narrator: Kate Hosking
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Steps out of Time

4 ratings

Summary

Years ago, an overachieving and harried young mother accidentally flushed her gold watch down the toilet. Time passed, but the image of the lost watch continued to haunt her, a symbol of an overcommitted life. Two decades later, propelled by a series of curious coincidences, she leaves behind her busy professional life, her cell phone, and her family to escape the tyranny of time and walk 500 miles across Northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela.   Steps out of Time brings the mysterious and wonderful world of the Camino to life with its tales of serendipitous encounters, new friends made (and one tragically lost), stunning natural beauty, and unforgettable food. By the end of her journey, an exhausted and exhilarated Katharine Soper is keenly aware she has completed much more than a monthlong walk.

©2013 Katharine B. Soper (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Donna Postel
Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Life Under Open Skies: Adventures in Bushcraft

2 ratings

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Inspired by over 25 years of practicing and teaching bushcraft throughout North America, survival instructor Tony Nester recounts backcountry tales of nomadic adventures using traditional skills that have faded from the modern world. Laced with humor, insight, and nerve-wracking encounters with wildlife, sandstorms, flash floods, brutal cold, and unpredictable clients, Life Under Open Skies reveals a rare look into the often misunderstood world of survival. Chapters include: Bare Bones Survival Guardian Flash Flood! Survival Is All in Your Perspective Cold A Five Scorpion Night KUYI The Cave Where Tom Lived Gramps A Tale of Two Countries Nightmare on Elm Creek A Real Man Ground Tales Cowboy Tough Bake Chill Repeat Gift of the Deer The Amazing Cowpie Firestarting Technique Three Dog Night When Yucca Was King Al Sieber: Master of Bushcraft The Schism Between Worlds About the author: Tony Nester is the author of numerous books and DVDs on survival. His school, Ancient Pathways, is the primary provider of survival training for the military Special Operations community, and he has served as a consultant for the NTSB, FAA, Travel Channel, NY Times, Backpacker Magazine, and the film Into the Wild. For years he wrote a popular monthly column for Outside Magazine, and his freelance writing is frequently featured in numerous print publications.

©2015 Tony Nester (P)2015 Tony Nester

Narrator: Jack Chekijian
Author: Tony Nester
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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RV Living

Summary

You only get to live once. One life meant for a multitude of adventures, memories, experiences, and captured moments. One life to see the world for what it is, the beauty that it holds, and the simplicity it brings. Today, many of us live for the next best thing. We live in a fast-paced, stressful, and materialistic society. A society that demands more from us than it offers us in return. In the hustle and bustle of modern-day life, days go by, culminating in a lifetime of occasional adventures but many stressors. RV living provides a break from instant gratification, career pursuit, and fast-paced performance. With the decision to venture into full-time RVing comes a variety of precious moments, memories, experiences, and simplicity. Life becomes true to its original purpose - living in the now. Life becomes simpler. Instead of keeping up with the Joneses, you are allowed to set the pace of your own life and get in touch with what really matters - living, experiencing, and community. Within this book are the basics of living full time in an RV. This book contains everything you need to know, from the benefits of RVing to working while traveling, choosing an RV, maintaining an RV and much more.

©2016 Matt Jones (P)2016 Matt Jones

Author: Matt Jones
Length: 1 hr
Available on Audible
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Greater than a Tourist - Bernese Oberland Switzerland

Summary

Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater than a Tourist book is for you. Greater than a Tourist - Bernese Oberland/Switzerland by Natacha Müller offers the inside scoop on Switzerland’s picturesque Bernese Oberland. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination. In these chapters, you will discover advice that will help you throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other smaller print travel books. Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and culture. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination. Inside this travel guide book you will find: Insider tips from a local. Packing and planning list. List of travel questions to ask yourself or others while traveling. A place to write your travel bucket list. Our Story Traveling is a passion of the Greater than a Tourist series creator. Lisa studied abroad in college, and for their honeymoon Lisa and her husband toured Europe. During her travels to Malta, an older man tried to give her some advice based on his own experience living on the island since he was a young boy. She was not sure if she should talk to the stranger but was interested in his advice.  When traveling to some places she was wary to talk to locals because she was afraid that they weren’t being genuine. Through her travels, Lisa learned how much locals had to share with tourists. Lisa created the Greater than a Tourist book series to help connect people with locals. A topic that locals are very passionate about sharing.

©2019 CZYK Publishing (P)2020 CZYK Publishing

Narrator: Drake Johnson
Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Portugal Travel Guide

Summary

Make your journey to Portugal the best possible. Your Portugal experience can be many things as it's a country that has an appeal to all types of tourists: Are you a thrill-seeker? An adrenaline junkie? A history buff? A person looking for a laid back sunny vacation? A wine enthusiast? Portugal has it all! If this is your first time in this beautiful country, you should plan your trip in detail. If not, you most certainly will miss out on some of the best places to be and things to see. This audiobook will help you to make the most out of your time in Portugal. You will get to know the most fascinating things to do and see in Lisbon, Porto, Sintra, and Lagos, to name a few of the most beautiful locations to be at. Here is a preview of the tips you will get in the audiobook: Guimarães - Small But Beautiful What To Do In Lisbon Tourist Destination Porto The Most Exciting Locations to Be at And much, much more!

©2017 Traveling The World (P)2017 Traveling The World

Narrator: Kimberly Hughey
Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Italy's Dolomites - Cortina d'Ampezzo, Belluno, Asiago & Beyond

Summary

With its shimmering peaks, dramatic vertical rock faces, lively resort towns, Alpine hamlets, and world-class ski resorts, the Dolomite Mountains are a retreat for climbers, skiers, mountaineers, and all manner of outdoor enthusiasts. In the southern Alps between the Adige and Piave Rivers, the Dolomites are a tourist mecca in winter and summer, drawing visitors from around the globe for apres-ski in fashionable Cortina díAmpezzo, summertime glacial skiing on the region’s highest peak, Marmolada, and spectacular hiking from early summer through fall. The Dolomite range stretches over the northern Italian provinces of Belluno, Trentino and Alto Adige, but Cortina, along with several other lively resort towns are located in the Veneto's richly diverse province of Belluno. From its more densely populated southern district between Feltre and Longarone, the land rises steadily through the valleys and forests to the crests of the jagged Dolomite Mountains, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. Dropping down in size but certainly not beauty, the Dolomites gently slope toward the smaller mountain groups and plateaus that form the pre-Alpine zone, including Belluno, Mt. Grappa, the Mt. Baldo Range and the Asiago plateau. Here is the most detailed guide to the hiking, biking, and skiing options, the resorts and other places to stay, the best restaurants, what to see and do in this unforgettable region of Northern Italy.

©2013 Hunter Publishing, Inc (P)2014 Hunter Publishing, Inc

Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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The Solomon Islands

Summary

Nature is excessive, lovely, and ominous in the Solomons and the Melanesians who live there, often blond or redheaded, are the blackest of all people. Before World War II such names as Guadalcanal, Savo, Munda were rarely heard. Guadalcanal, over 100 miles long by 30 miles wide, is the largest island. Then in descending order there's Malaita, San Cristobal, Choiseul, New Georgia, and Santa Ysabel. All of them are mountainous, covered with rain forest, and laced with rivers. The remaining hundreds of islands range from substantial, to mere dots of coral. Today even the most remote islands have usable airstrips that date back to WW II. This is the real Melanesia, and for "do it yourself travel" there are plenty of inter island boats, adequate housing, gentle people, and beauty. And, thanks to World War II, you can get nearly everywhere by air. Two hundred fifty thousand Solomon Islanders live on the six main islands and associated clusters that slant across the Coral Sea for 900 miles. Ninety-four percent of them are black Melanesians, but a small fraction are Micronesian, Chinese, a few are European, and curiously some are Polynesian. This guide to the Solomons, written by an author who has seen them all and has been there dozens of times, is loaded with inside information and details on the places to stay and eat, plus what to see and do.

©2013 Hunter Publishing, Inc. (P)2014 Hunter Publishing, Inc.

Author: Thomas Booth
Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Australia: Australia Travel Guide

Summary

Make your journey to Australia the best possible The sunburnt country is a land of contrast. A place which has both tropical rainforests and unforgiving desert. There are roads where you can drive for days without seeing a soul that end in peak hour traffic and bustling cities. If this is your first time in Australia, you should plan your trip in detail. If not, you most certainly will miss out on some of the best places to be at and things to see. This audiobook will help you to make the most out of your time in Spain. You will get to know the most fascinating things to do and see in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to name a few of the most beautiful locations to be at. This audiobook provides some unique suggestions and will help you to make this the best time of your life. Here is a preview of the tips you will get in the audiobook: Enjoy Bondi Beach in Sydney The Royal Botanical Gardens of Melbourne Tasmanian Beauty Parliament House in Canberra Much, much more!

©2017 Traveling The World (P)2017 Traveling The World

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Provence A-Z

1 rating

Summary

An indispensable, richly informative, and always entertaining audio sourcebook on Provence, by the writer who has made the region his own. Though organized from A to Z, this is hardly a conventional work of reference. It is rather a selection of those aspects of Provence that Peter Mayle, in almost 20 years there, has found to be the most interesting, curious, delicious, or down-right fun. In more than 170 entries, he speaks about subjects as wide-ranging as architecture and zingue-zingue-zoun (in the local patois, a word meant to describe the sound of a violin), and as diverse as expatriates, Aix-en-Provence, the Provençal character, legends, lavender, linguistic oddities, the museum of the French Foreign Legion, the museum of the corkscrew, the origins of "La Marseillaise", and a bawdy folklore character named Fanny. And, of course, he tells us about food and drink: vin rosé, truffles, olives, melons, bouillabaisse, the cheese that killed a Roman emperor, even a cure for indigestion. Provence A-Z is a delight for Peter Mayle's ever-growing audience and the perfect complement to any guidebook on Provence, or, for that matter, France.

©2006 Escargot Productions, Ltd (P)2006 Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Peter Mayle
Author: Peter Mayle
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Fresh Air Fiend

Summary

In Fresh Air Fiend, Theroux's pen serves him well with astute, lively pieces that stray far beyond simple "travel essays" and reveal his self-inflicted lifestyle of compulsive travel, writing, and alienation. In this collection--containing mostly previously published magazine pieces written over the past 15 years--there's a strong autobiographical streak, as well as historical perspectives and a sardonic view on aging. "One of the more bewildering aspects of growing older," he writes in "'Memory and Creation,'" "is that people constantly remind you of things that never happened."

©2007 Christine Feehan (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC.

Narrator: Norman Dietz
Author: Paul Theroux
Length: 22 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Potatoes on the Moon

2 ratings

Summary

What do most people think of Idaho? Well, see, that's the problem - they don't think of Idaho. Despite its breathtaking natural beauty and the fact that it's crammed to the gills with eccentrics and freethinkers, Idaho may as well be the moon as far as the rest of America is concerned. Jim Goad recently spent a week in Idaho mingling with state troopers, political extremists, collegiate progressives, and heartbreakingly friendly locals. Spending most of the week in the wilderness allowed him to examine one of the most pervasive yet ignored forms of cultural bigotry - the endless disdain that "urban supremacists" have for rural people. In this case, the countryside wins by a landslide.

©2015 The Thought & Expression Co. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jim Goad
Author: Jim Goad
Length: 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Lean Out

17 ratings

Summary

Instant National Best Seller "Travel to the land of Couldn't Be More Timely." (Margaret Atwood on Lean Out, in the West End Phoenix) "What begins as one woman's critique of our culture of overwork and productivity ultimately becomes an investigation into our most urgent problems: vast inequality, loneliness, economic precarity, and isolation from the natural world. Henley punctures the myths of the meritocracy in a way few writers have. This is an essential book for our time." (Mandy Len Catron, author of How to Fall in Love with Anyone) A deeply personal and informed reflection on the modern world - and why so many feel disillusioned by it. In 2016, journalist Tara Henley was at the top of her game working in Canadian media. She had traveled the world, from Soweto to Bangkok and Borneo to Brooklyn, interviewing authors and community leaders, politicians and Hollywood celebrities. But when she started getting chest pains at her desk in the newsroom, none of that seemed to matter. The health crisis - not cardiac, it turned out, but anxiety - forced her to step off the media treadmill and examine her life and the stressful 21st century world around her. Henley was not alone; North America was facing an epidemic of lifestyle-related health problems. And yet, the culture was continually celebrating the elite few who thrived in the always-on work world, those who perpetually leaned in. Henley realized that if we wanted innovative solutions to the wave of burnout and stress-related illness, it was time to talk to those who had leaned out.  Part memoir, part travelogue, and part investigation, Lean Out tracks Henley's journey from the heart of the connected city to the fringe communities that surround it. From early retirement enthusiasts in urban British Columbia to moneyless men in rural Ireland, Henley uncovers a parallel track in which everyday citizens are quietly dropping out of the mainstream and reclaiming their lives from overwork. Underlying these disparate movements is a rejection of consumerism, a growing appetite for social contribution, and a quest for meaningful connection in this era of extreme isolation and loneliness.  As she connects the dots between anxiety and overwork, Henley confronts the biggest issues of our time.

©2020 Tara Henley (P)2020 Appetite by Random House

Narrator: Tara Henley
Author: Tara Henley
Length: 8 hrs
Available on Audible
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RV Living

Summary

Remember the excitement of your first family road trip? Your first time camping under the stars? What would you do if you were able to live that way all the time? The possibilities are endless - and for many millennials, the call of the wild is too strong to resist. The RV living movement is growing at amazingly fast rates. Increasing numbers of both young people and retirees are saying goodbye to the traditional American dream, and creating their own. Many are making a full-time living, educating their children on the road, and reaping the benefits of a mortgage-free existence. Whatever your motivation may be for considering the RV lifestyle, if you are at all curious about making the transition from homeowner or renter to full-time camper, this audiobook is for you. It is the absolute beginner's guide to the RV lifestyle, offering practical advice about such topics as health and safety, "roadschooling," and staying plugged in while on the road. Inspired by people just like you, this audiobook includes answers to the most commonly asked questions about making the leap from the 9-5 to the wild life. There is no better introduction to this unpredictable and exciting whirlwind of a lifestyle. If you feel the pull of the open road, look no further. This audiobook will help inspire and encourage you to take the next step towards a truly liberated life.

©2017 Jonathan Reid (P)2017 Jonathan Reid

Length: 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Visit to San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum: 'Are We There Yet?'

Summary

The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco recently offered and continues to offer a unique show that explores (in audio alone) a question with a question: "Are We There Yet?" In an effort to find out about this uniquely special, creative museum, which is known in San Francisco but not even as far away as Los Angeles, let alone the rest of the world, this writer asked a Jewish law legal expert what is meant by asking a question with a question. Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, who is an adjunct teacher, made these remarks (paraphrased): The Talmud has been a kind of constitution of Jewish living...and the Talmud is neither a code nor a commentary on the Bible. It is a combination of both, including lots of argumentation in support of different views. Very often in the Talmud, you may get a question answered with a question. Is "A" not true; what do you think? There are good questions and not so good questions. When someone asks a question, Talmud study requires that everything be a good question, not a shot in the dark - a way of questioning the seriousness of a question. Answering a question with a question is meant as an analysis of very sophisticated legal thinking. Atlanta Jewish Life magazine called the rabbi "the go-to guy for the media...looking for a sane Orthodox voice for comment". His reasoned approach to issues of faith and life qualify him to be the director of interfaith affairs for the Simon Wiesenthal Center and of Project Next Step at Yeshiva of Los Angeles. He holds the Sydney M. Irmas chair in Jewish law and ethics at Loyola Law School and serves as a faculty member at Yeshiva of Los Angeles in its secondary education program. [Answering a question with a question is] meant as an analysis of very sophisticated legal thinking. In Orthodox life, Talmud study is important and usually starts at an early age.

©2012 Peter Menkin (P)2016 Peter Menkin

Narrator: Darin Wolfe
Author: Peter Menkin
Length: 40 mins
Available on Audible
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An Arabian Journey

4 ratings

Summary

Following in the footsteps of famed explorers such as Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, British explorer Levison Wood brings us along on his most complex expedition yet: a circumnavigation of the Arabian Peninsula. Starting in September 2017 in a city in Northern Syria, a stone's throw away from Turkey and amidst the deadliest war of the 21st century, Wood set forth on a 5,000-mile trek through the most contested region on the planet. He moved through the Middle East for six months, from ISIS-occupied Iraq through Kuwait and along the jagged coastlines of the Emirates and Oman; across a civil-war-torn Yemen and on to Saudia Arabia, Jordan, and Israel, before ending on the shores of the Mediterranean in Lebanon. Like his predecessors, Wood traveled through some of the harshest and most beautiful environments on Earth, seeking to challenge our perceptions of this often-misunderstood part of the world.  Through the relationships he forges along the way - and the personal histories and local mythologies that his companions share - Wood examines how the region has changed over thousands of years and reveals a side of the Middle East we don't often see in the media.

©2018 Levison Wood (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Levison Wood
Author: Levison Wood
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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The Swiss Alps - Travel Adventures

Summary

The Valais region encompasses Switzerland's most rugged terrain. Our coverage extends from the gateway city of Geneva to the upper reaches of the Walliser Alps along the Italian frontier. Visitors are apt to enter the region in Geneva, a small, cosmopolitan city between the border of France and the western end of Lake Geneva, known in French as Lac Leman. The city bustles with the business of international organizations, plays along a garden-lined lakefront, and harbors a pleasant pedestrian old town. The city of Lausanne lies across the lake, drawing visitors for its own pleasant lakefront and the Olympic Games History Museum. Beyond, in the Valais region, protrudes the magnificent Matterhorn Peak, with famed Zermatt at its foot and secluded Saas-Fee just over the hill. In southeastern Switzerland next to the border of Italy, Zermatt reclines amid a cluster of 38 4,000-m peaks. Above the town towers the distinctive hook of the Matterhorn crest. For most visitors, Zermatt isn't a place to relax; it's a place to play, and play hard. About 400 km of hiking paths wind through the mountains above Zermatt, most areas well-served by cableway or mountain train. The most spectacular of the trails run through the Sunnegga and Rothorn areas, winding around lakes, skirting glaciers, and all within view of the Matterhorn across the valley. One of these, the Marmot Trail, leads from mid-mountain Rothorn at Blauherd down to Sunnegga via a path lined with several marmot family groups. Walkers wanting a closer look at the majestic mountain should try the new Matterhorn Trail. It drops from the lift station at Schwarzsee, along the foot of the Matterhorn to Stafel, to the lake at Zmutt, and then down to the lift station at Furi - passing several inviting mountain huts along the way. Saas-Fee lies to the east of Zermatt, on the opposite side of the towering Dom. Like Zermatt, the resort is reached via a climb up the forked valley.

©2013 Hunter Publishing, Inc (P)2015 Hunter Publishing, Inc

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Author: Krista Dana
Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
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Prague

Summary

Learn the ins and outs of traveling to Prague from an expert - Erica Stewart. The insider's guide for women traveling to this amazing city! Brimming with insider knowledge, helpful tips, and recommendations to off-the-beaten path attractions, this travel guide helps you discern the good from the bad and the worthy from the overrated. From sightseeing to shopping, clubbing and, of course, feasting like a true local, let the author guide you through the overwhelming maze of options this magical city has to offer. Are you a female adventurer? Then hop on board and travel with us as focus on answering your most ardent questions; we'll calm your fears and highlight all you must know before you go, as well as provide you with all the sources you'll need before and during your unforgettable vacation. Prague, the city where beer is cheaper than water, is one of the hottest and most charming tourist attractions in Europe. The Czech capital is currently enjoying a microbrewery boom which has brought together all sorts of flavors and tastes. All that beer certainly sounds good, but great beer is just the tip of the iceberg. Prague is also full of breathtaking architecture and historical buildings and is an ideal destination for anyone interested in exploring Europe at its beautiful best. Prague has been built on nine hills that are located along the Vltava River, and is home to all sorts of churches, parks, and gardens. Apart from offering rich architectural beauties and historic attractions, Prague is also full of glitzy fashion stores, street style stars, exotic nightclubs, trendy bars, and gleaming software company offices. The kind of glamour on display makes it easy to forget that Prague is a relatively new entrant to Europe, after being forced to stay within the shadows of the Iron Curtain for many years.

©2017 Alex Publishing (P)2017 Alex Publishing

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Neither Here Nor There

12 ratings

Summary

Bill Bryson's first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither Here Nor There he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. Fluent in, oh, at least one language, he retraces his travels as a student 20 years before. Whether braving the homicidal motorists of Paris, being robbed by gypsies in Florence, attempting not to order tripe and eyeballs in a German restaurant, window-shopping in the sex shops of the Reeperbahn or disputing his hotel bill in Copenhagen, Bryson takes in the sights, dissects the culture, and illuminates each place and person with his hilariously caustic observations. He even goes to Liechtenstein.

©2004 Bill Bryson (P)2004 Random House Audiobooks

Narrator: Bill Bryson
Author: Bill Bryson
Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
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Crossing Open Ground

1 rating

Summary

National Book Award winner Barry Lopez treks through the American Southwest and Alaska, discovering new meanings in both the world of nature - geese flying, wolf tracks - and the world of humans - artifacts of lost cultures. The land and humans, he believes, share a strong spiritual bond that echoes and impacts the universe's great rhythm of life. Elegantly told against a haunting melodic backdrop, Crossing Open Ground's brilliant descriptions will sweep you into a new perspective - the land both gives us strength and molds our souls. Perceptive and poetic, these essays chart a course vital to our sense of place, to our well-being and to our survival.

©1994 Barry Holstun Lopez (P)1994, 2000 HighBridge Company

Narrator: Barry Lopez
Author: Barry Lopez
Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
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The Happiness of Pursuit

9 ratings

Summary

A remarkable book that will both guide and inspire, The Happiness of Pursuit reveals how anyone can bring meaning into their life by undertaking a quest. When he set out to visit all of the planet’s countries by age thirty-five, compulsive goal seeker Chris Guillebeau never imagined that his journey’s biggest revelation would be how many people like himself exist – each pursuing a challenging quest. And, interestingly, these quests aren’t just travel-oriented. On the contrary, they’re as diverse as humanity itself. Some involve exploration; others the pursuit of athletic or artistic excellence; still others a battle against injustice or poverty or threats to the environment. Everywhere that Chris visited he found ordinary people working toward extraordinary goals, making daily down payments on their dream. These “questers” included a suburban mom pursuing a wildly ambitious culinary project, a DJ producing the world’s largest symphony, a young widower completing the tasks his wife would never accomplish, and a teenager crossing an entire ocean alone - as well as a do-it-yourselfer tackling M.I.T.’s computer-science course, a nerd turning himself into real-life James Bond, and scores of others writing themselves into the record books. The more Chris spoke with these strivers, the more he began to appreciate the direct link between questing and long-term happiness -- how going after something in a methodical way enriches our lives -- and he was compelled to complete a comprehensive study of the phenomenon and extract the best advice. In The Happiness of Pursuit he draws on interviews with hundreds of questers, revealing their secret motivations, their selection criteria, the role played by friends and family, their tricks for solving logistics, and the importance of documentation.

©2014 Chris Guillebeau (P)2014 Random House Audio

Narrator: George Newbern
Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
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Looking for Transwonderland

Summary

Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to Nigeria - a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. Then her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was murdered there, and she didn't return for 10 years. Recently, she decided to rediscover and come to terms with the country her father loved. She travelled from the exuberant chaos of Lagos to the calm beauty of the eastern mountains; from the eccentricity of a Nigerian dog show to the empty Transwonderland Amusement Park - Nigeria's decrepit and deserted answer to Disneyland. She explored Nigerian Christianity, delved into its history of slavery, examined the corrupting effect of oil, and investigated Nollywood.She found the country as exasperating as ever and frequently despaired at the corruption and inefficiency she encountered. But she also discovered that it was far more beautiful and varied than she had ever imagined, and was seduced by its thick tropical rainforest and ancient palaces and monuments. Most engagingly of all she introduces us to the people she meets, and gives us hilarious insights into the Nigerian character, its passion, wit and ingenuity.

©2012 Noo Saro-Wiwa (P)2012 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Adjoa Andoh
Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
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British Columbia Adventure Guide

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From early explorers and Gold Rush days to modern times, British Columbia has always attracted visitors. Its rich landscape is filled with forests, glaciers, and rivers that draw outdoor enthusiasts; more rugged adventurers ride the Alaska Highway, an engineering marvel that cuts across the territory amid stunning scenery. Colossal mountains tower over behemoth rivers that carve gigantic valleys. Everything is giant sized, including the salmon, which draw eager anglers who fly into remote areas and compete only with grizzlies for the catch. Thousand-year-old Western red cedars in BC reach astounding sizes, and their trunks can measure up to 60 feet around. In the midst of all this lies Vancouver, consistently voted number one among North America's cities. Or visit Victoria, considered by many to be the nicest spot in North America. Scenic railways offer unique opportunities for relaxed sightseeing. Offshore are the Queen Charlotte Islands, where kayaking is a popular sport. This guide is produced by the authors of our best-selling Adventure Guide to the Inside Passage & Coastal Alaska. But here we tell you about everything British Columbia has to offer, from the often-photographed Butchart Gardens in Victoria to the Tatshenshini-Alsek Wilderness next to Alaska. It covers the parks, such as Yoho, Banff, Jasper, and Kootenay. Cities and towns are profiled in detail, with hundreds of restaurants, sightseeing, historic tours, and more. Accommodations are reviewed at all price levels, including five-star resorts, one-of-a-kind hotels, small B&Bs, and budget choices as well as camping and RV options. The authors point out when and where you're likely to spot wildlife - bears, moose, fish, and eagles - and offer tips on how to capture these animals on film. Recommended outfitters can take you flightseeing over glaciers, hiking into the wilderness, rafting over the rivers, or fishing in the mirror-still waters. All the details are here.

©2013 Hunter Publishing, Inc (P)2015 Hunter Publishing, Inc

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Ordinary Magic

1 rating

Summary

A terrifying diagnosis. An unbreakable bond. And two unforgettable journeys. Cameron Powell has always struggled with goodbyes. On the day his marriage ends, he finds out his mother's cancer has returned, and this time, there may be no escape. Faced with the prospect of more chemo and surgery, his German-born mother, Inge, vows to conquer a 500-mile trek across Spain, and Cameron pushes aside his fears to walk by her side. Joined by a misfit band of adventurers - a politically incorrect Spaniard, a theatrical Frenchwoman, a teenager who's never been far from home - Cameron and Inge write a fierce and funny travelogue about the rocky heights and hidden valleys of the Camino de Santiago. As a Camino memoir in the tradition of James Hitt or Bill Bryson, Ordinary Magic delivers. But the hardest stretch comes three years later, when Inge's health declines, and Cameron, ready or not, must accept the challenge to remain as present to his mother as he can. Cameron begins to record, in still more chiseled prose, his real-time impressions of life's most difficult voyage. What he created has become one of literature's great love letters and a uniquely unflinching insight into how we all truly can create love and meaning in our lives, even amidst the fear and sadness we ll all face from time to time. Propelled by the searing immediacy of Cameron's own fear and sadness, this deeply felt memoir opens up new insight into what it means to be a man, and takes us - with wisdom, humor, and an overflowing tenderness - into one of the most challenging journeys true friends can ever take.  If you like candid mother-son relationships, humorous tales from the trail, and in-the-moment insights on living a life of resilience and purpose, then you'll love Cameron Powell's luminous, inspirational true story about pilgrimage, presence, and letting go. Ordinary Magic is the love story, lifelong inspiration, and soulful laugh and cry you need in your life right now. You can also join our community celebrating the ordinary magic of love and resilience, and wake up your love for yourself and others. "Studded with gems of spirited observation and wit. Is this black humor? If so, it's of the most fond and loving sort, and Inge, Powell's mother, emerges as an indelible heroine. Powell is a writer to watch." (Mary Dearborn, Hemingway: A Biography) "An epic love letter. Stunning, unique, unlike anything I've read before." (Julia Scheeres, Jesus Land: A Memoir) Powerful, inspiring and, amazingly, almost impossible to put down. (Mary Dearborn, The Happiest Man Alive: A Biography of Henry Miller Author interview: How did the story begin? Mom and I blogged while on the Camino de Santiago. Readers loved the travel writing, and said our journey was inspiring and hilarious. But when the Camino ended, I stopped blogging. I started again when Mom's health began to decline because I just had to write. My decision to share my path with others, on the blog, was one of the best I've ever made. The love was overwhelming, a light in my darkness. What surprised you most about readers reactions? People saw the humor in it all. And they kept saying the posts were beautiful. I realized people have a real hunger for what really matters. What makes this memoir different? As a story of a mother through the eyes of her son, it's so rare as to be overdue. Readers have really responded to the sheer grit of my mom. And because I have a lifelong fascination with the human mind and heart, I saw a way to make my mom's psychological resilience something every reader can learn from.

©2011 Cameron Powell (P)2019 Cameron Powell

Narrator: Cameron Powell
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
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Up Pohnpei

2 ratings

Summary

After one too many late-night discussions, football fanatic Paul Watson and his mate Matt Conrad hatch the perfect plan: find the world's worst national team, become citizens of that country, and win an international cap by playing for them. Wikipedia leads them to Pohnpei, a remote Pacific island whose team is described as 'the weakest in the world' - and in urgent need of a coach....

©2012 Paul Watson (P)2012 Audible Ltd

Narrator: James Wilson
Author: Paul Watson
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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The Description of the World [Russian Edition]

Summary

"????? ? ???????????? ????" (????? ???????? ??? ?????????? "????? ????? ?????", "??????????? ????? ????", "????? ????? ????") - ???????? ??????????? ????? ???? ?? ???? ? ??????, ??????????? ? ?????? ????? 1276 ? 1291 ??????, ??????? ? ??? ???? ?? ???????????????? ????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ???? (???????????? ?????? ? ??? ? ?????????? ??????). ????? ?? ?????, ??????????? ?????? ???? ?????, ???????? ????????????? ? ??????????? ???? ??? ? ?????? ???????? ????? ??????? ? ??????. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.

©2017 IDDK (P)2017 IDDK

Author: Marco Polo
Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
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Paris Dreaming

Summary

How the City of Lights gave her lessons in life and love: an Australian beauty journalist shares her obsession with Paris - a city which has been her guide through a lifelong journey of self-discovery.

Katrina Lawrence first fell in love with Paris at the age of five, and since then her roads have continually led her back to this most beautiful city, the City of Lights. Telling us the story of why Paris continually fascinates her, Katrina also gives us a mesmerising journey around Paris' most spectacular sights and most beguiling nooks and crannies as well as a profound musing on Paris and its people - from feminism to femininity, politics to perfume and, of course, those stylish Parisiennes who captivate us, from Catherine de Medici and Coco Chanel to Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve, making Paris Dreaming the ultimate chic, personal and charming memoir.

Studded with fascinating anecdotes and intriguing tidbits of trivia, Katrina shares the lessons Paris has taught her: everything from her favourite cafes and how to pick the perfect red lipstick to how to eat for pleasure. Written and narrated with warmth, gaiety, elegance and very real insight, Paris Dreaming is an audiobook not just for women who love Paris but for anyone in search of that elusive good life.

©2017 Katrina Lawrence (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
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Northern Italy's Wine Country

Summary

The Veneto region offers travelers all manner of adventures. This audiobook focuses on exploring the Veneto's wine zones while highlighting cultural adventures, sports adventures, adventures for the soul, family adventures, driving adventures, and many other types of activities to help you discover more about the land. Writers, painters, historians, and philosophers have long been inspired by the dramatic landscapes of the Veneto Region and, by translating astute observations on canvas or in print, have captured the beauty of a land and a people that have evolved over many centuries. Situated in Italy's northernmost zone, few other regions boast such diverse landscapes. From the low sandy coastline where the Veneto meets the Adriatic Sea, to the mighty Alpine peaks, rolling hills, thermal springs, and lagoon systems, the varied landscape makes for lively getaways any season of the year. Veneto, a name that derives from Veneti, a pre-Roman people who once inhabited the area, is divided into seven provinces: Belluno, Padua, Rovigo, Treviso, Venice, Verona, and Vicenza. During Venice's golden age, aristocrats brought their wealth to the Veneto countryside and commissioned architects to build agricultural estates and country homes. Today, more than 4,000 villas remind us of that period, the most famous of which were designed by 16th century architect Andrea Palladio. This guide tells you about the wine-growing regions, especially: the Euganean Hills, Prosecco, Soave, Cistoza, Bardolino, Valpolicella, Bassano del Grappa - how to visit the vineyards, taste the wines, trying the best restaurants, and the best places to stay in each region. All of the details you need to know are here so your trip will be unforgettable.

©2012 Hunter Publishing, Inc (P)2014 Hunter Publishing, Inc

Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
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Wrangell Narrows, Alaska

Summary

Wrangell Narrows is a treacherous body of water threading between Petersburg, Alaska, at the north end and Point Alexander to the south, painstakingly navigated by a wide variety of ships, barges, ferries, and private craft. Less than fondly nicknamed Pinball Alley, Christmas Tree Lane, The Twisting Nightmare, or simply The Ditch, the Narrows requires the utmost in nautical experience from those who seek to run its length. Captain Hopkins has compiled an invaluable source for all those interested in the seaway history or intricacies of navigation in this area of Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage.

©2000 Captain William M. Hopkins (P)2015 Captain William M. Hopkins and Wynn E. Hopkins

Narrator: Bob Kern
Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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Clingmans Dome Revealed: A Natural, Historical and Cultural Gem in the Smoky Mountains

Summary

Sacred to the Cherokee, logged by entrepreneurs and preserved by visionaries, the highest peak in the Smoky Mountains has a diverse and varied history. A background intermingled with discovery, war, spirituality, tragedy, inspiration and natural beauty, Clingmans Dome stands sentinel over Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Secret, untold and unique stories unravel through the intriguing details that go beyond the iconic spiral observation deck to include the adjoining areas so intrinsically linked. Illustrated with photographs and presented in a straight forward and easy to read format, the fascinating insight provides a unique perspective into this distinctive peak and the surrounding slopes. In the shadows of Clingmans Dome, a great national park evolved, the idea for the Wilderness Society was kindled, Cherokee hid to avoid the Trail of Tears, a two thousand mile hiking trail crests no higher and a postage stamp featured the magnificent artwork supplied by the setting sun. Rising above the Southern Appalachians to an elevation of 6,643 feet, the early history of the summit was influenced by Native Americans and European Explorers, the landscape modernized by the Civilian Conservation Corps and Mission 66, and the natural beauty is currently under attack by a nearly microscopic intruder. Known to the Cherokee as Kuwahi and the early European settlers as Smoky Dome, the story of what is now the most accessible peak in the Smoky Mountains is captured. The remarkable history of Clingmans Dome is revealed highlighting the fascinating natural, historical and cultural gem that stands prominently over the Smoky Mountains.

©2014 Bradley D. Saum (P)2014 Bradley D. Saum

Narrator: Frank B. Wright
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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The Ultimate Guide to the Australian Kangaroo

Summary

Did you know that there are four types of kangaroos residing in the wildernesses of Australia? If not, then you should explore these beautiful creatures through the details given in Steven Kozak's The Ultimate Guide to the Australian Kangaroo. This simple audiobook explains where these beautiful animals live, what they look like, what their everyday habits are, and how their reproductive system works. Similarly, the book also contains some exciting facts about Australian kangaroos such as their predators, their relationship with humans and how these animals can provide you with high-quality entertainment when you visit Australia. Finally, the book also mentions some of the best, most enticing places all around the Australia to locate these fascinating and unique animals. If you enjoy learning everything there is to know about kangaroos, this guide is the perfect book for you!

©2015 Proxy Publishing (P)2017 Proxy Publishing

Narrator: Jeffrey Knecht
Author: Steven Kozak
Length: 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Getting Stoned with the Savages

7 ratings

Summary

Getting Stoned with Savages again reveals Troost's wry wit and infectious joy of discovery in a hilarious account of life in the farthest reaches of the world. After two grueling years on the island of Tarawa, Troost was in no hurry to return to the South Pacific until he began to feel remarkably out of place in modern America. He knew it was time to set off again for parts unknown. Here he tells the story of his time on Vanuatu, a cluster of islands where he struggles against typhoons, earthquakes, and giant centipedes but finds himself swept up in the laid-back, clothing-optional lifestyle of the islanders. When his wife Sylvia gets pregnant, they decamp for slightly more civilized Fiji, a fallen paradise rife with prostitutes and government coups, where their son takes quite naturally to island living.

©2006 J. Maarten Troost (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

Narrator: Simon Vance
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
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Last Chance to See

4 ratings

Summary

Brought to you by Penguin. Join Douglas Adams, best-selling and beloved author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and zoologist Mark Carwardine on an adventure in search of the world’s most endangered and exotic creatures. In this book, Adams’ self-proclaimed favourite of his own works, the pair encounter animals in imminent peril: the giant Komodo dragon of Indonesia, the lovable kakapo of New Zealand, the blind river dolphins of China, the white rhinos of Zaire, the rare birds of Mauritius island in the Indian Ocean and the alien-like aye-aye of Madagascar. Inimitably witty and poignant, Last Chance to See is both a celebration of our most extraordinary creatures and a warning about what we have to lose if we do not act soon. Featuring a fantastic new foreword by the authors' longtime friend Stephen Fry and an afterword from Mark Carwardine that considers what has changed since the book was first published, Last Chance to See feels more urgent than ever before.

©1990 Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Out in the Cold

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An inspired tale of high adventure, Out in the Cold is Bill Murray's vivid portrait of his travel across the vast Northern Atlantic from the Arctic north of Norway to Nova Scotia. Murray begins in pursuit of a total solar eclipse in Svalbard, 800 miles from the North Pole. He tests the culinary appeal of wind-dried sheep in the tiny Faroe Islands, befriends Inuit bone carvers in Greenland, and camps with an itinerant Italian musician who dreams of building Greenland's first luxury resort. He stands naked and freezing on an Icelandic glacier and later (with his clothes on), on the wind-battered Canadian bog where the first European stood 500 years before Columbus. With a light touch, wry analysis, and remarkable depth of reportage, Bill Murray weaves high adventure with practical science and absorbing history, taking the pulse of an under-explored, fragile region on the precipice of change. By turns evocative, astonishing and always a jolly good ride, Out in the Cold is a sprawling and rewarding tour of the Atlantic northlands today.

©2017 Voices, Inc. (P)2017 Voices Inc.

Narrator: Bill Murray
Author: Bill Murray
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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McCarthy's Bar

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Award-winning travel broadcaster Pete McCarthy tells of his hilarious journey around Ireland in search of the roots he always wanted to claim. McCarthy's Bar is the result of a lifelong love affair with Ireland. Written and read by the presenter of Channel 4's Travelog, it is both an entertaining journey and a personal investigation into a past, and a country populated by hundreds of McCarthys, where Christian Brothers rub shoulders with Van Morrison and Saint Patrick, and a perfect pint of Guiness is a joy that's always worth waiting for.

©2000 Pete McCarthy (P)2000 Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks

Narrator: Pete McCarthy
Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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One Photo - One Story

Summary

One photo and one story from every country visited by the author. Some of the stories are funny, some inspiring, and a few are even scary. But behind each photo is a memorable tale of the visit to that country.

©2021 Steve Hunsicker (P)2021 Steve Hunsicker

Narrator: Steve Hunsicker
Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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From Sore Soles to a Soaring Soul

1 rating

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"Do you like going for long walks?"  Being asked this question by a fellow pilgrim, or peregrino, a few days into my month-long journey walking 500 miles across northern Spain seems ridiculous. And then, I realize it's a brilliant question. It seeks to answer why someone would embark on such a challenge.  Honestly, I don't like walking. So why would I - or anyone - take a month off from work and life, leaving their family behind, to walk the Camino de Santiago? The physical, mental, and spiritual journey that is the Camino is profoundly personal yet universally transformational.  The greatest challenge is staying transformed when you get off the trail and go back home to your normal life. Walk with Blaine Rada, as he shares his daily diary filled with insights, humor, and his quest for meaning and chocolate milk. From Sore Soles to a Soaring Soul is the book he never intended to write. And is so glad he did!

©2019 Blaine A. Rada (P)2019 Blaine A. Rada

Narrator: Blaine A. Rada
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
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Micronesia: The Marshall Islands

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The Marshall Islands, named after a British sea captain who explored the group in 1788, are scattered like flung necklaces over about 750,000 square miles of Pacific Ocean. Positioned 2,200 miles southwest of Hawaii, they occupy an area between four and 20 degrees north of the equator. The islands are aligned in two groups. Those to the west are the Ralik Chain; to the east, they're in the Ratak Chain. Altogether they total 34 islands and 850 sea-washed reefs. All the islands are coral, but five of them without lagoons are referred to as coral islands. The other 29 have associated lagoons and are true atolls. Twenty-three of these islands are inhabited, with a total population of 43,335. The land adds up to a mere 70-square miles, but the lagoon areas come to an impressive 4,000 square miles. Majuro Atoll with a population of 19,664 is the capital. Pack a lunch, hire a car, and do the 30-mile drive to Laura - the longest stretch of paved road in Micronesia. Laura is a lovely palm-flanked island with no urban congestion. Visitors get a taste of the outer islands here, and the beach is nearly perfect. If you don't bring a lunch, note that in the environs there are several roadside stands that sell baskets of freshly cooked food, fried chicken and reef fish, some jukuk (rice balls made with coconut,) some breadfruit if it's in season, and a few husked drinking coconuts. Count on paying $15 for a basket - enough food for three or four people. The dozens of other islands are described in detail, with information on the hotels, the restaurants, how to get there, what to see and do, and even the nightlife.

©2013 Hunter Publishing, Inc. (P)2015 Hunter Publishing, Inc.

Narrator: Randy French
Author: Thomas Booth
Length: 50 mins
Available on Audible
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London Travel Guide

Summary

Your ultimate London travel companion! Are you ready to discover everything you need to know to get the most out of your holiday to London? If so you've come to the right place! Here's a preview of what you're about to learn: How to prepare for your awesome adventure The most beautiful parts of London that you need to see Things you need to do in London to ensure a memorable trip Where to stay in London - hotels, motels, backpackers' and self-contained apartments explained A crash course on London's best restaurants Partying in London - where to go London's hidden treasures How to get around without getting lost Tips to make the most out of your time in London And much, much more!

©2016 Wanderlust Readers (P)2016 Wanderlust Readers

Narrator: Bo Morgan
Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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The Last Giants

Summary

Ever since he was young, Levison Wood has been fascinated by elephants and their fight for survival. Whilst trekking the Nile he saw these beasts up close, and in The Last Giants, he finally satisfies his desire to learn more about the majestic African elephant.  These giants trek through some of Africa's most magnificent landscapes as they go in search of life-giving waters and pastures. El Nino's droughts and an insatiable ivory trade have cut African elephant numbers by a third in the last decade. If elephants disappear entirely, Africa's entire ecosystem could collapse. But Botswana has become a safe haven, where one-sixth of the world's elephants now reside. Each year their numbers grow and an incredible migration takes place, which Levison has now witnessed and recorded.   In The Last Giants, he teams up with local trackers to gain insight into how this iconic species survives, camps out in the wild, meets the people and tribes living on the migration's path, and joins the park rangers whose job it is to protect these land goliaths.

©2020 Levison Wood (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Levison Wood
Author: Levison Wood
Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
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River Town

8 ratings

Summary

In the heart of China's Sichuan province, amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, lies the remote town of Fuling. Like many other small cities in this ever-evolving country, Fuling is heading down a new path of change and growth, which came into remarkably sharp focus when Peter Hessler arrived as a Peace Corps volunteer, marking the first time in more than half a century that the city had an American resident. Hessler taught English and American literature at the local college, but it was his students who taught him about the complex processes of understanding that take place when one is immersed in a radically different society. Poignant, thoughtful, funny, and enormously compelling, River Town is an unforgettable portrait of a city that is seeking to understand both what it was and what it someday will be.

©2006 Peter Hessler (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Peter Berkrot
Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
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Alaskan Travels

Summary

Thirty years ago, celebrated American writer Edward Hoagland, in his early fifties and already with a dozen acclaimed books under his belt, had a choice: a midlife crisis or a midlife adventure. He chose the adventure. Pencil and notebook at the ready, Hoagland set out to explore and write about one of the last truly wild territories remaining on the face of the earth: Alaska. From the Arctic Ocean to the Kenai Peninsula, the backstreet bars of Anchorage to the Yukon River, Hoagland traveled the “real” Alaska from top to bottom. Here he documents not only the flora and fauna of America’s last frontier, but also the extraordinary people living on the fringe. On his journey he chronicles the lives of an astonishing and unforgettable array of prospectors, trappers, millionaire freebooters, drifters, oilmen, Eskimos, Indians, and a remarkably kind and capable frontier nurse named Linda. In his foreword, novelist Howard Frank Mosher describes Edward Hoagland’s memoir as “the best book ever written about America’s last best place.” In the tradition of Twain’s Life on the Mississippi and Jonathan Rabin’s Old Glory, with a beautiful love story at its heart, this is an American masterpiece from a writer hailed by the Washington Post as “the Thoreau of our times.”

©2012 Edward Hoagland (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: David Rapkin
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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Bella Tuscany

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Frances Mayes, whose enchanting number one New York Times best seller Under the Tuscan Sun made the world fall in love with Tuscany, invites listeners back for a delightful new season of friendship, festivity, and food, there and throughout Italy. Having spent her summers in Tuscany for the past several years, Frances Mayes relished the opportunity to experience the pleasures of primavera, an Italian spring. A sabbatical from teaching in San Francisco allowed her to return to Cortona - and her beloved house, Bramasole - just as the first green appeared on the rocky hillsides.  Bella Tuscany, a companion volume to Under the Tuscan Sun, is her passionate and lyrical account of her continuing love affair with Italy. Now truly at home there, Mayes writes of her deepening connection to the land, her flourishing friendships with local people, the joys of art, food, and wine, and the rewards and occasional heartbreaks of her villa's ongoing restoration. It is also a memoir of a season of change, and of renewed possibility. As spring becomes summer she revives Bramasole's lush gardens, meets the challenges of learning a new language, tours regions from Sicily to the Veneto, and faces transitions in her family life.  Filled with recipes from her Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous and evocative prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany is a celebration of the sweet life in Italy. 

©1999 Frances Mayes (P)1999 Random House, Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Frances Mayes
Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
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Home of the Blizzard

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The Home of the Blizzard is a tale of discovery and adventure, of pioneering deeds, great courage, heart-stopping rescues and heroic endurance. This is Mawson’s own account of his years spent in Antarctica, travelling in sub-zero temperatures and gale-force winds. At its heart is the epic journey of 1912-13, during which both his companions perished. Told in a laconic but gripping style, this is the classic account of the struggle for survival of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition - a journey which mapped more of Antarctica than any expedition before or since.

©1930 Copyright © The Estate of Sir Douglas Mawson, 1930, 1996. Foreword copyright © Philip Law, 1996. Preface copyright © Christopher Anderson and Gavin Brown, 1996 (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Narrator: James Condon
Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
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Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Baked Beans

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‘I am fascinated by people turning their daft dreams into a reality. How did they do it and why?’Driven by his own passion for collecting Hunter Davies has packed his notepad and set off in search of Britain’s maddest museums. As he explores these hidden gems he soon discovers that they are everywhere and that they celebrate just about everything, from lawnmowers in Southport to pencils in Keswick. But as Hunter travels up and down the country he comes to realise that it isn’t only the collections that are fascinating, it’s also the people who have put them together. Whether they’re a man who loves his Heinz so much he’s changed his name to Captain Beany or a kleptomaniac Vintage Radio buff, these eccentric collectors are Britain’s finest and could live in no other country in the world. Once you discover these museums and get to know their curators, Great Britain won’t look quite the same again...

©2010 Hunter Davies (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks

Narrator: Richard Burnip
Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
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Hey Ranger!

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Amusing and informative, Hey Ranger! teaches as it entertains with tales of boat-ramp misadventures, lost Afghani campers, encounters with wild animals, dumb crooks, and more. One chapter, "Tales from the Wild Side", brings together unusual incidents from National Park Service reports, and the concluding essay, "Don't Be a Victim of Your Vacation", advises visitors on how to avoid being a story on the evening news.

©2005 Jim Burnett (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Danny Campbell
Author: Jim Burnett
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Cruise Facts - Truth & Tips About Cruse Travel

Summary

All the basics for beginning cruise travelers as well veteran cruisers. Great tips on when to find the best bargains, how to stay safe and come back alive.

©2016 Ken Rossignol (P)2016 Ken Rossignol

Narrator: George Ridgeway
Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Vancouver & Its Environs

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Check any poll of the best cities in North America, and you'll see Vancouver near the top of the list. The only places that beat it are Victoria and, sometimes, San Francisco. The biggest city in British Columbia, Vancouver is famed for letting its residents go from working in high-rise office buildings all day to paddling kayaks, skiing, mountain biking, or doing pretty much any other outdoor activity before sunset. The city is the art and culture capital of the province as well. There's plenty of theater and good museums, and during the annual film festival you see people lined up around the block waiting to get in to flicks you've never heard of. There's live music somewhere every night of the week plus all the advantages of a university town. Then there's the wild. Stanley Park is one of the biggest municipal parks anywhere. Get off a trail here, and you'll forget that you're in the middle of a city of more than two million residents. Twenty minutes from downtown can put you in the deep forest. Vancouver is also Canada's melting pot. When Hong Kong emptied out before the Communists took over, about half the people who fled ended up here. There are huge sections where almost nobody speaks English; a recent survey determined that 50 percent of people in the lower mainland - Vancouver and its environs - were born outside Canada. But there's not just a Chinese influence. Walk down Commercial Drive, and within a block you'll have a choice of restaurants serving ethnic cuisine from Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Thailand, and Jamaica. And that's just the start. There's a little something for everybody here, and this is the most detailed guide you will find to the city and its surroundings.

©2013 Hunter Publishing, Inc. (P)2015 Hunter Publishing, Inc.

Narrator: Abbi Fox
Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
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Planetwalker

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When the struggle to save oil-soaked birds and restore blackened beaches left him feeling frustrated and helpless, John Francis decided to take a more fundamental and personal stand: He stopped using all forms of motorized transportation. Soon after embarking on this quest that would span two decades and two continents, the young man took a vow of silence that endured for 17 years. It began as a silent environmental protest, but as a young African-American man, walking across the country in the early 1970s, his idea of the environment expanded beyond concern about pollution and loss of habitat to include how we humans treat each other and how we can better communicate and work together to benefit the Earth.  Through his silence and walking, he learned to listen and, along the way, earned college and graduate degrees in science and environmental studies. The United Nations appointed him goodwill ambassador to the world's grassroots communities, and the US government recruited him to help address the Exxon Valdez disaster.  Was he crazy? How did he live and earn all those degrees without talking? An amazing human-interest story with a vital message, Planetwalker is also a deeply personal and engaging coming-of-age odyssey.

©2005, 2008 John Francis, PhD (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
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Hope Dancing: Finding Purpose and a Place to Serve Among the Maya

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The astounding true story of a young woman’s courage and persistence despite threats, extortion and her own kidnapping, to save lives during Guatemala’s brutal civil war and postwar, to establish a thriving help organization fueling the rural Maya’s struggle for self-reliance. If you’ve ever despaired at the state of the world or doubted the power we each have to profoundly change lives for the better, you must listen to the story of how Leslie Baer Dinkel and a handful of like-minded friends changed the course of tens of thousands of lives in Guatemala.  This intimate memoir recalls, with wit and whimsy, encounters with extraordinary people who guided her, including Mother Teresa, and the curious coincidences that led her to Guatemala. From identifying her first recruits to the extortion, perilous kidnappings, and other misadventures, you will become a participant in the daunting challenge of saving lives during a brutal civil war and forging hope in its aftermath. Hope Dancing: Finding Purpose and a Place to Serve Among the Maya offers tremendous insight into poverty, prejudice, the nature of self-determination, and especially, the transformational power of full-hearted giving.

©2019 Leslie Baer Dinkel (P)2020 Leslie Baer Dinkel

Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
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So Many Words

Summary

Here is travel writing with a difference...come with your errant poet on an unforgettable journey across two continents.  In the spirit of all great adventures, we have tales ranging from visiting the tiny island of Sark, through experiencing the unusual in Spain, The Netherlands, and France. Poetic stories celebrating all corners of the UK and telling of two compelling journeys in homage to art and artists - firstly a visit to Manhattan, New York, and then, London, England.  This collection has been transcribed from notes made during the course of two decades' worth of journeys...one poet travelling with a quest to know more, carrying a notebook and pen!

©2014 Dean Fraser (P)2021 Dean Fraser

Narrator: Dean Fraser
Author: Dean Fraser
Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Travel Tales Collections: African Safaris 1

Summary

Michael Brein's Travel Tales Collections: African Safaris 1 features three select African wildlife travel stories, including Cape buffaloes, errant hippos, and even a wayward hyena named "Spot". African Safaris 1 is the very first of the Collections travel tales series and contains among the best travel stories about African safaris from Michael's huge collection of travel tales that he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world. Future Collections of African safari travel stories will include additional wildlife encounters as well as other interesting aspects of African safaris. Travel Tales Collections are groups of three very interesting, similar travel stories of a kind on a variety of very specific travel subjects, themes, or countries, such as close calls, great escapes, scams, Paris, Morocco, Mexico, and so on. Eventually several hundred Collections on all sorts of specific travel subjects, themes, and countries will be available.

©2014 Michael Brein, Inc. (P)2014 Michael Brein, Inc.

Narrator: Gary Roelofs
Length: 32 mins
Available on Audible
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The Drive

1 rating

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The Drive follows Teresa Bruce on her 2003 road trip through Mexico and onto the Pan-American Highway, in a rickety camper with her old dog and new husband in tow. Bruce first set off on the exact same route in 1973, her parents at the helm and their two young daughters in tow, as a reaction to the accidental death of their youngest child, Bruce's brother John John. Her attempt to follow the route, using her mother's travel journal as an anecdotal guide, is as much about her need for exploration as it is about trying to understand her parents and their pain, and to finally begin to heal her own wounds over the accident. Bruce is immensely talented in bringing scenery of Central and South America to life - countries from Mexico and Guatemala to Bolivia and Argentina are detailed with her innate attention to detail and sense of storytelling. The Drive details a really incredible journey through these beautiful, at times corrupt and war-torn countries, across roads that are as likely to be barricaded by guerrillas or washed out by floods as they are to be passable. The Drive is travel writing at its best, combining moments of deep heartbreak with unimaginable joy over a panoply of unforgettable settings.

©2017 Teresa Bruce (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Teresa Bruce
Author: Teresa Bruce
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Don't Need the Whole Dog!

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In the summer of 2004, Tony James Slater went to Ecuador looking to become a man. Not all of him returned. But the bit that did was fueled by a burning desire to do...something. Something that mattered. And, ideally, to get the hell out of England in the process.   His dream was to blatantly steal his friend Toby's dream - of escaping to Thailand and becoming a professional diver. But when a man like this goes on a search for adventure, it's bound to end in tears. And yet - what can actually go wrong? I mean, really? With renovating a house? With volunteering? With sailing? And selling your body to medical science? Surely, those are the kind of activities that any old idiot can pull off?  But then, this isn't just any old idiot. This is Tony James Slater - the man who was carrying that jaguar when it woke up. And to make things worse - he's not alone....  So batten down the hatches! Lock up your power tools! And for gawd's sake, turn the electricity off. Because that idiot from Ecuador is back. And this time, he's brought the whole family....

©2012 Tony James Slater (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Tim Campbell
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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San Diego: Ten Ways to Enjoy the Best Food, Beaches and Locations While on Vacation

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Enjoy the best of San Diego with the most up-to-date information. What if you could plan the best vacation possible to San Diego? What if you could have an incredible vacation in San Diego with a few simple steps? Imagine waking up in San Diego with the best guide possible to enjoy the best food, beaches, and locations while on vacation. Amazon best-selling author Paul G. Brodie, in his ninth book, covers 10 ways to enjoy the best of San Diego. Here are a few things that you will get out of San Diego. In this book, you will learn: Where you should consider staying in San Diego How to book your flights and car rental at the best price How to find the best places to complete your grocery shopping Where to find the best restaurants and desserts across San Diego for your entire trip with the most current restaurant listing and reviews in the longest chapter of the book Where to find the best beaches Where to find the best places to buy souvenirs How to enjoy the best excursions to the San Diego Padres, San Diego Zoo, and USS Midway How to explore La Jolla, Coronado Island, and Balboa Park What items you should bring in regards to cameras, high definition video cameras, and other items to maximize your experience while in San Diego

©2017 Paul Brodie (P)2017 Paul Brodie

Narrator: Paul Brodie
Author: Paul Brodie
Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Lost in the Jungle

5 ratings

Summary

Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive.Lost in the Jungle is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.

©2009 Yossi Ghinsberg (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Pat Young
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Neues aus Geocaching

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Schauspieler und Comedian Bernhard Hoëcker sowie Freund und Mitautor Tobias Zimmermann sind bekennende Geocacher. Ihre karge Freizeit fristen sie regelmäßig vor Kälte oder Angst zitternd an fremden und unbekannten Orten irgendwo da draußen. Der Comedy- und Fernsehpreisgewinner liebt romantische Kinofilme, züchtet Chihuahuas und designt in seiner Freizeit Damenhandtaschen für Versace. Das ist natürlich gelogen und soll nur diejenigen Frauen (und Männer) in unseren Bann ziehen, die bei dem Wort "Geocacher" noch nicht gleich zugegriffen haben. Tatsächlich berichten Bernhard und Tobi in diesem Hörbuch, wie sie für ihre "Schatzsuche" alpine Höhen erklimmen, in Schurkenstaaten reisen, die Welt mit Kreuzfahrtschiffen umrunden und lange verlassene Industrieanlagen, sogenannte "Lost Places", erkunden. Mit dieser Leidenschaft steht Bernhard Hoëcker nicht alleine da und so konnten wir Geocacher aus dem ganzen Land (nebst Österreichern und Eidgenossen) begeistern, ihre Erlebnisse mit uns zu teilen. Dieses Hörbuch vereint die besten Geschichten von nächtlichen Exkursionen, gewagten Hängepartien, finsteren Wäldern, geheimnisvollen Ruinen und Begegnungen der dritten Art - und lässt einen selbst die Tage humorvoll überstehen, an denen man mit einem DNF nach Hause zurückkehren muss.

©2014 traveldiary Verlag (P)2014 ABOD Verlag

Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Wilderness, the Gateway to the Soul

Summary

Could wilderness be our only hope? As our culture removes itself from the natural world, something very essential has been lost. But there is still one place we can go to get it back. Come along on a spiritual journey, away from a chaotic world of details, obligations, smartphones, and noisy machines to a place that is unspoiled, untamed, and free. Backpacking mostly solo, Stillman leads us to the heart of the American wilderness, where nature works her magic to heal and transform your life. In this riveting book, Stillman guides us on a trip to uncover timeless wisdom, ancient magic, and a gateway to the soul. What will you find? Is there a greater truth hidden deep in the cracks and fissures of the Earth? You'll adore this love letter to Mother Earth because it captures the essence of what wilderness and solitude can offer to the human soul. Happiness is yours for the taking, if you just let nature back into your life. Get it now.

©2018 Scott Stillman (P)2020 Scott Stillman

Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
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Orion's Cartwheel

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In the summer of 1980, a maverick young doctor gave it all up to hitchhike around the world. The first arc he carved with his thumb stopped a little red pickup that took him over the horizon. Like his mythical hunter companion, Orion, he was on a vision quest, propelled toward the dawn to have his sight restored. This is the story of that five-year odyssey to discover his destiny.

©2016 Lawrence Winkler (P)2016 Lawrence Winkler

Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Greater Than a Tourist - Fountain Hills Arizona USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local

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Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you. Greater Than a Tourist - Fountain Hills Arizona USA by Alek Blesich offers the inside scoop on Fountain Hills. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist.  Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination. In these pages, you will discover advice that will help you throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other smaller travel books. Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and the culture. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination. Cover Image: By Derek Cashman, CC BY-SA 3.0, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21998993

©2019 CZYK Publishing (P)2020 CZYK Publishing

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Any Road USA

1 rating

Summary

Do you belong on the road? Would you be happier living a life of freedom, going wherever you want - north in the summer and south in the winter? But how do you get free of all the encumbrances life’s managed to trap you with? Bob Davidson lives the life he loves, on the road, and he assures you that you can get free and live your life exactly as you want. Here, he tells you exactly how he did it, and it wasn’t necessarily with a grand master plan, as some say you must have to do it right. Bob’s journey will make you realize that anyone can do this - all you need is the will and drive. So, join Bob as he breaks the chains (mostly mental) that prevent him from living the life he wants and gets on the road again, just like in the Willy Nelson song, but with plans for staying there.

©2014 Roger D. Miller (P)2014 Roger D. Miller

Narrator: Richard Henzel
Author: Bob Davidson
Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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That Bear Ate My Pants!

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There comes a time in every man's life when he says to himself, "Holy shit! I'm about to be eaten by a bear!"    Tony James Slater went to Ecuador determined to become a man. It never occurred to him that "or die trying" might be an option....    The trouble with volunteering in a South American animal refuge is that everything wants a piece of you. And the trouble with being Tony is that most of them got one.    Just how do you "look after" something that's trying its damnedest to kill you and eat you? And how do you find love when you A.) don't speak the language and B.) are constantly covered in excrement and entrails?  If only he'd had some relevant experience other than owning a pet rabbit when he was nine. And if only he'd bought some travel insurance....   That Bear Ate My Pants! is the hilarious tale of one man's quest to better himself. Whether losing a machete fight with a tree, picking dead tarantulas out of a tank of live ones, or sewing the head back onto a partially decapitated crocodile, Tony's misadventures are ridiculous, unbelievable, and always entertaining.    Long before Sky One got involved, there were already plenty of idiots abroad. This is the story of one of them....    This audiobook is now the first in a series following Tony's adventures through the UK and Thailand in Don't Need the Whole Dog! and around Australia in Kamikaze Kangaroos! They can be listened to separately or together just as easily.

©2012 Tony James Slater (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Tim Campbell
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Japan: Cities, Sights & Other Places You Need to Visit

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Cities, Sights & Other Places You Need to Visit. Japan, the "Land of the Rising Sun", has a glorious past, present, and future. It has a mix of ancient samurai traditions, and an extraordinary history, with a modern-day persona and cutting edge technology. This is a land of contrasts; Japan is an enthralling destination for visitors. Combining the appeal of an ancient and unfamiliar culture, with all the trappings of one of the world powerhouses in knowledge, entertainment, fashion, and innovation, Japan is an expedition of discovery, wherever you go. Japan has an enthralling and versatile culture; on the one hand, it is sharp in the traditions dating back thousands of years; on the other, it is a civilization in a continual state of rapid change, with constantly shifting fads, fashions, and technological progress that continuously pushes back the limits of the possible. This is part of what makes it such a mesmerizing country to visit. In this audiobook, you will find all the information you're looking for about: Tokyo Kyoto Osaka Hiroshima Yokohama And so much more! When you download Japan: Cities, Sights & Other Places You Need to Visit, you will be well prepared to visit the country of your dreams! Buy this audiobook today!

©2017 10 Tips Travel Guides (P)2017 10 Tips Travel Guides

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Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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This Other London

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Join John Rogers as he ventures out into an uncharted London like a redbrick Indiana Jones in search of the lost meaning of our metropolitan existence. Nursing two reluctant knees and a can of Stella, he perambulates through the seasons seeking adventure in our city's remote and forgotten reaches. When John Rogers packed away his rucksack to start a family in London he didn't stop travelling. But instead of canoeing up the Rejang River to find retired headhunters in Sarawak, he caught the ferry to Woolwich in search of the edge of the city at Crayford Marshes. This Other London recounts that journey and many others - all on foot and epic in their own cartilage-crunching way. Clutching a samosa and a handful of out-of-date A-Zs, he heads out into the wilderness of isolated luxury apartment blocks in Brentford, the ruins of Lesnes Abbey near Thamesmead, and the ancient Lammas Lands in Leyton. Denounced by his young sons as a 'hippy wizard', Rogers delves into some of the overlooked stories rumbling beneath the tarmac of the city suburbs. Holy wells in Lewisham; was sailing in Clapton; a heretical fresco in West Ham. He encounters the Highwaymen of Hounslow Heath, Viet Cong vets still fighting Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket in Beckton, Dutch sailors marooned at Erith pier; and cyclists - without Bradley Wiggins' sideburns - at Herne Hill Velodrome. He heads out to Uxendon Hill to witness the end of the world, Horsenden Hill to learn its legend, and Tulse Hill to the observatory of the Victorian Brian Cox. This Other London will take you into the hinterland of the city. The London that is lived in; the London where workaday dormitory suburbs sit atop a rich history that could rival Westminster and Tower Bridge. In an age when no corner of the globe has been left untrampled-upon by hordes of tourists, it is time to discover the wonders on our doorstep. This Other London is your gateway through the underexplored nooks of London. As Pathfinder wrote in 1911, 'Adventure begins at home'.Foreword written and read by Russell Brand.

©2013 John Rogers (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Author: John Rogers
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
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RV Living Full Time

Summary

Do you dream of traveling and adventure? Feeling trapped at work and home? Learn amazing tips, secrets, and resources to start RV living full time. If lucky, most people have the opportunity to travel once or twice a year. If you're like me, then you know that's no way to truly live. RV Living Full Time will help you transition smoothly from a boring life at home to the adventure of a lifetime on the open road. At first, it may all feel overwhelming, but this audiobook will help get you properly prepared for the next big chapter in your life. Inside this book, you'll learn: The Initial Phase - Finding a RV That's Right for You The First Timer's Checklist A Brief Guide to RV Legal Considerations & RV Safety A Guide to RV Expenses - Budgeting & Planning! A Guide to RV Food Prep & Storage Top 100+ Tips to Make Life on the Road Easier My Favorite Spots Travel Guide A Guide to Earning Money from the Road The Ultimate RV Resource Guide

©2015 Kevin Tinbergen (P)2015 Kevin Tinbergen

Narrator: Dave Wright
Author: Kevin Moore
Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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The Jaguar Smile

3 ratings

Summary

"I did not go to Nicaragua intending to write a book, or, indeed, to write at all: but my encounter with the place affected me so deeply that in the end I had no choice." So notes Salman Rushdie in his first work of nonfiction, a book as imaginative and meaningful as his acclaimed novels. In The Jaguar Smile, Rushdie paints a brilliantly sharp and haunting portrait of the people, the politics, the terrain, and the poetry of "a country in which the ancient, opposing forces of creation and destruction were in violent collision". Recounting his travels there in 1986, in the midst of America's behind-the-scenes war against the Sandinistas, Rushdie reveals a nation resounding to the clashes between government and individuals, history and morality.

©1997 Salman Rushdie (P)2016 Recorded Books

Narrator: John Curless
Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
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Mixed Massages (I)

Summary

Essays, observations and stories about Pattaya and Thailand - humorous, satiric, observational.

©2018 Jonathan Finch (P)2021 Jonathan Finch

Narrator: Frank Meaden
Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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No Visa Required

Summary

Hitchhiking from Paris to Bali with extremely limited funds and a total ignorance of visa requirements for the countries in between! After being beaten up, caught in a sandstorm in the desert, dysentery, and meeting incredible people, I made it - but it took me a whole year. I've been vegetarian ever since, and my outlook on life has utterly changed as a result of this journey of both body and soul.

©2006 David Williams (P)2020 David Williams

Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Train

Summary

Tom Zoellner loves trains with a ferocious passion. In his new audiobook he chronicles the innovation and sociological impact of the railway technology that changed the world, and could very well change it again. From the frigid Trans-Siberian Railroad to the antiquated Indian Railways to the futuristic maglev trains, Zoellner offers a stirring story of man's relationship with trains. Zoellner examines both the mechanics of the rails and their engines and how they helped societies evolve. Not only do trains transport people and goods in an efficient manner, but they also reduce pollution and dependency upon oil. Zoellner also considers America's culture of ambivalence to mass transit, using the perpetually stalled line between Los Angeles and San Francisco as a case study in bureaucracy and public indifference. Train presents both an entertaining history of railway travel around the world while offering a serious and impassioned case for the future of train travel.

©2014 Tom Zoellner (P)2014 Tantor

Narrator: Grover Gardner
Author: Tom Zoellner
Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Alone Time

4 ratings

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"In Paris (or anywhere else, really) a table for one can be a most delightful place." (Alone Time, as seen in The New York Times) A wise, passionate account of the pleasures of travelling solo  In our increasingly frantic daily lives, many people are genuinely fearful of the prospect of solitude, but time alone can be both rich and restorative, especially when travelling. Through on-the-ground reporting and recounting the experiences of artists, writers, and innovators who cherished solitude, Stephanie Rosenbloom considers how being alone as a traveler - and even in one's own city - is conducive to becoming acutely aware of the sensual details of the world - patterns, textures, colors, tastes, sounds - in ways that are difficult to do in the company of others.   Alone Time is divided into four parts, each set in a different city, in a different season, in a single year. The destinations - Paris, Istanbul, Florence, New York - are all pedestrian-friendly, allowing travelers to slow down and appreciate casual pleasures instead of hurtling through museums and posting photos to Instagram. Each section spotlights a different theme associated with the joys and benefits of time alone and how it can enable people to enrich their lives - facilitating creativity, learning, self-reliance, as well as the ability to experiment and change. Rosenbloom incorporates insights from psychologists and sociologists who have studied solitude and happiness, and explores such topics as dining alone, learning to savor, discovering interests and passions, and finding or creating silent spaces. Her engaging and elegant prose makes Alone Time as warmly intimate an account as the details of a trip shared by a beloved friend - and will have its many listeners eager to set off on their own solo adventures.

©2018 Stephanie Rosenbloom (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
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The Fun Mover Chronicles

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Strap on a pair of headphones, pods, or find yourself a quiet corner somewhere and be taken along on a bicycle trip across the United States. World renowned author and funny man Tim Fahey narrates his epic book, The Fun Mover Chronicles. Join him as he rolls his way along bicycle touring’s fondest route - the Northern Tier. The author suddenly understood the importance and the urgency of enjoying life all along the way.  Your humble author re-prioritized his bucket list by putting a decades-long dream at the top: riding a bicycle from one side of America to the other. Armed with a burning desire to ride a really long way on a bicycle, Tim mounted up and pedaled onward across the United States as a newly minted orphan and a middle-aged man on a mission. Along the way, he met new people, saw new places, and discovered a hidden strength. He also discovered a nearly endless parade of characters that, together, underscored how terrific it is to be above ground and riding a bike.  There is fun and adventure to be had when you’re cruising across the country, and the daily dose of random was just what the doctor ordered - "Take two wheels and call me in the morning". Since the whole thing - the bike trip, life - is all just a tad absurd in the first place, why not name your bike "The Fun Mover" and author a book about the stars of the show: the people met along the way? Adventure and and a sense of subtle hilarity ensues. Bike travel can be grueling, physically and mentally, but that’s where the true test of what you’re made of begins. Getting to where you’re going, sometimes, ain’t no picnic, but a smile makes the miles go easier. Many celebrities have read or listened to this book. Join them. Laugh out loud. The movie option rights are still available...for now. Jump on a sonic saddle and meet people you’d not otherwise come across. They’re in there. Tim will introduce them all to you!

©2018 Timothy Fahey (P)2019 Timothy Fahey

Narrator: Timothy Fahey
Author: Tim Fahey
Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
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Eureka: Finding the Line Between Desire and Contentment, Then Riding It

8 ratings

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Who tries to ride deep into Iraq just to see if the news reports are accurate, ends up joining a street demonstration against someone else's government, or sticks their arm between the jaws of a wild mountain wolf-dog? After the success of his first book, In Search of Greener Grass, Graham Field hits the road again with his bargain-basement KLR650, recording his experiences in his inimitable and revealingly honest diary style. The Caucasus region is often overlooked by travelers, but Graham may inadvertently be about to change all that. A single pivotal event can transform any journey, and accepting rather than fighting that moment can have glorious consequences for the traveler. In this instant the result ensures a fantastic exploration of eastern Europe and beyond, the discovery of a hidden gem in Georgia, and meanderings that leave us all much richer. Ultimately, Eureka is an almost accidental realization that we cannot control our mood on the road, but merely embracing it can be the most enlightening travel experience of all. 

©2018 Graham Field (P)2019 Graham Field

Narrator: Graham Field
Author: Graham Field
Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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The Kumbh Travelogue

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Explore the Kumbh ka Mela with me as I meander through the greatest religious gathering in the world, where almost 15cr people descend on the banks of the Sangam. Feel the vibrancy and religious fervor of the Mela through this magnificent book. The Pilgrims and the Baba’s, the rich and the poor, all mingle as one in this vast religious confluence.

©2019 Anuj Tikku (P)2021 Tikku's Travelthon

Narrator: Mel Konn
Author: Anuj Tikku
Length: 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Tip of the Iceberg

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**The National Best Seller** From the acclaimed, best-selling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating and funny journey into Alaska, America's last frontier, retracing the historic 1899 Harriman Expedition. In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating university", populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet, John Muir. Those aboard encountered a land of immeasurable beauty and impending environmental calamity. More than 100 years later, Alaska is still America's most sublime wilderness, both the lure that draws a million tourists annually on Inside Passage cruises and a natural resources larder waiting to be raided. As ever, it remains a magnet for weirdos and dreamers. Armed with Dramamine and an industrial-strength mosquito net, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the 1899 expedition. Using the state's intricate public ferry system, the Alaska Marine Highway System, Adams travels 3,000 miles, following the George W. Elder's itinerary north through Wrangell, Juneau, and Glacier Bay, then continuing west into the colder and stranger regions of the Aleutians and the Arctic Circle. Along the way, he encounters dozens of unusual characters (and a couple of very hungry bears) and investigates how lessons learned in 1899 might relate to Alaska's current struggles in adapting to climate change.

©2018 Mark Adams (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Mark Adams
Author: Mark Adams
Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Rickshaws, Rajas and Roti

2 ratings

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India, the land of rickshaws, rajas, roti, and more. It's both a wonderful and in some cases, challenging and stressful country to visit. In spite of some harrowing experiences there, India occupies a place near to my heart. I wrote this book to help foreign tourists to India have a safe and enjoyable trip that is so wonderful that they'll have a deep desire to return to India, either physically, or through fond memories of the journey. This book is different than most India travel guides in that while it includes some information on places to stay and things to do and see, it focuses more on how to thoroughly enjoy the trip, how to stay safe, and how to enjoy the deeper cultural aspects of India that may be missed by most tourists.

©2015, 2017 Rebecca Livermore (P)2017 Rebecca Livermore

Narrator: Brie Anna Faye
Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Riding in the Time of the Plague

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During the spring of 2020, the whole world was hiding from the Covid-19 virus. In Ontario, we did not experience the complete lockdowns which were enacted in parts of Europe, where people were required to stay in their homes with quarantines rigorously enforced by the police, so it was still possible to get out riding, as long as one was sensible and took appropriate precautions. Long distance, multi-day adventures to distant places were out of the question. Provincial and international borders were closed, so riding had to be focused on places closer to home. Riding familiar roads and revisiting familiar places can be inspiring. Sometimes, it's a good thing to look a little deeper into the places we normally race by. Riding his usual crop of Moto Guzzi motorbikes and new steed from the far east, Nick heads out into the back country of eastern Ontario, finding new roads to travel and a new perspective on the places not far from his own back door.

©2020 Nicholas R. Adams (P)2020 Nicholas R. Adams

Narrator: Nick Adams
Author: Nick Adams
Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Be a Family

3 ratings

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In this "funny and honest" (Pamela Druckerman) memoir, Slate editor Dan Kois sets out with his family on a journey around the world to change their lives together. What happens when one frustrated dad turns his kids' lives upside down in search of a new way to be a family? Dan Kois and his wife always did their best for their kids. Busy professionals living in the D.C. suburbs, they scheduled their children's time wisely, and when they weren't arguing over screen time, the Kois family - Dan, his wife Alia, and their two pre-teen daughters - could each be found searching for their own happiness. But aren't families supposed to achieve happiness together? In this eye-opening, heartwarming, and very funny family memoir, the fractious, loving Kois' go in search of other places on the map that might offer them the chance to live away from home - but closer together. Over a year the family lands in New Zealand, the Netherlands, Costa Rica, and small-town Kansas. The goal? To get out of their rut of busyness and distractedness and to see how other families live outside the East Coast parenting bubble. How to Be a Family brings listeners along as the Kois girls - witty, solitary, extremely online Lyra and goofy, sensitive, social butterfly Harper - walk through the Kiwi bush, ride bikes to a Dutch school in the pouring rain, battle iguanas in their Costa Rican kitchen, and learn to love a town where everyone knows your name. Meanwhile, Dan interviews neighbors, public officials, and scholars to learn why each of these places work the way they do. Will this trip change the Kois family's lives? Or do families take their problems and conflicts with them wherever we go?  A journalistic memoir filled with heart, empathy, and lots of whining, How to Be a Family will make listeners dream about the amazing adventures their own families might take. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Dan Kois (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Dan Kois
Author: Dan Kois
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Las Vegas

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Learn the ins and outs of traveling to Las Vegas from an expert - Erica Stewart. The insider's guide for women traveling to this amazing city! Brimming with insider knowledge, helpful tips, and recommendations to off-the-beaten path attractions, this travel guide helps you discern the good from the bad and the worthy from the overrated. From sightseeing to shopping, clubbing and, of course, feasting like a true insider, let the author guide you through the overwhelming maze of options this magical city has to offer. Are you a female adventurer? Then hop on board and travel with us as we focus on answering your most ardent questions; we'll calm your fears and highlight all you must know before you go, as well as provide you with all the sources you'll need before and during your unforgettable vacation. Crazy, exciting, exotic, and exuberant: these are just a few of the best ways to describe Las Vegas. A city which was created from dust and which has grown to enjoy an international reputation as the best adult party-town on earth, Las Vegas is a phenomenal holiday destination for any discerning woman. Whether it's to gamble, party, shop, and dine, Vegas has a scene for everyone, of any age and with any taste. Discover all the amazing experiences Vegas has to offer, as we guide you through the best attractions, show, casinos, and resorts in town. We share the insider's know-how on how to score the best deals, how to get around, and what to expect of your soon to be unforgettable trip to Nevada's crowning glory. We'll share our recommendations for the best spas, the best restaurants, the unmissable sights, and our tips for a most fabulous girly weekend in Sin City. We'll even let you in on a few cool facts that'll leave you flabbergasted. So brush up those poker skills, shine the high heels, and pack this guide along with your most frivolous outfits.

©2017 Alex Publishing (P)2017 Alex Publishing

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Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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Slowly Down the Ganges

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Slowly Down the Ganges is seen as a vintage Newby masterpiece, alongside A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush and Love and War in the Apennines. Told with Newby's self-deprecating humour and wry attention to detail, this is a classic of the genre and a window into an enchanting piece of history. On his 44th birthday, Eric Newby sets out on an incredible journey: to travel the 1,200-mile length of India's holy river. In a misguided attempt to keep him out of trouble, Wanda, his lifelong travel companion and wife, is to be his fellow boatwoman. Their plan is to begin in the great plain of Hardwar and finish in the Bay of Bengal, but the journey almost immediately becomes markedly slower and more treacherous than either had imagined - running aground 63 times in the first six days. Travelling in a variety of unstable boats, as well as by rail, bus and bullock cart, and resting at sandbanks and remote villages, the Newbys encounter engaging characters and glorious mishaps, including the non-existence of large-scale maps of the country, a realisation that questions of pure 'logic' cause grave offense and, on one occasion, the only person in sight for miles is an old man who is himself unsure where he is. Newby's only consolation: on a river, if you go downstream, you're sure to end up somewhere.... 

©2019 Eric Newby (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Narrator: James Bryce
Author: Eric Newby
Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Fiestas and Siestas Miles Apart

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Ever wondered how easy it would be to start new life in a different country? Fiestas and Siestas Miles Apart is a humorous look at what happened to the Cuthbertson family, Alan and Heather along with daughters Stacey and Ashlie when they decide to sell everything, including the family stationery business, load the family car and move from England to Spain. Unfortunately half way through the process the girls have other ideas and take off on their own adventure across Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand. The naivety of the un-streetwise pair is shown in the emails and texts received by their parents, who themselves are finding Spanish life a very steep learning curve. Who knew fried sparrow was a delicacy? And Alan's first hunting trip is not a completely successful expedition, but a very funny one. Eventually the Cuthbertson family finds the house and village of their dreams, but this is just the beginning of their adventures in Spain.

©2013 Alan Cuthbertson (P)2016 Alan Cuthbertson

Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Fiji

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Each time I see a new place, I privately play the game of, "Would I be happy living here permanently?" My reactions for Fiji, mostly happy ones, aren't based entirely on Fiji's miles of white beaches, her rattling palms, the variety of her villages, or the dramatic hill country. I can find these things in dozens of Pacific destinations and, as much as I love most of them, none are choices for my declining years. Fiji has the required qualities - among them, space, and lots of it. Viti Levu, the big island where Suva and Nadi are, has 4,000 square miles. Vanua Levu, the next island in size, has 2,000 square miles. And then there are the smaller ones: Ovalau, Taveuni, Koro, Kandavu, Bau, the Lau group - and hundreds of other tiny dots of land. The people, 700,000 of them, are varied too. There are native Fijians, Polynesians, Indians, Chinese, and a fair sprinkling of expatriate Australians, New Zealanders, English, and Americans. Some of them like me require a city, perhaps not to live in, but at least available. Suva is such a place. It's small, in places it's tatty and hodge-podge, but it fits my specifications. When you're hungry, the best Indian and Chinese food in the Pacific is available. Mexican, Indonesian, and Italian food can be found too, or you can dine in splendor at a wide range of stylish restaurants. When you're thirsty, you can drink in an English or Australian pub, and when you feel poorly, good medical and dental care is available. For housing, something like $75,000 will provide you with a nice home in Suva, or you can live in the country-club environment of Pacific Harbor, 35 miles away. The University of the Pacific provides cultural resources if you want them and, because Fiji is such a Pacific crossroads, flights leave daily for Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Europe, and the Far East. This is the most comprehensive guide to these islands. Where to stay, where to eat, how to get around, what to see and do. All of the practical information you need is spelled out in detail. And hundreds of color photos bring the islands alive!

©2013 Hunter Publishing (P)2014 Hunter Publishing

Narrator: Chiquito Crasto
Author: Thomas Booth
Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Miles & Miles: A Lifetime of Travel in Asia and Latin America

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Filled with compelling true stories bursting with real-life charismatic dramatis personae, this beautiful, imaginative book is entirely fresh and genuinely thrilling. Miles is a natural-born traveller whose wanderlust adventures are illustrated by powerful themes as tensions mount and contrasting stories unfold. Miles & Miles is split into two eras. "On the Road" represents the globe-trotting years of 1973 to 1981 when Miles was a wide-eyed, curious young man, hungry for new experiences. He begins with an overland journey from England to Australia and back again followed by a spell as an expedition driver in the Near East; thereafter, his roaming moves on through the Soviet Union to the Far East. In-between these two eras, Miles pursues a career. but once this activity takes him overseas, he reconnects with the world at large, and the second era called "On Assignment" is underway. Although cushioned by an executive lifestyle, the real soul and spirit of a now seasoned traveller remains as he journeys into Latin America, China, and Asia from 1998 to 2006, the events of which shape the remainder of his life.  A wonderful travel novel.

©2018 Miles W. Hewitt (P)2018 Miles W. Hewitt

Narrator: Geoff Barham
Author: Miles Hewitt
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Red Dust

Summary

In 1983, Ma Jian turned 30 and was overwhelmed by the desire to escape the confines of his life in Beijing. Deng Xiaoping was clamping down on 'Spiritual Pollution'; young people were rebelling. With his long hair, jeans and artistic friends, Ma Jian was under surveillance. One day he bought a train ticket to the westernmost border of China and set off in search of himself.

©2001 Ma Jian (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

Narrator: William Rycroft
Author: Ma Jian
Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Paris Travel Guide

Summary

Are you ready to discover everything you need to know to get the most out of your holiday to Paris? If so you've come to the right place! Here's a preview of what you're about to learn: How to prepare for your awesome adventure The most beautiful parts of Paris that you need to see Things you need to do in Paris to ensure a memorable trip! Where to stay in Paris - hotels, motels, backpackers' and self contained apartments explained A crash course on Paris' best restaurants Partying in Paris - where to go Paris' hidden treasures How to get around Paris without getting lost Tips to make the most out of your time in Paris Much, much more!

©2016 Wanderlust Readers (P)2016 Wanderlust Readers

Narrator: Bo Morgan
Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Travelthon Tales

Summary

Traveling is the best way to learn and grow in life but it is also important to be observant as well as aware of your surroundings. Watch the view as your journey unfolds along the vast roads, mountains and peaks. Under the sea, a world unexplored opens up - all blue and colorful, neon and bright, the world beneath the sea is a true delight. I enjoy this rush of the unknown and the unconquered. This is what it is. A perilous plane - a journey almost to the divine. The temples and the faith, the jungles and the savannahs, the mountains and the vast terrains with canyons - it is all one when you see life through the eyes of a traveler. Travelthon Tales are my personal travel tales as I move along this life of freedom, wisdom, adventure and mayhem. The tales will be enlightening with morals, values, wisdom and teachings as I march forward in my quest to travel the world in search of peace, meanings, answers, and, most of all, joy.

©2020 Anuj Tikku (P)2020 Anuj Tikku

Narrator: Anuj Tikku
Author: Anuj Tikku
Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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The Longest Road

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September 1996 found Philip Caputo on Barter Island, a wind-scoured rock in the Beaufort Sea populated by two hundred Inupiat and a handful of whites. As he gazed upon an American flag above the only school for a 150 miles, he marveled that the children in that school pledged allegiance to the same flag as the children of Cuban immigrants on Key West, almost six thousand miles away. Awed by America’s vastness and diversity and filled with a renewed appreciation for its cohesiveness, an idea began to form. With enough time, gas money, and nerve he could drive from the southernmost point to the northernmost point of the United States that is reachable by road, talking to people as he went and trying to better understand what holds our great country together. Cicada-like, the idea went dormant, not to be reawakened for 14 years. In 2011, America was struggling through the greatest economic downturn since the Depression and was more divided than it had been in living memory. Caputo, who had just turned 70, his wife, and their two English setters took off in a truck hauling an Airstream camper from Key West, Florida, en route via back roads and state routes to Deadhorse, Alaska. The journey took four months and covered 17,000 miles, during which Caputo interviewed more than 80 Americans from all walks of life to get a picture of what their lives and the life of the nation are really about in the 21st century.

©2013 Philip Caputo. Recorded by arrangement with Henry Holt and Company, LLC. All rights reserved. (P)2013 HighBridge Company

Narrator: Pete Larkin
Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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On Roads That Echo

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Having already pedalled 18,000 miles from Britain to Beijing, Charlie Walker’s homeward leg carried him a further 26,000 miles through Central Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.   The two-and-a-half-year journey spanned the mountains and deserts of former Soviet Republics, Afghanistan on the fearful brink of foreign withdrawal, and remote corners of the Congolese jungle. From hiking through sandstorms in the Gobi desert to barreling down rapids in a dugout canoe, this perilous adventure, and Charlie’s many encounters along the way, gives insight into the past, present, and future of often-overlooked places during periods of great change.

©2019 Charlie Walker (P)2020 Charlie Walker

Narrator: Charlie Walker
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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A Tale of Two Valleys

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When acclaimed journalist Alan Deutschman came to the California wine country as the lucky houseguest of very rich friends, he was surprised to discover a raging controversy. A civil war was being fought between the Napa Valley, which epitomized elitism, prestige and wealthy excess, and the neighboring Sonoma Valley, a rag-tag bohemian enclave so stubbornly backward that rambunctious chickens wandered freely through town. But the antics really began when new-money invaders began pushing out Sonoma's poets and painters to make way for luxury resorts and trophy houses that seemed a parody of opulence. A Tale of Two Valleys captures these stranger-than-fiction locales with the wit of a Tom Wolfe novel and uncorks the hilarious absurdities of life among the wine world's glitterati. Deutschman found that on the weekends the wine country was like a bunch of gracious hosts smiling upon their guests, but during the week the families feuded with each other and their neighbors like the Hatfields and McCoys. Napa was a comically exclusive club where the super-rich fought desperately to get in. Sonoma's colorful free spirits and iconoclasts were wary of their bohemia becoming the next playground for the rapacious elite. So, led by a former taxicab driver and wine-grape picker, a cheese merchant and an artist who lived in a barn surrounded by wild peacocks, they formed a populist revolt to seize power and repel the rich invaders. Deutschman's cast of characters brims with eccentrics, egomaniacs and a mysterious man in black who crashed the elegant Napa Valley Wine Auction before proceeding to pay a half-million dollars for a single bottle. What develops is nothing less than a battle for the good life, a clash between old and new, the struggle for the soul of one of America's last bits of paradise. A Tale of Two Valleys is also available in hardcover from Broadway Books.

©2003 by Alan Deutschman (P)2002 Random House, Inc.

Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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The Happy Traveler

Summary

In The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of Better Vacations, psychology professor Dr. Jaime Kurtz applies the large and ever-growing body of research on happiness and decision-making to enhance the experience of travel. An avid explorer, study abroad instructor, teacher, and happiness researcher, Dr. Kurtz shows how anyone who has a vacation in his or her future can create the most meaningful, fulfilling, and joyful experiences possible. When the price of travel is daunting, getting the most "bang for your buck", both financially and emotionally, is essential to an ideal travel experience. With a sense of humor and adventure, Dr. Kurtz provides guidance on how to craft your perfect trip, boost your excitement before your trip even begins, and actively immerse yourself in a new culture while unplugging from your technological ties to home. She also explains how to best cherish and share travel moments, how to ease back into your daily life upon returning, and how to carry the secrets of happy travel into every day.

©2017 Oxford University Press (P)2017 Tantor

Author: Jaime Kurtz
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Jupiter

Summary

This is the story of a dry cargo ship which worked the Great Lakes for 69 years. In her glorious but quiet life, she never lost one single mariner's life, and completed safely all her voyages. She survived the weather, wars, depression, and attacks from most every direction, in a period when the human race witnessed the transition from horse and buggy transportation, to space flights. Her journey from her place of birth to the scrap pile parallels many lives on the waterways. This is a modest homage to the people who built Jupiter, and to all those mariners who sailed her.

©2014 Julian Chitta (P)2014 Julian Chitta

Narrator: Betsie Bush
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Love and War in the Apennines

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Hailed as Newby's 'masterpiece', Love and War in the Apennines is the gripping real-life story of Newby's imprisonment and escape from an Italian prison camp during World War II. After the Italian Armistice of 1943, Eric Newby escaped from the prison camp in which he'd been held for a year. He evaded the German army by hiding in the caves and forests of Fontanellato, in Italy's Po Valley. Against this picturesque backdrop, he was sheltered for three months by an informal network of Italian peasants who fed, supported and nursed him before his eventual recapture. Love and War in the Apennines is Newby's tribute to the selfless and courageous people who were to be his saviours and companions during this troubled time and of their bleak and unchanging way of life. Of the cast of idiosyncratic characters, most notable was the beautiful local girl on a bike who would teach him the language and eventually help him escape; two years later they were married and would spend the rest of their lives as co-adventurers. Part travelogue, part escape story and part romance, this is a mesmerising account of wisdom, courage, humour and adventure and tells the story of the early life of a man who would become one of Britain's best loved literary adventurers.

©2019 Eric Newby (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Narrator: James Bryce
Author: Eric Newby
Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Common Sense and Whiskey

Summary

It's all here: Adventures in Africa, Azerbaijan and the Arctic. Headhunters and prayer flags, liars and thieves, evil spirits and atrocious food. From Tbilisi to Tibet to the Trans-Siberian Railroad, Common Sense and Whiskey is a crisp survey of what's it's like in the real world. You can handle just about anything out on the road with a believable grin, common sense, and whiskey. That's been the author's theory, anyway, for 25 years of international travel. So far, so good. And now, in a new audiobook narrated by the author, Common Sense and Whiskey distills the most memorable experiences of a lifetime of travel to some of the world's least visited places. Fifteen stories from Bhutan, Borneo, Burma, Greenland, Guangxi, Lake Baikal, Madagascar, Malawi, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Chilean Patagonia, the Southern Caucasus, the Trans-Siberian Railroad, Sri Lanka and Tibet. For travelers - experienced, aspiring and armchair alike - Common Sense and Whiskey is something to sip slowly and savor. Perceptive travel tales, well told. Narrated by Bill Murray, whose day job for 30 years has been recording radio and television voiceovers. This is the author's sixth audiobook as narrator. "Please note that the author/narrator is NOT the actor Bill Murray."

©2011 Bill Murray (P)2016 Voices, Inc.

Narrator: Bill Murray
Author: Bill Murray
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic

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Kinky Friedman, the original Texas Jewboy, takes us on a rollicking, rock-and-rolling tour of his favorite city: Austin. Maybe you want to know which restaurant President Bush rates as his favorite Austin burger joint. Or maybe you want a glimpse of Willie Nelson's home life (hint: Willie plays a lot of golf). Perhaps you want to get the best view of the Mexican free-tail bats as they make their nightly flights to and from the Congress Avenue Bridge. Or maybe you're itching to learn the history of a city that birthed Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and countless other music legends. It's all here in The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic, the slightly insane, amazingly practical, and totally kick-ass guide to the coolest city in Texas by none other than Kinky Friedman. This ain't no ordinary travel guide, neither. "Like most other busy cities these days, Austin is not very effectively traversed by foot," Kinky explains. "You must understand that 'a walk in Austin' is primarily a spiritual sort of thing." As might be expected from this politically incorrect country-singer-turned-best-selling-mystery-author, the Kinkster's tour includes a bunch of stuff you won't find in a Frommer's guide, from descriptions of Austin's notable trees and directions to skinny-dipping sites to lists of haunted places and quizzes and puzzles. So put on your cowboy hat and your brontosaurus-foreskin boots and head down south with the only book you need to get to the big heart of this great city.

©2004 Kinky Friedman (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a divison of Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Kinky Friedman
Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Blood River

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Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year, 2008.A Richard and Judy Book Club selection. When Daily Telegraph correspondent Tim Butcher was sent to cover Africa in 2000, he quickly became obsessed with the idea of recreating H. M. Stanley's famous expedition - and travelling alone. Despite warnings that his plan was suicidal, Butcher set out for the Congo's eastern border with just a rucksack and a few thousand dollars hidden in his boots. Making his way in an assortment of vessels including a motorbike and a dugout canoe, and helped along by a cast of characters from UN aid workers to a campaigning pygmy, he followed in the footsteps of the great Victorian adventurers. Butcher's journey was a remarkable feat, but the story of the Congo, is more remarkable still.

©2007 Tim Butcher (P)2008 W F Howes Ltd

Narrator: Tim Butcher
Author: Tim Butcher
Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
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The Islands of the South Pacific

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Tahiti is one of the Society Islands which, with the Gambiers, the Tuamotus, the Australs, and the Marquesas, make up French Polynesia. This archipelago spread out over several million square miles of the south central Pacific is a mixture of high volcanic islands and low coral atolls. Moorea is the second-most popular destination in French Polynesia and with good reason. The most dramatic way to see Moorea is by hiking. The footpaths among the Marae of Opunohu are excellent, but the best walk is the trek from Vaiare west across to Pao Pao at the bottom of Cook's Bay. It's a longish trek, but the abundant flora are delightful and the views magnificent. Bora Bora - you can see it like a stage drop in the distance from Raiatea - is 160 miles from Tahiti. The pearl of all islands, it has a beauty borne of lagoon, reef, and green mountains. Bora Bora is the scene of paddling, peddling, snorkeling, walking, climbing, dancing, drinking and eating well. In the Marquesas, Nuku Hiva Island with a population of 1,800 is the administrative center for these 12 islands. Nuku Hiva, like most of the others, is majestically mountainous and beautiful. Growing and export of oranges is the main activity. Hiva Oa, according to Robert Louis Stevenson, was the loveliest and most ominous spot on earth. The Cook Islands, named after the British Captain who seems to have been everywhere in the Pacific, are scattered like tiny jewels over a large stretch of sea between Tahiti and Samoa. Tonga too has many attractions – the king's palace, the beaches, lagoons, flying foxes, blowholes, ruins, exquisite outer islands, and convenient transport. There's good food, perhaps the best in the Pacific, and the weather is cooler than many other Pacific islands. All the detail you will need about these Pacific islands is in the guide - the hotels, restaurants, what to see and do, how to get around, the history and the culture.

©2013 Hunter Publishing (P)2014 Hunter Publishing

Narrator: John Shelton
Author: Thomas Booth
Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
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Going the Wrong Way

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Since the Stone Age, the "walkabout" has been an aboriginal rite of passage. It is when adolescent boys wander aimlessly into the bush on a journey with no particular destination. During this time, they make the spiritual transition from boy to man. It's a time for self-assessment and deep thought, when he can learn about himself without the influence of his elders, friends, or family. It's a physical and psychological journey. I didn't look like an aboriginal adolescent as I set off from Belfast on my café racing Moto Guzzi, but looking back, I see that the same determination drove me to set off on a journey of self-discovery. I was 21 and wanted to go "somewhere" for "some time" and, well, for "something"! This desire drove me to break free from my mediocre, middle-class existence and reach out for the unknown. The demand was irresistible and bound me to an ancient ritual that many young men before me had taken for adventure. Come with Chris Donaldson on this roller-coaster ride of self-discovery, and you will not be disappointed as there is a near-death experience around every corner! Over 40,000 miles (not counting 10,000 more crewing on an ocean-going racing yacht) through 33 countries - there are enough harum-scarum life lessons to keep you listening on! All along the way, there are formidable road blocks: trigger-happy boy soldiers with AK-47s in war-torn Africa, the Sahara Desert, the Andes, waves the size of Everest that threaten to sweep him overboard, hepatitis E in South America, and PTSD when he got home - and that's only the half of it. This odyssey, seen through the eyes of someone in their early 20s, fresh for the Belfast Troubles and lived out in the early 1980s, is raw in its exposure but thoughtful in its deliberations and revealing about the regimes and cultures it passes through.

©2020 Chris Donaldson (P)2020 Chris Donaldson

Narrator: Ben Watt-Doak
Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
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Terra Incognita

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Sara Wheeler visited Antarctica as a guest of America's National Science Foundation and soon after her arrival fell in love with the frozen landscape and it's harsh beauty. During her seven month stay the author travelled to the various national sectors, visited several national bases and experienced four seasons. The author has a reverence for the early explorer and visits many historic landmarks in her journey across Antartica. Her writing is fresh and humorous and brings an insight into this intriguing continent.

©1996 Sara Wheeler (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd

Author: Sara Wheeler
Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
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Mezza Italiana

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Growing up in Brisbane in the 1970s and 80s, Zoë Boccabella knew if you wanted to fit in, you did not bottle tomatoes, have plastic on the hallway carpet or a glory box of Italian linens. Though she tried to be like 'everyone else', refusing to learn Italian and even dyeing her dark hair blonde, Zoë couldn't shake the unsettling sense of feeling 'half-and-half' - half Australian, mezza italiana - unable to fit fully into either culture, or merge the two. Years later, she travels to her family's ancestral village of Fossa in Abruzzo and discovers a place that is the stuff of fairytales - medieval castles, mystics, dark forests, serpent charmers and witches. As Zoë stays in the house that has belonged to her family for centuries, the village casts its spell. She begins to realise the preciousness of her heritage and the stories, recipes and traditions of her extended Italian family become a treasured part of her life. Then the earthquake hits.

©2011 Zoë Boccabella (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Narrator: Marcella Russo
Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
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Our Encounters with Ancient Rome and Greece

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Join the author and his wife as they travel Britain and Europe in search of Ancient Rome and Greece. "Scratch the soil of Britain and Europe, and you will find Rome."

©2020 Michael Boyajian (P)2021 Michael Boyajian

Length: 54 mins
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Dreaming of Jupiter

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When Ted Simon rode 64,000 miles round the world on his 500c Triumph Tiger, he inspired thousands of motorcyclists to begin their own adventures, including Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, who chronicled their travels in Long Way Round. Nearly 30 years later, Ted Simon took to the road again to retrace the epic journey he made in his 40s. He meets up with old friends and acquaintances, revisits old landmarks and locations, and rediscovers himself, as well as the world, along the way. Dreaming of Jupiter is a remarkable achievement and a fitting sequel to Jupiter’s Travels, the groundbreaking classic of motorcycle adventure.

©2007 Ted Simon (P)2018 Naxos AudioBooks

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Author: Ted Simon
Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
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An Amish Wedding Invitation

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Amish fiction author Serena B. Miller takes you "behind the barn door" in this true e-short account of her experience of attending an Amish wedding. In her years of researching her Amish novels, Serena Miller has gotten to know several Amish families in Holmes County, Ohio. When she was invited to attend the wedding of one of her friend's daughters, she expected it to be a casual affair: Muck out the barn, throw a potluck together, send the bride and groom off on their honeymoon in a buggy with a Just-Married sign hung on the back. But when the young bride shyly brings her a formal, professionally printed invitation, she realized everything she thought she knew about Amish weddings was wrong.  From the hand-arranged centerpieces - made from flowers the bride grew herself - to the portable kitchens the family rents to the elaborate and formally served meal, she realized that every detail of this wedding has been carefully and beautifully orchestrated by a bride and a society that cares very deeply about marriage. On the day of the wedding, Serena sits through the three-hour sermon preached entirely in German, after which the ceremony itself lasts under two minutes. She sees the grace with which the bride cooks for and serves her guests, and then stays to clean up after everyone has gone home. She is inspired by the way every member of the community seems to have some role to play in the event.

©2013 Serena B. Miller (P)2021 Recorded Books Inc.

Narrator: Christina Moore
Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic

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Kinky Friedman, the original Texas Jew boy, guides readers through the sights, sounds, food, and sundry oddities of his favorite Texas city. Known for live music and food, Austin is also the home of Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a number of other music legends. In this slightly insane and surprisingly practical guide to the coolest city in Texas, you'll find out which restaurant President Bush thinks is the best burger joint; you'll get a glimpse of Willie Nelson's home; and the best view of the Mexican free-tailed bats as they make their nightly flights to and from the Congress Avenue Bridge.

©2004 Kinky Friedman (P)2004 Books on Tape

Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
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The Okanagan Valley, Kootenays, Kamloops, Glacier National Park & Eastern British Columbia

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The desire to travel is instinctive; to see what's ahead of us, around the corner, or across the sea. We've been curious about the world since time began. So get out there, see the world, have an adventure, have fun, live! This section of British Columbia may have some of the most diverse landscape anywhere in Canada: from the high mountains at the western edge of the Rockies, to the desert climates of the Okanagan, to the thick forests outside Kamloops. The author knows the area intimately and provides all the details you need: where to stay, where to eat, shopping, the best walks and hikes, camping options, how to get around, what to see and do. Includes photos throughout. Osoyoos, Oliver, Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon - these are the major towns of the Okanagan Valley and there are some 50 wineries here. Each town and winery is detailed, with complete information on what to see and do, where to stay and eat, how to get around. Then we move on to Kamloops, Revelstoke, the Arrow Lakes, Glacier National Park, Golden and the Kootenays. The mountains are magnificent here, and the author tells you what you need to know to climb them, to take the dozens of hiking trails in this region, where to camp in the beautiful valleys, how to spot the abundant wildlife, and much more.

©2013 Hunter Publishing, Inc (P)2014 Hunter Publishing, Inc

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21 Tips on How to Travel the World on a Budget

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This book contains 21 tips on how you can travel and see new places without having to spend much money. You'll learn about reducing the cost of food, transportation, lodging, and more. Some of the tips you may like while others you may not like. Just look at each tip objectively and choose the ones that you feel are right for your particular travel situation.

©2016 Russell Lee (P)2016 Russell Lee

Narrator: Chase Mohrman
Author: Russell Lee
Length: 34 mins
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An Italian Journey

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An adventure of the heart in the mold of literature's classic spiritual journeys. It began with a girl. Then it was Italian food. After that it was books and discovering that even Mark Twain had fallen for Italy. E. M. Forster was smitten too: :Love and understand the Italians, for the people are more marvelous than the land." What is it about Italy and Italians? Italian movies immortalize the mystique. Fellini called it La Dolce Vita. Tornatore's Cinema Paradiso took James Shaw back to the sweet memories of his childhood and the Italian family who operated the hometown theater. And just like in the movie, young James had an Alfredo who, by example, taught him about serving people. James learned that Italians don't feel they're special. Luigi Barzini, author of The Italians, repeatedly asked, "Why are we the way we are?" and found no conclusive answer. But James was convinced there was a reason why the Renaissance was born in Tuscany and Italy has given the world Saint Francis, Michelangelo, da Vinci, Galileo, and now Benigni, whose film, Life Is Beautiful, showed the world that the Italian zest for living can even make a heaven of a hell. And so, after a lifetime of thinking about Italy, James became convinced that the way to find out why Italians are the way they are would be to eat with them at their kitchen tables. Day after day he picked their olives, and the Italians began treating him like family. And James began seeing their unique human quality that attracts people to Italy and keeps pulling them back again and again. But the story doesn't end in the olive groves of Tuscany. To discover the heart of Italian life, James had to travel back to World War II Italy. An Italian Journey will inspire you to follow your passions, your enthusiasms, to your own beautiful discoveries. Bella Scoperta!

©2012 James Ernest Shaw (P)2015 James Ernest Shaw

Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
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The Hour of Land

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For years, America's national parks have provided public breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why close to 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now, to honor the centennial of the National Park Service, Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, what they mean to us, and what we mean to them. Through 12 carefully chosen parks, from Yellowstone in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas, Tempest Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America. Our national parks stand at the intersection of humanity and wildness, and there's no one better than Tempest Williams to guide us there.

©2016 Terry Tempest Williams (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Terry Williams
Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
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Human Types

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Having traveled much and tried his hand at many jobs, Alexander Kuprin ran into all sorts of people over the course of his tumultuous life. Human Types is a selection of sketches from the vast gallery of portraits he had created as part of his writing.

©2018 TSK Group LLC (P)2019 TSK Group LLC

Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
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Disney Declassified

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Welcome to the world of Disney Declassified, a real look at some of the situations that play out in their theme parks, their corporate boardroom, and all too often, a courtroom. Some of the situations are heartbreaking, others are head-scratching, and all of them are tales Disney would rather you not hear. Walt Disney, the company bearing his name, and their theme parks have been analyzed and chronicled almost ad nauseam. The word Disney conjures up different feelings for different people. For many, The Walt Disney Company stands for all things wholesome, family-centric, moral, and entertaining, but every now and then scandalous and salacious behavior seeps into the utopian world of Disney.

Disney Declassified isn't about the analysis of the Disney Company at a deep or philosophical level - actually, it's quite the contrary; it's a collection of true stories with Disney being the setting or the catalyst in situations that are very un-Disney-like. In some of these instances, not every Disney story ends happily ever after;

The shocking time a baby was born and abandoned in a Magic Kingdom toilet.

When an eight-year-old girl was randomly shot in the back while riding aboard the Disneyland Railroad.

The controversial story of a handicapped woman having her Disneyland annual pass suspended for speeding and running into other guests with her motorized scooter.

What do a priest accused of molesting multiple children and the founder of a Ponzi scheme have in common? They both fled their situations and went to work at Walt Disney World.

The role a former Nazi SS member played in the construction of Walt Disney World.

Two hostage situations at Walt Disney World, with one at EPCOT tragically ending in suicide.

How a peeping Tom set up an elaborate system to spy on female cast members as they changed for work inside Cinderella's Castle.

Ever hear of something called "Sphinctering?" If you were one of the unlucky guys working for the fire company on Walt Disney World property, you may have been subjected to this form of male-on-male sexual harassment.

Find out how the public helped to identify and track down a despicable child pornographer based on the Disney resort in the background images the police released from his reprehensible videos.

The Disney docket doesn't end with cases of ride accidents, sex, crimes, death, and violence. There are multiple stories of people faking cancer to score a free trip to Disney World, interesting copyright infringement and Americans with Disability Act lawsuits, and a touching story of how a young boy with autism utilizes Disney characters to communicate with his family.

However you feel about Disney, lover or hater, explore these stories and many more, when the real world collides with Disney and their world. Chances are you may never view Disney the same way again!

©2014 Aaron H. Goldberg (P)2017 Aaron H. Goldberg

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Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
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The Swiss Alps: Geneva, Zermatt, Zurich, Lucerne, St. Moritz, & Beyond

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The Swiss Confederation spans some 41,293 square km in west-central Europe. Bounding Switzerland are Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Liechtenstein and Austria to the east. Around 70% of Switzerland's terrain is mountainous, much of its land rippling along the Bernese, Rhaetian, and Pennine Alps. The mighty Rhine River drains 68% of the land here, and some 60% is either pastureland or forest. Switzerland enjoys a high standard of living, with among the world's lowest unemployment, highest income, and longest life expectancy rates. The Valais region encompasses Switzerland's most rugged terrain. Our coverage extends from the gateway city of Geneva to the upper reaches of the Walliser Alps along the Italian frontier. Visitors are apt to enter the region in Geneva, a small, cosmopolitan city between the border of France and the western end of Lake Geneva, known in French as Lac Leman. The city bustles with the business of international organizations, plays along a garden-lined lakefront, and harbors a pleasant pedestrian old town. The city of Lausanne lies across the lake, drawing visitors for its own pleasant lakefront and the Olympic Games History Museum. Beyond, in the Valais region, protrudes the magnificent Matterhorn Peak, with famed Zermatt at its foot and secluded Saas-Fee just over the hill. In southeastern Switzerland, Zermatt reclines amid a cluster of 38 4,000-m peaks. Above the town towers the distinctive hook of the Matterhorn crest. But, curiously, few here pay much attention. In this glamorous town, electric taxis tear through the alleys, moving shoppers, sightseers, and skiers at a frantic pace. For this jet-setting clientele, Zermatt isn't a place to relax; it's a place to play, and play hard. All of the details you need to know are in this guide - where to stay, where to eat, where to play and where to party. Plus the mountain climbing adventures, the hikes and walks, the bike trails and much more.

©2013 Hunter Publishing (P)2014 Hunter Publishing

Narrator: Robert E. Prout
Author: Krista Dana
Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Elders [Elsewhere]

Summary

In Mei 2015 reis Weg-joernalis Erns Grundling na Europa om die Camino Francés, die bekende en gewilde pelgrimstog in Spanje, op sy eie te gaan stap. Hy is onvoorbereid, oorgewig, beseer en onfiks. Daarby is hy volledig ontnugter deur homself, die liefde en die lewe self. Hy klim ook op die vliegtuig met ’n dringende Weg-artikel wat eers móét klaar voor hy met sy swaar rugsak in die pad mag val. Elders vertel die verhaal van Erns se staptog van een duisend vyf en twintig kilometer oor veertig dae, wat hy sonder ’n selfoon, kamera of horlosie aangepak het. In ’n tyd wat ons almal toenemend onder beleg voel weens die onmiddellikheid van selfone en sosiale media, ontdek hy die ware betekenis en beloning van om in die oomblik te leef. Hy raak meer as een keer verlief, loop sy doppelgänger raak, beleef ’n reeks avonture en ontmoet kleurryke karakters, skud meer as tien kilogram af en kom tot waardevolle nuwe insigte langs hierdie eeue oue roete van innerlike transformasie.  Hierdie is ’n ongewone boek - ’n reisverhaal en memoir wat behalwe vir ’n fisieke avontuur ook ’n deernisvolle blik bied op die ewe kosbare binnereis. Erns het juis gaan stap om weg te kom van skryf. Eers met sy terugkoms sou hy besef hy het ’n storie om te vertel.  Please note: This audiobook is in Afrikaans.

©2019 Erns Grundling (P)2019 Queillerie

Narrator: Stian Bam
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
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Cannes, Cap d'Antibes, Nice, & Menton

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In 1834, the British Lord Chancellor, Lord Henry Brougham, was on his way to Nice, still part of Italy and already a popular winter resort with English aristocrats. Because of a cholera epidemic in Provence, the governor of Nice had closed the border so Brougham and his daughter Eleanore were turned back. On their way to Grasse, they stopped for the night at an inn on what is today the Rue du Port in Cannes. Brougham was so taken with the little village of Canoïs that he stayed on, ultimately commissioning a splendid villa named after his daughter. Two years later, the crême de la crême of London high society, fleeing Britain's dull winter climate, followed Brougham to Cannes. By 1838, the port was under construction and the spectacular seafront, La Croisette, was underway. Ten years later, palace hotels were going up, a poor fishing village had been transformed into a fashionable winter resort with vast mansions, gardens bursting with exotic blooms, grand avenues and promenades. Cannes had become the coast's leading resort. Then there is the Cannes Film Festival. Every May, film stars and starlets, filmmakers, film buyers, film investors, producers, publicists and autograph seekers take over the whole town. If you can elbow your way into Cannes during the festival season, you'll find them parading along La Croisette, partying on the yachts that fill the harbor, wheeling and dealing in hotel rooms, restaurants and bars. And then there is Antibes. I discovered that I loved Antibes on my first trip to the South of France. It has remained my favorite town on the Riviera ever since. Every house seems bursting with flowers. Geraniums, oleanders, bougainvilla, grape vines, palms and yucca plants tumble out of pots and cover golden stone walls. American millionaires discovered Antibes-Juan les Pins at the beginning of the 20th century. They built enormous mansions on the Cap d'Antibes or took over ones built earlier.

©2012 Hunter Publishing, Inc (P)2015 Hunter Publishing, Inc

Narrator: Kate Fisher
Author: Ferne Arfin
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
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Wander

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Journeying by foot, train, boat, and bicycle, Robert Isenberg chronicles the sights and sounds of four continents, from windswept outback to teeming megacities. Here we meet drifters, cavaliers, streetwalkers, and saints, observed with the eye of a journalist and the soul of a playwright. Written over the course of a decade, Wander celebrates the global family in all its horror and beauty.

©2010 Robert Isenberg (P)2014 Robert Isenberg

Narrator: Robert Isenberg
Length: 47 mins
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Ways of Escape

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Brought to you by Penguin. With superb skill and feeling, Graham Greene retraces the experiences and encounters of his extraordinary life. His restlessness is legendary; as if seeking out danger, Greene travelled to Haiti during the nightmare rule of Papa Doc, Vietnam in the last days of the French, Kenya during the Mau Mau rebellion. With ironic delight he recalls his time in the British Secret Service in Africa and his brief involvement in Hollywood. He writes, as only he can, about people and places, faith, doubt, fear and not least, the trials and craft of writing.

©1980 Graham Greene (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Jamie Parker
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
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India

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>India: Cities, Sights & Other Places You Need to Visit. India is one of the oldest places to inhabit civilization, with a history dating back thousands of years. Since time immemorial, people have visited this country for various reasons - to work, shelter, tourism, spiritual upliftment, and the like. India is surrounded by the great Himalayas in the north, Arabian Sea on the west, Indian Ocean in the south and the Bay of Bengal in the east. India is a very diverse country in terms of people, climate, locales, languages, customs, cuisines, cultures, and beliefs. Like anything and everything else, Indian food also depicts different cultures and traditions of India. Every year, millions of tourists visit this country for experiencing the vast array of beautiful sights and sceneries, and monuments and locales. In this audiobook, you will find all the information you're looking for about: Kolkata Puri Sikkim Ahmedabad Kucth And so much more! When you purchase India: Cities, Sights & Other Places You Need to Visit you will be well prepared to visit the country of your dreams! Buy this audiobook today!

©2017 Writing Souls' Travel Guides (P)2017 Writing Souls' Travel Guides

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Lean Travel

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Less is More. Give more and take less...from how you act, to how you pack. About 10 years ago, I decided that I wanted to become a world-class giver. You might be thinking, "Why are you telling me this at the beginning of a book called Lean Travel?" The reason is quite simple. In order to have a great travel experience, you must approach it from the standpoint that you are going to treat all the people you encounter with dignity and respect, understanding that they are working hard to help you have a great trip. If you regularly give them your respect, your smile, your encouragement, and your gratitude, your travel will be a blessing! In addition to being grateful, another way to make your travel experience more fulfilling is to live by the adage that "less is more". In a Lean Travel context, this means travel light. For example, I bought a pair of high-quality Keen sandals, thinking they would be the ultimate travel sandal. After a few trips around the world, however, I realized they were really quite bulky and heavy. They were also a bit overkill for what I needed, which was mostly when walking to the hotel pool or restaurant. So, in adherence to my philosophy of traveling light, I found a very inexpensive pair of sandals for five bucks and I turned in my $70 pair of Keens. This is a perfect example of lean travel, because it demonstrates how a simple two-second improvement can make travel more effective and enjoyable. My suitcase weighed about four pounds less, everything packed up easier, and the new sandals were absolutely perfect for my needs. As you start this book, I want you to understand the two main parts of my philosophy. First, what you give in the travel experience will have a profound impact on how much you enjoy it. Second, the less you bring and the lighter you travel, the more you will be able to feel and adapt to the fantastic trade winds of the travel experience. So travel with a full heart and a light suitcase!

©2016 Paul A. Akers (P)2017 Paul A. Akers

Narrator: Paul A. Akers
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
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On the Road with Joe

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Bob Davidson's father, Joe "Pops" Davidson, has died. After selling the estate, Bob goes on the road, but he has a passenger along - Joe's ashes, sitting in an urn in Bob's camper, riding in the bed of his old Chevy pickup. Joe's last wishes were for Bob to spread his ashes on top of the Grand Teton in Wyoming - a request Bob's not sure he can accomplish. Travel with Bob as he drives across the great American Southwest, visiting stunning national parks, flying over Mono Lake in an ultralight aircraft, and even knocking on the back gate of Area 51. The whole time Bob's thinking of Joe, yet delaying his father's remarkable final request. But then, Bob finally meets up with his destiny in the mountains near Jackson.

©2015 Roger D. Miller (P)2016 Roger D. Miller

Narrator: Richard Henzel
Author: Bob Davidson
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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St. Tropez, Frejus, St. Raphael & the Western Cote d'Azur

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Starting just east of la Ciotat, the great sweep of Mediterranean coast, all the way to the Italian border, is referred to as the Côte d'Azur or the Riviera. It is a large area with dozens of beaches and, despite the coast's reputation for toney glamor alternating with brash vulgarity, it's a great location for watersports, boating, parascending, climbing, hiking, and gliding. The Western Côte d'Azur is a deeply indented coast, characterized by many small towns, miles of sandy beaches, and three great mountainous headlands, called massifs. The Massif des Maures, Massif de l'Estérel, and Massif de Tanneron foreshadow the march of the Alps to the sea farther east along the Riviera. They offer stunning long distance views and provide miles of good walking. For years, French vacationers kept the region their secret, staying in their holiday homes or with friends and family. As a result, the massifs remain largely undiscovered territory for foreign visitors, who usually race around and between them on motorways for the coast. If you stop to enjoy this region, you'll find it has its own personality and surprises. Covered in depth are the Mauresque Coast, including St. Tropez, Le Lavandou, Grimaud, Ste Maxime, then on to Fréjus, Saint Raphael, the Massif du Tanneron, and the Esterel. All the places to stay are described, as well as the places to eat, the history, sights to see, plus adventures on foot, on horseback, and on water.

©2012 Hunter Publishing (P)2014 Hunter Publishing

Narrator: Sally Martin
Author: Ferne Arfin
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
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Surfacing

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Summary

"[Kathleen Jamie’s] essays guide you softly along coastlines of varying continents, exploring caves, and pondering ice ages until the narrator stumbles over - not a rock on the trail, but mortality, maybe the earth’s, maybe our own, pointing to new paths forward through the forest." (Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing, "By the Book" in The New York Times Book Review)

An immersive exploration of time and place in a shrinking world, from the award-winning author of Sightlines.

In this remarkable blend of memoir, cultural history, and travelogue, poet and author Kathleen Jamie touches points on a timeline spanning millennia, and considers what surfaces and what reconnects us to our past. From the thawing tundra linking a Yup'ik village in Alaska to its hunter-gatherer past to the shifting sand dunes revealing the impressively preserved homes of neolithic farmers in Scotland, Jamie explores how the changing natural world can alter our sense of time. Most movingly, she considers, as her father dies and her children leave home, the surfacing of an older, less tethered sense of herself. In precise, luminous prose, Surfacing offers a profound sense of time passing and an antidote to all that is instant, ephemeral, unrooted.

©2019 Kathleen Jamie (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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In Morocco

Summary

"To step on board a steamer in a Spanish port, and three hours later to land in a country without a guide-book, is a sensation to rouse the hunger of the repletest sight-seer. The sensation is attainable by any one who will take the trouble to row out into the harbour of Algeciras and scramble onto a little black boat headed across the straits...." A classic of travel writing, In Morocco is Edith Wharton's remarkable account of her journey to that country during World War I. With her characteristic sense of adventure, Wharton set out to explore Morocco and its people, traveling by military jeep to Rabat, Moulay Idriss, Fez, and Marrakech, from the Atlantic coast to the high Atlas. Along the way, she witnessed religious ceremonies and ritual dances, visited the opulent palaces of the Sultan, and was admitted to the mysterious world of his harem.

Public Domain (P)1998 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Anna Fields
Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Coming into the Country

2 ratings

Summary

Those who have traveled into America’s only remaining frontier rarely come back out the same. Only in Alaska can we come close to understanding what our forefathers must have felt upon their arrival in the New World. McPhee brings to this narrative the qualities that have distinguished him in the field of travel literature—tolerance, brisk, and entertaining prose, and a fascination with things most of us never bother to notice.

©1977 John McPhee (P)1990 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Nelson Runger
Author: John McPhee
Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Stories of the Southern Sea

Summary

It lives in the hole where the moon used to be. And for most of the worst part of the Northern winter, over the last two decades, so have we.  The real South Pacific was not a Bali Hai musical, but a drama of cannibals and castaways, headhunters and slavers, paradise and perdition. This is an audiobook of saline psalms. This is water.

©2015 Lawrence Winkler (P)2017 Lawrence Winkler

Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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36 Views of Mount Fuji

2 ratings

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In 1980 Cathy N. Davidson traveled to Japan to teach English at a leading all-women’s university. It was the first of many journeys and the beginning of a deep and abiding fascination. In this extraordinary book, Davidson depicts a series of intimate moments and small epiphanies that together make up a panoramic view of Japan. With wit, candor, and a lover’s keen eye, she tells captivating stories - from that of a Buddhist funeral laden with ritual to an exhilarating evening spent touring the “Floating World,” the sensual demimonde in which salaryman meets geisha and the normal rules are suspended. On a remote island inhabited by one of the last matriarchal societies in the world, a disconcertingly down-to-earth priestess leads her to the heart of a sacred grove. And she spends a few unforgettable weeks in a quasi-Victorian residence called the Practice House, where, until recently, Japanese women were taught American customs so that they would make proper wives for husbands who might be stationed abroad. In an afterword new to this edition, Davidson tells of a poignant trip back to Japan in 2005 to visit friends who had remade their lives after the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995, which had devastated the city of Kobe, as well as the small town where Davidson had lived and the university where she taught. 36 Views of Mount Fuji not only transforms our image of Japan, it offers a stirring look at the very nature of culture and identity. Often funny, sometimes liltingly sad, it is as intimate and irresistible as a long-awaited letter from a good friend.

©2006 Cathy Davidson (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
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New York City: Experience New York! The Go Smart Guide to Getting the Most out of New York City

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Your Comprehensive Guide to Everything about the Quintessential New York City Are you looking to travel to New York, but you do not have much of a clue of what to expect from the place? This is the guide which will help you out. In this audiobook, we have offered the much needed details which will help you plan the perfect trips that can help you have a wonderful trip. If you are wondering as to what are you going to learn from this book, here are some of the different things you will get acquainted with. Explore New York In the travel guide to New York City, here are the top things you are going to come across: A history of New York city: All avid travelers love to know the details and background of the place they are touring. This is why we have offered you the historical background of this city and you will be able to get a glimpse of the place this city enjoyed in the books of history. The travel checklist: Another thing you need to know when you are making a trip is to get a hang of the top travel tips. You will need to have a checklist, which will help you in being sure that you are not missing out on the important points. The checklist will give you the details of the things you must carry when you are travelling to New York City. The weather: We will help you get the details of the weather in New York, because sometimes the weather may play spoil sport and rob you of the pleasure of your trip. It is important to be aware of what kind of weather is likely to greet you, and this book is going to shed light on the same. The top sightseeing points When you listen to a travel guide, what is the top thing you desire? Don't we all want to take a glimpse of what are the top sightseeing points in the place? This travel guide has been written with this point in mind when you are going through the travel guide to New York City, you will be able to get a clear idea of which are the places that you must visit in this city.

©2015 Go Smart Travel Guides (P)2015 Go Smart Travel Guides

Narrator: Wendy Almeida
Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Mediterranean Cruise with the Cruise Addict's Wife

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All the information you could ever want on a ship is available online, or in the cruise line's brochures ... stats, weights, where the ship was built, all those dry facts and figures. When we began dreaming about taking on the Mediterranean, my mind leaped right past all that. What I really wanted to know was how real people actually did the cruise planning. I wanted to know where did they go, and what did they do, and what did they like, what did they wish that they had done differently? What did they learn along the way, what did they enjoy the most, and what do they wish they had not wasted time on? What I really wanted was to have a conversation with a whole bunch of people. That's it, I wanted a think tank of other cruisers, and I couldn't find one. I studied tour books and cruise books and multiple websites, I read hundreds of reviews, I learned about each city, and each port. And this book is the result, right in your hand! Come along with the Cruise Addict and his wife on their first-ever journey to Europe! Written day by day, it's just like being there. Part tour guide, part story, this book is laced with insights to help you make the most of your own Mediterranean cruise. Ten ports, all through the eyes of a traveler like yourself...only wiser. Just dreaming? You'll enjoy the humorous stories as the Cruise Addict takes on The Continent. Learn what to see, what to skip, how to see more than anyone else while saving money. Most important, learn how to personalize your cruise for a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

©2016 Deb Graham (P)2017 Deb Graham

Narrator: Leigh Linley
Author: Deb Graham
Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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St. Petersburg, Florida, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, and Beyond

Summary

Based on our much larger guide to Tampa Bay and Florida's West Coast, this zeroes in on New Port Richey, Tarpon Springs and Dunedin, Clearwater and Clearwater Beach, the Sand Key Communities, Treasure Island, St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg. This audiobook is packed with practical information and enticing facts that make it fun to listen to.

©2012 Hunter Publishing (P)2014 Hunter Publishing

Narrator: Bob Milhoan
Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Ship for Brains: Cruise Confidential 2

4 ratings

Summary

Cruise ship crew have it hard. Cruise ship rock stars have it harder! Bruns is back to expose the high seas art world. In this hilarious sequel he vividly describes his ship life highs and lows, misadventures, mis-flirtations and, through it all, his astute insights into human nature.   

©2011 Brian David Bruns (P)2018 Brian David Bruns

Narrator: Gary Furlong
Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Thailand Bundle

1 rating

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This bundle of three books warns of the dangers and common mistakes that people make when in Thailand. Essential listening for tourists, as the information contained can save you a fortune, as well as serious grief. For those who are considering relocating to Thailand or taking up with a Thai lady, the information is invaluable. It's better to know before you go. Titles contained within the bundle are: Thailand: Scam Land, 50 Common Scams Thailand: The Ten Cardinal Sins Thailand: Another Ten Sins

©2013, 2014 David Bradley (P)2014 David Bradley

Narrator: Jackson Ladd
Author: The Blether
Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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South Korea

Summary

Explore the historic and fascinating Korean Peninsula! Have you ever dreamed of visiting South Korea? Do you wish you knew more about this rich ancient and modern culture? Are you preparing for your own trip to South Korea? If so, this is the audiobook for you!   This comprehensive and inspiring audio guidebook presents intriguing and precise descriptions of South Korean life and travel:     Finding cultural gems in seoul’s unique and diverse neighborhoods Exploring Dongdaemun’s Ancient Gates and modern Uzbek community Getting Seoul’s best food, shopping, and panoramic views  Hiking through natural wonders and inspiring vistas Visiting Buddhist shrines and temples Purchasing South Korea’s famous pottery and hand-painted scrolls ...and so much more!  You’ll revel in the author’s adventures in South Korea...being chased by a lifeguard in a speedboat, walking among a thousand unique Buddhist statues, eating Korean barbecue - and even island-hopping! From relaxing in saunas and spas to wandering through ancient fortresses...the author experienced the length and breadth of South Korea. In this epic travelog, you’ll even learn about staying in ancient temples and visiting the demilitarized zone! There’s even an extensive section on the many culinary delights of South Korea - including oysters, kim-chi, and dok-galbi! Don’t wait another minute to start your South Korean adventure - download My Travelog: South Korea right away! Take your first steps into this amazing world!

©2016 Garcia V. Ammons (P)2018 Garcia V. Ammons

Available on Audible
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Kon-Tiki

1 rating

Summary

Thor Heyerdahl war überzeugt: Die polynesische Kultur hat ihren Ursprung in Peru. Doch konnten die Menschen vor 1500 Jahren wirklich die Weiten des Pazifischen Ozeans überqueren? Um das zu demonstrieren, baute der Norweger ein einfaches Floß und begab sich mit fünf Begleitern auf die abenteuerliche Fahrt. Und tatsächlich erreichte er nach 101 Tagen sein Ziel - der Fachwelt und aller Gefahren zum Trotz...

©2013 List Taschenbuch (P)2013 Der Hörverlag

Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Motions and Moments

1 rating

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Motions and Moments is the third book by Michael Pronko on the fluid feel and vibrant confusions of Tokyo life. These essays burrow into the unique intensities that suffuse the city and ponder what they mean to its millions of inhabitants. Based on Pronko's 18 years living, teaching, and writing in Tokyo, these essays on how Tokyoites work, dress, commute, eat, and sleep are steeped in insights into the city's odd structures, intricate pleasures, and engaging undertow. Included are essays on living to size and loving the crowd, on Tokyo's dizzying uncertainties and daily satisfactions, and on the 2011 earthquake. This collection captures the ceaseless flow and passing flashes of life in the biggest city in the world with gentle humor and rich detail. Awards for Motions and Moments: Gold Award Readers’ Favorite Non-Fiction Cultural Gold Award Global E-Book Awards Travel Writing Gold Award Non-Fiction Author’s Association Gold Honoree Independent Book Publishers Association Winner Best Indie Book Award Non-Fiction Silver Medal 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Best Adult Non-Fiction Indie Groundbreaking Book by Independent Publisher Book Review Finalist National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist Foreword's Indiefab Book of the Year Awards Finalist Travel: Guides & Essays 2016 International Book Awards Finalist Travel Independent Author Network Semi-Finalist Kindle Book Review Awards

©2015 Michael Pronko (P)2016 Michael Pronko

Narrator: Marcio Catalano
Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Cycling to Dongola: A Memoir

Summary

At the age of 69, Jonas Barter embarks on an inspiring adventure to celebrate retirement and reassure himself that the old body in the mirror is still friends with the younger guy in the head. This quest becomes the story of a 2,000 km bicycle trip in Northern Africa. Along the way, in addition to the descriptions of remarkable places and improbable events, he drums up childhood memories, composes quirky short stories, writes lyrical poems (sometimes, as songs in this audiobook version), and presents moving perspectives on mundane things such as pain, tedium, history, skin, hair, wilderness, religion, and old age. It is a charmingly funny reflection on what makes us travel and what brings us home.

©2019 Jonas Barter (P)2019 Jonas Barter

Narrator: Jonas Barter
Author: Jonas Barter
Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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The Venice I Know

Summary

The Venice I Know is not your typical travel guide. With an emphasis on actual issues facing the Venetian people today, Margie Miklas delivers an illuminating and honest look at Venice, a real place where everyday people live and work. In her characteristic conversational, storytelling approach, she shares essential insider details about accommodations, food, transportation, shopping, artisan experiences, and iconic sights in the city of romance. You’ll feel like you’re along for the ride as she shares conversations with chefs, artists, tour guides, and artisans, all of whom are true Venetians. Humorous personal anecdotes and travel tips are interspersed with researched facts and current concerns facing Venice and its people.  An award-winning author and travel blogger, Margie has traveled to Venice five times, and has fallen in love with the resilient people, their passion, and their beautiful city. Whether you’re considering a trip to Venice, have been there before, or just want to learn more, The Venice I Know will guide you in the right direction.  “Margie Miklas has captured the heart and soul of this city. The Venice I Know is a must-read for first time and seasoned visitors because it gives you an insight to the people, the culture and the history of Venice. Also be sure to bring it along when you go. It’s a great reference and it can help you further plan your visit once you arrive." (M.A. Maggiano, author of Roman Interlude and London Waiting)

©2021 Margie Miklas (P)2021 Margie Miklas

Narrator: Margie Miklas
Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Pattaya Pains

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Thailand, the land of smiles and golden dreams, is languishing, and Pattaya, its biggest fun city, is succumbing to a thousand ills. Pattaya Pains is about living in Pattaya over the long term. Even though the collection of essays, stories, and observations herein would relish the golden dream of painting Pattaya as a romantic hotspot where Thais and foreigners bond, it can’t do so - not only because East is East and West is West, but also because Thais just don’t see foreigners in a good light. Sure, we bring in the bucks to the Land of Smiles, but we are aliens who do not understand Thai ways, Thai culture, and Thai traditions. There is another problem, as well. Thailand is deeply conservative, and its education system is worlds apart from a Western one. Thailand sides with uniformity of thought and behavior, going out of its way to dismiss other modes of thinking. The country has profound pockets of poverty, and despite examples of countries with social mobility, Thailand operates a tacit, accepted caste-system, reinforced by conformity, uniformity, and its undemocratic leaders who regularly threaten “outspoken” people with punishment while claiming to be lenient. “I will hit you with this law but remember I have not hit you with that law because of my great clemency.” Your average Thai looks at foreigners with contempt and resentment, is patriotic, self-serving, irresponsible, and thoughtless. Pattaya Pains finds these matters and many others, like the death rate on the roads, painful...to say the least. As the nameless crone at the beginning of the book cackles, “Go on, luvvie, give yourself a treat. Learn why Thailand isn’t the Land of Smiles. Learn why Pattaya is Pain City not Fun City!” 

©2020 Jonathan Finch (P)2020 Jonathan Finch

Narrator: Nigel R. Gore
Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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NPR Road Trips: Fairs and Festivals

Summary

Step right up as the gates swing open at fairgrounds across the USA. This delightful collection explores the unique joys of the public gatherings that take place in cities and small towns, when people of all stripes and sizes meet to gawk at cows, ponder seed art, get hypnotized, compete in husband-calling contests, and eat virtually anything on a stick. Farming, food, politics, parades, shilling, glad-handing, people-watching, and silliness are celebrated here. If you've been to a fair or festival, you'll love this collection. If you haven't, here's what you've been missing. Contents: Introduction by Noah Adams Garrison Keillor at the Minnesota State Fair Postcard: Texas State Fair A Break from Politics at the County Fair Hard Work, Some Play at the Iowa State Fair Swine Bring "Olympig" Racing to County Fairs Postcard: Collectibles at the Fair "Lovey" Replaces "Sooey" in Husband-Calling Contest The Minnesota State Fair on a Stick Voices from the National Cornbread Festival Iowa's Butter Cow Lady Competitive Wood Chopping in West Virginia Mountain View Folk Festival Melvin the Human Blockhead The Phelps of Food Canning The Funnel Cake King On the Midway: A Fairbanks Carnival Lost and Found Sound: Carnival Talkers

©1999-2012 National Public Radio, Inc. (P)2012 National Public Radio, Inc.

Narrator: Noah Adams
Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Verona, Vicenza, Lake Garda & the Veneto

Summary

Italy's northernmost zone, the Veneto includes Padua, Verona, Vicenza, plus Venice itself, which once ruled the area. Some 5,000 Renaissance villas still stand, many by Palladio. A food- and wine-lover's paradise, it's also the most artistically rich region in Italy, and the most romantic, with the art of Giotto and Mantegna in Padua, the Roman ruins in Verona, the canals and palaces in Venice itself. Bellini, Tintoretto, Veronese, and Titian worked here. Experience their art and be part of their world, with the insights of an insider. Every detail is here about the foods, the sights, the best places to stay and eat. Vicenza is an essential stop on the itineraries of architecture lovers and Palladio's followers, but is unfortunately bypassed by many tourists traveling through the Veneto region who don't realize what it has to offer. This well-kept secret has made remarkable cultural and economical contributions to the region and merits a visit, if only for a few hours. Vicenza is an important Renaissance city with an impressive number of buildings dating back to the 1500s, many of them attributed to Andrea Palladio. It was during this period that Andrea di Pietro della Gondola came to Vicenza as a 16-year-old stone mason and through a combination of his own talent and a fine network of mentors, grew to be the great architect who dramatically transformed Vicenza's urban image. Palladio was commissioned to build palazzi for the city's wealthy residents, redesign several buildings which had been badly damaged by the League of Cambrai and to make the city better reflect the influence of the Republic of Venice. His finest works in the city include the Teatro Olimpico, the Basilica Palladiana, and the Palazzo Chiericati.

©2013 Hunter Publishing, Inc (P)2015 Hunter Publishing, Inc

Narrator: David Angelo
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Florida's Fort Myers, Sanibel & Captiva

Summary

Based on our much larger guide to Tampa Bay and Florida's West Coast, this zeroes in on Fort Myers and Sanibel Island, Pine Island and Out Islands, Captiva, Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Park and Estero, Bonita Springs and Bonita Beach. This easy-to-use book is packed with practical information and enticing facts that make it fun to listen to: the book's six sections include suggestions for finding the best food, lodging, kayaking, fishing, or shopping; even driving directions are included.

©2012 Hunter Publishing, Inc. (P)2014 Hunter Publishing, Inc.

Narrator: Michael Humbert
Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

2 ratings

Summary

A classic of travel writing, A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush is Eric Newby's iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on earth. It was 1956, and Eric Newby was earning an improbable living in the chaotic family business of London haute couture. Pining for adventure, Newby sent his friend Hugh Carless the now-famous cable - "Can you travel Nuristan June?" - setting in motion a legendary journey from Mayfair to Afghanistan and the mountains of the Hindu Kush, northeast of Kabul. Inexperienced and ill prepared (their preparations involved nothing more than some tips from a Welsh waitress), the amateurish rogues embark on a month of adventure and hardship in one of the most beautiful wildernesses on earth - a journey that adventurers with more experience and sense may never have undertaken. With good humour, sharp wit and keen observation, the charming narrative style of A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush would soon crystallise Newby's reputation as one of the greatest travel writers of all time. One of the greatest travel classics from one of Britain's best-loved travel writers, this edition includes an epilogue from Newby's travelling companion, Hugh Carless, and a prologue from one of Newby's greatest proponents, Evelyn Waugh.

©1958 Eric Newby (P)1995 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Eric Newby
Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Thailand: The Vicious Truth About Thai Hookers & How to Meet a Good Thai Lady (Bundle)

1 rating

Summary

This book was made for the many decent guys who come to Thailand for whatever reason and find themselves ensnared in a nightmare. This book will save some of you guys a fortune - and it's going to stop you from falling into the traps that have caught up with so many guys before you. You decent guys don't deserve derision - you deserve to know what's going on around you. You need to know what to look out for and when to extricate yourself from a situation. The Vicious Truth About Thai Hookers is a book that deals with a rough subject - one that seems to get beneath the skin of some. Not a single experienced Thai expat would disagree with the advice you'll hear, especially in the last chapter. That chapter alone could save you a fortune, your sanity, your self-esteem, and, in some cases, even your life. You'll hear about the guys who were murdered by their Thai partners and some who were scammed of nearly their whole life savings.

©2015 The Blether (P)2015 The Blether

Narrator: Ron Herczig
Author: The Blether
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Great Continental Railway Journeys

Summary

A must-have purchase for any armchair fan of unique and award-winning travel programming. Great Continental Railway Journeys is now a firmly established series on BBC2, following in the illustrious tracks of its predecessor - Great British Railway Journeys. Both series are fronted by ex-politician Michael Portillo, and in this European odyssey he travels around continental Europe using George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide. Now coming up for its fourth instalment this autumn, Portillo guides the train-travelling fan across Europe, arriving at a myriad of magical and historically fascinating cities we all dream of travelling to by train. From London to Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Copenhagen, Oslo, Lisbon, Madrid, Berlin, Monte Carlo, Prague, Munich, Zurich, Rome, Budapest, and St Petersburg all the way down to Constantinople, Haifa and Jerusalem, Portillo describes the great feats of engineering that built the various railway lines connecting Europe and further afield and the men and women who made these journeys famous through their deeds and words. This audiobook covers every single journey Portillo has undertaken across Europe, capturing all the colour, beauty, excitement and fervour of journeying across this historic continent can muster.

©2015 FremantleMedia Ltd 2015. First published in great Britain in 2015 by Simon & Schuster UK (P)2016 Bolinda

Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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My Amalfi Coast Love Affair

Summary

A travel audiobook that captures the allure of Italy’s Amalfi Coast, as Margie Miklas takes us on a journey of personal experiences through storytelling. An award-winning author and travel blogger, she has traveled to the Amalfi Coast more than any other area of Italy and has fallen in love with the beauty of its rugged landscape and rocky coastline. Through real-life stories, humor, travel advice, and practical information, she’ll entice you to plan your next trip and maybe even experience your own love affair. You'll discover various transportation options and how to get around, less touristy towns and local people who are happy to share their passion. Learn which cities make the best hubs for day excursions, and the location that provided her inspiration to write. This audiobook reveals a more personal side of the author, and the final section relates what happens in her most recent trip to the Amalfi Coast, a trip she shares for the first time, with the love of her life. Romance is in the air. You'll feel as if you are traveling on Italy's southern coast.

©2018 Margie Miklas (P)2020 Margie Miklas

Narrator: Margie Miklas
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Here, There, Elsewhere

Summary

Here, There, Elsewhere draws together for the first time William Least Heat-Moon's greatest short-form travel writing. Taking us from Japan, England, Italy, and Mexico to Long Island, Oregon, Arizona, and more, , Here, There, Elsewhere is a sharply observed, funny, and touching series of uncommon adventures narrated by America's keenest writer of place, people, and sublime connection. For decades, William Least Heat-Moon's readers have been clamoring for him to gather his shorter pieces; now, that wait is over. A perfect treasury of prose and wry provocation for readers old and new, Here, There, Elsewhere is further confirmation of Least Heat-Moon's status as an American master.

©2013 William Least Heat-Moon (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Joe Barrett
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Chasing After Bigfoot

2 ratings

Summary

When fly-fishing guide Rusty Wilson decides he's tired of listening to others talk about their Bigfoot stories and instead wants his own encounter, a strange series of events leads him into the wilds of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, with an eventual rendezvous in the rugged mountains of Montana. In the preface of his book, Rusty writes, "I always wondered what it would be like to go searching in places where there have been actual Bigfoot encounters - places I call 'Bigfoot hotspots'. I wanted to see a Bigfoot, but I just couldn't justify intruding into their terrain. I know I wouldn't like someone coming into my territory, purposely searching for me and my family. While thinking about all this (usually while fishing), a thought finally began to take shape: what if I were to go to Bigfoot hotspots and just hang around camp, trying to be as unobtrusive as possible and not tramping into the woods looking for them? Would they maybe come to me from curiosity? Another thought was in the back of my mind - would I be able to find definitive proof of the existence of Bigfoot, something many scoff at or question? And if I did, what would I do with it? I wanted to see one - in a nutshell, meet the elusive creature I'd heard so much about over campfires. So, I decided I would go camping. I would take off for a month and follow my heart, go chasing after the Big Guy - though I can tell you, when I realized my dream could become reality, I was kind of scared. Did I have what it would take to camp in a tent in these Bigfoot hotspots all alone? I wouldn't actually be chasing after Bigfoot - if anything, he'd be chasing after me." Join Rusty on a wild adventure that will leave you scared to go out in the woods, as well as wishing you were out there - and with the hope that just maybe, Bigfoot will choose you for an encounter.

©2014 Marjorie Miller/Yellow Cat Publishing (P)2014 Marjorie Miller/Yellow Cat Publishing

Narrator: Richard Henzel
Author: Rusty Wilson
Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Prag

Summary

Die 32 Tracks dieses Reiseführers können in Prag zielgerichtet angewählt werden. So können Sie diese wunderschöne Stadt individuell erkunden und sich unterwegs alles Wissenswerte über die historischen Schauplätze und die architektonischen Glanzlichter anhören. Aus dem Inhalt: Prager Burg, Loreto, Palais Waldenstein, Kirche St. Niklas. Pulverturm, Altstädter Ring, Clementinium, Jüdisches Viertel, Karlsplatz, Neustädter Rathaus, u.a.

(c) + (p) 2008 RING MEDIA GmbH

Narrator: Daniel Finger
Length: 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Travelling Light

1 rating

Summary

From the international best-selling author of Tracks comes a collection of articles on the experiences as an unencumbered traveller in many parts of the world.  

It'd been a long time since I claimed some solitude in this blessed landscape; since I've done without life's little props. Here I have no friend, no dog, no radio, no clock, no phone, no roof, no body pollutants. The clackety-clack of the typewriter travels out into the valley and gets lost in expanses of forest and paperbark swamp. I'm the only soul around.  

For 10 years Robyn Davidson has been travelling light. Across the desert, across America on a Harley-Davidson, or walking through the bush of ghosts by night. In these articles that make up Travelling Light, the best-selling author of Tracks takes us into wilds of many countries - as well as countries of the mind.

©2017 Robyn Davidson (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Narrator: Amanda Brown
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Dear Bob and Sue: Season 3

Summary

A funny and heartfelt travel memoir, Dear Bob and Sue: Season 3 brings to life the joy of the road trip and the humor that comes with experiencing new places and activities. This book is a follow-up to the best-selling book Dear Bob and Sue, a charming and sometimes irreverent chronicle of a middle-aged couple as they visit each of the country's 59 national parks, testing their mettle and stretching their endurance. In their third book of the series, follow Matt and Karen as they work their way around the western United States discovering some of our most beautiful public lands, hidden gems, and revisiting a few of their favorite national parks. Share their trials and tribulations as they hit the road in an RV for the first time in Arizona and hike the same trail the Klondike Gold Rush prospectors took in Alaska. Through a series of emails written to their friends, Bob and Sue, the couple brings the listener along on their adventures, sharing their experiences as they explore some of the lesser known parks and national monuments. By the end of the book, you'll be itching to drag out your hiking boots, dust off your tent, and hit the road.

©2019 Matt and Karen Smith (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
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Shanghai 

Summary

"Shanghai, nichts klingt so verheißungsvoll, nichts so verführerisch, nichts so geheimnisvoll wie eben Shanghai." So beschreibt die bekannte Schriftstellerin Mian Mian die "Perle des Ostens". Der Schriftsteller und Abenteurer Joscha Remus durchstreifte mehrere Wochen die blühende Weltmetropole und begegnete dabei den Gegensätzen von Tradition und Moderne: den imposanten Tempelanlagen von Hangzhou, den verrücktesten Wolkenkratzern der Welt, kämpfenden Grillen und der heißen Jazz- und Künstlerszene.

©2016 Headroom (P)2016 Headroom

Narrator: Sylvester Groth
Author: Joscha Remus
Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
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Florence

Summary

Learn the ins and outs of traveling to Florence from an expert - Erica Stewart. Brimming with insider knowledge, helpful tips, and recommendations to off-the-beaten path attractions, this travel guide helps you discern the good from the bad and the worthy from the overrated. From sightseeing to shopping, clubbing and, of course, feasting like a true local, let the author guide you through the overwhelming maze of options this magical city has to offer. Are you a female adventurer? Then hop on board and travel with us as focus on answering your most ardent questions; we'll calm your fears and highlight all you must know before you go, as well as provide you with all the sources you'll need before and during your unforgettable vacation. Florence is arguably one of Europe's most revered destinations. The city is not only a phenomenal mecca for history, art and architecture buffs but a dream city escape for anyone in love with delectable food, fantastic shopping and an exuberant culture. This incredibly vibrant city is "La Bella Vita" personified; a place which offers unrivaled sensory explosions, where people work to live and where everyday life is made up of an endless array of little pleasures...from the morning cappuccino enjoyed with a warm cornetto alla crema to the Sunday passeggiata among the city's marvels and the evening aperitivo enjoyed with friends in one of the city's many hidden wine bars. But Florence is also one of the world's most visited cities, where the insane traffic, at times overbearing crowds, and blatant tourist traps have been known to leave first-time visitors running in despair. Yes, Florence is outstandingly beautiful yet can also be insanely overwhelming to the uninitiated.

©2017 Alex Publishing (P)2017 Alex Publishing

Narrator: Elizabeth Perry
Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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Visiting Chernobyl

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When Chernobyl's Reactor 4 blew up in April 1986, the roof blew away - a million pounds of concrete. Fire filled the sky. The reactor's graphite core, radioactive and deadly, burned like charcoal for 10 days. Visiting Chernobyl, framed by the author's visit, revisits the accident itself, relives the evacuation of the area, and discusses both the physical environs and the political circumstances of the Soviet Union at the time. Written in the comfortable, easy-going style of Bill Murray's adventure travel book Common Sense and Whiskey, Visiting Chernobyl is a quick, handy, and accessible introduction to the worst nuclear accident in history, useful for those planning a visit and armchair travelers alike. Please note that the author/narrator is not the actor Bill Murray.

©2013 Bill Murray (P)2016 Voices, Inc.

Narrator: Bill Murray
Author: Bill Murray
Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
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TripAdvisor - Tips on Spending Great Holidays in Scotland

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Epic beauty, cordial natives, welcoming culture, historic locations, and most of all, kilts! Holiday travel in Scotland is like nothing you have ever experienced before. This guide will lead you through every aspect of your adventure through pictland, guiding you through standing stones, castles, and cottages alike. The Scots people are known most for their fierce pride and their celebrated sense of humor. Delight your senses in a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life by staying in one of Scotland's locally owned holiday cottages, complete with a hot morning meal. Replenish your soul hiking on the misted cliffs and slopes. Why spend your next holiday performing the same old boring routine? Scotland is waiting for you!

©2015 Proxy Publishing (P)2017 Proxy Publishing

Narrator: Jackson Whitt
Author: Xavier Zimms
Length: 5 mins
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I Left My Tent in San Francisco

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It's 1989, and Emma and her best friend, Dee, head to the USA to make their fortune. But completely inept and virtually unemployable, they discover that they can't even get a job in McDonald's. Forced to travel from California to New York with only pennies in their pockets, they bounce from scrape to scrape, surviving on their wits and the kindness of strangers. Bad luck and misfortune throw everything their way - snakes, earthquakes, black magic and incontinent dogs. They even get kidnapped by a sex-crazed midget in a Ferrari. This never happened to Jack Kerouac. A startlingly honest and ridiculously funny book, I Left My Tent in San Francisco tells the miraculous story of how the hapless pair made it back alive to tell the disastrous tale.

©2011 Emma Kennedy (P)2015 Random House Audiobooks

Narrator: Emma Kennedy
Author: Emma Kennedy
Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
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Low Mountains or High Tea

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When Steve Sieberson and his wife unexpectedly found themselves in Britain with an entire summer on their hands, they readily agreed to avoid the usual tourist attractions, opting instead for a road trip to the UK’s far-flung national parks. As they set out, however, he envisioned bracing days of energetic hill-walking, while she assumed they would relax in tearooms and cozy pubs. Seldom planning more than a few days in advance, the two traversed the country in a rented Vauxhall, subjecting themselves to single-track lanes, diabolical signage, and whimsical advice from locals. They discovered a town called Mirthless, a place where cats’ eyes are removed, and a vibrating cottage, while at mealtimes they dove fearlessly into black pudding, Eton mess, and barely recognizable enchiladas. Meanwhile, after their initial attempts at hiking together nearly ended in disaster, Sieberson received dispensation to scramble alone to the highest point in each national park, as long as he was quick about it and left plenty of time for more sedentary pursuits.  Low Mountains or High Tea dishes up the charms and eccentricities of rural Great Britain, as seen through the eyes of two Americans who never really knew what was coming next. The book is published by University of Nebraska Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks. Praise for the book: “A book every armchair traveler will fall for.” (Brent Spencer, author of Rattlesnake Daddy: A Son’s Search for His Father)

©2019 Steve Sieberson (P)2020 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Gary Malhiot
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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Paris Travel Guide for Women

Summary

Learn the ins and outs of traveling to Paris from an Expert - Erica Stewart. The insider's guide to women traveling to this amazing city! Brimming with insider knowledge, helpful tips, and recommendations to off-the-beaten path attractions, this travel guide helps you discern the good from the bad and the worthy from the overrated. From sightseeing to shopping, clubbing, and, of course, feasting like a true local, let the author guide you through the overwhelming maze of options this magical city has to offer. Are you a female adventurer? Then hop on board and travel with us as focus on answering your most ardent questions; we'll calm your fears and highlight all you must know before you go, as well as provide you with all the sources you'll need before and during your unforgettable vacation. Few cities have the ability to make women swoon quite like Paris. The most visited and dreamed about destination in the world is often regarded as one of the most enticing for female travelers. With its near endless array of famous landmarks, unrivaled shopping, and delectable dining, Paris can deliver a phenomenal adventure no matter what your interests. Need some help planning your unforgettable trip to Paris? We've got you covered. This guide is the ultimate travel companion for the discerning woman who knows what she wants and wishes to waste no time doing it, seeing it, buying it, eating it, and experiencing it. Discover all there is to know about Paris: what to see and do, what best to avoid, how to navigate your way around, and the best spots for relaxing, dining, drinking, and shopping. You'll find chapters dedicated solely to the best health and beauty spas in Paris, as well as ideas on how to enjoy fantastic girly days in this most magical of cities.

©2017 Alex Publishing (P)2017 Alex Publishing

Narrator: Elizabeth Perry
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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I'm a Jet Pilot

Summary

Do you want to know what it feels like to take off and land a Boeing 737 at a busy airport? Or how about flying an F-18 Hornet at more than a thousand miles an hour? Ride with young Chris Galloway in the jump seat of the 737 as the pilot and co-pilot run through their pre-flight checks before jamming the throttles forward and roaring down the runway. Then take a tour of the real Top Gun school and listen to a dogfight over the desert skies. This exciting, fact-filled adventure will help you learn how planes really fly, and what the world looks like from 30,000 feet! There's cockpit and control tower chatter, authentic sound effects, and exciting music. If you've ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look at actual flying experiences, don't miss this flight!

©1998 Geoffrey T. Williams (P)2005 Geoffrey T. Williams

Narrator: full cast
Length: 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Rom

Summary

Die 27 Tracks dieses Reiseführers können in Rom zielgerichtet angewählt werden. So können Sie die wunderschöne italienische Hauptstadt individuell erkunden und sich unterwegs alles Wissenswerte über die historischen Schauplätze und die architektonischen Glanzlichter anhören. Aus dem Inhalt: Palatin, Kolosseum, Forum Romanum, Kapitolsplatz, Vatikan, Pantheon, Engelsburg, Piazza Navona, Nationaldenkmal, spanische Treppe, u.a.

(c) + (p) 2008 RING MEDIA GmbH

Narrator: Daniel Finger
Length: 51 mins
Available on Audible
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An Italian Love Story

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It’s April in Italy, and the journey of a lifetime is just beginning. After two weeks at sea, the Oosterdam docked in Civitavecchia, Italy. Among the shipboard romantics is a not-so-young couple on their long-overdue honeymoon. Approaching their 46th wedding anniversary, they have their hearts set on an Italian adventure they would have loved to have taken earlier in their marriage - but matters of making a living and a life and raising children kept them from getting away together.  The surprises begin even before departed the harbor. Their Two for the Road adventure begins as inauspiciously as Joanna and Mark’s in that insightful 1967 film about marriage - walking along the side of a highway trailing suitcases, hoping that someone will come along and save them from themselves. Mardi and James survive that misadventure thanks to the kindness of an Italian bus driver who goes out of his way to deliver them where they need to go. It is but the first of many times in their journey that the kindness of strangers and the ever-present Italian penchant for hospitality overwhelm them. Calling their wanderings "pinball traveling", they let the beauty and people of Italy guide their journey. They travel with no firm itinerary; if they see something they like, they have the freedom to explore it.  Mysteries abound in this life, and their sojourn in southern Italy and the warm-hearted Italians they meet give them eyes to take a fresh look at their high-spirited marriage.  An Italian Love Story will inspire you to take your own journey of a lifetime - which may, as it does for Mardi and James, bring you face to face with not only the incredible warmth of the Italian people and the intoxicating beauty of Italy but also to the perplexing mysteries of your own life. Buon viaggio!

©2018 James Ernest Shaw (P)2020 James Ernest Shaw

Narrator: Michel Young
Length: 24 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Allegro occidentale

Summary

Mister Piccolo è uno scrittore al quale viene fatta una proposta: girare il mondo insieme ad altri sei colleghi. Così comincia per lui un'avventura all'insegna della diversità: quella di popolazioni lontane, ma soprattutto della sua. Sì, perché Mister Piccolo, con il bagaglio di Occidente che si porta dietro, capisce ben presto che il vero diverso è lui, segnato dal marchio del privilegio che azzera le distanze geografiche e amplifica le differenze sociali. Eppure, a poco a poco, si lascia permeare dall'imprevedibilità del viaggio, perdendosi nella mesta allegria di sapersi altro da ciò che è. E scopre che i cinesi vedono gli occidentali tutti allo stesso modo (tanto che lui viene scambiato per Nicolas Cage), che a Hong Kong non si è nessuno se non si possiede un biglietto da visita, e che l'avventura più inquietante, in realtà, l'ha vissuta a Roma, una notte che non aveva i soldi per rientrare a casa in taxi.

©2015 Rosaria Carpinelli Consulenze Editoriali Srl (P)2019 Audible Studios

Narrator: Lino Musella
Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Marokko

Summary

"Der Wind ist der Architekt der Wüste. Er legt sie in tausend Falten wie runzlige Sandwellenhaut." So beschreibt der Schriftsteller und Abenteurer Joscha Remus die marokkanische Sahara. Doch außer dem Wind, Wüsten-Dschinns und singendem Sand begegneten ihm auf seiner mehrwöchigen Reise Geschichtenerzähler, Sufis und Amazight, die Worte in Wüstensand schreiben. Joscha Remus erzählt von der Poesie einer Berberprinzessin, verwirrenden Gassenlabyrinthen und vom Gnaoua Festival, das das Fischerdorf Essaouira in Schwingung versetzt.

©2016 Headroom (P)2016 Headroom

Narrator: Sylvester Groth
Author: Joscha Remus
Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
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Crazy Travel Stories: A collection of Crazy Travel Stories from around the world

Summary

Travelling is like a magnet for stories. When you leave your comfort zone and enter a new and unknown place, anything can happen. Often you end up doing things, that you wouldn't have imagined doing in your wildest imagination, in the most ridiculous of circumstances. “Crazy travel stories” is an honest collection of some of the most unusual events I have personally encountered on my travels, to over 65 countries across the globe. Imagine yourself in my shoes and think what you would have done, in these situations.

©2017 Liam Lynch (P)2017 Liam Lynch

Narrator: Talen Mabry
Author: Liam Lynch
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Weltkulturerbe - Die Insel Reichenau

Summary

Reisen für Kopfhörer! Stätten des UNESCO-Weltkulturerbes in der AudioAkademie - Mehr sehen, mehr verstehen! Unsere neuen Titel bietenkompetente und umfassende Einführungen in historische Stätten. Autoren der SWR2-Landeskulturredaktionen haben nicht nur aktuelle Informationen mit praktischen Tipps für die Besichtigung zusammengestellt, sondern auch alles Wissenswerte zu Besonderheiten der Architektur und Geschichte. Anno 724 gründete der Hl. Pirmin ein Kloster, das sich rasch zu einem Zentrum der benediktinischen Geisteskultur entwickelte. Berühmt wurde Reichenau als hohe Schule der mittelalterlichen Buchmalerei und Geschichtsschreibung. Das Bild der Insel wird von ihren drei Kirchengeprägt: Von der Klosterkirche mit karolingischen Elementen in Mittelzell, der romanischen Basilika in Niederzell und St. Georg mit seinen Wandmalereien in Oberzell. Seit 2000 gehört die Insel mit dem Kloster zum UNESCO-Welterbe.

©2009 SWR. Edition Quartino (P)2009 SWR. Edition Quartino

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Pierre Le Poof!

Summary

Pierre, a pampered show poodle in training, is torn between his love for his devoted owner, Miss Murphy, and his dreams of running wild in the park. One day, an open door beckons and Pierre escapes. But, this spunky little pooch gets more than he bargains for and learns that home is the best place of all. Pierre Le Poof! is this charming character's first adventure in a new series by author-illustrator Andrea Beck.

©2009 Andrea Beck (P)2010 Orca Book Publishers

Author: Andrea Beck
Length: 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Volunteer Work: Notes from a Volunteer in Thailand

Summary

Insights from a volunteer in Thailand Have you wondered about whether or not you want to do volunteer work? Or are you just curious how such a journey ends? Then listen to this insightful record from a real volunteer who flew from Europe to help out at a center that helped prevent child prostitution in Thailand. Learn from his experiences, his motives, and his background by hearing about what he went through, how he helped out, and in what way he was able to contribute.

©2015 The Volunteer (P)2015 The Volunteer

Narrator: Steven Lin
Length: 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Southwest France & the Spanish Pyrenees

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Summary

The medieval fortified town of Carcassonne is one of the most visited cities in France. There are ski resorts and spas throughout this area, as well as innumerable historic sites and monuments. Coverage extends from Languedoc-Rouissillon and Aquitaine in France to Spanish Catelonia, Aragon, and Navarre. Ancient cathedrals abound, and the church in the tiny village of Rennes le Chateau is thought to have been visited by Mary Magdalene and to be where the Holy Grail is hidden. By contrast, Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is one of the most unusual churches in the world with its melting sand-castle appearance and odd bubble-shaped spires. At Cap d'Agde, also known as Naked City and the world's mecca of nudism, visitors can bank, shop, or beachcomb in the buff. Tourists delight in the vast selection of mountain-climbing destinations, ski resorts, spa villages, Gallo-Roman ruins, and prehistoric cave paintings in the region. Some of the best food in all of Europe is found in this part of France where black truffles, cassoullet, Roquefort cheese, and Bordeaux wine all originated. On the Spanish side of the range, Catelonia is marked by breathtaking cliffs, expanses of beaches, and the thriving, hip seaside city of Barcelona. In the Navarre region, men taunt large, dangerous animals for Pamplona's annual Running of the Bulls. The authors guide us through every corner of this fascinating region, where they have spent much of their time over many years.

©2012 Hunter Publishing, Inc. (P)2015 Hunter Publishing, Inc.

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Montreal Travel Guide

Summary

Montreal is the largest city in the Quebec province. While Quebec City is the capital, Montreal is the cultural and economic center, and the main entry point to the province. With 1.7 million citizens in the city proper and four million in the urban area, Montreal is Canada's second largest city, and the second-largest French-speaking (as a mother language) city in the world, behind Paris. Still, a quarter of the population speak English as a mother language, and most Francophones are conversant in English. Old Montreal has a heritage of colonial times. Though a large city, Montreal gives opportunities for outdoor life, as well as watching the legendary Montreal Canadiens ice hockey team.

©2017 William Wallace (P)2017 William Wallace

Length: 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Time's Magpie

Summary

From the critically acclaimed best-selling author of Bee Season comes a travelogue through the magical and historic city of Prague, a city of vast beauty and wonderfully intimate detail. In Time's Magpie, Myla Goldberg uses her eye for the wonder of tiny objects and everyday things to put us in touch with the essence of this haunting and fantastical place. Goldberg takes us through the city's historic streets, some eerily transformed by the devastating flood of 2002; to Lunapark, home to bumper cars, go-carts, and a discomfiting array of Technicolor confections; and through Strahov Monastery, where the cabinets of curiosity display everything from butterfly specimens to a supposedly real jabberwocky. We attend an anti-war protest in Old Town square and watch the skateboarders do tricks on a ramped marble pedestal that once held a statue of Lenin.

©2004 Myla Goldberg (P)2004 Books on Tape

Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
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Skyfaring

2 ratings

Summary

In Skyfaring, airline pilot and flight romantic Mark Vanhoenacker shares his irrepressible love of flying on a journey from day to night, from new ways of mapmaking and the poetry of physics to the names of winds and the nature of clouds. Here, anew, is the simple wonder and transcendent joy of motion and the remarkable new perspectives that height and distance bestow on everything we love.

©2015 Mark Vanhoenacker (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Narrator: John Moraitis
Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
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Unsinkable Mister Brown

Summary

"The series shines a harsh light on the ugly realities of working in the cruise ship industry, but in this latest book, these hardships are secondary to the woman Bruns endures them for. With a candid, no-muss style, Bruns shows just how smitten he and Bianca are with one another, though they're not without their jokes and stubborn streaks. Beneath the playful jabs and willful tempers is a force of gravity that binds them, even when the waves get rough. Humorous and heartfelt, this book explores the depths one man will dive to for the woman he loves. This daring spirit resonates throughout the narrative, ringing true for anyone who's ever defied his circumstances and demanded something more." (Foreword Magazine) Silver — Paris Book Festival Bronze — London Book Festival Bronze — Hollywood Book Festival Winner — USA Best Book Awards Book of the Year, Humor finalist — Foreword Magazine Book of the Year, Travel/Essay finalist — Foreword Magazine In the Cruise Confidential series, Brian David Bruns spills the dirt — or in this case, the dirty water — on those romantic, fun-filled vacations at sea. His hilarious chronicle of the years he spent working on cruise ships takes listeners down into the areas where the crew works and lives, leaving listeners gasping with laughter as they’re assaulted nonstop with events that range from the absurd to the utterly bizarre.  “This man has seen it all!” (Deborah Roberts, ABC 20/20) “Bruns' prose…proves his steady and deliberate writing voice.” (Writer’s Digest) “This is a very funny, behind-the-scenes exploration of a cruise ship.” (Booklist) “The real party is going on in the crew’s quarters.” (USA Today) “I found it absolutely hysterical!” (Peter Greenberg, Today Show) “Part Love Boat, part Mutiny on the Bounty, Cruise Confidential does for cruising what Animal House did for higher education.” (J. Maarten Troost, New York Times best seller) “Cruise Confidential is a deliciously addictive read, a blistering kiss-and-tell about the dysfunctional life working on cruise ships.” (Doug Lansky, Travel Channel) “These hilarious misadventures at sea will shock and delight any buffet-ready cruise traveler.” (Jen Leo, author of Sand in my Bra) “The funniest travel book I’ve read in years.” (Peter Mandel, author of My Ocean Liner) “This is a really entertaining true tale by a guy who struggles through the bizarre world of cruise ship employment. Bruns paints a clear picture of ‘how the sausage is made’.” (San Francisco Chronicle) “I couldn’t put it down.” (Chicago Sun-Times) “Cruise Confidential is a juicy tell-all. The crew deals with the ‘sweatshop’ conditions by indulging in massive amounts of alcohol and sex.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) “Bruns doesn’t hold back when it comes to discussing his experience of working on cruise ships.” (Thomas Cook Magazine, UK) “Witty and self-deprecating [Bruns] has a flair for dialogue, and his book is chock full of wacky characters…” (Blogcritics Magazine) “The people you see on cruises and the attraction of high-class luxury makes Unsinkable Mister Brown a read that shouldn’t be missed.” (Midwest Book Review)

©2012 Brian David Bruns (P)2020 Brian David Bruns

Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
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Scary Monsters and Supercreeps

Summary

Dom Joly sets off round the world again, but this time he's not looking to holiday in a danger zone - he's monster hunting. Ever since he was given a copy of Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World for his ninth birthday Dom has been obsessed with the world of cryptozoology (monster hunting), and in Scary Monsters and Super Creeps he heads to six completely different destinations to investigate local monster sightings. He explores the Redwood Curtain in northern California in search of Sasquatch; in Canada he visits Lake Okanagan hoping to catch a glimpse of a thirty-foot snake-like creature called Ogopogo; and near Lake Tele in Congo he risks his life tracking the vegetarian sauropod Mokele-mbembe. Naturally he heads to Loch Ness - but for this hunt he has his family in tow; he treks across the Khumbu Valley in Nepal looking for Yeti; and in the hills above Hiroshima in Japan he enlists the help of a local man to find the Hibagon, a terribly smelly 'caveman ape'. In typically hilarious and irreverent fashion, Dom explores the cultures that gave rise to these monster myths and ends up in some pretty hairy situations with people even stranger than the monsters they are hunting.

©2012 Dom Joly (P)2012 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Dom Joly
Author: Dom Joly
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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London

Summary

Die 26 Tracks dieses Reiseführers können in London zielgerichtet angewählt werden. So kann man die britische Metropole und prickelnde Stadt individuell erkunden und sich unterwegs alles Wissenswerte über die historischen Schauplätze und die architektonischen Glanzlichter anhören. Inhalt: 01 Geschichte Londons 02 Tower 03 Tower Brücke 04 St. Pauls Kathedrale 05 Old Bailey 06 Monument 07 Docklands 08 Westminster Abbey 09 Parlament und Big Ben 10 Margaretenkirche 11 Downing Street 12 Banketthaus 13 Buckingham Palast 14 St. james Palast 15 Picadilly 16 Chinatown 17 Trafalgar Square 18 Covent Garden Piazza 19 Harrods 20 Hyde Park 21 Kensington Palast 22 Shakespeare Globe Theater 23 London Eye 24 Wachsfigurenkabinett 25 Ehemaliges Marine-Hospital und Queens House in Greenwich 26 Ehemalige Königliche Sternwarte in Greenwich

(c) + (p) 2008 RING MEDIA GmbH

Length: 52 mins
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Indian Summer

Summary

Bucht von Saint-Paul, Quebec, Kanada. Spätsommer, fünf Uhr morgens. Über dem Sankt Lorenzstrom liegt dichter Nebel. Ein unsichtbares Schiff arbeitet sich langsam gegen die Strömung vor. Nur das tiefe Wummern der Schiffsmotoren und der periodische Klang des Nebelhorns erfüllen den Raum und lassen die Weite der Landschaft hörbar werden. Das Echo dauert mehr als sieben Sekunden. Aus dieser Aufnahmesituation entwickelt sich das Feature: Die Reise entlang des Stroms von Montreal bis zu den Mingan-Inseln, die Begegnungen und Gespräche mit Walforschern, Biologen und Lotsen, die Informationen über Strömungen, Gezeiten und die einzigartige Fauna und Flora des Sankt Lorenz werden vom Klang des Nebelhorns skandiert - akustisches Symbol eines Stroms, der schon weit vor seiner Mündung in den Nordatlantik ozeanische Dimensionen annimmt.

©2000 SWR (P)2000 SWR

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The Hezbollah Hiking Club

Summary

Dom Joly was born in Beirut and lived there until he was 18. He lived through the civil war, went to school with Osama Bin Laden, and learned to ski and speak French and Arabic. At the age of seven he was sent to an English boarding school, where he would spend term times before returning to his war-torn home. It was a schizophrenic existence. Dom's parents divorced when he was 18, and he moved permanently to the UK, becoming a diplomat, a political journalist and then famous as a man who dressed as a giant squirrel. He has been back to Lebanon only twice since. Then he read about an attempt to encourage tourism in this long-suffering country: The Lebanon Mountain Trail. This is a hiking trail that runs from the Syrian border in the north of Lebanon, along the spine of the country's mountain range all the way to the Israeli border in the south. The trail takes 30 days to complete.  Dom immediately decided that he must hike the trail in 2018, the year of his 50th birthday, and invited two friends along. Essentially this is a bonding adventure that just so happens to take place right in the middle of the most important geopolitical region of our times.  The Hezbollah Hiking Club is a funny, heartwarming travel book full of insight into the Middle East, religion, friendship and growing old disgracefully....  It's three men on a camel...without the camel.

©2019 Dom Joly (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

Narrator: Dom Joly
Author: Dom Joly
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
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Best Foot Forward

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Summary

When Susie Kelly decides, on a whim, to trek alone across France from La Rochelle to Lake Geneva, she entrusts her French farmhouse full of assorted animals to a total stranger from San Antonio, Texas. For each of them it is a life-changing experience. Both find their resourcefulness and ingenuity tested to the limit as, in their own ways, they explore and enjoy the culture, cuisine and people of Europe's most fascinating country. While Susie doggedly tramps 500 miles over unknown terrain, frequently lost and either too hot or too cold, Texan Jennifer Shields copes heroically with lost dogs, erratic electricity, old men hiding in bushes, and a language she cannot speak. This touching, true story of the Texan pioneering spirit, English eccentricity, and two women old enough to know better will appeal to all baby boomer travel adventurers whether out on the road, or settled comfortably for the ride in their fireside chair.

©2003, 2011 Susie Kelly (P)2014 Susie Kelly

Narrator: Anne Day-Jones
Author: Susie Kelly
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
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America Aur 45 Din [America in 45 Days]

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Kavayitree sonaroopaa vishaal dvaaraa amerikaa ke vibhinn shaharon aur sthaanon ke 45 dinee bhrama?a ke qaisse aur snsmara?a. Please note: This audiboook is in Hindi.

©2019 Sonroopa Vishal (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Sarika Rathore
Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
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British Garden Birds

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Among the creatures that find the food, water, and shelter they need in our gardens, birds are the ones we notice the most, partly because the majority are active in the daytime. Of course, they can be a welcome distraction for us, as they go about their lives and we briefly escape from ours. From the Robin to the Blackbird, Starling and Chaffinch, this illuminating publication helps you identify common garden birds and reveals fascinating facts about them.

©2015 Go Entertain (P)2016 Go Entertain

Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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Bicycle Gourmet's Treasures of France - Book Two

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France has many treasures - food, wine, fashion, history, art. But for me, one of the France's greatest treasures are its people. After a zillion and a half years cycling the French country backroads, I've had awesome adventures with incredible people, of all nationalities, and I'm going to share them with you now, in this audiobook!

©2017 Inspirational Editions (P)2017 Inspirational Editions

Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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Navigating Mountain Curves on a Motorcycle

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Learn best practices on a motorcycle for maneuvering S curves to hairpins, rain, hail, and lightening. What to do when encountering animals ranging from skunks to cows. How to survive crazy drivers on cell phones. The author takes you around 92 curves typical of what can be found anywhere in the country and addresses dozens of threats to the motorcycle rider. Included are motorcycle myths.

©2016 Kit Crumb (P)2017 Kit Crumb

Narrator: Ted Kettler
Author: Kit Crumb
Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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Sagrada Familia

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La Sagrada Familia è uno dei simboli della Spagna e della città che la ospita, Barcellona. Avvolta da un eterno cantiere, la chiesa è il simbolo della moderna architettura religiosa, una delle ultime grandi chiese costruite dall'uomo. È il capolavoro di Antoni Gaudì, uno dei più influenti e innovativi architetti del XX secolo. Entrare nella Sagrada Familia è come entrare in una foresta fantastica e surreale, con luci e colori sistematicamente organizzati per far immergere il fedele in un luogo di meditazione e preghiera.

©2016 Area51 Publishing (P)2016 Area51 Publishing

Length: 31 mins
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Best Places to Retire

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In Best Places to Retire: The Top 15 Affordable Towns for Retirement in Ecuador, you'll learn about the most ideal places to retire in the many regions of Ecuador. There's no mistake why Ecuador is such a highly desired retirement location with its many rich cultures and incredible history. Not to mention, Ecuador is home to one of the most retiree-friendly climates in the world. Listen on to learn about 15 of the best destinations to retire in Ecuador. We'll review why each spot is a great place to retire, the local community, and general demographics of each region. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Why Seniors Choose to Retire in Ecuador 12 Questions to Ask Yourself When Thinking about Retiring in Ecuador 15 Great Places to Retire in Ecuador Conclusion

©2015 Clayton Geoffreys (P)2016 Clayton Geoffreys

Narrator: Rick Vaught
Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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More Cruise Tips

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She's back! Come along as Cruise Addict's Wife shares even more tips and hints to make you the smartest passenger on any cruise ship. See more, do more, enjoy more, relax more, and save a boatload of money along the way. Learn which cruise line suits your style best, what time of year to book the best cruise, how to choose a cabin (and which ones to avoid at all costs), how to book a private tour that will save time, money, and stress. More Cruise Tips is chock-full of insider tips you won't find anywhere else. It's no typical, dry travel guide; this one is full of stories and personal experiences that will have you grinning as you reach for your highlighter to mark yet another section. Seriously, you need this book before you plan any cruise vacation! And it's less than a single frou frou drink onboard. Includes a bonus chapter from the Cruise Addict's Mediterranean Cruise book, complete with ship's shopping list!

©2016 Deb Graham (P)2017 Deb Graham

Narrator: Sandy Vernon
Author: Deb Graham
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
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Camps and Trails in Old China

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A famous naturalist and his photographer wife explore China in 1916, a medieval country torn apart by revolution, the Japanese military, and the onset of World War I. Their goal was to shoot, trap, collect and photograph native animals for display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Traveling by mule train, they find themselves in conflict with the brutal treatment of Chinese women, the Government, the elements, and a closed civilization, controlled by the past. From exploring pitch-black bat caves, attempting to hunt and photograph the elusive Blue Tiger, and experiencing the Yen Ping rebellion firsthand, this is an exhilarating husband-and-wife adventure, led by a man said to be the model for the fictitious film character Indiana Jones.

©1919 D. Appleton and Company (P)2014 Andre F Stojka, Leslie J Stojka, Andre D Stojka

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Home Grown

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Cage the Elephant has toured the globe, sold hundreds of thousands of albums, and become, in Rolling Stone’s words, “one of rock’s best young bands.” Before any of that, though, Cage was just five guys from Bowling Green, a small town in southern Kentucky. In Home Grown, Craig Fehrman secured Almost Famous-levels of access to tell the story of Cage’s rise. But along the way he discovered an even bigger story - how a tiny, overlooked place like Bowling Green had itself become one of the most vibrant music scenes in the country. Through vivid storytelling and exclusive details, Home Grown traces the history of Cage, from the band forming in high school to hanging with the Foo Fighters. But the Single also explores how and why Cage keeps coming home. You’ll meet the characters and locations that make up Bowling Green’s scene: the music-first dive bar where Cage got its start; the creaky, Pirate-themed house where artists gather to jam; the radio DJ who sacrificed everything to play local music - plus a slew of exciting young bands, all in different stages of their careers. How does a music scene work, especially in a place most people assume doesn’t even have a music scene? Home Grown has the answers, and it makes a great read for music fans - or for anyone who grew up in a place like Bowling Green. Craig Fehrman is a writer who lives in Indiana. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, and Slate, among others.

©2013 Craig Fehrman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Rex Anderson
Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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The Green Season

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A dynamic collection of essays and reportage, The Green Season illustrates daily life in Costa Rica, a tiny Central American nation dedicated to peace and teeming with tropical life. With his trademark humor and observation, Robert Isenberg describes the people, culture, and biodiversity that make Costa Rica so unique, from a centuries-old indigenous ceremony to a remote jungle crisscrossed by crocodile-filled canals. Isenberg explores the country head-on, fighting his way through San Jose traffic, mingling with venomous snakes, and even making a cameo in an epic soccer film at the height of World Cup fever. Richly detailed and tenderly written, The Green Season is one expat's love letter to his adoptive homeland.

©2015 Robert Isenberg (P)2016 Robert Isenberg

Narrator: Robert Isenberg
Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
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Travel as Transformation

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From living in a van on the streets of San Diego, to growing chocolate with indigenous tribes in Central America, to teaching in the Middle East and volunteering in Africa, best-selling author Gregory V. Diehl has followed a worldly and unconventional path through life. Leaving his California home as a teenager, he fully immersed himself, living and working, in 45 countries across the globe - all by age 28. In Travel as Transformation, he puts his diverse cultural experiences on display and asks the listener to question how their own identity has been shaped by the lifestyle they live. As you delve into Travel as Transformation, you will learn just how profoundly travel can influence your perception of yourself. Diehl teaches aspiring travelers, vagabonds, and nomads to let go of their internal inhibitions and former sense of self. To encourage world wanderers to embrace change, he shares his own stirring experiences of transformation across Costa Rica, China, Morocco, Armenia, Iraq, Monaco, Ecuador, and more. By embarking on this nomadic journey alongside him, you will learn to examine all of humanity through unbiased eyes and discover all that lies just beyond your backyard. A new, vast cultural experience awaits. To travel with a truly open mind is to forget who you were when you started. It is to be constantly born anew, and identify with ways of existence you did not know were possible. Travel as Transformation will give you the wisdom, the inspiration, and the resources to conquer the limitations placed on you by your home culture. It's time to take advantage of everything the world has to offer and become everything you can be.

©2016 Gregory V. Diehl (P)2016 Gregory V. Diehl

Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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Prima di andare a Roma

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La prima guida in audio per conoscere la città prima di visitarla! Prima di andare a Roma ci sono molte cose da fare, da preparare e da conoscere. Questa breve guida in audio ti racconta le storie della città che stai per visitare e ti immerge nelle sue atmosfere. Attraverso le tracce, ascolterai una breve storia della città, esplorerai la struttura urbana e i metodi di trasporto più comuni, conoscerai le più importanti attrazioni e i più famosi monumenti che attirano i turisti e avrai anche modo di capire come vivono gli abitanti. Una guida semplice e diretta, che puoi portare sempre con te e ascoltare durante il viaggio per decidere cosa preferisci vedere durante il tuo soggiorno. Roma è una città antichissima che offre un patrimonio culturale senza rivali in Italia e nel mondo. Metropoli moderna e frizzante, nasconde mille segreti di epoche antiche ed è una delle città più visitate. Nella Città Eterna convivono decine di anime, decine di stili, decine di società. La Roma turistica, la Roma politica, la Roma religiosa, la Roma popolare. Tantissime sfaccettature per una città che non avrebbe bisogno di presentazioni. Roma è Roma.

©2016 Area51 Publishing (P)2016 Area51 Publishing

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Weltkulturerbe - Trier

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Reisen für Kopfhörer! Stätten des UNESCO-Weltkulturerbes in der AudioAkademie - Mehr sehen, mehr verstehen! Unsere neuen Titel bietenkompetente und umfassende Einführungen in historische Stätten. Autoren der SWR2-Landeskulturredaktionenhaben nicht nur aktuelle Informationen mit praktischen Tipps für die Besichtigung zusammengestellt, sondern auch alles Wissenswerte zu Besonderheiten der Architektur und Geschichte. Trier ist die älteste Stadt Deutschlands! Vor etwa 2025 Jahren wurde Trier als Augusta Treverorum von den Römern gegründet. Die einstige Residenz römischer Kaiser präsentiert dem Besucher in ihrer einzigartigen Vielfalt ein unverwechselbares Stadtbild. Insgesamt neun Welterbestätten zählt Trier: neben der Konstantin-Basilika, den Barbarathermen, dem römischen Amphitheater, den Kaiserthermen und der Porta Nigra als Wahrzeichen der Stadt ist der Trierer Dom hervorzuheben.

©2009 SWR. Edition Quartino (P)2009 SWR. Edition Quartino

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Cruise Confidential: A Hit Below the Waterline

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Summary

National Best Seller ForeWord Humor Book of the Year Benjamin Franklin Awards Humor Book of the Year In Cruise Confidential, Brian David Bruns spills the dirt - or, in this case, the dirty water - on those romantic, fun-filled vacations at sea. His hilarious chronicle of the year he spent working for Carnival Cruise Lines takes listeners down into the areas where the crew works and lives, leaving listeners gasping with laughter as they're assaulted nonstop with events that range from the absurd to the utterly bizarre. Stewards fighting over food. Cutlery allowances and other nonsensical rules. What the crew calls those onboard (no, it's not passengers). And, of course, the sex. An abundance of ready, willing, and able bodies eager for action on a vessel replete with nooks and crannies leads to love in some mighty strange and seemingly impossible places. Breezy, entertaining, and informative, Cruise Confidential is essential listening for those planning a cruise or for anyone who just needs a good laugh. Don't miss the entire Cruise Confidential series: Cruise Confidential Ship for Brains Unsinkable Mister Brown High Seas Drifter

©2008 Brian David Bruns (P)2016 Brian David Bruns

Narrator: Gary Furlong
Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
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How Paris Became Paris

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At the start of the 17th century, Paris was known for a few monuments, but it had not yet put its brand on urban space. Like many European cities, it was still emerging from its medieval past. But within a century, Paris would be transformed into the modern and mythic city we now know. Most people associate the signature characteristics of Paris with the 19th century. Joan DeJean demonstrates that the Parisian model for urban space was in fact invented two centuries earlier, when the first full design for the French capital was implemented. During this period, Paris saw many changes: It became the first city to tear down its fortifications. A large-scale urban plan was created and executed, with organized streets and boulevards, modern bridges, sidewalks, and public parks. Venues opened for urban entertainment, from opera and ballet to another pastime invented in Paris, recreational shopping. Parisians enjoyed the earliest street lighting and public transportation, even as theirs became Europe’s first great walking city. A century of planned development made Paris beautiful and exciting. It gave people reasons to be out in public as never before and as nowhere else. It gave Paris its modern identity as a place that people dreamed of seeing. As Joan DeJean shows us in this compelling portrait of a city in transition, by 1700 Paris had become the capital that would transform forever our conception of the city and of urban life.

©2014 Joan DeJean (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Author: Joan DeJean
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
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Sydney Travel Guide

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Are you ready to discover everything you need to know to get the most out of your holiday to Australia? If so you've come to the right place! Here's a preview of what you're about to learn: How to prepare for your awesome adventure The most beautiful parts of Sydney that you need to see Things you need to do in Sydney to ensure a memorable trip! Where to stay in Sydney - hotels, motels, and self-contained apartments explained A crash course on Sydney's best restaurants Partying in Sydney - where to go Sydney's hidden treasures How to get around Sydney without getting lost Tips to make the most out of your time in Sydney Much, much, more!

©2016 Wanderlust Readers (P)2016 Wanderlust Readers

Narrator: Bo Morgan
Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
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French Fried

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Animals behaving badly, other people's misfortunes and the most bizarre true crime story ever. French Fried is the unfortunately true account of Chris Dolley's first eight months in France and has been described as 'A Year in Provence with Miss Marple and Gerald Durrell.' Just when Chris and Shelagh think nothing more could possibly go wrong, they discover that Chris's identity has been stolen and their life savings - all the money from their house sale in England that was going to finance their new life in France - had disappeared. A bank account had been opened in Chris's name in Spain to take the proceeds. Then they're abandoned by the police forces of four countries who all insist the crime belongs in someone else's jurisdiction. The French say it's an Irish crime as that's where the money was held. The Irish say it's French as that's where all the correspondence came from. The British say it's nothing to do with them even though forged British passports were used to open the bank account in Spain. And the Spanish are on holiday - and can't even think about investigating any bank account for at least four weeks. So Chris has to solve the crime himself. But unlike fictional detectives he has an 80 year-old mother-in-law and an excitable puppy who insist they come along if he's going anywhere interesting - like a stakeout.

©2010 Chris Dolley (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Darren Stephens
Author: Chris Dolley
Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
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Berlin

Summary

Die 28 Tracks dieses Reiseführers können in Berlin zielgerichtet angewählt werden. So können Sie die Metropole individuell erkunden und sich unterwegs alles Wissenswerte über die historischen Schauplätze und die architektonischen Glanzlichter anhören. Inhalt: Tracks: 01 Geschichte Berlins 02 Brandenburger Tor 03 Hotel Adlon 04 Denkmal König Friedrich II. 05 Palais Prinz Heinrich/ Humboldt Universität 06 Königliches Opernhaus und Staatsoper 07 Alte Bibliothek 08 Versunkene Bibliothek 09 St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale 10 Kronprinzenpalais 11 Neue Wache 12 Deutsches Historisches Museum 13 Schlossplatz 14 Berliner Dom 15 Museumsinsel 16 Nikolaiviertel 17 Rotes Rathaus 18 Fernsehturm 19 Alexanderplatz 20 Gendarmenmarkt 21 Admiralspalast 22 Checkpoint Charlie 23 Hackesche Höfe 24 Neue Synagoge 25 Reichstag 26 Großer Tiergarten 27 Kaiser-Wilhelm- Gedächtniskirche 28 East Side Gallery

(c) + (p) 2008 RING MEDIA GmbH

Narrator: Daniel Finger
Length: 42 mins
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The Final Cartwheel

Summary

The Final Cartwheel is the story of a young doctor's return home, after a five-year hitchhiking odyssey around the world. Through East Asia, Indonesia, and around the Antipodes, the circle becomes unbroken.

©2016 Lawrence Winkler (P)2016 Lawrence Winkler

Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
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Northern Spain, Barcelona, Pamplona & Andorra

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The author guides us through every corner of this fascinating region, where they have spent much of their time over many years. Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is one of the most unusual churches in the world, with its melting sand-castle appearance and odd, bubble-shaped spires. Catalonia's Costa Brava provides stunning views, as the Mediterranean waves clash with the jagged coastline. The stretch of small resort cities along the Costa Brava, which means the Rugged Coast, feels like a world caressed by the heavens. Stand above the rocks and look down to the sweeping coastline, the sea stretching endlessly. Relax at a seaside bar, sipping cocktails. Hike the trails leading from the shore to the hills above. Unlike the tourist-swarmed French Riviera, the Costa Brava is intimate. It's like discovering a well-guarded secret. There are several busy resort cities, but there are also many quiet and isolated beaches. Some of the prime beach cities include Roses, L'Escala and Blanes. Mountain-climbing destinations, ski resorts, spa villages, Gallo-Roman ruins and prehistoric cave paintings are abundant in the region. Catelonia is marked by breathtaking cliffs, expanses of beaches, and the thriving, hip seaside city of Barcelona. In the Navarre region, men taunt large, dangerous animals for Pamplona's annual Running of the Bulls. Andorra is its own little world, and not just because it's a 290-square-mile independent principality (a fifth the size of Rhode Island). Nestled atop some of the highest peaks of the Pyrenees, the principality is filled with amazing architecture, surreal panoramic views, and some of Europe's finest skiing resorts. Andorra attracts tourists for its duty-free shopping alone. Because many visitors are French and Spanish residents seeking bargains, there is a very authentic European flair to a vacation here.

©2011 Hunter Publishing, Inc. (P)2015 Hunter Publishing, Inc.

Narrator: Robert Fox
Author: Kelby Carr
Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
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Starozytny Egipt

Summary

Fantastyczna podróz do wspanialosci Królestwa Faraonów: Aleksandria, Giza, Sakkara, Dendera, Karnak, Luksor, Deir el-Bahari, Deir el-Medina, Medinet Habu, File, Abu Simbel, Elefantyna, Asuan, Grobowiec Nefertari. Please note: this audiobook is in Polish.

©2017 ALTAIR4 MULTIMEDIA ROMA (P)2017 LA CASE Books & ALTAIR4 MULTIMEDIA ROMA

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Between the Cartwheels

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In the summer of 1980, a maverick young doctor gave it all up to hitchhike around the world. The first part of his odyssey took him through South America and up through Africa, accompanied by his mythical hunter companion, Orion. Between the Cartwheels is the sequel to that cartwheel, his vision quest continuing now on the European grand tour adventure of a lifetime.

©2016 Lawrence Winkler (P)2016 Lawrence Winkler

Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
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Things to Do When You're on a Long Trip, Waiting Around, or Just Plain Bored

Summary

Have you gone on a long trip where you have gotten bored while traveling or waiting in an airport or bus or train station? Do you need a quick pickup to help in your job search? Have you wondered how to pass the time and amuse yourself, when you can't use your cell phone, read, or listen to music? Things to Do When You Are on a Long Trip, Waiting Around, or Just Plain Bored is the perfect antidote. It features a variety of fun and creative things you can do in your imagination or by being more perceptive, speaking, or interacting with others. Activities range from interesting things to think about and imagine, to mind games to enjoy with yourself and others, and more. The chapters include these topics: Ways to relax Enjoy yourself and be happy Work out any problems and challenges Exercise your imagination Go on eating adventures How to see and perceive more Increase your creativity Experience some fun games Experiment with brain building exercises Play some guessing games Discover your psychic abilities Make plans for the future Improve your memory Decide what to do about something Practice and improve your skills in your mind Listen and enjoy what you listen to more Create your own experiences And much, much more

©2016 Gini Graham Scott (P)2016 Gini Graham Scott

Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
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Hijos del Nilo

Summary

El Nilo no es un río. El mayor de los ríos africanos es el corazón de cientos de pueblos y testigo infatigable del ascenso y el ocaso de las dinastías de faraones más poderosas de la Tierra. Su nombre evoca secretos ocultos en pirámides y alimenta el orgullo de civilizaciones milenarias que aún hoy luchan por su supervivencia. El Nilo es hoy la paz del norte de Uganda pero también la guerra de Sudán del Sur; es la vida en los valles de Etiopía y la muerte en los calabozos de Egipto o Sudán. Es dictadura, desigualdad, progreso, esperanza y ansias de libertad. Es también el sueño de una revolución. Pese a sus cicatrices, el Nilo sigue siendo cuna del mestizaje de las grandes culturas africanas y mediterráneas de ayer y de hoy.  Durante varios meses, Xavier Aldekoa ha recorrido el Nilo, desde las fuentes hasta su desembocadura, para descubrir sus gentes, sus culturas y sus tradiciones. A través de las historias de quienes habitan sus orillas, nos acerca otros mundos que, pese a todo, no son tan lejanos. Porque el Nilo es un pedazo del alma de la cultura occidental. Una oportunidad de mirar al diferente. De entender al otro y entendernos a nosotros mismos. Todos somos hijos del Nilo.  Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2017 Xavier Aldekoa (P)2019 Grup Editorial, 62, S.L.U., Ediciones Península.

Narrator: David Brau
Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
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Spanish Travel Dictionary: The Best Spanish Travel Phrases to Get Around

Summary

Do you want to travel with ease and elegance through Spanish-speaking countries? This is the solution for your communication problems to get what you need when you need it. You can access the phrase you need by using a clickable table of contents that will lead you to the topic you are looking for, or you can find the phrase you need by searching the keyword in the "search and find" tab of your mobile device. When you find it, you can show the phrase in you mobile device to the person and solve the problem right away! Purchase your copy today, and travel safe and confident!

©2016 UNITEXTO LLC (P)2016 UNITEXTO LLC

Narrator: Ilja Rosendahl
Author: Sarah Retter
Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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Roads to Quoz

Summary

About a quarter century ago, a previously unknown writer named William Least Heat-Moon wrote a book called Blue Highways. Acclaimed as a classic, it was a travel book like no other. Quirky, discursive, endlessly curious, Heat-Moon had embarked on an American journey off the beaten path. Sticking to the small places via the small roads - those colored blue on maps - he uncovered a nation deep in character, story, and charm. Now, for the first time since Blue Highways, Heat-Moon is back on the backroads. Roads to Quoz is his lyrical, funny, and touching account of a series of American journeys into small-town America.

©2008 William Least Heat-Moon (P)2008 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Sherman Howard
Length: 21 hrs and 1 min
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Gone with the Waves

Summary

He’s emerged as a swanky, tuxedo-wearing, cruise-ship rock star. But will it be enough to win his girlfriend’s heart? Brian would walk the plank if it plucked Romina from her awful bottom-of-the-boat job. But knowing that their only way out of the hellish working conditions is to beat ships at their own game, he bids her adieu to learn the competitive trade of art auctioneering. And though he takes his fair share of hard knocks, he’s finally hitting the big time. Becoming a master auctioneer, he lives like a cigar-smoking king aboard elite luxury liners with access to anything he wants. But when he returns victorious to whisk his love away to better things, Romina mysteriously refuses. And he worries that in chasing his ambitions, regardless of good intentions, he may have lost her forever.... Can Brian persuade Romina that the world is their oyster, or will she push his grand vision overboard? Gone with the Waves is the dramatic conclusion to the Gone with the Waves romantic comedy series, entirely of real events in the author’s life. If you like charming humor, conflicted hearts, and more twists than a whirlpool, then you’ll adore Brian David Bruns’s sweeping odyssey. Buy Gone with the Waves to join a most improbable - but true - yacht story today!

©2020 Brian David Bruns (P)2020 Brian David Bruns

Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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Planely Speaking: Inflight Insight from Thirty Thousand Feet

Summary

Planely Speaking takes you for a ride as a flight attendant with author and popular flight attendant blogger Bobby Laurie. Follow along as Bobby begins his career in the skies, through airline interviews and initial training. Then, after earning his wings multiple times, witness the best and worst of airline passengers, delays, and onboard problems.  

If you're interested in becoming a flight attendant, Planely Speaking includes tips and tricks for getting hired and resources to obtain more information about the career.

©2011 Bobby Laurie (P)2019 Bobby Laurie

Author: Bobby Laurie
Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
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I Never Knew That About New York

Summary

In I Never Knew That About New York, Christopher Winn digs beneath the gleaming towers and mean streets of New York and discovers its secrets and its hidden treasures. Learn about the extraordinary people who built New York into one of the world's great cities in just 400 years. New York is one of the most photographed and talked about cities in the world, but Winn unearths much that is unexpected and unremembered in this fast-moving, ever-changing metropolis where history is made on a daily basis! Christopher Winn's first book was the best-selling I Never Knew That About England. Volumes on Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and London followed, and he has recently published books on the English, Scottish, and Irish alongside an illustrated edition of I Never Knew That About England. A freelance writer and collector of trivia for over 20 years, he has worked with Terry Wogan and Jonathan Ross and sets quiz questions for television as well as for The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph. He is also the associate producer for a TV series by ITV on Great Britain, airing in 2014.

©2013 Christopher Winn (P)2015 Auidble, Ltd

Narrator: Tim Bentinck
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
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Venezia Samarcanda E Ritorno [Venice Samarkand and Back]

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Venezia – Samarcanda e Ritorno nasce con l’idea di essere un viaggio on the road in solitaria.  Ci hanno raggiunto ad Asgabat, capitale Turkmena, due amici con cui abbiamo condiviso il cuore del viaggio, fino a Tashkent. Poi nuovamente soli: padre e figlio. “Samarchan è una città nobile, dove sono bellissimi giardini, e una pianura piena di tutti i frutti, che l’uomo può desiderare. Gli abitanti, parte son Cristian, e parte Saraceni, e sono sottoposti al dominio d’un nepote del Gran Can.” Queste le parole di Marco Polo per descrivere Samarcanda, storicamente il crocevia delle culture per eccellenza. Una città misteriosa, lo spartiacque di culture e civiltà, a metà strada tra Venezia e Pechino.La via della seta ci ha sempre affascinato e questo viaggio, nato per caso dalle chiacchiere domenicali oltre tre anni fa, ha cominciato a riempire ogni nostra conversazione. Sono riuscito a realizzare un sogno lungo quattro anni: guidare fino a Samarcanda (Uzbekistan) e tornare a casa insieme a mio papà. Quasi quattordicimila chilometri in 31 giorni di viaggio, un raid on the road molto impegnativo ed emozionante al tempo stesso. I numeri del viaggio: 13.875 km effettivi e 1.800 circa litri di gasolio consumati 6 rifornimenti “pescando” dai serbatoi dei camion 240 ore di guida, 31 giorni effettivi di viaggio 1 giorno di "reclusione" forzata in hotel di lusso 2 amici a bordo che hanno fatto la differenza per 1500 chilometri 14 paesi attraversati (Grecia, Turchia, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakistan, Russia, Ucraina, Polonia, Repubblica Ceca, Austria, Slovenia13 valute utilizzate23 alberghi diversi (+ una notte in nave e una in tenda) 2 multe  27 giorni con problemi intestinali  3 riparazioni dal meccanico  50 pasti a base di carne alla griglia decine di litri di tè freddo e cay bevuto  6 lampadine e 4 fusibili sostituiti  8 dogane attraversate 31 ore trascorse in dogana Please note: This audiobook is in Italian.

©2020 Stefano Marchi (P)2020 Stefano Marchi

Narrator: Emanueli Kanani
Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
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Bicycle Gourmet's Treasures of France, Book One

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France has many treasures - food, wine, fashion, history, and art. But for me, one of its greatest treasures is the people. After cycling the French country back roads for the last zillion and a half years, I've had awesome adventures with incredible people of all nationalities. And I'm going to share them with you now in this book.

©2017 Inspirational Editions (P)2017 Inspirational Editions

Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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Notes from a Small Island

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After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move back to the States for a while but before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire, Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain. His aim was to take stock of the nation's public face and private parts (as it were), and to analyse what precisely it was he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite, a military hero whose dying wish was to be kissed by a fellow named Hardy, place names like Farleigh Wallop and Shellow Bowells, people who said 'Mustn't grumble', and Gardeners' Question Time.

©2004 Bill Bryson (P)2004 Random House Audiobooks

Narrator: Bill Bryson
Author: Bill Bryson
Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
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The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

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Thrust into the unlikely role of professional "literary walking tour" guide, an expat writer provides the most irresistibly witty and revealing tour of Paris in years. In this enchanting memoir, acclaimed author and long-time Paris resident John Baxter remembers his yearlong experience of giving "literary walking tours" through the city. Baxter sets off with unsuspecting tourists in tow on the trail of Paris' legendary artists and writers of the past. Along the way, he tells the history of Paris through a brilliant cast of characters: the favorite cafes of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Joyce; Pablo Picasso's underground Montmartre haunts; the bustling boulevards of the late-19th-century flâneurs; the secluded "Little Luxembourg" gardens beloved by Gertrude Stein; the alleys where revolutionaries plotted; and finally Baxter's own favorite walk near his home in Saint-Germain-des-Pres. Paris, by custom and design, is a pedestrian's city - each block a revelation, every neighborhood a new feast for the senses, a place rich with history and romance at every turn. The Most Beautiful Walk in the World is your guide, par excellence, to the true, off-the-beaten-path heart of the City of Lights.

©2011 John Baxter (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Graham Halstead
Author: John Baxter
Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
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Edge

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The autobiographical essays in Edge offer insight into the passions of acclaimed author Jeff Mann. These memories, insightful as they are endearing, range from his boyhood obsession with the gothic allure of Dark Shadows to the doubt and pain of being a Southerner, and so at the edge of the gay community, and the appeal of leather bars and bear culture. Mann also visits gay meccas in these essays - the resorts of Key West, Provincetown, and Rehoboth Beach, along with several European destinations such as Germany, Ireland, Belgium, and Scotland, have important cameos. But he is never an idle traveler - he is challenged by his experiences, and his observations reveal the thoughts of many gay men. Along the way Mann ruminates on a variety of subjects, from lost lovers to wearing kilts, theophany, Sylvia Plath, adult videos, and bathhouses.

©2008 Jeff Mann (P)2014 Jeff Mann

Narrator: Joe Smith
Author: Jeff Mann
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
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Paris, Paris

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Swapping his native San Francisco for the City of Light, travel writer David Downie arrived in Paris in 1986 on a one-way ticket, his head full of romantic notions. Curiosity and the legs of a cross-country runner propelled him daily from an unheated, seventh-floor walk-up garret near the Champs-Élysées to the old Montmartre haunts of the doomed painter Modigliani, the tombs of Père-Lachaise cemetery, the luxuriant alleys of the Luxembourg Gardens, and the aristocratic Île Saint-Louis midstream in the Seine. Downie wound up living in the chic Marais district, married to the Paris-born American photographer Alison Harris, an equally incurable walker and chronicler. Ten books and a quarter-century later, he still spends several hours every day rambling through Paris and writing about the city he loves. An irreverent, witty romp featuring thirty-one short prose sketches of people, places, and daily life, Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light ranges from the glamorous to the least-known corners and characters of the world's favorite city.

©2011 David Downie (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Max Winter
Author: David Downie
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
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Virga & Bone

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From the author of The Secret Knowledge of Water and Atlas of a Lost World comes a deeply felt essay collection focusing upon a vivid series of desert icons - a sheet of virga over Monument Valley, white seashells in dry desert sand, boulders impossibly balanced. Craig Childs delves into the primacy of the land and the profound nature of the more-than-human.

©2019 Craig Childs (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Rick Adamson
Author: Craig Childs
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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Experience Germany! The Go Smart Guide to Getting the Most Out of Germany

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Go Smart Guide: Germany is your passport to a new world. Germany is a beautiful country that's bustling with culture, and it's the perfect location for your next vacation. There are many different cities that you can visit, and they each have their own attractions and their own types of food that you can experience. Experience the history and culture that Germany has to offer. This audiobook will teach you exactly what to expect from some of the main cities. Preparing for your vacation is extremely important, as you need to plan where you're going to stay and what you're going to do if you don't want any bumps to upset your trip. From knowing where to eat, to knowing what to do and where to stay, you deserve to plan for the best, and this book will help you do so. What you'll learn: An intro to Germany Visiting the city of Berlin A look at the city of Munich Exploring the city of Lubeck Looking through the city of Dresden Taking on the city of Leipzig Final thoughts on visiting Germany

©2015 Go Smart Travel Guides (P)2015 Go Smart Travel Guides

Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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Discovered in Kathmandu

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In Kathmandu, a retired English schoolteacher visits an orphanage where he meets a young man desperate to train as a doctor. After a year's agonizing indecision, the Englishman takes up the challenge and promises to sponsor him. What follows is a life-changing experience in which he himself comes to be adopted into a Nepalese family as brother, uncle, friend and godfather. This book offers a unique and warm-hearted look into the dilemmas of low-caste family life living on the brink in Nepal. Meet the penniless tailor, Kiran, who was saved from suicide; experience the comic informality of house-hunting in Kathmandu; discover a colourful array of characters, cheerful and courageous in spite of the extreme poverty that they face. When Nick Morrice took early retirement, following twelve years as Head of English at Downsend Prep School in Leatherhead, he turned his attention to charity work. He founded the West Surrey Local Support Group for WaterAid. But it was the opportunity to sponsor a Nepalese boy through a local charity, CHANCE for Nepal , which led Nick to venture into the country's capital city, Kathmandu, for the first time in October 2009. Thus began what has become a rewarding, ongoing project to support five Nepalese orphans in fulfilling their hopes and ambitions. When Nick Morrice took early retirement, following twelve years as Head of English at Downsend Prep School in Leatherhead, he turned his attention to charity work. He founded the West Surrey Local Support Group for WaterAid. But it was the opportunity to sponsor a Nepalese boy through a local charity, CHANCE for Nepal , which led Nick to venture into the country's capital city, Kathmandu, for the first time in October 2009. Thus began what has become a rewarding, ongoing project to support five Nepalese orphans in fulfilling their hopes and ambitions.

©2014 Nick Morrice (P)2014 Balloon View Ltd

Narrator: Nick Morrice
Author: Nick Morrice
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
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Reach for the Skies

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Recorded by Digital Virgin Studios on location at Necker Island. "As far back as stories go, pioneers have reached for the skies. In the last two hundred years, they have mastered the air and made the modern world possible. Today they are bringing outer space within our reach. They're inventors and toymakers, amateurs and adventurers, visionaries, dreamers, and yes, crackpots. Some have called them irresponsible, even dangerous. "But I have met many of them. I have worked with them, and funded them, and flown with them. I admire them, and trust them, and I think they and their kind are our future. In this book I look at the history of flight through the stories and people who have inspired me. "These are tales of miraculous rescues; of records made and broken; of surprising feats of endurance and survival, including some of my own adventures, as well as developments in the future of air (and space) travel. This is a story of pioneers, and of course it includes the world famous Montgolfiers and the Wright brothers. "But I also want to describe some of the lesser-known trailblazers - people like Tony Jannus, who in 1914 created the world's first scheduled commercial flight, flying his passengers over the waters of Tampa Bay at an altitude of just 50 feet; the ‘bird man’ Leo Valentin, who in the 1950s jumped from 9,000 feet with wooden wings attached to his shoulders; and my friend, Steve Fossett, who dedicated his life to breaking records and having adventures. This is their story. It is also, in a small way, my own." --Richard Branson

©2010 Richard Branson (P)2010 Random House Audiobooks

Narrator: Richard Branson
Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
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Der Kaiserstuhl

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Der Kaiserstuhl ist ein rund 20 Millionen Jahre alter, heute inaktiver Vulkan zwischen Schwarzwald und Vogesen, rund 15 Kilometer im Durchmesser. Eine der wärmsten und fruchtbarsten Ecken Deutschlands. Dort könnten bald klimatische Verhältnisse herrschen wie in Mittelitalien. Chianti-Reben statt Gutedel, vielleicht sieht so die Zukunft des Weinbaus hier aus. Eine fast paradiesische Landschaft, die gelegentlich Schlagzeilen machte: durch die rabiate Rebflurbereinigung der 70er Jahre oder den Protest vieler Kaiserstühler gegen das einst geplante Kernkraftwerk Wyhl. Und Breisach mit seinem Münster hoch überm Rhein wurde zum Symbol deutsch-französischer Freundschaft. O-Töne: Karl Ruh, Gärtnermeister, Endingen am Kaiserstuhl; Hans-Peter Trautwein, Ökowinzer, Bahlingen/Kaiserstuhl; Theo Liebenstein, Revierförster, Kaiserstuhl; Ralf Stritt, Burkheimer Fischerzunft; Sibylle Breisacher, Ihringen, Kaiserstuhl; Musik: "Mueders Stübele", Komp. + Interpret: Walter Mossmann, Liedermacher, Kaiserstuhl. Regie: Maria Ohmer.

©2007 SWR (P)2007 SWR

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Toronto

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p> Cities, Sights &Amp; Other Places You Need to Visit Welcome to Canada, home to the famous Niagara Falls, the beautiful Hopewell Rocks and many other scenic, natural attractions you can't find anywhere else in the world. For all its natural beauty, its peoples are just as remarkable and interesting. Let's get to know a bit about Canada and its people. Canada is by size, the largest country in North America and second in overall in the world behind Russia. It is renowned worldwide for its vast, untouched wilderness, its blend of cultures, and multifaceted history. Canada is one of the world's wealthiest countries and a major tourist destination. In this audiobook, you will find all the information you're looking for about: The Country, The People & Traditions Getting There Sights National Food and Drinks And so much more! When you download Toronto: Cities, Sights & Other Places You Need To Visit you will be well prepared to visit the country of your dreams! Buy this audiobook today!

©2017 Writing Souls' Travel Guides (P)2017 Writing Souls' Travel Guides

Narrator: Jeff Moon
Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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Viajar para Trascender [Travel as Transformation]

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De vivir en una camioneta en las calles de San Diego, a cultivar chocolate con las tribus indígenas en Centroamérica, a enseñar en Oriente Medio y a hacer voluntariado en áfrica, el autor de éxitos de ventas Gregory V. Diehl ha seguido un camino mundano y poco convencional. Dejando su casa en California cuando era adolescente, pasó a vivir y trabajar en 45 países en todo el mundo a la edad de 28 años. En Viajar para Trascender, utiliza sus experiencias culturales diversas como viajero del mundo para hacer al lector la pregunta de cómo ha sido modelada su identidad por su estilo de vida. Conforme vayas profundizando en Viajar para Trascender, aprenderás cómo viajar puede influir profundamente en tu percepción de ti mismo. Diehl enseña al viajero aspirante a dejar ir sus inhibiciones internas y su conciencia anterior de sí mismo. Comparte sus propias experiencias de transformación por toda Costa Rica, China, Marruecos, Armenia, Iraq, Monaco, Ecuador y más para animar a los viajeros a adoptar el cambio. Lleva al lector en un viaje nómada que examina a toda la humanidad a través de sus ojos imparciales Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2017 Gregory V. Diehl (P)2017 Gregory V. Diehl

Narrator: Xavi Parelleda
Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
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Through the Brazilian Wilderness

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A former American president nearly dies during an ill-planned exploration through the Brazilian Wilderness and down the River of Doubt. Theodore Roosevelt was a naturalist, explorer, author, hunter, governor, soldier and 26th President of the United States. In 1913, he joined with Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon to explore portions of Brazil and to bring back animal specimens for the American Museum of Natural History. In this first person narrative, never before recorded as an audio book, President Theodore Roosevelt describes his expedition along rivers, which are home to deadly Piranha fish, through almost impenetrable forests filled with insects, snakes and wild animals. Roosevelt witnesses primitive Indian tribes, wary of strangers and a murder among his increasingly desperate men, before he is nearly defeated by the River of Doubt.

Public Domain (P)2011 Andre F. Stojka, Leslie J. Stojka, Andre D. Stojka

Narrator: Andre Stojka
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
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