Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World
When Mark Twain took off by ship for a round-the-world lecture tour, he took along a sharp eye, a notebook, and his renowned wit. The book is full of everything from onboard whist games to tiger... More > hunting. Twain's opinions are many, often mercilessly funny, and frequently ahead of their time--except when he is suddenly of his time. The result is a fully developed self-portrait, nineteenth-century mores and all.
Mark Twain (1835 -1910) was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion..< Less
Caribbean Amazing Places to Visit
What's the Caribbean vacation of your dreams? With more than 7,000 islands to choose from, it's not always an easy decision. The good news is that -- short of skiing or ice skating -- the islands of... More > the Caribbean offer something for everyone.
It's hard to beat the Bahamas for a family Caribbean vacation: the Atlantis on Paradise Island and Lucaya on Grand Bahama Island are two of the most complete resorts in the region. Aruba also is an excellent family destination, with its friendly population and many options for off-resort activities. Families looking to go off the beaten path should consider St. Kitts and Nevis, which has old forts, haunted plantations, and a vintage railroad to explore.
Safety and a great transportation system make Caribbean an excellent choice for solo travelers, although young singles may find the nightlife somewhat lacking. Curacao and Grand Cayman are other< Less
American Trails Revisited - Santa Fe Trail Kansas
This edition in the American Trails Revisited series is an updated version from the printed book, "American Trails Revisited", published in 2003. From the original 36 pages, this revision... More > has been expanded to 90 pages of additional information and points of interest. Also added are reference maps, text navigation, as well as GPS coordinates for listed historic sites and landmarks.
This guide travels the route of the Santa Fe Trail from the outskirts of Kansas City to Dodge City, Kansas, where it splits to explore the northern Military branch and the southern Cimarron branch. Detailed background information for Santa Fe Trail history as well as the general historical background of the region is provided in easy to follow mileage increments across the Sunflower State.< Less
Great Pennsylvania Amusement Parks Road Trip
A photographic road trip highlighting Pennsylvania's historic amusement parks and some interesting places. Included are Dorney Park, Hersheypark, Dutch Wonderland, Knoebels, DelGrosso's, Lakemont... More > Park, Idlewild, Kennywood, Conneaut Lake Park and Waldameer. Also included are interviews with many important folks including park managers, ride designers, ride builders and others. Many interesting attractions throughout the state are covered including the Yuengling Brewery, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and many State Parks give you the perfect blueprint to make a nice weekend getaway or extended road trip. The lineages of many century or near century old rides are covered as well including manufacturers, previous ride homes and more. The joy of visiting an amusement park is what this book is all about. Generations of folks have experienced these parks, including my own, and priceless memories have been made. Ebook in full color.< Less