Crossing an Ocean Under Power follows a retired software entrepreneur and his computer game designer wife, as they cross the Atlantic on their 62’ trawler. Although sailors have been crossing... More > oceans for hundreds of years, the era of couples cruising the world in small powerboats is just beginning. As the book begins, Mr. Williams frankly admits to serious doubts about his boating skills. Mr. Williams chronicles his journey across the Atlantic, as well as his personal journey from “coastal cruiser” to “ocean crosser”. Along the way, we learn with him. Sans Souci, his boat, made the trip as part of the historic first Atlantic Power Boat rally (18 small power boats, averaging only 50 feet long, owned and captained mostly by retired couples.) Best described as a “Dummy’s Guide to Crossing Oceans”, Mr. Williams’ honest, and entertaining, style will keep you turning pages as you take this important step in readying yourself for your own long-distance cruising.< Less
In 2005 we accompanied my father as he retraced his D-Day adventures of WWII through the killing fields of Normandy. We visited the battle sites, met with the French family that helped him elude... More > capture by the Germans and chronicled it all with photos. A quick inspiring read.< Less
Walk the glens and hills of the highlands with Walter Marshall Macdougall, enthusiastic tourist, investigative researcher, and spirited Highlander. With kinsfolk and friends, including the 30th Chief... More > of Clan MacDougall, he traces the historical and cultural roads of the clan throughout the ancient territory of Somerled.
After years of studying clan history and corresponding with Scottish kin, the author’s dream of journeying to MacDougall Country became a reality. In Journeying in MacDougall Country, his journal notes and sketches are supplemented with maps, historical notes, and geographical information to form a unique illustrated travel guide for all who wish to explore this country and its people.
“This beautifully written book should give tremendous pleasure to many.”
~ Coline MacDougall of MacDougall, 30th Chief.
“A delight in store for many and a ‘must read’ for MacDougall clansfolk.”
~ Morag MacDougall of MacDougall, 31st Chief.< Less
6th Edition. All new listings for 2008. New wire-bound format. Handy glove box size.
Exit service listings for the entire length of Interstate 95 from Maine to Florida. Detailed food, gas, lodging,... More > camping, shopping, rest areas, welcome centers, AM/FM radio stations and other essential travel services in an easy to read format. Plus several alternate routes including Maine's I-295 (Coastal route), Virginia's I-295 (Richmond/Petersburg bypass), Florida's I-295 (Jacksonville bypass)and Florida's I-4 (Tampa to Daytona).< Less
The printed day-by-day journal of Joel (Mojave) Clark's thru-hike of the 2,658 mile Pacific Crest Trail in 2006. Details the "fun" of hiking with an obsessive-compulsive trail partner; but... More > also the beauty, the bizarre, and the techniques of hiking from Mexico to Canada.< Less
Guy named Mangello and his family along with a friend traveling to South America. On the way to South America Mangello complains a lot about how it seems to take forever for the next thing they have... More > to do to get here and because of all that complaining the gang decides to send him back to the airport and send him home. The flight is booked so he cant go home until tomorrow. He calls mom and starts arguing with here but she cant take it because she is in a fight with Justin. the next day comes. Only one person of the four will make it to the following day. Read it to find out how and why.< Less
If you are a true Nutmegger you have probably seen them in passing. You know, those blue signs that have the names of Connecticut's towns on them. Each town has one. The signs can be found on the... More > town green, near the town hall, or next to that first congregational church. There are 169 signs, one sign to represent each town in the state. Each of the signs explains the history of the town and its founding fathers. Some even tell an interesting story or two. Over a thirteen-year period I visited each of Connecticut's towns and took pictures of these signs. Along the way, I met interesting people, discovered little-known facts, and saw things I never knew existed in Connecticut. This is a story about the town signs of Connecticut and the adventures I had while searching for them. Now sit back, enjoy, and learn about the signs of Connecticut.< Less
The true story of a young couple barely out of their teens who stumbled across a fierce, murderous, stone-age people group in the remote jungles of Indonesia only to find that they were the... More > fulfillment to prophetic dreams given to the tribe long before their arrival.< Less
This book (coil binding) serves as the official guide to the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail of Ohio.
From July 13-26, 1863, Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan led a daring group of more... More > than 2,000 men across Southern Ohio. His mission: to distract and divert as many Union troops as possible from the action in Middle Tennessee and East Tennessee. Union troops under the command of Major General Ambrose Burnside gave chase.
Although they were ultimately successful, ending Morgan’s raid was a much harder job than anyone anticipated.
With the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail, you too can follow Morgan’s route through southern and eastern Ohio. Fifty-six interpretive signs covering 557 miles through nineteen counties tell the story of the raid’s successful beginnings, the battle with Union forces at Buffington Island, Morgan’s desperate escapes, and finally his capture.
Come along and discover this amazing Ohio Civil War story!< Less
Two months on the road with Leonard Cohen — a real-life account of the daily fiction surrounding backstage life.
Leif Bodnarchuk is a guitar technician — a 'roadie' some might say... More > — for the Leonard Cohen band. Join him as he minces inexorably through Europe battling the elements of outdoor concerts, confronting personal demons, and referring to himself in the third person in book descriptions. He has no idea where the narrative will go, no idea how it will end.
No ideas at all.< Less
What would tempt a young woman to run off to a country she knew almost nothing about? I was that young woman. Fleeing a bitter divorce and my safe, but mundane, life I accepted a job in Saudi... More > Arabia, a country that by all reports was the most austere on earth. I ran headlong into an unexpected adventure that would change my life forever.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - mysterious, beautiful and dangerous. A land of stunning desert landscapes where modern ways co-exist uneasily with ancient traditions. An enigma of a place where the state executioner is revered, where beautiful women shroud themselves in black, and ferocious desert sandstorms turn high noon into darkest night.
Somewhere along the way I fell in love with the Middle East and its people, their proud history, and their gracious hospitality. This is my story.< Less
Commencing from the devastation of Apartheid heralding the rise of Mandela and concluding with the wars erupting throughout the Middle East igniting the religious, racial and cultural transformations... More > occurring all around the planet - this is a journey from Cape to Cairo of a completely different calibre. Nathan Hoturoa Gray travels through some of the planet's most compelling battlegrounds observing from where our species has come and where it is heading. 'The Age of Fire' delivers a powerful statement on humanity covering issues of race relations and global imbalance as we tackle the challenges of the Fifth Cultural Ecology: an era commencing with the end of the Mayan Calendar December 21, 2012. Providing both prophectic and futuristic thinking about how we must attempt to face overpopulation, environmental instability, food and water shortage the book finds the one key global moral that will give humanity a chance to survive and remain dignified through the cataclysmic challenges of the 21st century.< Less
The plan was there was no plan—visit all seven continents, see what happens. Erin Michelson is a high adventuress, who lives life on the edge. Giving up a successful business, her stake to a... More > house, and all of her possessions,she decides to just take the money and run.
Surviving swindlers and saints, she struggles to keep her eyes and heart open. Her escapades not only show us how best to tackle a minefield, how to bathe an elephant, and where to find a string of pearls, but also how to make a world of difference in the lives of those who are most vulnerable.
For two years, she volunteers across the globe, searching for an authentic experience and the chance to reach out and leave the world, even just a small part of it, a better place.
This is the life of an Adventure Philanthropist!< Less
One artist's account of five months spent hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Unlike your average book, this collection of drawings and short written pieces brings you into the adventure and lets... More > you explore the trail for yourself. A fun trip down memory lane for those who have already spent any time on this wonderful trail, and a unique glimpse into its beautiful scenery and community for those who are curious to start exploring...< Less
PRE-PUB Edition! Get it now at 40% off but forgive a typo here and there as we finish up the 1st edition!
"Living in so many places you realize that there is no paradise that exists on its... More > own. Paradise is what you imagine it to be. For some it would be palm trees and white sandy beaches and drinks with little umbrellas in them – maybe most, in fact. For others it’s a pine forest on the edge of a lake surrounded by steep valleys with snowcapped peaks in the background. It is what you make it – and it’s different for everyone.
Living in paradise doesn’t rob me of this. It’s not like it shatters the image I had of paradise and it turns out it’s just a home like any other home – though it is...
...You can keep the mystery. You can keep the magic. All you have to do is remind yourself every now and then, “Oh my gosh, I live in paradise.” It works. It’s best if you say it out loud."< Less
Travel journal record of new friends and places, including photos of my 2013 trip to Ecuador, which includes the three primary cities visited this trip; Guayaquil, Vilcabamba and Cuenca.
Enjoy the... More > record of my travels in the southern half of Ecuador in May 2013.
"Sweet Jane" the name I gave my GPS system was my guide while traveling there and managed to get me through from start to finish although she managed to lead me astray several times.
Perfectly enjoyable trip. Hope you are encouraged to do the same, since I missed seeing a whole lot of places and people.< Less
Cory Ramsey has spent 2013 traveling Kentucky and looking for the best in small town life. Along the way, he's stumbled upon some of the most colorful place names in America. Here are just a few of... More > those that make up the Yonder in Kentucky. As featured on the Facebook page, Map Dot, Kentucky.< Less
Sunsets, rum runners, and days in "paradise" await you. Take a journey to and through the Florida Keys, and get lost in Key West. Along the way you might just catch a big case of "keys... More > disease". This short story is a must-read for anyone who has ever spent time in Key West or who has ever wished to!< Less
This is a guide to leading a successful short-term mission trip. It contains practical information on planning, budgeting, safety, orientation and debriefing, cross-cultural ministry, spiritual... More > leadership and much more.< Less
Yakushima: A Yakumonkey Guide - The Second edition
Fully updated and still packed full of everything necessary to visit Yakushima - acommodation, transport, 15 hiking trails, places of interest,... More > activities, restaurants, bars and cafes. Visiting Yakushima has never been easier!< Less
Are you moving or retiring to beautiful Cuenca Ecuador? When you first land in Cuenca you'll be lost without the DIY Cuenca Landing Guide at your fingertips. Great information with excellent... More > resources to make your move or visit to Cuenca less stressful and more enjoyable.
We update it every three months and we are proud to say we have just published the fourth edition of the DIY Cuenca Landing Guide with all current information.< Less