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Be There Then: A Guide to Exploring Greater Boston's Historic House Museums By Elizabeth S. Levy Merrick
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One of the pleasures of visiting or living in Boston, with its wealth of historical resources, is to be able to experience the past through the historic houses left to us by earlier inhabitants. This... More > guide, including colorful profiles of more than forty historic houses open to the public in and around Boston, is an indispensable handbook to help you discover hidden historical gems as well as some better-known portals to the past. From colonial to Victorian, from modest to upper-crust, there are houses for every interest. Be There Then aims to convey not only the basics of each house but also the overall visitor experience, going beyond a listing of facts and allowing you to plan your visits carefully. Houses of the distant (and not-so-distant) past serve to bring history alive, helping us know what it was like to live then and there. In these historic house museums, you can step over the threshold and start your journey back in time.< Less
EXPLORING MURCIA A Guide to Totana, Alhama de Murcia, Aledo, Pliego and the Sierra Espuña By Clive and Rosie Palmer
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An English guide to the geography, climate, environment, flora and fauna, and history of this part of Spain. It includes a description, with black and white photographs of the main historic sites... More > and buildings. There are several walks with sketch maps and itineraries and other possible excursions and visits.< Less
The I-95 Exit Information Guide By Tom Gilligan
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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
I'm in Estonia and I'm Alive! By Melanie Plesh
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When I was 46 I traveled for 6 months, alone, through Europe and Russia. Here is what happened on my first day in St. Petersburg. "I walk a few blocks to the Fontanka Canal. Traffic is heavy. ... More > A barefoot woman, pregnant and carrying an infant, is weaving among the stopped cars. At first I think she's simply bullying her way through traffic. Then I see she's begging, and I see the light is out in her eyes. The horror comes when I see a boy, about four years old, still on the curb from which the woman had just come, trying to see a way through three or four erratic lanes of traffic, trying to find his way to his mother. His eyes show that he is terrified, but he doesn't say a word and he doesn't cry. She makes it to the other side of the street and keeps walking. The traffic light changes and the cars don't wait for the boy, who is forced back to the curb. He stands on his toes, trying to see over the cars, trying to keep his eye on his mother, who continues walking. All I can do is run away."< Less
the suffering and celebration of life in america By Shane Bugbee
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“A bittersweet slice of countercultural anthropology, in the tradition of Studs Terkel, bursting with flavor to savor.” ~Paul Krassner This is the gritty reality of more than a year on... More > the road, with little money, and no back up plan. One American couple, with their dog and turtle, take to road searching for a place to call home and a glimmer of hope. The plan was to document the year leading up to the 2008 election, not with typical political nonsense, but instead by listening to the people of America. “Sounds like fun until you consider, we began our journey with $180 between the four of us. This was a journey we never expected, it would have killed most people, it nearly killed us.” - Shane Bugbee< Less
Adventure Philanthropist: Great Adventures Volunteering Abroad By Erin Michelson
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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
Us and Them -- An American Family... By Bill Meara
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What happens if you take an American family and send them to Europe for ten years? In the summer of 2000, Bill and Elisa Meara, accompanied by 2 year-old Billy and 4 month-old Maria, left their... More > home in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. and moved to the Azores. There they experienced the highs and lows of diplomatic life on a small distant island. After three years in the Azores, they spent four years London and three years in Rome. Overseas they lived in two houses and two apartments, went to five schools, used four different health care systems, experienced one earthquake, 9-11, the terrorist attack on London, tea with the Queen, the election of Barack Obama… and all the ordinary things that families go through. They lived mostly with the locals, learned Portuguese, Italian, and a bit of Cockney, and made many friends (foreign friends!) They returned to the United States in 2010 with a changed view of the world. This is their story.< Less
What's Brewing in the Finger Lakes By Theresa Hollister
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New York State is home to over 150 craft breweries, over one-third of which are located in the Finger Lakes and surrounding regions. This picturesque region, traditionally known for its wines, is... More > experiencing astounding growth in the craft brewing industry, increasing three-fold in the number of microbreweries in just three years. Compiled by the Finger Lakes Beer Trail, What’s Brewing in the Finger Lakes is the most comprehensive guide to the region’s 75-plus craft breweries and brew pubs. It is the ideal resource for anyone interested in craft beer, whether you're a local interested in learning more about our area’s rich beer culture or a tourist planning a trip to the Finger Lakes region. Packed with information about each of the breweries and brew pubs, interesting nuggets of knowledge, and local food recipes that incorporate beer, this book has everything a craft beer lover needs to navigate the best of what the Finger Lakes craft brewing scene has to offer.< Less
THE SIGNS OF CONNECTICUT By Thomas Fatone
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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
A Buddha Says Hello By Sean M.E.
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A Buddha Says Hello (Book Number Four In The West Vine Press Future Dead Writers Series) follows the writer (Sean M.E) as he travels around India objectively observing the land and the people and... More > everything that makes-up his journey abroad. This book contains photos, inspiration from historical figures with quotes, itinerary notes, and writings from other eyes as well, that paints the reader a picture of not just India, but what is humble and true of the human condition. A Buddha Says Hello. By Sean M.E. West Vine Press. 2014.< Less
DIY Cuenca Ecuador Landing Guide By Angie and Frank Lewis
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Are you moving to or retiring to Cuenca Ecuador? Then you'll absolutely want the DIY Cuenca Ecuador Landing Guide to help make your move more enjoyable and less stressful. The book provides 273... More > UPDATED pages of great information and enjoyable reading ALL about saving you money and helping you get acquainted with Cuenca Ecuador! We keep our Ecuador DIY Guide books updated with new and relevant information; we want your stay in Cuenca to be the best it can be. ONE READERS SAYS: "This guide will save the reader hundreds of dollars in a two or three week stay, and it will save thousands of dollars in just the first year of living in Cuenca. Do not pass this guide up!" --B. Quinn Pacific Northwest. ANOTHER READER SAYS: I plan to come to Cuenca in a few months, and your guide is the best I ever had in my hands. This new version is even better. You are the only ones which seems 'real'. -- Erick, from Montréal, Canada.< Less
The Dictator's Highway By Justin Walker
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After seizing power in a violent coup, President Augusto Pinochet ordered the construction of the Carretera Austral, a highway across Chile’s southern wilderness. In an absorbing account,... More > Justin Walker explores this territory from one end to the other, moving from village to village by any available means. His expertly crafted descriptions create a vivid picture of Chilean Patagonia. Combining independent travel with local history, social conscience with environmental awareness, and contemplative reflections with light-hearted humour, The Dictator’s Highway is a unique book and a compelling read. Includes 17 maps and 24 photographs.< Less
From Machete Fights to Paradise, The Machete Fighters of the Dominican Republic By Daniel DiMarzio
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When I first heard of sword fights in the Dominican I was very skeptical. I thought maybe I was hearing about a freak occurrence or a story that was blown out of proportion. But, then I heard another... More > story…and another. All of them about machete fights. Not just one person with a machete attacking some unarmed person either, these were stories of two people wielding machetes. Two people dueling with real, live swords. Then, I actually went there and met people who had been in machete fights and had the scars to prove it. Sword fights do happen in the modern world. They happen in the Caribbean…in Latin America…specifically in a place called the Dominican Republic. This isn’t the same Dominican Republic that tourists often see. These fights happen in the neighborhoods and countryside rarely ever seen by the non-local. The following are accounts of modern-day sword fights, fights involving the Machete Fighters of the Dominican Republic.< Less
The World At Large - Book 1: Carpe Diem By Adam Mehaffey
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The following is an account of my journeys throughout the world. What started off as a couple of months to get away for an adventure turned into a ten-year journey of learning, enlightenment, hard... More > times, and moments that will never leave me, including times of joy, sorrow, love, pain, near-death experiences, and experiences nearly worth dying for. During that time, I travelled to over 60 countries, set foot on every continent, including Antarctica; worked in over half a dozen countries; and saw relics from ancient civilisations and technological marvels of the modern world. I saw the highest peak on earth, the lowest valley, and so much in between. I visited places where they had never seen a white man before and countries ruled by governances ranging from democracies to theocracies to military regimes. I saw the cruelty that humanity can have for each other as well as the love that can bind us all. I fell in love, had my heart broken a few times, and broke a few hearts of my own. ~Carpe Diem< Less
Prisoner of the White Lines By Richard Urycki
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Prisoner of the White Lines is a memoir. R. E. Urycki’s account of hitchhiking through Europe, Africa, Israel, and Alaska is a sojourn back to a time long gone, what the author describes as... More > “a golden era of travel.” Beginning in 1969, the narrative follows this vagabond who, through his journey of self-discovery, reveals the beauty and kindness of people everywhere.< Less
Prague: A Pisshead's Pub Guide By Maximiliano Bahnson
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A very unconventional, personal and politically incorrect pub guide of Prague. Simply unique
A VIEW FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT By Larry Skrdla
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This book contains a true acccounting of interesting and unusual events that have occured to School Bus/motorcoach Driver Larry over the past 20 years. From being forced off the road (while driving a... More > motor coach) into the median by a semi truck, to the trials (literally) of driving a school bus. Travel with him as he moves from Ann Arbor,Michigan to Niagara Falls, NY and back to Michigan, and meet the friends he has met along the way< Less
Cancun User's Guide By Jules Siegel
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The Cancun User's Guide contains 204 densely packed pages of independent, honest advice, recommendations and cultural information about Cancun and Mexico by an American family living here since 1981.... More > Written in a clear, popular style, and illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps, it will help you save money and have more fun when visiting Cancun. It's also funny and heartwarming, written by celebrated author Jules Siegel, whose works have appeared in Playboy, Rolling Stone, Best American Short Stories and many other publications. The Cancun User's Guide is the only independent locally-produced guide!< Less
US 50 Coast to Coast By Wulf Berg
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For two years we planed and prepared for a trip on US Route 50 from Ocean City, Maryland, to San Francisco, California. We believe that Route 50 crosses some of the most beautiful parts of America.... More > On May the First we watched the sun rise above the Atlantic Ocean and departed on our journey to the Pacific Ocean where we observed the sunset twenty-one days later. Our trip was memorable and inspirational. As we crossed the country we met and talked with people from different backgrounds and affiliations. Everybody was proud of his or her heritage and place of residency. America the Beautiful is the greatest country on Earth. We still can see the colorful canyons in Utah. As we crossed the Green River, our thoughts went with John Powell as he explored this territory in 1869. I hope my book will encourage other to take a journey across America and see this beautiful country. Only those who have experienced the tranquility of nature will fight to preserve it Our public land is not for sale!< Less
Yakushima: A Yakumonkey Guide ebook By Clive Witham
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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
Troubadour Travels By Graham Cain
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If you want to travel around the world on a working holiday, playing and performing, earning enough to cover your food, accommodation and travel expenses, still have enough money left over for other... More > great times and hardly spend any of your own money...well, welcome to Troubadour Travels< Less
Angkor Landscapes By Johann Reinhart Zieger
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Discover the hidden beauty of Angkor temples “Fascinating pictures reviving memories together with yearnings.” It's an e-PDF: View big-size high-quality pictures with every device, PC,... More > Mac, Smartphone or iPhone 100 monuments in 350 photographs: Ak Yum ● Angkor Thom ● Angkor Wat ● Bakong ● Baksei Chamkrong ● Banteay Kdei ● Banteay Samré ● Banteay Srei ● Banteay Thom ● Baphuon ● Bat Chum ● Bayon ● Beng Mealea ● Chau Srei Vibol ● East Mebon. ● Kbal Spean ● Khleang ● Krol Ko ● Lolei ● Neak Pean ● Phimeanakas ● Phnom Bakheng ● Phnom Bok ● Phnom Krom ● Phnom Kulen ● Prasat Char ● Prasat Chrung ● Prasat Kravan ● Prasat Mangalartha ● Prasat Preah Enkosei ● Prasat Suor Prat ● Prasat Tonlé Snguot ● Prasat Tor ● Prasat Wat Athvea ● Pre Rup ● Preah Khan ● Preah Ko ● Preah Palilay ● Preah Pithu ● Royal Palace ● Spean Thma ● Srah Srang ● Ta Keo ● Ta Nei ● Ta Prohm ● Ta Som ● Terrace of the Elephants ● Terrace of the Leper King ● Thommanon ● Trapeang Khyangg ● Trapeang Phong ● Trapeang Totoeng Thngai ● West Mebon< Less
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Abroad By Samuel McCoy Jr.
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For any Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner planning on travelling to either Brazil, the U.S. or the U.A.E this book will provide a basic knowledge of what to expect.
DIY Quito Landing Guide By Angie and Frank Lewis
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The DIY Quito Landing Guide is a informational-packed newcomers guide book for Quito Ecuador. Frank and Angie take you by the hand every step of the way. We share our experiences of what Quito is... More > like; not as a tourist but someone who jumps right into the local heart of the culture. We have covered ALL the details for you! We thought you might want to save some money! :-) Just like our DIY CUENCA Landing Guide, the DIY QUITO Landing Guide will be what some readers referred to as "their lifesaver" for when they first landed in Cuenca. Let The Quito Guide be your lifesaver! We're happy to advise this is our third updated edition!< Less