Jim Hendrickson

Biography

Jim Hendrickson is a retired Professor of foreign languages. He speaks English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese as well as smatterings of many other languages. Jim has published more than 60 foreign language textbooks as well as articles on psycholinguistics.
He has taught at all educational levels: elementary school, high school, adult education, community college, college, and university. He has taught in California, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Massachusetts, Kentucky, and Washington. He worked as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University, a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in Bolivia and Chile, and a Language Consultant for the United States Peace Corps in Belize.
Jim has traveled in over 130 countries and looks forward to visiting others in the near future.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
In 2015 I will take a four-month trip around the world (my 5th such trip) on which I intend to write a book containing descriptions of my travels and the people I meet along the way.
Who are your favorite authors?
Paul Theroux, Jon Krakauer, Peter Jenkins, Steven Newman
Read more of this interview.

Books

Around the World in Thin Slices
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,610. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
This book describes the many adventures of world traveler Jim Hendrickson, who has spent over fifty years exploring our planet. In this volume Hendrickson shares thirty-six chapters of stories gathered from his fifth world trip from Washington State to the Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Germany, the Faroe Islands, Spitsbergen, Iceland, Greenland and Arctic Canada.
RVing to the Land of the Midnight Sun
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,520. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(3.00)
This book is a narrative of my six-week road trip in the summer of 2014 from Lynden, Washington (state) to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, mainly with my car and small travel trailer (see its photo on the book cover). You'll read about the many adventures and misadventures I experienced on this 7,000-mile trip through British Columbia, the Yukon Territory, and Alaska.
Shalom, Israel!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,020. Language: American English. Published: April 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
(3.00)
This book is a narrative of my 5½-month bicycle journey from Bellingham, Washington (state) to Israel aboard a custom-made, long-wheeled-based recumbent. In this book you’ll learn about the many adventures and misadventures I experienced on this 7,000-mile trip through eleven American states and eight foreign countries. The book concludes with a list of equipment that I took on the journey.
Vagabond on a Bicycle
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,600. Language: American English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
(5.00)
This book comprises sixteen articles describing my bicycle trips in/on Route 66, the Santa Fe Trail, the Natchez Trace, the Deep South of the United States, New England, Montana to Alaska, Maritime Canada, Washington state to Israel, Northern Europe, Eastern Hungary, South Africa, New Zealand, Tonga, the Cook Islands, and Central Chile.
Travel is my Passion
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,450. Language: American English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00)
This book begins with a short essay on my philosophy of world travel that can be summed up in four short sentences: Be a dreamer. Be open-minded. Be confident. Be prepared. The book contains twenty-nine chapters of stories about my extensive travels in thirty-four countries in six regions of the world. The book ends with a description of one of my several journeys around the world.
North to Alaska!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,010. Language: American English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
(4.00)
This book takes you on a 3,200-mile bicycle expedition from Missoula, Montana to Anchorage, Alaska. You’ll read about my 73-day bicycle tour that was filled with adventures including a grueling ascent to Logan Pass in Glacier National Park, a scary standoff with a black bear in the Yukon, a daring dash through a forest fire, and a harrowing ride over the Top-of-the-World Highway.
Like a Leaf on a River
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,670. Language: American English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(4.00)
This book reflects my deepest passion in life: wanderlust. The first section takes you on my first solo international journey, a 10,000-mile hitchhike from my home in Wisconsin to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula when I was 20 years old. The second section describes my first world trip during which I lived on a shoestring, visited many countries, met fascinating people, and learned a lot about myself.

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