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A Traveler's Highway to Heaven: Exploring the History and Culture of Northern Spain on El Camino de Sanitago
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Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 129,010. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013 by SynergEbooks. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
The perfect travel companion that adds historical and cultural meat to the bones of the hiker’s El Camino experience for those who yearn to course El Camino de Santiago without handling the rigors of walking the 800 kilometer Way.
Beauty and Pleasure and Moderately Energetic Walking in the Lower Southern Alps
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Price: Free! Words: 95,960. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Aesthetics
This is a study of beauty and pleasure: examples such as Alpine walking and a little simple science, how these sensations might have arisen, and how they differ between individuals and influence behaviour. It has about 90 pictures, 150 anecdotes and 470 references. It can be read with Calibre and the Firefox ebook reader plugin but not yet Adobe. Calibre is best. Last updated 12 June 2014.
Seductive Venice: In Casanova's Footsteps
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,200. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(5.00 from 1 review)
Seductive Venice takes readers on seven walking tours of Venice to over 90 locations Giacomo Casanova visited--churches, bridges, statues, alleys, and canals, all with helpful maps. Discover where this famous lover gambled, drank, cajoled, loved, spied, and seduced. Historical sidebars and Casanova’s own words punctuate this entertaining romp through the life of Venice’s most famous lover.
An Archaeological Guide to Walking Hadrian’s Wall from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend (West to East)
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Series: Per Lineam Valli, Book 2. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 53,550. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
This is an informative (yet informal) description of the route of Hadrian's Wall and all the remains that can still be seen. For most of the route from west to east, it follows the Hadrian's Wall National Trail Footpath, but with an important difference: where the path veers off the line of the Wall, this account stays with it and allows you to examine the remains most other walkers do not see.
Behind the Albergue Door: Inspiration Agony Adventure on the Camino de Santiago
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 66,820. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A detailed and, according to the author's mom, hilarious account of the 5 weeks he and his wife spent hiking the popular 800 kilometre pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago, in the fall of 2012. It mixes stories, advice and humour in a way unique among travel books and is a terrific read for past pilgrims, future pilgrims, travel buffs, and those who simply love reading about people in pain.
Finding Mount Guyot
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 153,660. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A fast-paced, laugh-out-loud backpacking story about a whiskey-drinking, blue-collar kid from the flatlands of Cleveland, Ohio who gets it into his head that he wants to be a mountain man. Starting in 1977, this book follows Johnny Rez and a quirky cast of companions through fourteen rollicking adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Laughs, action, and romance.
Sauntering to Santiago
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,550. Language: American English. Published: August 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
In 2012 I took a little walk from Barcelona to the west coast of Spain along the Catalan route of the Camino de Santiago. This is a memoir of my experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Along the way I add my ruminations on olives, Debussy, economics, and Prozac.
The World Peace Journals
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,800. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
A Himalayan Journey into Madness, Mayhem and Adventure ! "Adventure as it should be - just do it and damn the rest!" - Ian Thurlby, founder of The Blue Space Guides' Co-operative.
An Archaeological Guide to Walking Hadrian's Wall from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway (East to West)
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Series: Per Lineam Valli, Book 3. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 57,350. Language: British English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
This is an informative (yet informal) description of the route of Hadrian's Wall and all the remains that can still be seen. For most of the route from east to west, it follows the Hadrian's Wall National Trail Footpath, but with an important difference: where the path veers off the line of the Wall, this account stays with it and allows you to examine the remains most other walkers do not see.
The Way, My Way
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 70,890. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Camino memoir written in the humorous vein of Bill Bryson or Eric Newby, Australian film director Bill Bennett walks the ancient 500 mile pilgrimage route across Spain, determined to give back a micro-fibre towel lent to him by a hiker to help ice a "curmudgeon" of a knee. A spiritual journey that's both deeply moving, and laugh-out-loud funny.
Canadian Rockies with Kids
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Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 63,580. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
The Canadian Rockies are full of spectacular mountains and at least as many rewarding experiences for your family. Yet snow-capped peaks are only the tip of the Rockies’ iceberg, in terms of the many rewarding experiences the region has to offer. This is a land of grizzly bears, gold prospectors, badlands and buffalo jumps. It’s a place where cowboys, railway tycoons and native warriors have all l