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Snakeskins and Signposts
By Sher Vadinska
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,460. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Loaded down with dehydrated rice and beans and her hunger for freedom, Sher pedals 2,000 miles from Bellingham, WA, through the Cascade Mountains to southern OR and back. Strangers are friends, the smell of a forest ravages the senses, every caw from a crow is a sign, and home will never be the same again. Told with humor and candor, this tale keeps readers perched on handlebars leaning forward.
The Americas North to South, Part 1: Mom! There's a Lion in the Toilet
By Lisa Anderson
Price: Free! Words: 21,160. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Nothing goes to plan in this modern day family adventure. As the Anderson's leave winter behind and explore the mysteries of the Lost City of the Inca, unbelievable tales are shared with classmates back home. Pack your suitcase, and come along for the ride in Part 1 of Mom! There's a Lion in the Toilet, based on the true-life extraordinary adventures of 6 Andersons 1 World.
On The Road With Geoff And Jules
By gerry virtue
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,290. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
christmas eve 1959. geoff and jules hit a low point in calcutta. what to do? they try hitch-hiking across asia on what would later be the hippie trail - with glittering generals, weirdos, wrestlers and mad fundamentalists. they upset the military in darjeeling, are reborn in the ganges, jailed in afghanistan, dodge the savak in teheran, get drunk in Macedonia, wind up in 1960s london and party on.
My Passage to India
By Douglas Parker
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 46,770. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This travelogue of India is based on a thirteen week visit to a relatively undiscovered country.The book captures various aspects of the India: its culture, customs, peoples and religious beliefs. Moreover, it shows how Western benchmarks or preconceptions do not necessarily well serve the tourist hoping to understand what India means to its native dwellers.
No Hugging In China
By Felicia Brings
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,580. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012 by Dapt'd. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The totally true story of a blonde New Yorker's sojourn as an English teacher in the Guangdong Province
Essays in Travel and Humor Vol. 1: Wanderer
By C. Patrick Neagle
Series: Essays in Travel and Humor, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,740. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012 by Goblinbrook Press. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The first in a series of books collecting travel and humor pieces the author wrote for a fabulously well-regarded newspaper column ("fabulously well-regarded" by his two dozen readers, anyway) while teaching college-level English classes onboard US Navy ships. Thrill as he rides a camel! Gasp as he avoids immolation in a volcano (by not, y'know, falling in)! Be filled with the joy of travel!
Remembering Names: Reflections from Kenya
By Andrew Kooman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
Andrew Kooman reflects on his time in Kenya while a member of the crew filming E for Everyone: The Mouse and the Elephant. With moving passages of his time in areas of Kenya affected by AIDs and drought, Andrew gives a behind the scenes look of the film that has inspired people around the world.
An Amorous Route: Love and Laughter Along Germany’s Romantic Road
By Scott Donald
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,050. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
The number one job of the tourist is to entertain the locals... at least it is according to Scott Donald's light hearted account of love and laughter along Germany's Romantische Straße, or Romantic Road. With his wife in tow, he takes you on a winding winter journey full of gingerbread houses, seductive walled cities and castles with more than a little personality.
Pusser's Progress
By Pusser Hills
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,400. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011 by Gerald Hornsby. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
Since time began, man has struggled with many aspects of life that confronted him. None have struggled more than Pusser Hills. The following accounts detail the adventures of one Pusser Hills, a gentleman motorhomer who seems to have a knack of getting things wrong. He also seems to have a rather unhealthy attraction to toilets, their functions, and contents.
Traveling Light
By Colleen Friesen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,260. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
Prepare to dive into other worlds as award-winning travel writer Colleen Friesen takes you on her world-wide adventures. Her travel stories can be reflective, contemplative or snort-out-loud funny, but one thing is for sure, they are always compelling. Read Traveling Light and engage with the world in a new way.
English Teacher X Guide To Teaching English Abroad
By English Teacher X
Series: English Teacher X, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,830. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
English Teacher X has finally collected his essays into book format. This brutally frank, frequently profane, occasionally profound but always insightful look at English teaching abroad in the 21st century is a perfect guide for beginners and those thinking of entering the profession. This 2013 edition includes dozens of pages of new material, including interviews with real teachers of EFL.
The Occidental Tourist
By Stephen Tapply
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
The complete story from my book of short travel stories, "More Than A Fortnight."
The Grumpy But Lovable New Yorker Guide To Enjoying Life Even Though You are Broke... And Grumpy
By DJ Hazard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,550. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
Back in early 2009, I was writing articles for an on-line magazine. When I applied for the job, they asked me to pitch to them what made me tick. Whatever I said, they knighted me the 'Underground Travel' reporter. I don't know if that meant reporting about things below street level or they perceived me as the fringe living Bohemian that I am. I just wrote whatever I wanted and nobody got hurt.
More Ketchup than Salsa
By Joe Cawley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,510. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
A hilarious insight into the wild and wacky characters of an expat community in a familiar resort destination, More Ketchup than Salsa is a must-read true story for anybody who has ever dreamed about jetting off to sunnier climes… or anybody who has even momentarily flirted with the idea of starting a new life overseas.
Destination Unknown
By Susan English
Price: Free! Words: 113,600. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
What does it take to see the world? Money? A good travel agent? Extended vacation time? Or just maybe all it takes is $700, a bicycle, and an indomitable spirit.
Postcards From Across the Pond
By Michael Harling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,190. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dispatches from an accidental expat--a humorous commentary on British life by a bewildered American who, through no fault of his own, found himself living in England.
Love Notes from Tunis: Part One
By Tanner Brooks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,200. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Love Notes from Tunis series is the true story of a young man's recent experience teaching American culture and politics at a Tunisian university, and the year's struggle for empathy and intimacy between clashing individuals, lovers and cultures. What emerges is a deeply personal account of understanding, friendship and romance between people chancing a crossroad of Islam and the West.
Kilimanjaro: One Man's Quest to Go Over the Hill
By M.G. Edwards
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,020. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
(5.00 from 1 review)
Kilimanjaro: One Man's Quest to Go Over the Hill chronicles the author's attempt to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. At forty years old and on the verge of a midlife crisis, he tried to change his life by climbing a mountain. This book is for climbers and hikers interested in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and for anyone who feels over the hill and needs to make a life change.
A Zine of a Trip, a Trip of a Zine
By Phiona Stanley
Price: Free! Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
This zine is about my travels in three empire states: Japan, China and Mongolia. Of course, it’s also partial: it’s my trip, it’s what I saw and thought and experienced. So while it's about the stuff I mention, it is also about me: it can’t not be, as everything we write reflects who we are. So there's some identity musings in here too, plus a bit on dark tourism. And some fun stuff too.
Travels with Facebook
By Phiona Stanley
Price: Free! Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a trip zine but also a zine about remembering old friendships. It’s about reconnecting in five locations – New York, Providence, Toronto, Montreal, and rural California – with friends from different periods of my life. The whole trip was organized on Facebook, and it came at a time when my life and studies were breaking me and I hadn’t realized just how much stress I’d been under.