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Lance's Travels - UK
By Lance Leuven
Price: $3.20 USD. Words: 125,280. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
With a few of beers coursing through his veins and an upcoming 30th birthday on his mind Lance felt the need for one last bout of foolishness, so the next day he quit his job and gave notice on his flat. His plan was to spend the summer months travelling the UK. Four weeks later he departed, armed with little more than an antiquated Ford Mondeo, an unreliable Sat Nav and a genuine 1980s caravan.
Not in a Tuscan Villa
By John & Nancy Petralia
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 98,650. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Newly retired, looking for more than a vacation, the authors head to the “perfect” Italian city for a year. Within days their dream becomes a nightmare. After residing in two Italian cities, negotiating roads & health care, discovering art, friends, food & customs, the Petralias learn more than they anticipated--about Italy, themselves, what it means to be American, & what’s important in life.
The Narrow Road: An Adventure on the Lincoln Highway
By J.J. Abbott
Price: Free! Words: 77,960. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
This book is not a history of the Lincoln Highway, nor is it a travel guide listing all the sites and attractions. Instead, this is a travel narrative in the tradition of "Travels with Charley.” John Jay Abbott’s journey is a combination of swashbuckling adventure as well as careful reflection and discovery. It reveals a portrait of America and Americans found along the Lincoln Highway.
Cross-Country: Adventures Alone Across America and Back
By M. M. Justus
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,940. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
After many summers in the back seat, four months before 1/1/2000, M.M. Justus followed several literary heroes and drove alone across America for 3 months. She went from the Little Town on the Prairie to Scotty's Castle, and from the Twin Towers to an 'alien' landing site in Wyoming. After over 14,000 miles and one life-changing event, she arrived back home, only to discover home changed, too.
44 Days Backpacking in China : The Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century, with the United States, Europe and the Fate of the World in Its Looking Glass
By Jeff J. Brown
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 186,330. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Summary: “An intimate social, cultural and political look into historical and modern China, while comparing these observations to the history and current trends of the United States and Europe.”-Provided by publisher.
The Baby Voyage
By Erick and Kasey Prato
Price: Free! Words: 61,460. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Baby Voyage is the inspirational and often humorous true account of one U.S. couple’s unconventional decision to pursue their dreams of living and studying abroad, even as they were expecting their first child, by spending a three month maternity leave traveling in Europe. It is not only a great read for travel enthusiasts but also anyone dreaming about what is possible.
Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family's Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island
By Sonia Marsh
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,810. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
"A suburban family discovers that trading materialism for a simple life on a tropical island helps them reconnect in unexpected ways."
Vietnam Past and Present: The North
By Cognoscenti Books
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 65,180. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
There can be few people in the world that do not know the name, location and recent history of Vietnam. Yet beyond the period of US involvement in what Americans call the 'Vietnam War' how much is really known? Almost no Vietnamese bear a grudge against the USA, but this is less true for China, Vietnam's close neighbor, mentor and rival for more than two thousand years.
Sailing for Home: A Voyage from Antigua to Kinsale
By Theo Dorgan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,240. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013 by Dedalus Press. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Theo Dorgan’s gripping account of a transatlantic voyage on the schooner Spirit of Oysterhaven—from the Caribbean to the coast of his native Cork—is both travelogue and meditation, interior journey and outward voyage of exploration.
The Wisdom Tree: A Mother's Journey into Israel and Palestine
By Diane Umstead
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,700. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
The Wisdom Tree is a memoir of the author's travels with her college-age son in Israel and Palestine, travels that shift her perception of her relationship with her son and completely upend her preconceptions about the geopolitical landscape.
Tapestry of a Traveler
By Ingrid Wild
Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 124,950. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
This travelogue by Ingrid Wild, details her adventures as an independent traveler through Nepal, India, Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Beirut, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. In addition to her personal experiences, she shares her vision of the land, culture, history of the places she visited.
The Dog's Rollocks
By Laura Tong
Series: Buggering Around, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,820. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Out of their depths & out of their minds, The Dog’s Rollocks is the antidote to all those tales of daring-do by fearless Adventurers that leave one feeling woefully inadequate and semi-suicidal. Instead, it charts in a sometimes surreal diary the disastrous real-life journey of one middle-aged, middle-class, couple, along with their overweight Labrador, to escape mid-life crisis & canapes.
Three Disney Cruises
By Steve Burns
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,750. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises
A look at cruising on the Disney Cruise Line ships through three different cruises over the course of 10 years. A mixture of travelogue, experiences, opinions, humor, and lots of photos.
Just One Cornetto: London to Sicily in a Small Motorhome
By Keith Mashiter
Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 113,050. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Just one Cornetto is the delightful story of Keith and his wife Gail’s six-month, 11,000-kilometre winter journey round Italy including Sicily and his addiction to cream or chocolate filled cornetti. Who can resist encounters with Tony Blair’s friend; a ninety-year old boar hunter; or a local trying to get planning permission and being offered ‘help’ by a well-known organisation?
Mongolia: Travels in An Untamed Land
By Jasper Becker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 134,870. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
For seventy years Mongolia was all but closed to the west - a forbidden country, shrouded in darkness. Jasper Becker had long dreamed of exploring the sweeping land that lay just beyond China’s Great Wall and when communism disintegrated, he finally did. Setting out from Kublai Khan’s capital, Beijing, Becker was one of the first westerners to cross the border tracing the course of Yellow River.
Alaska Bound and Gagged
By Joei Carlton Hossack
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,830. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Author Joei Carlton Hossack drives (and camps) solo from Sarasota, Florida to Alaska
Tales of Iceland -or- Running with the Huldufólk in the Permanent Daylight
By Stephen Markley
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,130. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013 by Matthew Trinetti. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
7 years after hearing Quentin Tarantino describe his trip to Iceland as “Supermodels working at McDonald’s,” American author Stephen Markley embarked on his own trip to Iceland with two friends, and adventure ensued. Tales of Iceland is the fastest, funniest memoir of an American experience in Iceland and required reading for anyone wishing to visit this strange, beautiful, & remarkable country.
O Come Ye Back to Ireland
By Christine Breen
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 70,800. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013 by Kiltumper Books. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
A young American-Irish couple gives up New York to take up farming in the west of Ireland, and finds what has been a part of them since before they were born. “Written from the heart.” Keith Henderson, The Christian Science Monitor “Perceptive and balanced and altogether delightful.” Maura Boland, Chicago Tribune “A joy to read.” Patrick Campbell, Irish Echo
Jousting with Windmills - A Journey into the Heart of Spain
By Mark Colenutt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 114,310. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Without a word of Spanish to his name, Mark was perfectly prepared to leave home behind and begin life in Spain teaching English. Under his arm was a copy of Don Quixote, which acted as his indirect guide to the nation's psyche. His ambition was to learn the language, travel the country, unlock Cervantes' novel and add to his outlook on life. What he hadn't counted on was precisely what happened.
Boxed Set Volume 2
By Matt Owens Rees
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,270. Language: British English. Published: July 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
"Thailand Take 2" is a no holds barred exposé of Thais and Thailand, presented through the words and actions of real Thais. These ordinary Thais show how Thailand’s culture is so different from that of the West."Escape to Thailand" is an account of an English expat’s move to Thailand and his early days here, a “fly on the wall” experience for the reader. Seeing what the average tourist never sees.