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 is an avid long-distance tour bicyclist. He has cycled extensively in the United States, as well as in Europe, Africa, Australia, and on various islands in Oceania.
RVing to the Land of the Midnight Sun
RVING TO THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN is a narrative of my six-week road trip in the summer of 2014 from Lynden, Washington to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, mainly with my car and small travel trailer. In this book 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.
This second edition of SHALOM, ISRAEL! 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 my adventures 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
This second edition of VAGABOND ON A BICYCLE 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
This second edition of TRAVEL IS MY PASSION begins with a short essay on my philosophy of world travel summed up as follows: 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 many journeys around the world.
North to Alaska!
NORTH TO ALASKA! takes you on a 3,200-mile bicycle expedition from Missoula, Montana to Anchorage, Alaska. You will read about the author’s 73-day bicycle tour 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
LIKE A LEAF ON A RIVER reflects my deepest passion in life: wanderlust. The first section of this book takes you on my first solo international journey, a 10,000-mile hitchhike from my home in Wisconsin to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The second section of the book describes my first trip around the world during which I lived life on the cheap and met many interesting people.
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