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 150 countries and looks forward to visiting others in the near future.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Paul Theroux, Jon Krakauer, Peter Jenkins, Steven Newman
What are you working on now?
I just published my 15th travel book for a total of 84 books now (many of them are textbooks under my name James M. Hendrickson).

Now I'm thinking about trips for 2020, but nothing definite yet.
Read more of this interview.

Books

Island-Hopping in the South Pacific
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,760. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Visit many amazing islands in Polynesia and Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean as you read about the exciting adventures that I experienced on one of the most exotic trips that I have made in over 50 years of international travel. This book is for travelers who have a passion for exploration and discovery―those who seek an adventure that is off the “tourist path."
Cowboys, Indians, and Me
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,230. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Learn about the cowboy president Teddy Roosevelt, the cowboy artist Charles Russell, the Plains Indians, Lewis & Clark, the Hutterite colonies, and much, much more! In this book you will meet many interesting people, and visit fascinating places in five American states located in the North Central region of the country.
Footloose in Southern South America
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,230. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Travel with the author to some fascinating and popular places as well as to interesting but less-traveled places in Southern South America. You will visit dozens of places through the author's adventures and misadventures in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and the Falkland Islands (also known as Islas Malvinas).
Baja Adventure!
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,520. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
This eBook describes a 12-day adventurous bus trip beginning in San Diego, California through all of Baja California, and ending in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Each chapter contains a description of the people, places, sights, history and culture of the journey. The author has researched every fact in the book to ensure perfect accuracy.
Wanderlust is in my Blood
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,240. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
In this book I describe many adventures and misadventures that I experienced during a two-month trip in the countries listed in the book's subtitle. Included: a very challenging bicycle tour in southwestern Sardinia, an enjoyable visit to the beautiful island of Corsica, an educational week around amazing Malta, a fascinating and somewhat dangerous trip to radioactive Chernobyl.
The Restless Globetrotter
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,290. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
In this book you will travel with me vicariously over 30,000 miles around the world through Europe, India, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the Cook Islands, and the Marquesas Islands on a four-month trip during which you will meet many interesting people and learn about their fascinating cultures.
Strange Tales of Jefferson County
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,940. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
This book contains 17 short tales about some strange places, events, people and things in Jefferson County, Washington state.
South Pacific Odyssey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,970. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
This book describes the amazing three-month journey I made to the South Pacific including the Marquesas Islands, the Mariana Islands, South Australia, American Samoa, Samoa, and Indonesia. I describe the many adventures that I experienced, the people I met, and the intriguing cultures I personally witnessed.
My Endless Pursuit of Travel
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,790. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Hendrickson describes his travels in Western, Northern and Central Canada, North Central United States, Colorado, plus Western and Eastern Europe.
Heaven on Earth
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,350. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
Having traveled to more than 150 countries over the past half-century, my spiritualism has evolved significantly. In this book I express my personal spiritual philosophy about life, God, heaven, and the wonderful gift of being human.
Around the World in Thin Slices
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,450. 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: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,270. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(3.00 from 1 review)
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: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,160. Language: American English. Published: April 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
(3.00 from 1 review)
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: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,630. Language: American English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
(5.00 from 1 review)
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: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,190. Language: American English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
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: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,120. Language: American English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
(4.00 from 1 review)
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: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,800. Language: American English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(4.00 from 1 review)
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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