Join me on my journey of 1,100 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail. “We conversed about the many levels of the hike, from the physical to the mental to the emotional to the spiritual. Layer upon layer of trials and growth. We called ourselves pilgrims, but realized that there really was no destination, no holy monastery, no mecca, no temple at the end waiting for us. The journey itself was our destination and our sanctuary. This was our pilgrimage to nowhere.”
This alphabetical city guide looks at San Diego – and tourism – from a whole new angle, letting readers browse the city at their own pace.
* Local favorites
* Tourist attractions
* Cultural oddities
* And enjoy unique trivia you just won’t get from the other guys!
˃˃˃ For visitors AND residents
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a life-long resident, San Diego from A to Z will surprise and delight you with plenty of facts, figures and personal experiences from author Laura Roberts.
Explore alphabetically as you tour America’s Finest City, starting at the Birch Aquarium and ending with Spanish phrases that begin with the letter Z.
˃˃˃ Jam-packed with commentary
Learn more about San Diego landmarks, eateries, bars, museums, bookstores, neighborhoods, cultural oddities and much more.
A must-have for the discerning traveler or seasoned flâneur.
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This book is free from 07/03/2015 until 07/05/2015.
About the Author
Laura Roberts writes about sex, travel, writing, and ninjas – though not necessarily in that order.
As the author of the “V for Vixen” sex column, Laura began her career chronicling Montrealers’ sexcapades, which are collected together in her book of essays, The Vixen Files. Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, she’s also penned Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist, Ninjas of the 512, parts one and two of her serial novel, Naked Montreal, and a wide assortment of erotic Quickies.
Laura is also the founding editor of the literary magazine Black Heart, and can leg-press an average-sized sumo wrestler while sipping her morning coffee. She lives in an Apocalypse-proof bunker in sunny SoCal with her artist husband and their literary kitties.
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Don’t go to the Caribbean without first reading “Sea More: Caribbean” – a guidebook to ports of call by a former cruise ship crew member. Your port time is precious, and Valerie D. Perry provides insider tips on where to shop, what to eat, and which tours are not to be missed. Get extra info via the “Bonus Advice” sections throughout the book. Make the most of your time with “Perfect Day” sample itineraries for each port. Only a crew member can provide the insider knowledge of the “Below Deck” segments on what it is like to live and work on a cruise ship.
Targeted Age Group: 18+
Book Price: 1.99
Do you ever get the feeling that you are stuck in a rut? Routine can sneak up and take over your life without warning or apology. Thoughts of breaking out and escaping for a while become a distraction. Doing something fun and crazy begins to engulf your daydreams. Most of those thoughts are dismissed and cast aside as quickly as they arrived. But what if, just one time, you hold on to it? You step out of your comfort zone and go after that dream. It could turn out to be a failure or it could be legendary, but you’ll never know until you try. That is how it began for Scott Finazzo. Why Do All the Locals Think We’re Crazy? is the true story of three firemen from the Midwest who decided to break out of their mid-life routine and take their mischievous humor and their inability to back down from a challenge to new limits. Their kindred love for tropical locations, along with an insuppressible desire to be anywhere but Kansas, led them to extend their reach beyond the borders of the continental United States. They, with a combined total of zero boat building experience, constructed their own kayaks. Then they, with a combined total of zero sea kayaking experience, planned to spend a week paddling among the picturesque U.S. and British Virgin Islands. From day one twists, turns, setbacks, and obstacles hindered any romantic notions of a cinematic triumph over the confines of mundane suburbia and personal limitations. Yet, they took the trip, risked their reputations and lives, and managed to avoid becoming a pointless maritime tragedy. Through perseverance, humor, and rum they conquered the literal and metaphorical mountains they encountered: personal conflict, delays of every kind, kayak failure, separation, a night alone on an uninhabited island, and a rescue by a yacht chartered by drunken Dutch airline pilots. Why Do All the Locals Think We’re Crazy? chronicles the entire journey from idea inception through their return to the mainland. It combines adventure and humor with sprinkled in dime store philosophy that will leave you captivated, laughing, and glad to be on dry land.
Targeted Age Group: 18 – 60
Book Price: .99
Paris—the most romantic, beautiful and frustrating city in the world!
If you’ve ever traveled to Paris, lived in the City of Light or dreamed of setting foot on its cobblestoned streets, you’ll enjoy escaping into this collection of short stories about France’s famed capital. From culinary treats (and catastrophes) to swoon-worthy romantic encounters (and heartbreaking mishaps), this anthology takes you on a journey through one of the most famous cities in the world.
View this cosmopolitan metropolis through the chic eyes of Parisians, francophiles and travelers who fell in love with the city and haven’t quite gotten around to leaving yet… That’s Paris: a glimpse into living, loving and surviving in the City of Light.
Targeted Age Group: 18+
Book Price: $0.99
A concise, yet comprehensive guide to all the things you need to do before heading off on a long term Trip, written by an expert who’s been there and done that. Gap years and early retirement are becoming more and more common as many people realize there’s a big wide world out there to be explored. Unfortunately, many don’t deal with all the important details before they leave home. That can mean big headaches down the road. This guide makes sure all those little things that can become big problems are taken care of so your dream adventure can be worry free. Topics include: planning and budgeting; health and safety; legals and banking; What to do with your home, car, belongs, pets and business; and even reminds you to take back your library books.
Targeted Age Group: 18+
Glass Half Full: our Australian adventure is the story of a UK family who made one of the toughest decisions of their lives, to emigrate to outback Australia, to live the Australian dream. Why was the decision so tough? Well the family is a step-family, and leaving meant that some of the children would remain in the UK with ex-partners. After enduring a messy divorce and numerous child custody battles Sarah Jane knew that this was their only chance of future happiness and that as a family they were making the right decisions. They worked and planned hard to make it a success and it was amazing until life-changing events started to test the foundations of this resilient family. Just when they thought the worst was over Mother Nature intervened and washed away the roots to their new life during the Brisbane floods of 2011. This book tells how this amazing woman and her courageous family fought to keep their dream alive and used every piece of positivity available to create new hope and new beginnings. Life is never without its challenges. How many life-changing events can one family endure before they reach breaking point? Find out in this inspirational and touching true story.
Targeted Age Group: 30-65
After suffering an emotionally-brutal bereavement and against her counsellor’s advice, Jackie ran away. Suddenly within a new culture, with a new husband, and no friends, she was living in the obscure world of cruising with zero knowledge of boats.
Crashing within the first twenty-four hours, Jackie realised life would never be the same again; a floating home with no fridge or hot water, and with a dinghy instead of a car. Suffering self doubts, she became fearful of her new world.
The first off-shore voyage took Jackie into a ferocious storm, which battered her physically and mentally. Amid the raging seas, Jackie shed the fear she’d been harbouring.
Soon she was blissfully voyaging around the world, but she still carried the mixed emotions of losing one man, while falling head over heels in love with another.
Not only did Jackie deal successfully with the challenges of her new existence, she also battled with the testosterone fuelled nautical world to become both a professional captain and a qualified maritime teacher. Most importantly, Jackie found herself.
Targeted Age Group: All
This book is bargain priced from 08/27/2014 until 09/02/2014
Craving change and lacking logic at 26, Jamie, a cute and quirky Californian, impulsively moves to New Zealand to avoid dating after reading that the country’s population has 100,000 fewer men.
In her journal, she captures a hysterically honest look at herself, her past and her new wonderfully weird world filled with curious characters and slapstick situations in unbelievably bizarre jobs.
It takes a zany jaunt to the end of the Earth and a serendipitous meeting with a fellow traveler before Jamie learns what it really means to get rooted.
This book is bargain priced from 07/21/2014 until 07/23/2014
Northwest Arkansas, in the scenic Ozarks, is an emerging world-class destination for outdoor, entrepreneurial, and art enthusiasts. The Northwest Arkansas Travel
Guide captures the area’s best outdoor activities–from fishing and water sports to hiking, camping, and biking–while also showcasing its fabulous art, historical, and
cultural scene. It covers its bustling business community as well as its vibrant culinary, microbrew, and entertainment districts.
* CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART featuring world-class art and architecture
* THE WALMART MUSEUM a family friendly experience
* CAN’T MISS ATTRACTIONS from Eureka Springs to Fayetteville
* OUTSTANDING ACCOMMODATIONS for every budget
* WHAT THE LOCALS SAY about restaurants, things to do, places to stay
* AWARD-WINNING RESTAURANTS to satisfy every taste
* HELPFUL FEATURES on museums, trails, nightlife and live music
* IMPORTANT TIPS on how to save and where to go
* ITINERARIES AND DAY TRIPS to help harried travelers make the most of their stay
THIS EDITION: Restaurant, entertainment, shopping, accommodation, attraction and spa listings are included to help you plan your stay to make the most of your visit.
LOCAL RECOMMENDATIONS: The Northwest Travel Guide offers solid recommendations from the people who actually live in the area to help visitors have a successful, pleasurable
and memorable trip. Our colorful, “What The Locals Say” sections give travelers time and money-saving tips and useful observations on eateries, lodging, and things to do.
NWA, a place where local visionaries consistently harness their dreams and turn them into world-class realities.