Travel Time!

Want to get away from it all? Feeling that wanderlust to travel? Then find a great travel book, it may fill your need and get you started on your next great adventure! There are so many new travel guide books available; Frommer’s and Fodor’s of course, but don’t overlook Lonely Planet, Moon, and Rough Guides! Or may be you are an arm chair traveler–we have just the picks for you.  This is a great time to travel!!!

Frommer’s 500 Adrenaline Adventures  / Lois Friedland
Almost anything seems possible in adventure tourism these days-if you have a dream and a big enough bank account. From flying in Top Gun jets, to the Virgin Galactic spacejets, heli-cycling in Nepal, to ziplines that would make Tarzan proud, or haunted houses of the American South this book covers a wide assortment of extreme travel options. You can choose air, water, or terrain adventures, check out group or individual packages, and find great details on making all your travel arrangements.  ( PW )

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Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills / Laural A. Bidwell   Bidwell provides unique travel strategies such as Best Hiking Trails, Viewing Wildlife, and Fossil Collecting in the Parks, Grasslands, and National Forest. Expert tips include the best sights for dining, shopping, accommodations, and camping, providing travelers with the tools they need for a more personal and memorable visit to Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills.   ( Perseus Publishing

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Frommer’s Alaska Cruises & Ports of Call 2010 / Fran Wenograd Golden & Gene Sloan   Completely updated every year, Frommer’s Alaska Cruises & Ports of Call features photos and services of the ships that sail to Alaska, to help you choose the best ship for you. The authors, longtime cruisers, hit all the major ports of call on the Alaska cruise routes, from Vancouver to Juneau to Anchorage. They’ve also checked the major cruise tour locations, including Denali National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Their candid reviews will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget.  ( Wiley )

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Long Way Round : Chasing Shadows Across the World / Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, with Robert Uhlig   Poring over a map one day, Ewan McGregor—film star and bike nut—noticed it was possible to ride all the way around the world, with just one short hop across the Bering Strait. So he called Charley Boorman, his best friend, fellow actor, and bike nut. From London to New York, Ewan and Charley rode their BMWs through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia, across the Pacific to Alaska, then down through Canada and America, all in four months.   As they traveled, they documented their trip, taking photos and writing diaries.  ( IPG )   Or you can watch the documentary of their trip  made into this DVD:

Long Way Round [DVD] / Elixir Films ; Image Wizard Television ; producer, Alexis Alexanian ; directed by David Alexanian, Russ Malkin  The adventure of a lifetime begins when two longtime pals, Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, set off on their motorcycles taking the ‘long way round’ the world, covering 20,000 miles before completing their journey in New York City.

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A Year in Provence / Peter Mayle  An account of the author’s first frustrating but enlightening year in Provence opens with a memorable New Year’s lunch and closes with an impromptu Christmas dinner. “In nimble prose, Mayle . . . captures the humorous aspects of visits to markets, vineyards and goat races, and hunting for mushrooms,”   ( PW ) 

This is also available in DVD if you prefer, just click below:

 

A Year in Provence [DVD] / a BBC TV production in association with A & E Network

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